PowerPoint® is unavoidable in today's society. It is equally loved and hated. Although it is ubiquitous, many users of the program fail to understand why their presentations are not achieving the desired effects. The answer to this lies in part with the information summarising function that is central to PowerPoint. In addition, users are often unaware of keyboard shortcuts which would help them to improve the flow of their own presentations. There are free alternatives to PowerPoint as well as very professional templates available online which may also help to improve presentation styles.