- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (5 Mar. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735620520
- ISBN-13: 978-0735620520
- Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2.2 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,014,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft® PowerPoint® to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire (BPG-Other) Paperback – 5 Mar 2005
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From the Back Cover
Praise for Cliffs successful seminars: "I completely overhauled my presentation based on Cliffs concepts. The response was unbelievable!" Pete Nelson, CEO, The Valeo Group Unload those boring, bullet-riddled slidesand unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation! In BEYOND BULLET POINTS, communications expert Cliff Atkinson shares his innovative three-step system for increasing the impact of your communications with Microsoft PowerPoint. He guides you, step by step, as you discover how to combine the tenets of classic storytelling with the power of the projected media to create a rich, engaging experience. He walks you through his easy-to-use templates, plus 50 advanced tips, to help build your confidence and effectivenessand quickly bring your ideas to life! FOCUS Learn how to distill your best ideas into a crisp and compelling narrative. CLARIFY Use a storyboard to clarify and visualize your ideas, creating the right blend of message and media. ENGAGE Move from merely reading your slides to creating a rich, connected experience with your audienceand increase your impact! Inside! See sample storyboards for a variety of presentation typesincluding investment, sales, educational, and training.
About the Author
Critically praised author and presentation expert Cliff Atkinson is revolutionizing the way people use Microsoft PowerPoint to communicate. He is a popular keynote speaker and consultant—teaching his innovative three-step method to Fortune 500 companies, law firms, government agencies, and business schools.
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Top Customer Reviews
I stumbled across Cliff Atkinson's blog last year, [...] and immediately realised that when faced with a presentation I opened up the corporate template and banged out the bullets with little regard for the audience and their needs. The slides were there to remind me what to say - not to engage the audience. If you are honest - this is probably the way you do it too.
Beyond Bullet Points takes a new approach based on telling a story with structure. But it also learns from other media - Newspapers - make your headlines meaningful. Movies, use a storyboard to plan your story before you think about visuals.
Of course its harder work, and requires more thought, but that just ensures you know your presentation much more completely and makes you confident in front of your audience.
I recommend everyone buying this book and changing the way you present, unless you work for my competitor...
A tip to improve further! Use your laptop as a monitor between you and your audience with the projection screen behind you then they can focus on you with the presentation for support. Even better, use a cordless presenter with a countdown timer and put the countdown times on each slide in your notes.
Works every time!!
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