I am looking for a great template to create usability study results document without putting anyone to sleep. I have created plenty of them before but would like to see if there is something better that could also work for wide audiences. I have found a few templates in Google but nothing amazing yet. I am looking for something that you find works very well and excites the audience to pursue design recommendations.
I would make a distinction between presenting the usability study and the usability study results.
Generally the results of a usability study are for managers or other non UX people who are only interested in what you found and what they can do with it. Their interest usually has nothing to do with you methodology or details about who you asked etc.
By all means, you should have a document (even if only for yourself) detailing the study thoroughly, but that is not what you should present to most people. Now try to think like a manager that just wants results, and who has no time or inclination to read a long document. No disrespect meant to managers out there, but you should try to explain it as if you were explaining to a 5 year old. The same goes for any time you are explaining a specialist topic to non-specialists.
Know your audience. For most people that is all they will be interested in, but if you know they (not you) will be interested in some other aspects, include those as well. If anyone really wants to know more, they will ask for the full study.
The same goes for presenting your results. Keep to what your audience is interested in. The goal is to show the information that they will find useful, and not to show how much work you have done.
When I get the chance (and resources), I like to actually document the entire tasks and scenarios in a series of storyboards, captioned with the description.
I generally like to describe the participants in more details (if the information is available or can be disclosed), and put these somewhere near the results to allow people to think about things that might cause some biases or influence the results.
I've yet to come across a well documented and detailed usability study, not to mention that most of them don't seem to draw good conclusions, or extrapolate too much.
46 pages is a lot to read, but if you provide a summary that is concise and informative, then people who are interested will be glad that you have detailed information recorded and can judge the data for themselves.
Rough format for the sections.