February 15, 2005

News & Opinion: Get More Out of PowerPoint

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 8:25 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

I have been looking forward to Cliff Atkinson's book for a long time. In Beyond Bullet Points, Cliff writes about making Powerpoint a more valuable communication device. He told me the other day that it is really all about learning to tell great stories. He wrote an entry on his blog a couple of weeks ago about the books that heavily influenced his book (he must have known that would guarantee a link from 8cr):
  1. The Elements of Style, by William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White
  2. Screenplay, by Syd Field
  3. Story, by Robert McKee
  4. Stealing Fire from the Gods, by Jim Bonnet
  5. Moving Mountains, by Henry Boettinger
  6. The Minto Pyramid Principle, by Barbara Minto
  7. Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud
  8. Multimedia Learning, by Richard E. Mayer
  9. Eloquence in an Electronic Age, by Kathleen Hall Jamieson
  10. The Rhetoric and the Poetics of Aristotle

More on his book soon...

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.