Category Archives: Choosing Your Story Arc

Craft Your Story Faster with the BBP Storyboard Sketchpad

Sometimes you don’t have much time to put your presentation together, and you need a quick way to structure what you’re going to say. Next time, try the BBP Storyboard Sketchpad as an abbreviated story template.  Watch this 1-hour video… KEEP READING

Speaking from Presence: How to Let Go of Notes and Speak from the Heart

Most speaking methods teach you to prepare your story in advance and then rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.  But what would happen if you threw away your notes and spoke naturally from your knowledge, convictions and passion?  You just might surprise yourself… KEEP READING

The Power of Three: How to Find the Simple Structure in Your Story

Sometimes the simplest things can be hard to do. That’s often the case with finding the three key points. During this 1-hour webinar video recorded on April 25, 2011, you’ll learn: Why the number 3 is so powerful Why we… KEEP READING

Apply the Power of Metaphor to Your Stories

Tap into the deep power of metaphor to make your ideas – and your slides – cohere.   Watch the first 25 minutes of this workshop recorded Aug. 12, 2010 and you’ll learn: – Why metaphors work – A range… KEEP READING

Simplify your story, simplify your visuals

The scenario:  Julie has written a solid story structure for her presentation on how to teach health care professionals to reduce stress. The challenge: Once Julie exported her story template into her storyboard and built the slides, she felt like… KEEP READING

Using a Classic Structure for a Marketing Presentation

When you’re pressed for time, you can always tap into the power of the classics. That’s what Halisi did when she was preparing for a quick turnaround presentation for a group of small business owners. In a 1-hour presentation coming… KEEP READING

Creating a Multiple-Day Training Presentation

If you’re an educator or trainer, using BBP helps you to orient your presentation around your key learning objectives, and to reinforce those ideas with words and images. Watch the video of this 1-hour weekly workshop recorded May 7, 2010,… KEEP READING

What do BBP and the Avatar movie have in common?

At the core of any story, including Hollywood films, are elements you can use to make your own presentations more effective. Watch the recording of this BBP weekly workshop recorded April 16, 2010, and you’ll learn: – How stories are… KEEP READING

How to Use BBP for Fun and Profit

Now that you know Beyond Bullet Points, how do you use it in your day-to-day life, your organization, and your professional development?  How can you use BBP for fun and for profit? Watch this video recorded on January 28, 2011… KEEP READING

How to Turn Data Into Stories

When all you have is data, how do you craft a story that will help your audience understand, engage and adopt your ideas?   Watch the video of this weekly workshop recorded on April 9, 2010, and you’ll see how… KEEP READING