Use PowerPoint Visuals, Not Bullets – What the World Eats
Are you still annoying your audience with boring slide after boring slide?
Break free from PowerPoint bullets!
Learn from photojournalists — tell stories with visuals, and your audience will love you.
A Visual Feast — What the World Eats
This article is inspired by a captivating photo essay from Time magazine titled: What the World Eats.
The photo essay is based on the remarkable book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio.
Among the families, we meet the Mellanders, a German household of five who enjoy cinnamon rolls, chocolate croissants, and beef roulades, and whose weekly food expenses amount to $500. We also encounter the Natomos of Mali, a family of one husband, his two wives, and their nine children, whose corn and millet-based diet costs $26.39 weekly.
Captivating contrasts, indeed!
How Would You Present this with PowerPoint?
Suppose you wanted to discuss the contrasts in your next speech.
How would you do it?
- Would you present a series of boring text slides?
- Would you prove your conformity and lack of originality by using one of the stock PowerPoint templates?
- Would you read the slides aloud to your audience?
- Would you use a series of visuals?
- Would use maximize the photos to run from edge to edge?
- Would you punctuate the visuals by sharing real stories about the families?