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By Cliff Atkinson

Free up the fantastic tale buried on your presentation—and overlook dull, bullet-point-riddled slides endlessly! Guided through communications professional Cliff Atkinson, you’ll stroll you thru an cutting edge, three-step method for expanding the impression of your presentation. notice tips to mix vintage storytelling concepts with the facility of visible media to create a wealthy, attractive event along with your viewers. totally up-to-date for PowerPoint 2010, and that includes compelling presentation examples from lecture room to boardroom, this publication might help rework your presentations—and your online business influence!

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Nformat on s presented n b te s zed segments, w th one dea per s de. There s c ear gu dance to he p the v ewer bu d a coherent structure. S de ayouts and backgrounds ca attent on to the most mportant s des f rst. FIGURE 2-9 S de Sorter v ew shows a presentat on that s broken up nto d gest b e chunks for eas er hand ng by work ng memory. Chapter 2 29 30 Chapter 2 Rea gn ng Our PowerPo n Approach w h he Research In the Slide Sorter view of a BBP presentation, your eye immediately goes to the most important slides because you use layouts and backgrounds to cue your audience to where they are.

The simplicity of this slide belies the sophisticated impact it has as it effectively guides the attention of working memory. It is crystal clear where working memory should focus first—on the headline at the top of the slide.

Chapter 2 37 38 Chapter 2 Rea gn ng Our PowerPo n Approach w h he Research The Old Way Addresses Only One Channel If you choose not to address both the visual and verbal channels, you see from the Notes Page view of a conventional slide shown in Figure 2-15 that you load up the slide area at the top with all of the information you want to communicate both visually and verbally. Because half of the available real estate available for information in Notes Page view is not used—the off-screen text box below is empty—the slide area becomes the single place to hold both spoken words and projected images.

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