Beyond the Bullet Point

Below are some links we wanted to share for participants of our Sept. 17 “Beyond the Bullet Point: Designing and Delivering Visually Engaging Presentations with Powerpoint” workshop.  These will hopefully be helpful as well for interested folks who couldn’t make it to the workshop.

A Few Examples of Visually Engaging TED Presentations That Go “Beyond the Bullet Point”:

http://www.ted.com/talks/mitchell_joachim_dont_build_your_home_grow_it.html

http://www.ted.com/talks/rachel_pike_the_science_behind_a_climate_headline.html

http://www.ted.com/talks/cameron_sinclair_the_refugees_of_boom_and_bust.html

Two PechaKucha samples:

http://www.pecha-kucha.org/presentations/92

http://www.pecha-kucha.org/presentations/67

Blog on presentation design with warnings about PowerPoint abuse and some good-looking slides (plus a shot of a bad one):

http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2007/04/is_it_finally_t.html

The same blogger’s response to requests for “good PowerPoint”:

http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2005/09/whats_good_powe.html

The blogger’s list of 10 Tips for Creating Slides:

http://www.garrreynolds.com/Presentation/slides.html

Clear Documentation for Inserting Pictures into PowerPoint:

http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/nextstepsinpowerpoint/ss/add_pics_5.htm

Video Documentation on How to Change Slide Backgrounds (including how to change background to a selected photo):

http://video.about.com/presentationsoft/Format-Slides-in-PowerPoint.htm

Video Documentation on How to Manipulate Photos within PowerPoint (e.g. background and color changes):

http://www.labnol.org/tech/edit-photos-in-powerpoint/13048/

Documentation on How to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint:

http://www.wikihow.com/Embed-YouTube-Flash-Videos-in-Your-PowerPoint-Presentations

Basic Microsoft Documentation on Creating a PowerPoint Presentation (for absolute beginners):

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/create-your-first-presentation-RZ001129842.aspx

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