Dave Pollard writes about Cliff Atkinson’s new book “Beyond Bullet Points.”
What this book does is provide a process to supply the pictures to go along with the story, so your presentation becomes “a blend of movie and live performance”.
The process has three steps: Writing a script to focus your ideas, storyboarding the script to clarify the ideas, and producing the script to engage the audience. My previous posts have told you about the art of crafting a good story. The storyboard for a movie script is actually sketches of visuals, but for purposes of this book it’s merely parsing of the critical parts of the story onto successive slides. Then you use graphics — and few words — to reinforce the key points of the story with memorable images.