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How to Make Bullet Points Vanish

Ditching those bullet points and going visual not only makes your slide decks more enjoyable for your audience; your slide decks are also more fun for you to make. I hope these examples inspire you.

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How to Make Bullet Points Vanish

  1. 1. How to Make Bullet Points By Danielle Nocon
  2. 2. HANDS ABOVE YOUR HEAD! Don't even THINK about reaching for those bullet points!
  3. 3. WHY?
  4. 4. • Confining your content • to bullet points • stifles your message • and your audience
  5. 5. Do you want to be guilty of causing Death by PowerPoint?
  6. 6. I should think not!
  7. 7. But have no fear. Making bullet points vanish does not require voodoo.
  8. 8. simple steps: Just follow these 3
  9. 9. Start with a completely blank slide. 1
  10. 10. Then, think of the bullet one point you want to make with that slide. 2
  11. 11. Blogs are like sharks
  12. 12. 3 Finally, imagine a visual representation for that one point.
  13. 13. Blogs are like sharks
  14. 14. Now, suppose you feel that each bullet sub-point is important enough to warrant its own slide.
  15. 15. Rinse and repeat
  16. 16. A shark must keep moving or die. A blog must be regularly updated or it too will die. How often should you update your blog? Some successful blogs are updated once a week, others several times a day. The key is to be consistent.
  17. 17. A shark must keep moving or die.
  18. 18. A blog must be regularly updated or it too will die.
  19. 19. How often should you update your blog?
  20. 20. X X X X X X X X Some successful blogs are updated once a week, others several times a day.
  21. 21. X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X The key is to be consistent.
  22. 22. The previous exercise was inspired by an example from Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds
  23. 23. Finally, let's try something a bit more challenging.
  24. 24. This made me sad because I nearly missed learning about fascinating and important developments in the realm of organizational leadership – due in great part to a dull PowerPoint. See for yourself…
  25. 25. To hear the speech, click the next slide. This slide is covered from 4:24 to 8:47.
  26. 26. The Power of Appreciative Inquiry WHY APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY WORKS
  27. 27. FREEDOM TO Be Known in Relationship
  28. 28. FREEDOM TO Be Heard
  29. 29. FREEDOM TO Dream in Community
  30. 30. FREEDOM TO Contribute
  31. 31. FREEDOM TO Act with Support
  32. 32. Be Positive FREEDOM TO
  33. 33. The preceding example was inspired by Appreciative Inquiry, Improvisation, and Relational Leading (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtzn6SF7W-0)
  34. 34. Now you try.
  35. 35. Remember… 1 Start with a blank slide 2 Think of one point 3 Imagine a visual
  36. 36. And free your message from bullet points.
  37. 37. But never feel like you have to dodge those bullet points alone…
  38. 38. Drop in anytime and join our community about helping webinar presenters make memorable webinars. *just click on the witch 
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  • JesiWattsMSNRNCCAP

    Mar. 10, 2016

Ditching those bullet points and going visual not only makes your slide decks more enjoyable for your audience; your slide decks are also more fun for you to make. I hope these examples inspire you.

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