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Beyond Bullet Points: Using PowerPoint to tell a compelling story that gets results, Fourth Edition by Cliff Atkinson

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4Crafting Your Story Structure

In this chapter, you will:

  • Use a story structure to set up the start of your presentation.

  • Write the headlines for your crucial first few slides.

  • Explore ways to make your ideas sticky and persuasive.

Story is all the rage today in business communication, and for good reason. Humans are story-making creatures, always looking for ways to make sense out of complicated situations, and continually trying to find a clear narrative that explains what’s happening around us. The need for clarity grows greater every day, as ever-increasing amounts of information overwhelm us, and the pace of change quickens.

Though ...

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