Media praise for Beyond Bullet Points
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"In short, a great book that places much needed importance on the structure and thinking behind presentations."
-- , Thoughtwrestling
"This is an amazing book--one of the books that led the trend wherein presentation designers actually created a story around what their message was--and in this respect, Cliff's book does an amazing job."
-- , Amazon.com
"Everyone who has to present information in PowerPoint should read this book before they use PowerPoint. Having used PowerPoint for almost 20 years I found that Beyond Bullet Points reminded me of things I am already doing and gave me … Continue reading →" Full Review >
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"The book goes through each chapter, building on how to convey your message or story in a sensible organised manner, which was especially focused on in chapter four - Planning your first five slides, which aids in constructing your most important section of information in. The book details other useful tips, such as what colours to use, what background to use, when and where to place graphics/icons. I have certainly been of the belief that presenting is an art, as you know, and not being one to want to read the queue cards religiously, I aspire to be more like the Steve Jobs of presenting, going by what is in your head, being minimalist with the presentation to avoid distracting the audience. This book highlights a lot of the implicit logic in doing so, but structuring an essay into a presentation, and the presentation into something that isn't boring or redundant, is the lesson you will take from reading this book." Full Review >
-- , doronkatz.com
"This book is a focussed and well considered presentation in itself. It weaves the psychological factors that impact on the effectiveness of communication by considering the key message and the apparatus that will support optimal uptake by your audience. In its 3rd edition, Atkinson's book is engaging without being overwhelming and walks the a reader through a feel supported approach that lends itself to immediate application." Full Review >
-- , shawnday.com/randomosity
"Ever witnessed a slide presentation without bullet points? No? I can't remember one either. Yet, all too often this de facto standard of presentation acts as an aide-memoire for the presenter, rather than a compelling story for the audience. The aim of Cliff Atkinson's book is to banish bullet points and text-dominated slides. " Full Review >
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"We may not be Steve Jobs, but we can certainly learn how to make effective presentations thanks to this book. Using Microsoft Powerpoint as the tool, the author shows how a well-researched and planned presentation can be put into the tool and effective presented." Full Review >
-- , maruhgar.blogspot.com