By Cliff Atkinson
Release the fantastic tale buried on your presentation—and put out of your mind dull, bullet-point-riddled slides endlessly! Guided via communications specialist Cliff Atkinson, you’ll stroll you thru an leading edge, three-step method for expanding the impression of your presentation. detect the right way to mix vintage storytelling concepts with the facility of visible media to create a wealthy, enticing adventure along with your viewers. totally up-to-date for PowerPoint 2010, and that includes compelling presentation examples from school room to boardroom, this booklet can help rework your presentations—and your corporation effect!
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Extra info for Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations that Inform, Motivate, and Inspire (Business Skills)
BBP fundamentally changes the media model for PowerPoint from paper to a filmstrip. But the difference between a filmstrip and the BBP approach is pacing. In film and television, you commonly view 24 to 60 frames per second. A BBP presentation runs at the speed of conversation—about one frame per 30-60 seconds—allowing time for the audience to digest the new information and then focus next on the presenter. This even and appropriate pacing ensures that your audience experiences only the right things at the right times.
9 10 Chapter 1 FIGURE 1-8 Next Mark showed a photo of the headquarters building of the pharmaceutical company, similar to this, and told jurors that the evidence in the case would lead to the company’s doorstep. Mark clicked the remote button to show the next slide, a photograph of a gavel and flag, similar to Figure 1-9, as he said, “You’re going to hear all of this evidence because... Nobody else has this power. A judge can’t do it... Politicians can’t do it. Nobody else can do it. ” The image of the gavel along with Mark’s narration reinforced the problem the jurors faced: they will see the evidence against the company, and they will have to sort through it and bring the situation to justice.
In keeping with classical storytelling form, Mark’s next step would be to present the main characters with a problem they would have to face. the Heart of the Problem Mark clicked the remote control to advance to the next slide, showing an image of a headquarters building, similar to Figure 1-8, as he said, “The evidence is going to lead you to one place”—the front steps of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Mark explained that he would show a great deal of evidence from many sources that all proved the company’s drug was a cause of Bob’s heart attack.