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Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire [Paperback]

Cliff Atkinson
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Table of Contents

Dedication; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Introduction; Chapter 1: Making Headlines Beyond Bullet Points; 1.1 Can I Really Change the World with a PowerPoint Presentation?; 1.2 The Perfect PowerPoint Storm; 1.3 Stepping onto the Media Stage; 1.4 A Singular Story; 1.5 The Heart of the Problem; 1.6 Distilling the Essence; 1.7 Mixing Mediums; 1.8 Fade to Gray; 1.9 Stark Choices; 1.10 Winds of Change; 1.11 The Power of BBP in Your Hands; Chapter 2: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks; 2.1 Three Bedrock Tools of PowerPoint; 2.2 Trick 1: Use Slide Sorter View to Manage the Volume; 2.3 Trick 2: Use Notes Page View to Sync Pictures and Narration; 2.4 Trick 3: Use Normal View to Guide the Eye and Ear; 2.5 A Well-Trained Tool; Chapter 3: Getting Started with BBP; 3.1 What Does the Road Ahead Look Like?; 3.2 Sewing Up Understanding with BBP; 3.3 Step 1: Choose a Story Thread and a Pattern to Follow; 3.4 Step 2: Pull Through What’s Most Important First; 3.5 Step 3: Guide the Visual and Verbal Strands with Your Storyboard; 3.6 The Relative Importance of the Three Steps; 3.7 Getting Started with the BBP Story Template; 3.8 Writing Headlines Using Three Ground Rules; Chapter 4: Planning Your First Five Slides; 4.1 What Will You Show, Say, and Do in the First Five Slides?; 4.2 Starting with the Title and Byline; 4.3 Choosing a Story Thread; 4.4 Choosing a Pattern to Follow; 4.5 Closing the Curtain on Act I; 4.6 10 Tips for Enhancing Act I; Chapter 5: Planning the Rest of Your Slides; 5.1 The Problems of Sequence and Priority; 5.2 Three Columns of Clarity; 5.3 Prioritizing Your Slides; 5.4 Pulling Through What’s Most Important First; 5.5 Lowering the Curtain on Your Story Template; 5.6 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Story Template; Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Storyboard and Narration; 6.1 What Will You Show, Say, and Do During Every Slide?; 6.2 Preparing the Storyboard; 6.3 Planning for the Verbal Channel by Writing Down What You’ll Say; 6.4 Planning for the Visual Channel by Sketching Your Storyboard; 6.5 Storyboarding Using Three Ground Rules; 6.6 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Storyboard; Chapter 7: Sketching Your Storyboard; 7.1 What Do I Sketch on Each Slide?; 7.2 Sketching the Act I Slides; 7.3 Sketching the Call to Action and Key Point Slides; 7.4 Sketching an Optional Navigation Bar; 7.5 Sketching the Explanation Slides; 7.6 Sketching the Detail Slides; 7.7 Sketching Your Story Template; 7.8 Ready, Set, Sketch!; Chapter 8: Adding Graphics to Your Storyboard; 8.1 Which Graphics Do I Add to Each Slide?; 8.2 Defining Your Design Constraints; 8.3 Adding Graphics Using Three Ground Rules; 8.4 Starting the Production Flow; 8.5 Applying Custom Layouts to Your Storyboard; 8.6 Adding Graphics to the Call to Action and Key Point Slides; 8.7 Duplicating and Positioning Key Point Slides 1 and 2; 8.8 Creating the Act III Slides; 8.9 Preparing Slides That Don’t Require Graphics; 8.10 Adding Graphics to the Act I Slides; 8.11 Adding Graphics to the Explanation Slides; 8.12 Adding Graphics to the Detail Slides; 8.13 Fine-Tuning and Finishing Up; 8.14 Reviewing and Finalizing the Storyboard; 8.15 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Storyboard; Chapter 9: Reviewing a Range of BBP Examples; 9.1 What Other Examples Can I See?; 9.2 Introducing a Case with The Trial; 9.3 Keeping on Track with The Plan; 9.4 Presenting Results with The Analysis; 9.5 Making Information Meaningful with The Report; 9.6 Engaging Students with The Class; 9.7 Putting Your Clients at the Center in The Pitch; 9.8 Handling Objections to BBP; Chapter 10: Delivering Your BBP Presentation; 10.1 Delivering Your Presentation Using Three Ground Rules; 10.2 Removing Distractions; 10.3 Developing a Dialog; 10.4 Improvising Within Constraints; 10.5 Presenting Without Being Present; 10.6 And Now, Presenting . . .; 10.7 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Delivery; Chapter 11: Preparing Others for BBP with a 5-Minute Exercise; 11.1 A Cross-Country Conversation; 11.2 The People Issues; 11.3 The Information Issues; 11.4 Visual Improvisation; 11.5 Sophisticated Simplicity; 11.6 Twenty-First–Century Media; BBP Ground Rules and Checklists; The BBP Ground Rules; The BBP Checklists; Presenting BBP with Two Views; Using Slide Show View and Tools; Using Presenter View and Tools; Starting Your Point A and B Headlines; Starting your Call to Action Headlines;|

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Making Headlines Beyond Bullet Points
  • Chapter 2: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
  • Chapter 3: Getting Started with BBP
  • Chapter 4: Planning Your First Five Slides
  • Chapter 5: Planning the Rest of Your Slides
  • Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Storyboard and Narration
  • Chapter 7: Sketching Your Storyboard
  • Chapter 8: Adding Graphics to Your Storyboard
  • Chapter 9: Reviewing a Range of BBP Examples
  • Chapter 10: Delivering Your BBP Presentation
  • Chapter 11: Preparing Others for BBP with a 5-Minute Exercise
  • BBP Ground Rules and Checklists
  • Presenting BBP with Two Views
  • Starting Your Point A and B Headlines
  • Starting your Call to Action Headlines

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