Synopses & Reviews
Unload those boring, bullet-riddled slides—and 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 effectiveness—and 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 audience—and increase your impact!
Inside!: See sample storyboards for a variety of presentation types—including investment, sales, educational, and training.
- Not just a how-to for PowerPoint, this book will help take your presentation skills to the next level!
- Features 50 innovative, easy-to-apply techniques to help you clarify, visualize, and present your ideas using PowerPoint.
- Author is a leading presentation-skills consultant.
- Targeted for intermediate to advanced level users of PowerPoint who are looking to stand out from the crowd and make sure people remember what they say.
About the TechnologyPowerPoint remains the key software tool for business users and students to create and make professional-quality presentations.
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.
Table of Contents
DedicationAcknowledgmentsIntroductionAbout the AuthorChapter 1: Moving Beyond Bullet Points: A Three-Step ApproachChapter 2: Setting the Stage for Your Story in Act IChapter 3: Fleshing Out Your Story in Acts II and IIIChapter 4: Preparing and Planning Your StoryboardChapter 5: Choosing a Design Style for Your StoryboardChapter 6: Expanding Your Graphical OptionsChapter 7: Bringing Your Story to LifeConclusionAligning with the ResearchUsing the Storyboard Formatter