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4.0 out of 5 stars "a keeper", December 29, 2011
This review is from: Beyond Bullet Points, 3rd Edition: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire (3rd Edition) (Business Skills) (Paperback)
Review: by Gregory West
gregory@alternatecloud.com
VP - Sarnia Computer Users' Group (scug.ca)
APCUG Advisor (apcug.net)

Title: beyond bullet points

by Cliff Atkinson
Published by Microsoft Press
ISBN- 978-0-7356-275-2'Pages: 330
USA: $29.99 / CDA: $34.99
Website: [...]Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations that Inform, Motivate, and Inspire (Business Skills) (English and English Edition)

All of us have had, or were forced, to sit through a PowerPoint presentation wishing we were somewhere else. The speaker was so boring, the presentation slides were cheesy and extremely confusing, and our insides screamed for us to get up and leave the room.

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.

You will learn why graphics are so important and how they can make or break a presentation. Chapter 8 is where the fun begins as you learn how to add graphics to various areas within your slides. You will learn how to use the graphics you already have on your computer, and how to get graphics from "Stock Photography Web Sites".

Your PowerPoint presentation comes together in Chapter 9: "Delivering Your...Presentation". The amateur presenters are separated from the professionals. This chapter prepares you for the delivery of your presentation. Here you are shown the basic ground rules for removing distractions, prompting a dialogue and how to enhance your presentation effectively.

A real treat is found in Appendix A where ground rules and checklists act as an overview ensuring you have created a very professional presentation.''Added features: This book comes with website links for "Companion Content" with key tools and a bonus Chapter 11, introducing a "Visual Improv", PDF version of the ground rules and checklists. You also get a voucher for your free online version of this book. For anyone who is serious about their presentations, this book is a keeper.Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations that Inform, Motivate, and Inspire (Business Skills) (English and English Edition)
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