Beyond Bullet Points 3rd Edition

Author: Cliff Atkinson
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780735662254
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: Computers

Unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation—and forget boring, bullet-point-riddled slides forever! Guided by communications expert Cliff Atkinson, you’ll walk you through an innovative, three-step methodology for increasing the impact of your presentation. Discover how to combine classic storytelling techniques with the power of visual media to create a rich, engaging experience with your audience. 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!

Beyond Bullet Points Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform Motivate and Inspire

Author: Cliff Atkinson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780735646131
Release Date: 2010-03-23
Genre: Computers

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.

Beyond Bullet Points Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to Create Presentations That Inform Motivate and Inspire

Author: Cliff Atkinson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780735642706
Release Date: 2009-02-19
Genre: Computers

Unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation—and forget boring bullet points forever! Now updated for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, this widely-acclaimed book includes seven new examples of compelling presentations from board room to classroom. Communications expert Cliff Atkinson guides you, step by step, through his revolutionary three-step method for increasing the impact of your presentations. You’ll discover how to combine classic storytelling techniques with the power of visual media to create a rich, engaging experience. Transform the way you create and deliver your critical message—and quickly bring your ideas to life! FOCUS: Learn how to distill and shape your best ideas into a crisp and compelling narrative. CLARIFY: Use a storyboard to illustrate 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! CD includes: Cliff’s custom templates—build your story! Quick reference checklists for compelling presentations Complete eBook—plus bonus content! A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]

Guide to Presentations

Author: Mary Munter
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131755234
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

How do you help prepare for presentations. Many people avoid giving presentations or simply suffer through them. Munter/Russell helps people understand how to prepare and practice in order to make presentations far less troubling. It answers specific questions in regards to personal presentation style in addition to providing general guidelines for presentations.This book is divided into two sections: strategy and implementation.

Multimedia Learning

Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521514125
Release Date: 2009-01-19
Genre: Computers

Although verbal learning offers a powerful tool, Mayer explores ways of going beyond the purely verbal. Recent advances in graphics technology and information technology have prompted new efforts to understand the potential of multimedia learning as a means of promoting human understanding. In this second edition, Mayer includes double the number of experimental comparisons, 6 new principles - signalling, segmenting, pertaining, personalization, voice and image principles. The 12 principles of multimedia instructional design have been reorganized into three sections - reducing extraneous processing, managing essential processing and fostering generative processing. Finally an indication of the maturity of the field is that the second edition highlights boundary conditions for each principle research-based constraints on when a principle is likely or not likely to apply. The boundary conditions are interpreted in terms of the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, and help to enrich theories of multimedia learning.

Engineering Your Future

Author: Stuart G. Walesh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118163016
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Round out your technical engineering abilities with the business know-how you need to succeed Technical competency, the "hard side" of engineering and other technical professions, is necessary but not sufficient for success in business. Young engineers must also develop nontechnical or "soft-side" competencies like communication, marketing, ethics, business accounting, and law and management in order to fully realize their potential in the workplace. This updated edition of Engineering Your Future is the go-to resource on the nontechnical aspects of professional practice for engineering students and young technical professionals alike. The content is explicitly linked to current efforts in the reform of engineering education including ABET's Engineering Criteria 2000, ASCE's Body of Knowledge, and those being undertaken by AAEE, AIChE and ASME. The book treats essential nontechnical topics you'll encounter in your career, like self-management, interpersonal relationships, teamwork, project and total quality management, design, construction, manufacturing, engineering economics, organizational structures, business accounting, and much more. Features new to this revised edition include: A stronger emphasis on management and leadership A focus on personal growth and developing relationships Expanded treatment of project management Coverage of how to develop a quality culture and ways to encourage creative and innovative thinking A discussion of how the results of design, the root of engineering, come to fruition in constructing and manufacturing, the fruit of engineering New information on accounting principles that can be used in your career-long financial planning An in-depth treatment of how engineering students and young practitioners can and should anticipate, participate in, and ultimately effect change If you're a student or young practitioner starting your engineering career, Engineering Your Future is essential reading.

Presentation Zen

Author: Garr Reynolds
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780132901536
Release Date: 2011-12-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds is back in this newly revised edition of his classic, best-selling book, Presentation Zen, in which he showed readers there is a better way to reach the audience through simplicity and storytelling, and gave them the tools to confidently design and deliver successful presentations. In this new edition, Garr gives his readers new, fresh examples to draw inspiration from, with a whole new chapter for those who present on more technical and educational topics based on techniques used by many presenters who give high-level talks at TED and other powerhouse events. Whether the reader is in research, technology, business, or education–this book will show them how to take what could look like a really dry presenation and reinvigorate the material in totally fresh (and sometimes interactive!) ways that will make it memorable and resonate with the audience. Staying true to the mission of the first), Garr combines solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity to help readers along the path to simpler, more effective presentations that will be appreciated, remembered, and best of all, acted upon.

Financial Management for Non Financial Managers

Author: Clive Marsh
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749464684
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers is an accessible, practical and easy to understand guide that will allow any manager to gain confidence in understanding financial matters, managing a budget and dealing with bankers, accountants and finance professionals. A source of invaluable expert advice on all the essential aspects of financial management within the context of running a business, it covers: business structures, accounting and financial statements, analysis and ratios, planning, budgeting, product and service costing, setting selling prices, investment appraisal, finance and working capital, taxation and international transactions. This book explains financial literacy in the context of management, showing how improved awareness of finances can lead to increased value creation and protection for your business. Aimed at the practicing business manager, Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers includes case studies, spreadsheets and worked examples to accompany key skills and practices explained in the book.

Writing for Computer Science

Author: Justin Zobel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781447166399
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Genre: Computers

All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research that is worth presenting. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist. Topics include: · Development of ideas into research questions; · How to find, read, evaluate and referee other research; · Design and evaluation of experiments and appropriate use of statistics; · Ethics, the principles of science and examples of science gone wrong. Much of the book is a step-by-step guide to effective communication, with advice on: · Writing style and editing; · Figures, graphs and tables; · Mathematics and algorithms; · Literature reviews and referees’ reports; · Structuring of arguments and results into papers and theses; · Writing of other professional documents; · Presentation of talks and posters. Written in an accessible style and including handy checklists and exercises, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a valuable reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences.

Business Intelligence Guidebook

Author: Rick Sherman
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780124115286
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Computers

Between the high-level concepts of business intelligence and the nitty-gritty instructions for using vendors’ tools lies the essential, yet poorly-understood layer of architecture, design and process. Without this knowledge, Big Data is belittled – projects flounder, are late and go over budget. Business Intelligence Guidebook: From Data Integration to Analytics shines a bright light on an often neglected topic, arming you with the knowledge you need to design rock-solid business intelligence and data integration processes. Practicing consultant and adjunct BI professor Rick Sherman takes the guesswork out of creating systems that are cost-effective, reusable and essential for transforming raw data into valuable information for business decision-makers. After reading this book, you will be able to design the overall architecture for functioning business intelligence systems with the supporting data warehousing and data-integration applications. You will have the information you need to get a project launched, developed, managed and delivered on time and on budget – turning the deluge of data into actionable information that fuels business knowledge. Finally, you’ll give your career a boost by demonstrating an essential knowledge that puts corporate BI projects on a fast-track to success. Provides practical guidelines for building successful BI, DW and data integration solutions. Explains underlying BI, DW and data integration design, architecture and processes in clear, accessible language. Includes the complete project development lifecycle that can be applied at large enterprises as well as at small to medium-sized businesses Describes best practices and pragmatic approaches so readers can put them into action. Companion website includes templates and examples, further discussion of key topics, instructor materials, and references to trusted industry sources.

Stealing Fire from the Gods

Author: James Bonnet
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN: 9781615930371
Release Date: 2006-07-01
Genre:

A revised and expanded sequel to Stealing Fire from the Gods, this 2nd edition includes important new revelations concerning the ultimate source of unity, the structures of the whole story passage, the anti-hero's journey, the high-concept great idea, the

Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck

Author: Rick Altman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 147768543X
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Computers

THIRD EDITION: Did you learn PowerPoint in 30 minutes? Join the crowd...most people get no more than a half-hour of training time with PowerPoint before they are tasked with making what is likely to be a first impression of themselves or their company. This book is for earnest presenters and presentation designers who want to escape the perils that entrap so many who turn to PowerPoint for their presentations.

Business Communication Process and Product

Author: Mary Ellen Guffey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305081857
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT, 8e, is designed to prepare students for success in today’s digital workplace. The textbook presents the basics of communicating in the workplace, using social media in a professional environment, working in teams, becoming a good listener, and presenting individual and team presentations. Authors Mary Ellen Guffey and Dana Loewy also offer a wealth of ideas for writing resumes and cover letters, participating in interviews, and completing follow-up activities. Optional grammar coverage in each chapter, including a comprehensive grammar guide in the end-of-book appendix, helps students improve their English language skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.