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Be a Powerful Presenter with PowerPoint


Unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation—and forget boring, bullet-point-riddled slides forever! In this 18-hour course, we’ll walk you through an innovative, three-step methodology for increasing the impact of your presentation. Discover how to combine classic storytelling techniques with the power of visual media to create a rich, engaging experience with your audience. Fully updated for PowerPoint 2010, and featuring compelling presentation examples from classroom to boardroom, this class will help transform your presentations and your business impact!


Upon completion of this 18-hour course the participant will be able to:

  • Combine classic storytelling techniques with the power of visual media
  • Realign PowerPoint
  • Build a foundation with BBP Story Template
  • Set up a Storyboard and Narration
  • Sketch a Storyboard
  • Add graphics to slides
  • Deliver BBP Presentation


  • Chapter 1 The Perfect PowerPoint Storm

    1. Stepping onto the Media Stage

    2. A Singular Story

    3. The Heart of the Problem

    4. Distilling the Essence

    5. Mixing Mediums

    6. Fade to Gray

    7. Stark Choices

    8. Winds of Change

    9. The Power of BBP in Your Hands

  • Chapter 2 Realigning Our PowerPoint Approach with the Research

    1. Three Bedrock Tools of PowerPoint

    2. Realignment 1: Use Slide Sorter View to Manage the Volume of Information in Your Presentation

    3. Realignment 2: Use Notes Page View to Synchronize What You Show and What You Say

    4. Realignment 3: Use Normal View to Guide Attention on the Screen

    5. A Well-Trained Tool

  • Chapter 3 Building a Foundation with the BBP Story Template

    1. What Does the Road Ahead Look Like?

    2. Sewing Up Understanding with BBP

    3. Step 1: Choose a Story Thread and a Pattern to Follow

    4. Step 2: Pull Through What’s Most Important First

    5. Step 3: Guide the Visual and Verbal Strands with Your Storyboard

    6. Getting Started with the BBP Story Template

    7. Writing Headlines Using Three Ground Rules

  • Chapter 4 Planning Your First Five Slides

    1. What Will You Show, Say, and Do in the First Five Slides?

    2. Starting with the Title and Byline

    3. Choosing a Story Thread

    4. Choosing a Pattern to Follow

    5. Closing the Curtain on Act I

    6. 10 Tips for Enhancing Act I

  • Chapter 5 Planning the Rest of Your Slides

    1. And Now Presenting…Act II

    2. Threading the Eye of the Needle Using a Hierarchy

    3. Prioritizing Your Slides

    4. Pulling Through What’s Most Important First

    5. Lowering the Curtain on Your Story Template

    6. 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Story Template

  • Chapter 6 Setting Up Your Storyboard and Narration

    1. What Will You Show, Say, and Do During Every Slide?

    2. Preparing the Storyboard

    3. Planning for the Verbal Channel by Writing Down What You’ll Say

    4. Planning for the Visual Channel by Sketching Your Storyboard

    5. Storyboarding Using Three Ground Rules

    6. 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Storyboard

  • Chapter 7 Sketching Your Storyboard

    1. What Do I Sketch on Each Slide?

    2. Sketching the Act I Slides

    3. Sketching the Call to Action and Key Point Slides

    4. Sketching an Optional Navigation Bar

    5. Sketching the Explanation Slides

    6. Sketching the Detail Slides

    7. Sketching Your Story Template

    8. Ready, Set, Sketch!

  • Chapter 8 Adding Graphics to Your Slides

    1. Which Graphics Do I Add to Each Slide?

    2. Defining Your Design Constraints

    3. Adding Graphics Using Three Ground Rules

    4. Starting the Production Flow

    5. Applying Final Slide Layouts to Your Storyboard

    6. Adding Graphics to the Call To Action and Key Point Slides

    7. Preparing Slides That Don’t Require Graphics

    8. Adding Graphics to the Act I Slides

    9. Adding Graphics to the Explanation Slides

    10. Adding Graphics to the Detail Slides

    11. Creating the Act III Slides

    12. Fine-Tuning and Finishing Up

    13. Reviewing and Finalizing the Storyboard

    14. 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Storyboard

  • Chapter 9 Delivering Your BBP Presentation

    1. Delivering Your Presentation Using Three Ground Rules

    2. Removing Distractions

    3. Prompting a Dialog

    4. Improvising Within Constraints

    5. Presenting Without Being Present

    6. And Now, Presenting…

    7. 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Delivery

  • Chapter 10 Reviewing a Range of BBP Examples

    1. What Other Examples Can I See?

    2. Introducing a Case with The Trial

    3. Keeping on Track with The Plan

    4. Presenting Results with The Analysis

    5. Making Information Meaningful with The Report

    6. Engaging Students with The Class

    7. Putting Your Clients at the Center in The Pitch

    8. Handling Objections to BBP

  • Method of Instruction

    • Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on use.


    • Exam: No
    • Class Participation: Yes
    • Demonstration of Skills: Yes