Presentation 2.0: Beyond Power Point


 

The Architect Strategy Team here at Microsoft has suddenly gone gung ho over a new presentation style called “Beyond Bullet Points” from Cliff Atkinson (here’s one by Ron for example). Having looked through a few presentations in this style and also watched Dick Hardt’s totally amazing Identity 2.0 talk at Etech I felt that it was time to snazz up my presentations.


I started off by adding some graphics to my present decks and simplifying the text but it still didn’t give the sort of amazing effect that Dicks has. I then added after each slide a demo of what I was trying to convey on the slide which was better. The list of web sites is as follows:


 


History


IBM Mainframes


IBM PC


FTP


Mosaic


Barnes and Noble


Wikipedia


Flickr Home page


WordPress Home page


Skype


Business


Million Dollar Homepage


Zillow


Adsense


Mechanical Turk


Amazon


Social


Myspaces


Live


You tube


Slashdot


Flickr spell


Technical


Live Maps


Live Drive


Technology


IE7 newsreader


Wiki


IM


IM bots


Gadgets


Blogs


Web 2.0


Web 2.0 Meme Map


Amazon


Red Vs Blue


Programmable Web


Relationship Management


Laws of Identity Management


My Ebay


Rich content


Tahoe apprentice


Sleepless in Seattle remix


Collaboration


Company Commander


Discovery


Google Homepage


Flickr Tag Clouds


Delicious


 


So what I did in Mexico was select some sites from this list as I was going along. This seemed to work but I think I would prefer to just do the demos and not do the slides however this may mean that the audience may miss the point I am trying to make. Finally I came up with the idea of doing the demo and then having one slide with the point I am making on that slide in the same way that the movie trailers work.


I could then video the complete session using camtasia and even add music to make it a really punchy and interesting talk.


At the end of the day people wont remember your talk if its boring and the movie industry certainly knows how to make things entertaining. As always I am happy to learn from the experts. Now the question is where can I try it out on a real live audience?


Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous says:

    A couple of months ago, I found in the Michael Platt’s blog a reference to a presentation about Identity…

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have just got back from what feels like a world tour presenting Edge in London, Oslo, Miami and Ft…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Well at the roadshow session today I was convinced something was going to go horribly wrong.  I’m…