Philipp, a strategy team analyst, was recently asked by a writer on how to rework his PowerPoints after receiving feedback claiming they were boring. The primary focus, Philipp says, should be telling a story with slides that don’t stray from your point. Keeping it short and sweet with a few bullet points rather than long paragraphs will keep your listeners from falling asleep. Also, overcrowded graphs and diagrams that don’t truly relate to the main idea should be avoided. Simple designs and arrows are usually all that is needed.