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Some easy-to-implement tips to transform boring bullet points into engaging content that helps you drive your point to your audience. It works in small group meetings as well as presentations to large ...

Some easy-to-implement tips to transform boring bullet points into engaging content that helps you drive your point to your audience. It works in small group meetings as well as presentations to large audiences.

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  • GETTING AWAY FROMBULLET POINTShttp://CompensationInsider.com
  • “Kill” boring bullet points lists You can transform your bullet list right from within Powerpoint :  Create the bullet list, select it and right-click : Convert to SmartArt  Choose the graphic form and customise it  Don’t hesitate to experiment until you find the best for your content (see next slides) You can wrap the list around a picture or graph You can create a table  Ideal for pros/cons  Also great for characteristics / categories / features / benefits with a detailed list each © Sandrine Bardot and CompensationInsider.com 2013
  • The tests in SmartArtYou will see some very quick tests in the next slides.Of course some of the graphics will be better suitedto different types of lists : steps in a process /chronological / logical, independent points with orwithout a lot of attached text etc.The idea is to show you a portion of what you cando when converting your list to SmartArt – have funwith your presentation and make it more impactful ! © Sandrine Bardot and CompensationInsider.com 2013
  • The solution : Increasing circleprocess You can transform your bullet list right from within You can wrap the list You can create a Powerpoint : around a picture or table graph Create the bullet Ideal for pros/cons list, select it and Also great for right-click : Convert characteristics / to SmartArt categories / Choose the graphic features / benefits form and customise with a detailed list it each Don’t hesitate to experiment until you find the best for your content (see next slides) © Sandrine Bardot and CompensationInsider.com 2013
  • The solution : Basic block listYou can transform your bulletlist right from within Powerpoint:• Create the bullet list You can wrap the list around a• Select it and right-click : Convert to picture or graph SmartArt• Choose the graphic form and customise it You can create a table • Ideal for pros/cons • Also great for characteristics / categories / features / benefits with a detailed list each
  • The solution : Vertical Pictureaccent list You can transform your bullet list right from within Powerpoint : • Create the bullet list, select it and right-click : Convert to SmartArt • Choose the graphic form and customise it • Don’t hesitate to experiment until you find the best for your content (see next slides) You can wrap the list around a picture or graph You can create a table • Ideal for pros/cons • Also great for characteristics / categories / features / benefits with a detailed list each
  • The solution : Alternating hexagons You can Create the bullet list, select it and right-click : Convert to SmartArt transform your bullet Choose the graphic form and customise it list right from Don’t hesitate to experiment until within you find the best for your content Powerpoint : (see next slides) You can wrap the list around a picture or graph You can Ideal for pros/cons create a Also great for characteristics / categories / features / benefits with table a detailed list each
  • The solution : Picture caption listYou can transform You can wrap the You can create ayour bullet list rightfrom within Powerpoint list around a table• Create the bullet list, select picture or graph • Ideal for pros/cons it and right-click : Convert to • Also great for SmartArt• Choose the graphic form characteristics / and customise it categories / features• Don’t hesitate to experiment / benefits with a until you find the best for detailed list each your content (see next slides)
  • The solution : Picture strips You can transform your bullet list right from within Powerpoint : • Create the bullet list, select it and right-click : You can wrap the list around a picture or Convert to SmartArt graph • Choose the graphic form and customise it • Don’t hesitate to experiment until you find the best for your content (see next slides) You can create a table • Ideal for pros/cons • Also great for characteristics / categories / features / benefits with a detailed list each
  • The solution : Increasing arrowsprocessYou can transform your bullet list right from within Powerpoint : You can wrap the list around a picture or graphCreate the bullet list,select it and right-click : You can create a tableConvert to SmartArtChoose the graphic form Ideal for pros/consand customise it Also great forDon’t hesitate to characteristics /experiment until you find categories / features /the best for your content benefits with a detailed(see next slides) list each
  • The solution : Segmented process You can transform your bullet list right from within Powerpoint : Don’t hesitate to experiment untilCreate the bullet list, select it and Choose the graphic form and you find the best for your content right-click : Convert to SmartArt customise it (see next slides) You can wrap the list around a picture or graph You can create a table Also great for characteristics / categories / features / Ideal for pros / cons benefits with a detailed list each
  • The solution : Basic pie You can transform your bullet list right from within Powerpoint : You can create a • Create the bullet table list, select it and right- click : Convert to •Ideal for pros/cons SmartArt •Also great for • Choose the graphic form characteristics / and customise it categories / features • Don’t hesitate to / benefits with a experiment until you find detailed list each the best for your content (see next slides) You can wrap the list around a picture or graph
  • The solution : Gear • Ideal for pros/cons • Also great for characteristics / categories / features / benefits You can with a detailed list each create a table You can wrap the list around a picture or graph You can transform your bullet list right from within Powerpoint : • Create the bullet list, select it and right-click : Convert to SmartArt • Choose the graphic form and customise it • Don’t hesitate to experiment until you find the best for your content (see next slides)
  • The solution : Inverted pyramid • Create the bullet list, select You can transform it and right-click : Convert to SmartArt your bullet list right • Choose the graphic form and customise it from within • Don’t hesitate to experiment until you find Powerpoint : the best for your content You can wrap the list around a picture or graph • Ideal for pros/cons You can • Also great for characteristics / create a categories / features / benefits table with a detailed list each
  • Want to know more ? On my blog CompensationInsider.com, I share Excel, social media, presentation and other useful “technical” tips for Compensation & Benefits and HR professionals, every other Sunday. I also cover C&B topics and career advice the rest of the week. Feel free to check it out and subscribe by email or RSS. Find out more about me and why I started this blog. © Sandrine Bardot and CompensationInsider.com 2013