Beyond Bullet Points 101

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Transform your presentations with Beyond Bullet Points 101! This online training course will take you step-by-step through the process of creating an outstanding presentation beyond bullet points -- and help you to build your own personal presentation along the way. With this training program, you'll learn how to create stimulating presentations while modeling leadership in the workplace.

 

The course modules include:

Previewing the Route You'll Take with BBP (12:48) -

Module 1: Comparing Two PowerPoint Routes, and Two Outcomes  (26:55)

Module 2: Igniting Your Ideas by Sparking Emotion  (36:53)

Module 3: Revving Your Intellectual Engine by Prioritizing Your Ideas  (31:25)

Module 4: Shifting from Words to Pictures by Setting Up your Storyboard  (47:29)

Module 5: Stepping on the Gas by Quickly Adding Graphics  (26:56)

Module 6: Crossing the Finish Line with Engaging Delivery  (24:33)

 

Each module features narration, examples, downloads, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge - once you enroll you'll have full access to the course for 1 year. Total Course Running Time: 207 minutes (3 hours 27 minutes)

 

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Included Modules

Previewing the Route You'll Take with BBP

Beyond Bullet Points - The better way to use PowerPoint

Total module running time 12:48

Section 1: First, write a solid outline

  • You’ll use a classic outline structure
  • Your BBP outline will include story elements
  • Your BBP outline will clearly identify your most important points
  • Quiz

Section 2: Next, design effective slides

  • You’ll create clear slides from your clear outline
  • You’ll look at your slides like a storyboard
  • You’ll look at your slides like a filmmaker
  • Quiz

Section 3: Finally, bring your ideas to life

  • You’ll have guides during your delivery so you don’t get lost
  • You’ll have the flexibility to adapt your delivery in many ways
  • You’ll bring out the best in yourself, and your audiences
  • Quiz

Review


Module 1: Comparing Two PowerPoint Routes

Total module running time 26:55

Section 1: The conventional route to boredom

  • What do we all do when we need to create presentations?
  • Look to the research about the mind
  • Understand three research principles
  • How does the conventional approach measure up?
  • Quiz

Section 2: The BBP route to better results

  • How does the process of BBP work differently?
  • How do the slides and delivery of BBP look?
  • How does BBP measure up against the 3 principles?
  • Quiz

Section 3: Choosing the better route

  • We’re providing the strategy map
  • We’re providing online assistance
  • We’re providing a toolkit

Review

Review the presentation example

Prepare for creating your own personal presentation


Module 2: Igniting Your Ideas by Sparking Emotion

Total module running time 36:53

Section 1: Ignite the flame of story

  • Even if you have lots of facts, you still have to appeal to emotion
  • Because people are distracted, you have to clear out a space in their minds
  • Act I will help you appeal to emotion and clear a space in your audience’s minds
  • Quiz

Section 2: Create an emotional gap

  • BBP uses a classic problem-solution structure
  • Here’s one example of how to create a problem-solution structure
  • Here are other examples of how to create a problem-solution structure
  • Quiz

Section 3: Build your lead-in

  • The Setting headline establishes the context of a presentation
  • The Role headline puts your audience at the center of the action
  • The BBP Ground Rules for Writing Headlines will keep you on track
  • Quiz

Section 4: Test for sparks

  • This is an organic process, not a linear formula
  • Start Act I in any order, as long as you cover all the bases
  • Avoid the top Act I mistakes

Review

Apply what you learned to the example presentation

Work on your own personal presentation


Module 3: Revving Your Intellectual Engine by Prioritizing

Total module running time 31:25

Section 1: Build the rock-solid foundation of priority

  • The minds of your audience need your ideas to be presented in a particular way
  • Your audience needs your ideas to be presented in prioritized chunks
  • Act II helps you chunk and prioritize your ideas while you build your presentation
  • Quiz

Section 2: Choose your most important chunks

  • Your Key Points are the major “sections” of your story
  • Learn your core Act II skill – the chunking method
  • Write your Key Point headlines
  • Quiz

Section 3: Choose and organize the rest of your chunks

  • Write your Explanation headlines
  • Write your Detail headlines
  • Avoid the top 3 mistakes
  • Quiz

Review

Apply what you learned to the example presentation

Work on your own personal presentation


Module 4: Shifting from Words to Pictures with a Storyboard

Total module running time 47:29

Section 1: Add a motif to make your graphics easier

  • A motif makes your story easier to understand
  • A motif ties your story template together into a seamless experience
  • A motif accelerates your graphics production process
  • Quiz

Section 2: Turn a story template into a storyboard

  • Reformat your story template to prepare it for PowerPoint
  • Open up your BBP Storyboard Formatter and Import your Word document
  • Apply BBP backgrounds to your three types of slides
  • Quiz

Section 3: Apply backgrounds to create a foundation

  • Review how BBP slide backgrounds work
  • Apply the basic sketch backgrounds
  • Apply other BBP backgrounds
  • Build and apply your own backgrounds
  • Quiz

Section 4: Sketch your slides to speed up your search

  • Sketching narrows down your choices so you get faster and better results
  • Sketch your Call to Action headline
  • Sketch your Key Point and Act I slides
  • Quiz

Review

Apply what you learned to the example presentation

Work on your own personal presentation


Module 5: Stepping on the Gas by Quickly Adding Graphics

Total module running time 26:56

Section 1: Review your graphics options

  • Know the three ground rules for adding graphics
  • Review the places you can get graphics
  • Review how to insert graphics
  • Review some graphics rules of thumb
  • Quiz

Section 2: Add graphics with less than 2 hours to spend

  • It takes only 5 minutes to scale down your presentation
  • If you have 30 minutes…
  • If you have 2 hours…
  • Apply a layout and add graphics
  • Create the Act III slides
  • Quiz

Section 3: Add graphics with 1 day or less to spend

  • Add graphics to the Detail slides
  • Revisit the Explanation slides and add graphics
  • Fine-tune your storyboard
  • Quiz

Review

Apply what you learned to the example presentation

Work on your own personal presentation


Module 6: Crossing the Finish Line with Engaging Delivery

Total module running time 24:33

Section 1: Use your slides as visual prompts

  • Review how your slides work for you
  • Review how your slides work for your audience
  • Review how your slides can open up dialogue
  • Adapt the way you use your slides to different delivery formats
  • Quiz

Section 2: Make the experience seamless

  • Make sure the screen works for you, not against you
  • Use tools that make the experience seamless
  • Tailor your presentation to the allotted time with a few clicks
  • Quiz

Section 3: Use your full delivery toolkit

  • Review how to make full use of Notes Pages
  • Be prepared if technology fails
  • When you’re done rehearsing, it’s time to deliver!
  • Quiz

Apply what you learned to the example presentation

Complete and deliver your own personal presentation



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