According to a recent survey by software provider Infommersion Inc., nearly three-quarters of business managers admit to falling asleep, or being sleepy, during presentations.

"Keeping people's interest during a lengthy, or even short, presentation can often be quite a challenge," said Santiago Becerra, chief executive officer at Infommersion, in a statement. "Having a slide show that makes good use of data visualization tools can make the difference between holding an audience's attention and making an impact, or lulling people to sleep and thereby potentially wasting a good business opportunity."

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