i've been using keynote 2 since june and i'm impressed with how glossy its presentations can be. it's pretty cool to see how your audience ahhs and oohs with every transition or animation effect. there are, however, areas where powerpoint still stands out like drawing freeform shapes, availability of clipart, more free templates and more options with integrating sound and video. it seems like with keynote, you would have to prepare all your art, image, sound and video clips before importing them into your project. i'm open to any tips on how to make the process better and faster, particularly when deadlines loom ahead. thanks!