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Press Release: April 27, 2011

Cliff Atkinson's Beyond Bullet Points, Third Edition: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations that Inform, Motivate, and Inspire--New from Microsoft Press

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Beyond Bullet Points, Third Edition

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Sebastopol, CA—"Throw away those room-emptying, left-brain slides—and use Atkinson's book to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an epic," says Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind. Now in its third edition after selling over 100,000 copies, Beyond Bullet Points (Microsoft Press, $29.99 USD) illuminates an innovative, step-by-step methodology designed to unlock the amazing story buried in your slides.

"I'm thrilled that Beyond Bullet Points is now in its third edition," says acclaimed author and presentation expert Cliff Atkinson (@cliffatkinson). "People are finding that the Beyond Bullet Points (BBP) method really works for them and that, once they try this approach, they can't go back to the old way of using PowerPoint. I hope it continues to help people unlock the compelling story in their presentations."

Named a Best Book of 2007 by the editors of, Beyond Bullet Points has been translated into a dozen languages including Chinese, Korean, and Russian. The book expands on a communications approach Atkinson has taught internationally at top law firms, government agencies, business schools, and corporations, including Sony, Toyota, Del Monte, Nestlé, the American Bar Association, and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal.

Beyond Bullet Points will help you:

  • Find your story thread. Create an emotional connection—and you'll increase your impact.
  • Cut through the clutter. Distill your message by thinking critically, and visually.
  • Bring your story to life. Storyboard your ideas, find your natural voice, and deliver a compelling presentation.

Fully updated for PowerPoint 2010, and featuring compelling presentation examples from classroom to boardroom, this book will help transform your presentations—and your business impact.

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About the Author

Critically praised author and presentation expert Cliff Atkinson is revolutionizing the way people use Microsoft PowerPoint to communicate. In demand as both a speaker and a consultant, Cliff has taught his innovative Beyond Bullet Points (BBP) methodology to Fortune 500 companies, leading law firms, government agencies, and business schools.

View Cliff Atkinson's full profile page.

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You can also follow Beyond Bullet Points on Twitter at @bbponline.

Beyond Bullet Points, Third Edition Beyond Bullet Points, Third Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Cliff Atkinson
Print ISBN: 9780735627352   Ebook ISBN: 9780735661738  
Pages: 352
Print Price: $29.99   Ebook Price: $23.99

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