Little Red Riding Hood and the day PowerPoint came to town...

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This slideshare demonstrates how PowerPoint has the capacity to destroy the narrative integrity of a beloved children's story OR enhance it. The choice is up to the person designing the slides! It takes work but the work pays off with happy audiences clamoring for more.

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Little Red Riding Hood and the day PowerPoint came to town...

  1. 1. LITTLE RIDING HOOD ...and the day PowerPoint came to town red
  2. 2. We all know the classic children’s story of Little red Riding Hood.
  3. 3. Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a village near the forest.  Whenever she went out, the little girl wore a red riding cloak, so everyone in the village called her Little Red Riding Hood. One morning, Little Red Riding Hood asked her mother if she could go to visit her grandmother as it had been awhile since they'd seen each other. "That's a good idea," her mother said.  So they packed a nice basket for Little Red Riding Hood to take to her grandmother. When the basket was ready, the little girl put on her red cloak and kissed her mother goodbye. "Remember, go straight to Grandma's house," her mother cautioned.  "Don't dawdle along the way and please don't talk to strangers!  The woods are dangerous." "Don't worry, mommy," said Little Red Riding Hood, "I'll be careful." But when Little Red Riding Hood noticed some lovely flowers in the woods, she forgot her promise to her mother.  She picked a few, watched the butterflies flit about for awhile, listened to the frogs croaking and then picked a few more.   Little Red Riding Hood was enjoying the warm summer day so much, that she didn't notice a dark shadow approaching out of the forest behind her... Suddenly, the wolf appeared beside her. "What are you doing out here, little girl?" the wolf asked in a voice as friendly as he could muster. "I'm on my way to see my Grandma who lives through the forest, near the brook,"   
  4. 4. What happens when PowerPoint comes to town and tells the story?
  5. 5. • Little Red Riding Hood (LRRH) takes basket to Grandma through woods • Woods are dangerous • Filled with animals • LRRH stops to pick flowers • Wolf sees LRRH and takes shortcut to Grandma’s House • Eats Grandma before LRRH arrives • Wolf dresses in Grandma’s gown and greets LRRH • LRRH is a doofus and thinks Wolf is Grandma • Wolf attacks LRRH • Woodsman hears LRRH’s cries and kills Wolf with Axe • Extracts Grandma from Wolf’s stomach intact • LRRH and Grandma share treats from basket • The woodsman knocked out the wolf and carried him deep into the forest where he wouldn't bother people any longer. Little Red Riding Hood and her Grandmother had a nice lunch and a long chat.
  6. 6. And if we were brutally honest... It would probably look something more like this:
  7. 7. • Little Red Riding Hood (LRRH) takes basket to Grandma through woods • Woods are dangerous • Filled with animals • LRRH stops to pick flowers • Wolf sees LRRH and takes shortcut to Grandma’s House • Eats Grandma before LRRH arrives • Wolf dresses in Grandma’s gown and greets LRRH • LRRH is a doofus and thinks Wolf is Grandma • Wolf attacks LRRH • Woodsman hears LRRH’s cries and kills Wolf with Axe • Extracts Grandma from Wolf’s stomach intact • LRRH and Grandma share treats from basket • The woodsman knocked out the wolf and carried him deep into the forest where he wouldn't bother people any longer. Little Red Riding Hood and her Grandmother had a nice lunch and a long chat. *That’s a 14 point font in case you were wondering...
  8. 8. But wait... we need to add some pizazz don’t we?
  9. 9. • Little Red Riding Hood (LRRH) takes basket to Grandma through woods • Woods are dangerous • Filled with animals • LRRH stops to pick flowers • Wolf sees LRRH and takes shortcut to Grandma’s House • Eats Grandma before LRRH arrives • Wolf dresses in Grandma’s gown and greets LRRH • LRRH is a doofus and thinks Wolf is Grandma • Wolf attacks LRRH • Woodsman hears LRRH’s cries and kills Wolf with Axe • Extracts Grandma from Wolf’s stomach intact • LRRH and Grandma share treats from basket • The woodsman knocked out the wolf and carried him deep into the forest where he wouldn't bother people any longer. Little Red Riding Hood and her Grandmother had a nice lunch and a long chat.
  10. 10. Hooray for random images that don’t add to the narrative. And more is always more right?
  11. 11. Let’s make it a little more corporate by adding something beloved by all business presenters
  12. 12. LRRH The Wolf 0 25 50 75 100 Morning Afternoon Late Afternoon Early Evening How far did LLRH & the Wolf walk that day?
  13. 13. Charts and Graphs really add some narrative appeal don’t they?
  14. 14. WHAT ARE WE TO DO? LLRH does not haveto be told this way &neither does yourstory.
  15. 15. 1.Resist the urge to tell the ENTIRE story in your slides
  16. 16. Get VISUAL Find SMART & Interesting images 2.
  17. 17. Keep it SIMPLE 3.
  18. 18. Careful red... He’s a BIG BAD WOLF!
  19. 19. RE MEM BER People are not inspired by Bullet Points!
  20. 20. RE MEM BER The Power behind PowerPoint is the VISUAL appeal it can create
  21. 21. RE MEM BER People Remember STORIES. ------------------------------------------ They are moved by STORIES ------------------------------------------ They connect to STORIES
  22. 22. LITTLE RIDING HOOD WANT MORE?FOLLOWBRAVO CC FOROTHER COOLPRESENTATIONS red

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