Animation can help make a PowerPoint presentation more dynamic, and help make information more memorable. Presentation experts recommend using animations and sound effects sparingly. Animation can be useful in making a presentation more dynamic, and help to emphasize points, but too much animation can be distracting.
Slide transitions are finishing touches that are used in a slideshow to add visual movement as one slide changes to another during a presentation. Slide transitions add to the professional appearance of the slideshow and draw attention to specific important slides.