Presentation skills: Alternatives to boring bullet points

Presentation skills: Bullets are boring in presentations

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Presentation skills tip: Use the Picture Superiority effect (PSE) to increase retention and engagement. Pictures are more memorable than lists.

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Using alternatives to boring bullet points in your presentations can prevent your audience from reading ahead or switching off. The audience will either listen to you, read ahead or switch off. Which do you do?

There are alternatives to boring lists of bullet points. Use labeled images to replace the lists of bullets

With labeled images the content is the same, but the message more memorable.

Replace this cluttered slide:

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Use these instead (each image comes in on click allowing discussion on each point):Presentation skills: Alternatives to boring bullet points

Presentation skills: Alternatives to boring bullet points

Alternatives to boring bullet points: the images are more memorable than the text bullets, they create a focal point for discussion and make the point clearer.

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