I love to create presentations in PowerPoint. There are so many creative tools within the program, such as sound, animation, video, and more. I often also use PhotoShop and Excel in the creative mix of tools.
My perspective regarding presentations is that you want them to be directly targeted to the particular audience. You want statistics and boring numbers to be presented in a chart that makes them palatable. With your presentation, you can let an audience know that you've spent time on the project and that they, the audience members, are important to you. I provide this super functional and versatile prop (the presentation) for speakers to WOW their listeners.