We’ve all sat through them . . . PowerPoint presentations that are mind-numbingly boring. What’s worse is being the one giving the presentation. According to an often cited white paper by the network MCI, nine out of ten audience members admitted to daydreaming at presentations. Creating a presentation that grabs your audience from the first slide, keeps their attention, and gets them thinking about your message is the goal. This presentation will go beyond how to format slides so they are less cluttered and how many colors or fonts to use. You will learn how to capture and maintain your audience’s interest by using strategies during the three phases of the presentation lifecycle: planning, creation, and performance. Content from the CDC, NCEH, and ATSDR websites will be used in examples.