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A New Kind of Powerpoint

by Carolyn Elefant on April 19, 2008 · 0 comments

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After a few recent presentations that were so dull that I nearly snoozed through them myself, I picked up a copy of Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points for some new inspiration. Atkinson’s main point: treat a presentation like a Hollywood production. While that’s a tall order with a topic as dull as regulation, I decided to give it a shot. Even though we think of Power Point as a form, it impacts the substance of a talk as well – and Atkinson’s book forced me to reconsider my entire approach to my materials. Though I didn’t quite escape bullet points entirely, here’s the link to the end result (I will try to figure out how to embed it in the post later.

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