Category Archives: Communications

The Left Brain PowerPoint

In case you haven’t seen this animated video of a talk by psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist, it’s worth watching: Iain clears up popular misconceptions about the function and relationship between the right brain and left brain, and updates our… KEEP READING

Book Review: Metaphorically Selling

The Beyond Bullet Points approach focuses on telling a story to keep your audience’s attention. Metaphors can help with your storytelling to persuade or make a sale. Metaphorically Selling (0976279401) by Anne Miller looks applying metaphors in business situations. The… KEEP READING

Looking for a few good BBP consultants

Lately I’ve been receiving more requests from companies and individuals who would like to hire consultants and/or designers who are proficient in the BBP approach. I’m in the process of putting together BBP training and certification programs, but in the… KEEP READING

Seminar recording now online

If you’d like to take a look at the online recording of my May 10  web seminar "Transform Your PowerPoint Beyond Bullet Points", you can view the Windows Media file recording here.  The presentation is an overview of the basics… KEEP READING

Join me for a no-cost web seminar May 10

If you missed my introductory web seminar last year titled "Transform your PowerPoint Beyond Bullet Points," I’ll be presenting the session again at 9am PT on May 10 in association with Microsoft Office Work Essentials and the International Association of… KEEP READING

Presentation professional? Take a survey!

Do you create presentations for a living?  Are you interested in finding out more about the profession, and how you relate to it?   The Presentations Council is one of the most active groups within InfoComm, a trade association for… KEEP READING

LA Times runs a feature Beyond Bullets

The LA Times ran a feature story about my work on the front page of the business section yesterday – you can download a PDF version here: Download LAtimes_Atkinson_PowerPoint.pdf .  I thought reporter Claire Hoffman did a great job –… KEEP READING

BBP 2.0

Good news for those of you who have enjoyed Beyond Bullet Points – Microsoft Press is planning on publishing an updated version of my book to coincide with the upcoming release of Microsoft Office 2007 early next year.  The book… KEEP READING

How to Prevent PowerPoint Overload

Interested in reducing PowerPoint overload?  Check out the archived recording of my March 23 Microsoft Office LiveMeeting Leadership Forum seminar titled "How to Prevent PowerPoint Overload." The online session went very well – a total of 2,107 people attended in… KEEP READING

“Desperate Executives”

It may not be news that PowerPoint is becoming more common in courtrooms today, but it is news when someone uses it exceptionally well. Attorney W. Mark Lanier presented his closing arguments Monday in a Vioxx trial in New Jersey,… KEEP READING