Lectures are a long-standing tradition in medical education, though in some settings they seem to be drawing their last breath. But the lecture need not die! Educators can learn to create engaging didactics that will wow all levels of learners by applying simple, evidence-based principles to improve your message, visuals and delivery. When we apply what is known about information processing and multimedia learning, we can design presentations that engage any level of learner, cementing key concepts without distracting or boring the audience. In this session, we will first provide an overview of evidence-based techniques that permit maximal audience engagement and comprehension of content within a slide-based "lecture." The presentation itself will highlight best practices based on the implementation of Mayer's multimedia principles. We will then review key skills within slide-building software that allow application of these principles and facilitate a discussion on how to enhance your message, visuals, and delivery. We will also review resources for finding high quality, stimulating, and legally-used images and make evidence-based recommendations for the integration of these visuals into presentations in a way that increases comprehension, decreases cognitive load, and limits distraction. (15 min) Finally, we will ask attendees to apply these concepts working in small groups to revamp and rehabilitate a (poorly-made) lecture on Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) core content. Attendees bring your laptops! Attendees will leave with the necessary knowledge and skills to resuscitate their lectures, and improve engagement (and the average Glasgow Coma Scale score) of their audience members.