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New ABA book helps lawyers create effective PowerPoint presentations

New ABA book helps lawyers create effective PowerPoint presentations

By John Glynn

CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 — The difference between a successful presentation and an unsuccessful one can often be traced to a presenter’s use — or misuse — of PowerPoint. “PowerPoint in One Hour for Lawyers” offers practical advice for creating effective presentations quickly and easily. PowerPoint expert and attorney Paul J. Unger will help readers avoid mishaps and develop compelling presentations using storyboarding techniques.

In just one hour, readers will learn how to:

  • Create and edit PowerPoint slides.
  • Incorporate graphics, animation, photographs, clip art and more.
  • Use color and shapes to enhance messaging.
  • Insert other file formats (PDF, Excel, etc.) into a presentation.
  • Include video and audio components.
  • Create time lines.
  • Deliver an effective presentation by using the author’s tips and tricks.
  • Present materials with an iPad.

Unger, founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, is a national speaker, writer and thought leader in the legal technology industry. He is the chair of the American Bar Association Legal Technology Resource Center, former chair of ABA TECHSHOW and a member of the ABA, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Association for Justice and Central Ohio Association for Justice.

Title:                      “PowerPoint in One Hour for Lawyers”
Publisher:              ABA Law Practice Division
Pages:                   164
Product Code:       5110705
ISBN:                     978-1-60442-927-5
Size:                      7 x 8.5
Price:                     $49.95
Orders:                  800-285-2221 or www.ShopABA.org

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Lindsay Dawson at Lindsay.Dawson@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Lindsay Dawson, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

The ABA Law Practice Division is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law — marketing, management, technology and finance — through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, website and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LP has established itself as a leader within the legal profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 100 titles in print.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.ambar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

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