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This PowerPoint deck is part of a collection. PowerPoint can accommodate many different communication styles. Each deck in this collection models a different style. Some models focus on visual display, others strictly on organizing information.
This collection is inspired by Exercises In Style, the classic book by Raymond Queneau. In Exercise In Style, Queneau retells the same very simple story 99 times in 99 different styles.
This deck uses the “Powerbite” structure I learned from Richard Butterfield, the best communication trainer and coach I’ve ever encountered.
Similar to the SBAR, Powerbites can be used to quickly convey the essence of your message, and you can also use them to structure a deeper discussion of the details. In this document, I’ve also modeled “nested” Powerbites. The deck begins with the basic Powerbite (pg 3), and each of the next pages contains another Powerbite that elaborates on a single line of the basic Powerbite.
The Powerbite structure helps you get organized, but the structure is effective only if you put sufficient rigor into defining the essentials. You can find more information about Powerbites, as well as information about a fantastic communications training program, at http://www.power-of-persuasion.com/ or by reading Richard Butterfield’s excellent, very readable, book, It's Showtime! Butterfield Speaks on the Power of Persuasion.