Article Category: Visual Aids

Use PowerPoint Visuals, Not Bullets – What the World Eats

Before-After What the World EatsAre 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

Hungry Planet Book - What the World EatsThis 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?

Audiences hate that!

Text Slides - Boring - What the World Eats


  • 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?

Visual Slides - Captivating - What the World Eats

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