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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

Via Baiba Svenca, Dr. Karen Dietz
Alex Grech's curator insight, October 9, 2013 4:18 PM

It's the first time I've taught undergraduates.  I've found myself stripping slides to the core message and trying to find visuals that can communicate that message quickly, simply and yet - resonate.  There is nothing as tough as trying to unclutter the mind and focus on what really needs to be said - as opposed to 'making a point' or simply 'showing off'.  This presentation is about the art of visuals, clear design, and keeping it 'stupidly simple'.

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.

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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More Effective B2B Content Marketing with Storytelling, Positioning & Personas

More Effective B2B Content Marketing with Storytelling, Positioning & Personas | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
Free B2B buyer persona development tool Just as every B2B company stakes a claim to a market position, each of them has a story to share. The challenge is

Via Dr. Karen Dietz, Mary Dantes
Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 21, 2013 12:47 PM

I think this article is a bit disjointed and confusing, but I scooped it anyway because of 2 pieces:

  1. The free B2B buyer persona development tool.
  2. The end of the article where the author talks about the 6 mistakes B2B marketers make when telling stories.

Buyer personas are not mentioned in the article, but go grab the free tool.

The list of mistakes is right on. I also like the insights in the section on Story Drivers where author Lee Oden talks about consistency and keeping stories fresh.

There may be other tips and insights you glean as you read the article plus the comments. For me, maybe I just need more coffee today to get my neurons firing!

Let me know your take-aways.

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

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Stop Using These 16 Terms to Describe Yourself

Stop Using These 16 Terms to Describe Yourself | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
Picture this. You meet someone new. "What do you do?" she asks."I'm an architect," you say."Oh, really?" she answers. "Have you designed any buildings I've seen?

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Laurent Brixius's curator insight, January 22, 2013 4:25 AM

Evitons les egos démesurés, pas si rares dans la profession d'architecte... L'exemple pris pour cet article est justement un architecte.

Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, January 22, 2013 1:54 PM
Thanks for your comments and sharing Jeff & Laurent!
Edna Campos's curator insight, February 1, 2013 4:33 PM

Totalmente cierto..coincido..