Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations [NOOK Book]

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In his first book, Presentation Zen, Garr Reynolds gave readers the framework for planning, putting together, and delivering successful presentations. Now he's back to take readers further along this path and much deeper into the design realm, where he'll show how to apply time-honored design principles to presentation layouts.

Many presenters lack the fundamentals of graphic design. After reading this book, the reader will never be able to ...

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Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations

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Overview

In his first book, Presentation Zen, Garr Reynolds gave readers the framework for planning, putting together, and delivering successful presentations. Now he's back to take readers further along this path and much deeper into the design realm, where he'll show how to apply time-honored design principles to presentation layouts.

Many presenters lack the fundamentals of graphic design. After reading this book, the reader will never be able to look at another presentation slide (or any visual for that matter) in the same way again. Their eyes will have become sharp and their minds critical as to what is and what is not effective visual communication and graphic design. Presentation Zen Design includes loads of before and after examples to set readers on the path to becoming engaging visual communicators.

Throughout Presentation Zen Design, readers will get the same one-on-one, practical advice from Garr that made his first book a wildly popular seller. Not only will readers discover all the design elements that go into good presentations, they'll also learn key benefits to using particular designs for various outcomes and will accomplish the goal of making a lasting connection with their audiences.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"To change the world, you need to pitch. To pitch, you need to design. To design, you need this book."
-Guy Kawasaki, Co-founder of Alltop.com and former chief evangelist of Apple

"Whether you’re a professional preparing a talk, a student tackling an assignment, or anyone trying to craft a richer life, Presentation Zen Design is the most important book you will read this year."
-Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

"Garr has once again visually captivated readers with a book that will inspire millions to communicate effectively."
-Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte, Inc. and author of Slide:ology and Resonate

"In this increasingly competitive global economy, you're only as successful as your ability to persuasively sell your ideas. Garr's presentation design techniques have helped me elevate my own presentation slides and I know they'll help you, too. Garr's book is essential for anyone, in any field, who wants to be more, make more, and have more impact."
-Carmine Gallo, Author, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs and Talk Like TED

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321669162
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Voices That Matter
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 314,392
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author

Garr Reynolds is the bestselling author of Presentation Zen, Presentation Zen Design, and The Naked Presenter, and a leading authority on presentation design and delivery. A sought-after speaker and consultant, his clients include many in the Fortune 500. A writer, designer, and musician, he is currently Professor of Management at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. Garr is a former corporate trainer for Sumitomo Electric and worked as the Manager for Worldwide User Group Relations at Apple, Inc. His popular blog can be found at presentationzen.com.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1 • Design Matters
Section 1
SLIDE ELEMENTS
Chapter 2 • Typography
Chapter 3 • Color
Chapter 4 • Imagery
Section 2
DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Chapter 5 • Space
Chapter 6 • Contrast
Chapter 7 • Unity
Chapter 8 • Focal Point
Section 3
SAMPLE SLIDES
Chapter 9 • Technical talks
Chapter 10 • Non-technical talks
Chapter 11 • Learning from the world around you

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

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    Fantastic Book Improves your Powerpoint's!

    This book is pretty much the master guide to presentation design. It's in the name of the book and it doesn't lie. The author is very successful and he really knows and does what he teaches you in this book. Fantastic book and Highly recommend to anybody that has a real job

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    PZ: essential for anyone who presents information

    Garr Reynolds is a zen master... at demonstrating how you can enhance your presentations through clarity and design sense. His second in the Presentation Zen series is a must-have for presenters of all kinds who are serious about stepping up their game! If you want the information you present to have the greatest impact, the examples in PZ Design will help you pitch the bullet points and pull in the style.

    Reynolds draws from his experiences with Japanese culture (wabi-sabi, umbrella making, go-shiki, and more) to demonstrate to the reader how less can be so much more. Examples of BAD powerpoint are used as contrast against several examples of good slides, so that the reader immediately sees the differences between the two... and more importantly, comes away with various visions of a more powerful way to make the same point.

    As a former humanities major who never expected to have to learn how to craft visuals, reading Reynolds' books was the college class I never took. I now know what good choices in color, placement, negative space, and fonts LOOK like and can use these better choices to my advantage. People remember my presentations now, and my content comes together in a much more cohesive way. Sayonara, death by powerpoint! This book is my secret weapon, and it can be yours too.

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