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Special Edition Using Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2002 by Tom Mucciolo, Patrice-Anne Rutledge

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Troubleshooting

Scripting with a Timeline Layout

Q1:Is there any quick, easy, one-two-three method for scripting a presentation?
Actually there is. It's called a timeline layout. There are three segments in the timeline, based on chronology, following the pattern of past, present, and future. Some people use the metaphor of “where we were, where we are, where we're going.” You can probably use this process with almost any type of script or situation and it's certainly easier to remember your key points when you use the timeline approach.

For example, let's say you have to give a short talk on the progress of a particular project. First, you determine the outcome of the talk (the call to action). You decide you want the group to continue to support ...

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