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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 11. Preparing Others for BBP with a 5-Minute Exercise

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:

  • Prepare others for the Beyond Bullet Points (BBP) approach by opening a dialog about PowerPoint.

  • Prompt your audience to do the talking.

  • Experience how a simple exercise prepares the way for a new way of thinking.

INTRODUCING BEYOND Bullet Points (BBP) to people who use Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 in a conventional way can be a tough sell. It’s no wonder—if all your audience has ever experienced is someone reading bullet points from a PowerPoint slide, the headline-making BBP presentation in Chapter 1 can be hard to imagine. Comparing the conventional PowerPoint approach with the BBP approach is like comparing apples and oranges—although the two are definitely ...

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