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Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire, Second Edition by Cliff Atkinson

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Chapter 5. Planning the Rest of Your Slides

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:

  • Write the headlines for the rest of the slides of your presentation.

  • Distill your ideas to their essence.

  • Establish a priority and a sequence for your slides.

THE HEADLINES you wrote for Act I will prepare the working memory of your audience for the crucial first few minutes of a presentation by orienting, interesting, engaging, motivating, and focusing them. Although you might have made quick work of planning these first five slides, things get much more challenging as you plan the rest of the slides in the presentation.

The Problems of Sequence and Priority

Now, with a much larger number of slides than you’ll need for a 45-minute or longer presentation, two new problems come into ...

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