This recent article caught my attention and the author stays on track with solid advice about presenting AND using PowerPoint. You can read the full article at Bloomberg Businessweek here.
It may be perceived as a harsh statment, but I believe the best point is the 2nd to last paragraph:
“PowerPoint is a convenient whipping horse for failed presentations. Yes, the program—and others like it… allow for the creation of elaborate (slides). A plethora of material is not the problem. The fault for a poor presentation lies not with the technology, but with the presenter.”
– Troy @ TLC