If you're tired of your PowerPoint presentations being a bit tame, Microsoft has released a collection of PowerPoint slide sets that show how you can push the envelope in slide design and get away from boring slides.
They've collected dozens of slide sets that are not only interesting for their colour schemes and animations, but also include instructions on how each was created. If you see a set in the collection that you'd like to not only use but learn how to make, download it and check out the attached notes — they'll detail the creation process slide by slide like an elaborate tutorial. If you have Microsoft Silverlight installed you can check out the video below:
While you're improving your presentation chops you might want to check out how to deliver polished presentations Steve Jobs style, skim over SlideFinder to find inspiration for your next presentation, or grab Theme Builder to help build themes across your Office documents.
Have a favourite tool or trick for spicing up your presentations? Let's hear about it in the comments.