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]

Beyond Bullet Points

Author: Cliff Atkinson
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9781509305575
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Genre: Computers

Beyond Bullet Points, Fourth Edition “Throw away those room-emptying, left-brain slides–and use Atkinson’s book to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an epic.” –Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind Think beyond bullet points–and amplify the impact of your message! Now in its fourth edition, this popular classic illuminates an innovative, step-by-step methodology designed to unlock the amazing visual story waiting to be released from your message. Communications expert Cliff Atkinson shows how to apply classic storytelling tenets and practical, research-based guidelines as you work with Microsoft PowerPoint–for memorable, meaningful, and persuasive visual stories. Change your approach–and transform your results! Find your story thread Create an emotional connection to increase your impact. Cut through the clutter Distill your message and get right to the point. Bring your story to life Storyboard your ideas, find your natural voice, and deliver a compelling presentation!

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.

Guide to Presentations

Author: Mary Munter
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133401998
Release Date: 2013-04-10
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Directed primarily toward college/university students, this text also provides practical content for anyone who has to make presentations. A brief, professional, reader-friendly guide to creating effective presentations. Many people avoid giving presentations or simply suffer through them. Guide to Presentations, with its clear, concise, and practical information, helps readers understand how to prepare and practice in order to make presentations far less troubling.

Behind Bars

Author: Jeffrey Ross
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440695773
Release Date: 2002-05-01
Genre: Social Science

A judge hands down a stretch in a local, state, or federal prison. It's time for some serious life lessons. With the crime rates soaring in the United States and the prison population growing faster than at any other time in American history, staying alive and well - both mentally and physically - is tougher than ever.

Clear and to the Point

Author: Stephen M. Kosslyn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195320695
Release Date: 2007-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

True or False?Most PowerPoint presentations are: DTcompelling DTilluminating DTinformative DTclear and to the pointAnswer: FalseMake a change following the principles of Stephen Kosslyn: DTa world authority on the visual brain DTa clear and engaging writerMaking PowerPoint presentations that are clear, compelling, memorable, and even enjoyable is not an obscure art. In this book, Stephen Kosslyn, a renowned cognitive neuroscientist, presents eight simple principles for constructing a presentation that takes advantage of the information modern science has discovered about perception, memory, and cognition. Using hundreds of images and sample slides, he shows the common mistakes many people make and the simple ways to fix them. For example, never use underlining to emphasize a word--the line will cut off the bottom of letters that have descending lines (such as p and g), which interferes with the brain's ability to recognize text. Other tips include why you should state your conclusion at the beginning of a presentation, when to use a line graph versus a bar graph, and how to use color correctly. By following Kosslyn's principles, anyone will be able to produce a presentation that works!

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.

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience

Author: Carmine Gallo
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071636759
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Self-Help

The Wall Street Journal Bestseller! Updated to include Steve Jobs's iPad and iPad2 launch presentations “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs reveals the operating system behind any great presentation and provides you with a quick-start guide to design your own passionate interfaces with your audiences.” —Cliff Atkinson, author of Beyond Bullet Points and The Activist Audience Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s wildly popular presentations have set a new global gold standard—and now this step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to use his crowd-pleasing techniques in your own presentations. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs is as close as you'll ever get to having the master presenter himself speak directly in your ear. Communications expert Carmine Gallo has studied and analyzed the very best of Jobs's performances, offering point-by-point examples, tried-and-true techniques, and proven presentation secrets in 18 "scenes," including: Develop a messianic sense of purpose Reveal the Conquering hero Channel your inner Zen Stage your presentation with props Make it look effortless With this revolutionary approach, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to sell your ideas, share your enthusiasm, and wow your audience the Steve Jobs way. “No other leader captures an audience like Steve Jobs does and, like no other book, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs captures the formula Steve uses to enthrall audiences.” —Rob Enderle, The Enderle Group “Now you can learn from the best there is—both Jobs and Gallo. No matter whether you are a novice presenter or a professional speaker like me, you will read and reread this book with the same enthusiasm that people bring to their iPods." —David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR and World Wide Rave

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care

Author: Stephen Rollnick
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593856137
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Medical

Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices include MI training resources and publications on specific medical conditions. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series.

Persuasive Business Presentations

Author: Gary L. May
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 9781606494691
Release Date: 2013-11-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Business life is about persuasion. Effective managers advance their careers by identifying problems, developing solutions, and persuading decision makers to provide the support and resources necessary to make things happen. This book focuses on a specific presentation context: a problem-solution persuasive presentation to decision makers delivered in a conference room environment. Such presentations occur at every level in an organization. Therefore, team leaders, supervisors, managers, and executives can all benefit from learning how to design and deliver powerful presentations that move decision makers to take action. The author blends his extensive business experience with current research on persuasion to provide a practical, applied approach to using the problem-solution pattern. An integrated case study provides examples for each step in the process. The end result is a useful, actionable guide that will help professionals from every field make a difference in their organization.

Interaction Design

Author: Jenny Preece
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119020752
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Genre: Computers

This is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human computer interaction, information design, web design and ubiquitous computing. This text offers a cross-disciplinary, practical and process-oriented introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied.

Presentation Zen

Author: Garr Reynolds
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321601896
Release Date: 2009-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics

FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Step by Step

Author: Joan Lambert
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9780735699526
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Computers

Now in full color! The quick way to learn Microsoft PowerPoint 2016! This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with PowerPoint 2016. Jump in wherever you need answers--brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step. Get easy-to-follow guidance from a certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master Learn and practice new skills while working with sample content, or look up specific procedures Create attractive electronic presentations and printed publications Incorporate professional design elements Use built-in tools to capture and edit graphics Include audio, video, and animated elements Supercharge your efficiency by creating custom slide masters and layouts Present data in tables, diagrams, and charts