During my PowerPoint workshops, I emphasize making the text visual and getting away from bulleted lists and turning it into something more graphic. Here is a terrific article on how to do that from TechRepublic blogs.
How do I… Spice up a list in a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation?
May 13, 2008
"Most of us use bullets or numbers to introduce specific ideas or points. There’s nothing wrong with them, but they are rather ordinary. In a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, you might want to forgo the ordinary and go with something a bit more novel, and certainly unexpected." [read the entire article on TechRepublic.com]