[This was originally posted at http://timstall.dotnetdevelopersjournal.com/book_beyond_bullet_points.htm]
The corporate world is filled with endless PowerPoint presentations. Many of these are just templated slide after slide of bullet points, which can be boring. A recent book I read, Beyond Bullet Points, by Cliff Atkinson, explained an alternative technique to make PowerPoint more interesting. His idea (as best I understand it) is to mimic what other successful media do (like Hollywood) by telling a story with pictures instead of using bullet points. The end result is that it emphasizes the speaker's own words rather than endless PowerPoint text. I had the opportunity to attend the USNAF back in 2006, and several presentations used this technique, and it was indeed more lively.