Can we be honest for a second? Most PowerPoint presentations are boring. There's a slide with some bullet points. Maybe there's some clip art. If you're feeling saucy, you can add sound effects and transition animations.
If you dread slideshow presentations or you just long for a little creativity, there are alternatives to help you out. One is Microsoft's new Sway, which makes presentations that look like your own websites, with videos, words, graphs and sound.
Prezi may also be just what the doctor ordered. It's an online presentation creator that's free, if you don't mind posting it online for other people to see, and use.
Prezi ditches the look and feel of traditional slideshows for creative and really cool animation. Instead of moving from slide to slide, your presentation will look more like a little movie that will help you make your point, while keeping your audience entertained. Prezi calls it visual storytelling.