Animating SmartArt in PowerPoint is a fantastic way of controlling your presentations. Using this method is a great way of focusing attention. So that your audience doesn't drift off.
SmartArt is available in PowerPoint 2010, 2013, 2016.
The purpose of this is to maintain control of your presentation. This way when you want to talk about one aspect of the slide say for example the first bullet point. You can focus peoples attention on this and hopefully their minds won't be too distracted.