Microsoft PowerPoint changed the world of presentations by simplifying the process of creating a computerized slide show. Alas, over time people started squeezing too much information into every slide and using the preinstalled generic titles. PowerPoint's simplicity let people forget the purpose of presentations: to persuade or to inform without being boring. Cliff Atkinson shows you a creative way to build a good presentation without falling into the PowerPoint template trap – tell a story instead. At present, he provides a free template, storyboard formatter and story guide at sociablemedia.com that adds value to the book, which refers to these resources repeatedly. getAbstract recommends this to anyone who gives presentations.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to create a great PowerPoint presentation without bullet points
- How to clarify your message; and
- How to give an engaging, persuasive presentation.
About the Author
Cliff Atkinson, a consultant who helps organizations improve communications using PowerPoint, teaches at the UCLA Extension.
Customers who read this summary also read
Comment on this summary
7 years agoI make presentations for a living and have found this book quite helpful. The summary is a terrific refresher! Thanks!