Timelines are a staple for presentations. But memorable, content applicable, and legible timelines are not. Here is a timeline developed for a recent client that tied in with the visual style of the presentation and emphasized the key message with animation.
The timeline was spread across two slides to make the design (and modification) easier. In the full presentation there were several on-click animations to coordinate with the speaking points and the slide transition acted as one of the clicks to advance to the next point.