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Set free the amazing story buried in your presentation — and leave behind boring, bullet-point-riddled slides forever! With communications expert Cliff Atkinson to hold your hand, you’ll walk you through an innovative, three-step methodology for increasing the impact of your presentation. Learn how to combine classic storytelling techniques with the power of visual media to create a rich, engaging experience with your audience. There are several editions of this book, the most recent having been fully updated for PowerPoint 2010, and featuring compelling presentation examples from classroom to boardroom. This book will help transform your presentations — and your business impact!

This book is published by Microsoft Press.

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To compose a successful presentation the Beyond Bullet Points (BBP) approach takes cues from other mediums, namely stage plays, newspapers and movies. As with a stage play, a successful story flow will have three acts; a beginning, a middle and an end. Each slide has the kind of strong, memorable headline you'd find in a newspaper. And the complete slide collection is designed in a movie-style storyboard manner.
Excellent. If you use Power Point you should read this! One of the best teaching books I have read. Clear and explicit. I normally jump introductory chapters but not this time. The scientific basis for the later chapters gave me all the confidence I needed to put these ideas into practice - with startlingly good results.
I am a self taught user of PowerPoint and I thought this might help me in making better preseentations. I'm not sure I agree with all the info, but I did pick up a few points.
Beyond bullet points is designed in such a way that this will never happen when you give your next presentation. This book takes us through the proper steps in creating the most interesting and very definitive presentation possible. Here is where we learn the importance of telling a story with our slides. Layout is another import issue that is fully covered in Chapter 4: "Planning Your First Five Slides". This is where you learn how to grab your audience right away and keep them focused on your presentation.
The book goes through each chapter, building on how to convey your message or story in a sensible organised manner, which was especially focused on in chapter four - Planning your first five slides, which aids in constructing your most important section of information in. The book details other useful tips, such as what colours to use, what background to use, when and where to place graphics/icons.