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Executive Summary

This sample chapter from Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire introduces the "Beyond Bullet Points" approach to Powerpoint presentations. Inspired by the concepts of a Hollywood script, storyboard, and a combination of movie and live performance, this three-step approach can be implemented by anyone who uses Microsoft Office Powerpoint to communicate. The Beyond Bullet Points approach squarely emphasizes the importance of good storytelling, asserting the need to dramatically analyze and refine one's message before designing supporting imagery with any presentation tool. The results are visuals that integrate organically with content and delivery: engaging, innovative, and effective communication without "boring" bullet points.

Title: Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire
ISBN: 0735620520
Published: February 2005
Author: Cliff Atkinson
Chapter: Chapter 1: Moving Beyond Bullet Points: A Three-Step Approach
Published by Microsoft Press

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