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Oct 7, 2009

Compelling presentations

Unsure about the value of diagrams to presentations?

this kind of bulleted outline form:
  • What are the Pros and Cons of Outline form?
    • Pro: Good for input: Fast and familiar
    • Pro: Handy for output, sometimes
    • Con: Boring: The reader / audience's eyes glaze over
      • Fix: Mix bullet point output with other more visually interesting and informative styles of presentation.
        • E.g.: Images
        • E.g. bCisive Online diagrams
    • Con: Not great for showing relationships
with the corresponding bCisive Online map (click on the diagram to enlarge):

Far more compelling, eh?

In my next post I make the case for using outline form for quickly jotting down ideas, and diagrammatic form for structuring and especially presenting. And in the final post in this mini-series I show how outline input might work in practice.

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