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an alternative approach to 'death by powerpoint' in medical presentations
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If you think your presentations are "too big" for the Presentation Zen style - think again!

If you think your presentations are "too big" for the Presentation Zen style - think again! | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
If you think your presentations are "too big" or "too complex" to be simplified - I encourage you to think again. I used to think my audience was "too smart" for content to be "dumbed down". I woul...
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This. Yeah you. Your presentation ISN'T too important for improved style. Read this

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Twitter / ffolliet: Blog post. "My Boss won't like ...

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It's tough. But you know it makes sense.

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P cubed presentations: Painting with words

P cubed presentations: Painting with words | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
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To make your presentation memorable it needs to be imaginative. Even an audit presentation can be so. Don't believe me?

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A brief history of the US government’s awful graphic design

A brief history of the US government’s awful graphic design | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
The revelation that major US technology companies are participating in a National Security Administration surveillance program was shocking enough.
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Somewhere, thankfully, there is a "graphic" designer looking for a new job

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Doctor's Orders - Burn Your PowerPoints

Dr. John Medina is an evolutionary biologist. He knows how the brain works. This is what led him to encourage others to destroy their current PowerPoint present
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He IS a Dr after all!

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Sample slides by Garr Reynolds

This deck contains slides I have used in live talks that (more or less) are simple and contain quite a bit of empty space. The first set are some before/after e
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Worst PPT Slide Contest Winners | InFocus

Worst PPT Slide Contest Winners | InFocus | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
The winners of our "What Not to Present" contest, including the worst PPT slide ever.
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I think I just died a little more inside.

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The right medium is part of the message - FT.com

The right medium is part of the message - FT.com | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
The Apple Store on London’s Regent Street is busy as always. To anyone passing through, the man giving a talk on the first floor stage might seem like just another Apple employee.
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PowerPoint: The Extreme Makeover Edition (Before and After Slides) - Forbes

PowerPoint: The Extreme Makeover Edition (Before and After Slides) - Forbes | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
Don't blame PowerPoint for a boring presentation. Use your presentation software creatively to tell your story.
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The Presentation Mistake You Don't Know You're Making

The Presentation Mistake You Don't Know You're Making | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
When salespeople, marketers, and job interviewers add on extras, they undercut their pitch.
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ffolliet (ffolliet) on Twitter

ffolliet (ffolliet) on Twitter | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
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Twitter / scottsmith8: @ffolliet so true. I'd much ...

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Student highlights problem in Higher Education

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Twitter / OfficialASRoma: Here is the entire AS Roma ...

Twitter / OfficialASRoma: Here is the entire AS Roma ... | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
Banner by Roma fans at squad presentation: "Not knowing how to respond to a defeat is worse than the defeat itself"
http://t.co/7MZgO4QA6t
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Reflection is all eh?

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Attacking PowerPoint and Prezi -- Is This Just Shooting the Messenger?

Attacking PowerPoint and Prezi -- Is This Just Shooting the Messenger? | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
Perhaps poor presentations aren't caused by the tools, but the content and delivery. PowerPoint or Prezi can't cover for those problems.
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No, really, it IS your job, not the presentation software. Prezi is NOT going to save your audience

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Please Do Not Make A Valentine's Day PowerPoint Presentation

Please Do Not Make A Valentine's Day PowerPoint Presentation | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
I'm worried this is more of a thing than I thought it was.
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Don't. Just don't

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12 Reasons Bullet Points Are Bad (in Trial Graphics or Anywhere)

12 Reasons Bullet Points Are Bad (in Trial Graphics or Anywhere) | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
Trial graphics and bullet points do not mix. This article provides more than a dozen reasons to avoid using bullet points and 74 great alternatives.
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Maybe you're not a litigation lawyer but this makes sense if you present ANYWHERE

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How to Give an Awesome (PowerPoint) Presentation ("Simply Stated" Whiteboard Animation).

An effort to eliminate "death by PowerPoint." Learn how to give amazing presentations using PowerPoint or whatever your tool of choice in this fun, engaging,...
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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof.
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How "Presentation Zen" changed my Slides | Grobmeier on Dart, Java, Struts, PHP and more

How "Presentation Zen" changed my Slides | Grobmeier on Dart, Java, Struts, PHP and more | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
How Presentation Zen changed my Slides. This post is a book review by example.
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Tim Harford — Article — Three PowerPoint tips you really need to know

Tim Harford — Article — Three PowerPoint tips you really need to know | Guns don't kill...bulletpoints do | Scoop.it
Three PowerPoint tips you really need to know...
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Learning to Design PowerPoints like a Badass

Tips, tools and tricks to help make presentations stand out about the crowd. Inspiration taken from @jessedee, @slidesthatrock and Don McMillan.

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