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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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7The Magic of Sketching Your Graphics First

In this chapter, you will:

  • Sketch the Act I, map, anchor, explanation, and backup slides.

  • Consider the full range of graphics you could use.

  • Consider the full range of other possible media tools and techniques.

When you put stylus to screen or pencil to paper to sketch your slides, it’s a revolutionary moment. Think of the way you use PowerPoint according to the conventional approach. You open up a slide with a predesigned background, type a category heading such as “Our Company” in the title area, and then type a list of facts about the company below, maybe adding a small photo of your company ...

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