Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® by Cliff Atkinson

By Cliff Atkinson

Release the fantastic tale buried on your presentation—and overlook dull bullet issues without end! Now up to date for Microsoft workplace PowerPoint 2007, this widely-acclaimed booklet comprises seven new examples of compelling shows from board room to school room. Communications specialist Cliff Atkinson publications you, step-by-step, via his innovative three-step approach for expanding the impression of your shows. You’ll observe easy methods to mix vintage storytelling innovations with the facility of visible media to create a wealthy, attractive event. rework how you create and convey your severe message—and quick carry your rules to life!FOCUS:Learn the way to distill and form your top principles right into a crisp and compelling narrative.CLARIFY:Use a storyboard to demonstrate your rules, developing the perfect mixture of message and media.ENGAGE:Move from purely analyzing your slides to making a wealthy, hooked up event together with your audience—and raise your impact!CD contains: Cliff’s customized templates—build your tale! quickly reference checklists for compelling shows entire eBook—plus bonus content material! A word in regards to the CD or DVDThe print model of this ebook ships with a CD or DVD. For these clients paying for one of many electronic codecs within which this publication is obtainable, we're happy to provide the CD/DVD content material as a loose obtain through O'Reilly Media's electronic Distribution companies. To obtain this content material, please stopover at O'Reilly's site, look for the identify of this ebook to discover its catalog web page, and click the hyperlink less than the canopy picture (Examples, better half content material, or perform Files). notice that whereas we offer as a lot of the media content material as we're capable through unfastened obtain, we're occasionally constrained by means of licensing regulations. Please direct any questions or matters to

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FIGURE 2-11 Slide Sorter view of a conventional PowerPoint presentation reveals no digestible pieces and no cues about the presentation’s structure or organization. What you see here is visual tedium rather than visual organization. As in most PowerPoint presentations, these slides use a design template with a single predesigned background. Using a single background gives all your slides a uniform look, but it also prevents you from using a range of design techniques to visually highlight the most important information on single slides or across slides.

Like sensory memory, long-term memory is also potentially unlimited in its capacity. The third type is working memory (sometimes called short-term memory)—the part of the mind where your audience members hold their attention. The theories underlying working memory are complex, but essentially, working memory is a temporary holding area for information. As sensory memory briefly holds sights or sounds, working memory then pays attention to some of them and holds them for a matter of seconds while it works to integrate them into long-term memory.

It would be confusing to recount the details of every event, every person involved, and Chapter 1 15 16 Chapter 1 Making Headlines Beyond Bullet Points the sequence in which the case unfolded. It would be daunting to select the most important evidence to explain the case from more than 3 million documents and countless hours of videotaped depositions from witnesses. On top of the vast amount of information to choose from, Mark faced the constraints of a limited amount of time to communicate to his audience, as you do in your presentations.

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