Unproductive meetings are painful to sit through. But what’s even worse are unproductive meetings with terrible PowerPoint presentations.

You know your co-worker spent a long time putting the slideshow together. And you really are trying your best to focus. But, you’re only human. How can you resist the temptation to doze off when every slide is packed with bullet points and graphs and conclusions that are too complex to possibly absorb in one minute?

While you can’t change how others create their PowerPoint presentations (unless you make an effort to fall asleep every time—then maybe they’ll get a hint), you can most definitely change the way you make them. Lead by example, right?

Done well, PowerPoints truly can be visually pleasing and thought-provoking. Take a look at this infographic by Udemy to discover the tricks to creating a presentation that will engage your audience—instead of making them count the seconds ’til it’s over.

Infographic courtesy of Udemy. Photo of lecture courtesy of Shutterstock.

Updated 6/19/2020