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7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint -- Or how to tell compelling biz stories with PPT

Short talk about presentations given at Startup Dynamo, a workshop held by Startup@Singapore NUS using the Learn Startup Methodology. My segment was on Present

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:14 AM

Have started showing students during Google presentation tutorials how to outline their presentations like they always do with those bulleted lines on the slides.  Then take those sentences, change them into titles, and put one title on each slide. Select one image per slide. If needed, add URL links. Add the works cited for the image in tiny print at the bottom of the slide. Move those outlined bulleted points to the note section or toss into a document to print out for a group presenetation.

 

No more slides crowded with text and 4 images! No more students sleeping in the classroom while their classmates read from the Smartboard.

Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 2014 9:30 AM

This is a PowerPoint presentation that would have sent my former employers into shock. They had no imagination whatsoever. However, Eugene Cheng clearly has wonderful artistic skills and knows how to present them. In addition, he clearly has a nice budget to work with. These kind of beautiful graphics don't come at low price. I thoroughly enjoyed glancing through this presentation and plan to use it as inspiration for future projects.

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:28 AM

While beautiful Powerpoint may seem like an oxymoron  this slideshow proves it is possible.

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4 Businesses Leveraging Storytelling With Images | Social Media ...

4 Businesses Leveraging Storytelling With Images | Social Media ... | Current Updates | Scoop.it
The good news is that visual storytelling isn't a high-cost strategy. Consumers aren't looking for the highest-quality visual content. Consumers want stories told in a visual way that encourage, engage, enlighten and entertain.

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Jeff Domansky's comment, January 17, 2013 5:15 PM
So true Brian and if we can keep"marketing's" hands off, we can win ;-)
Jeff Domansky's comment, January 17, 2013 5:16 PM
Karen, totally agree on visuals. On voice, quality gear is critical after a great story of course.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 17, 2013 5:34 PM
Yeah, the right audio gear is critical for sure. LOL on keeping marketing's hands off! Sooooooo true :)
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Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas

Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Article discussing ideas from the book Brain Rules on the impact of our visual perception on sales presentations (Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas http://t.co/Pn8Vpw7g)...

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Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 12:19 PM
LOL Billy! In that case it becomes a story trigger -- a word or image that triggers a known story in the mind of the listener.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 12:19 PM
Yes, I loved that point too Outi!
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 27, 2013 4:50 PM

Some interesting ideas on how to tell a visual story and make your presentations more memorable.

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Just Story It - Scoops

Just Story It - Scoops | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Here are the best articles from across the web that I can find on using stories and storytelling in business.

I've chosen them because they actually make a contribution to our knowledge and wisdom about stories, show us how to apply stories to growing our businesses, or give valuable how-to tips.

 

I weed out all the junk. And besides, who needs another post in why storytelling is important?? Where's the beef?? We want the meat!

 

I've written reviews of each article to share what I like best, what you can get from reading the article, or what may be missing in the article.

 

How To Find A Topic: Click on the Filter tab above, and type in a keyword. All the articles with that keyword will appear.

 

I may occassionally review an article that I think is problematic as a way to educate us all, although most I will simply pass over.  If you wonder if I've seen an article that is not included here, send me a message and I'll respond.

After doing biz story work for over a decade (and with a PhD in Folklore) I hope you find many great insights and tips here. Many thanks for visiting and enjoy the articles!

 

And I hope you will also visit my website for more tips and tools, & take the free Story IQ assessment so you can see how well developed your storytelling skills and knowledge is: http://www.juststoryit.com/storyiq  ;

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 13, 2013 12:03 PM
Thank you!
Karen Dietz's comment, August 14, 2013 5:18 PM
Hey Bart! Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. I'll let the tech folks at Scoop.it know. In the meantime, here's the correct link: www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it
ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 7, 2013 8:15 AM

Karen is dedicated to the art of Storytelling as a key tool in running a business or any other type of endeavor.  Here at ManufacturingStories.com we fully support this art form as the best way to generate positive and effective change.  Thanks Karen for all of your dedicated and tireless work! It's a tood Story!!

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SlideTalk - turn your presentations [& stories] into engaging talking videos

SlideTalk - turn your presentations [& stories] into engaging talking videos | Current Updates | Scoop.it

SlideTalk makes it easy to publish, edit and share PowerPoint presentations, business presentations, tutorials, eLearning material, education material and documentation of events as talking presentations, thanks to using high quality text-to-speech and image processing software to hide from you all boring details of creating a talking video, and leaving you free to focus on the creative and pedagogical tasks.


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:47 PM

I wasn't too thrilled with the voice-over, but I can forsee utilizing this tool eventually. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 31, 2013 4:01 PM
Thank you for all the input Videoworld, Beth, and Mayra!
Robin Good's comment, February 10, 2013 5:29 AM
Baiba, my mistake and my apologies. I mixed up one post of yours with another and got myself confused. I have deleted my comments and I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

Keep up the great curation work.
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14 tools for visual storytelling

14 tools for visual storytelling | Current Updates | Scoop.it

A list of just 14 tools that journalists might find useful to tell stories in visual ways.


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streetsmartprof's comment, January 17, 2013 8:10 AM
Some day I would love to hear some stories of your past life as a journalist and how you moved from structure to the flow of story. What I like the most of a good news article, (written by a decent journallist), is the lead. In the B2B world, "having a point" is missed far too often and replaced with fluff words, such as state of the art. In this way, even though both news and B2B content march to a different drummer, as Simon Sinek points out, start with why, the rest will follow. Yet I also firmly belief a good story needs to follow the right flow to connect with and move the listener. On re-invent, no fear, we violently agree, it is a metaphor us engineers use all the time. To re-invent implies we are using things of the past, such as a wheel...
streetsmartprof's comment, January 17, 2013 8:12 AM
Small clarification, on start with why, I do not mean the story starts this way. As Simon points out, the why is in all things one does and helps us build what it is we are trying to achieve.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 17, 2013 4:39 PM
Hi John/Ken -- I love these comments! I was able to move from structure to story flow by taking oral storytelling classes with some of the top folks in the story performance arena. I could myself very lucky to have had those experiences and encourage everyone I can to take some oral storytelling classes. And creating writing classes along the way sure helped too! As you say, lead-ins are so important and so many folks I coach/train struggle with how to open a story. I think my training as a journalist definitely helped there. I totally agree with your points about fluff and starting out with why, and flow. LOL on the re-invent! Great minds think alike :)
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Visual Storytelling Can Bring Out a Company’s Humanity

Visual Storytelling Can Bring Out a Company’s Humanity | Current Updates | Scoop.it

In any given sector, the sites all look the same. As a result, a little courage and showing your humanity can actually help to differentiate your company.


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Data-Driven Brand Storytelling: 6 Steps to A Credible Story

Data-Driven Brand Storytelling: 6 Steps to A Credible Story | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Credible stories are rooted in data, and your opinions add perspective. Develop more credible stories with these 6 steps for data-driven brand storytelling.

 

Got data? Need a story?

Got a story? Need data?


Then these 6 steps will help shape your data into a story -- or bring data into your story.

 

Marrying data and storytelling to make your point is sometimes tricky to do. What I really like about this post is that its first tip is all about figuring out what question(s) are top most in the minds of your audience -- because that is the first step in figuring out how to take your data and shape it into a story OR determine which data you need to help your story along.

 

The other 5 points are also really good: where to find data if you need it, how to vet and filter the data, choosing how to share the data visually, how to weave the story and data together, and then most importantly -- receiving feedback before you publicly share it.

 

Go read this article. I think you will find it very helpful!

 

Many thanks to Giuseppe Mauriello for sending me this article to review :)

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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