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From Barnes & NobleWhy couldn't business and technical presentations benefit from the ethos of Zen: its mindfulness, elegance, beauty, simplicity, restraint, naturalness, and balance? They could. Mightily. Presentation Zen is about making that happen -- and, in so doing, communicating with unprecedented clarity, passion, and effectiveness.
What is Presentation Zen? Not a step-by-step cookbook but an approach that starts with rediscovering your creativity and learning how to apply it, even in the most prosaic environment. Reynolds helps you ask the right questions, rough out your ideas by hand, and craft a story with authenticity that can't help but compel your audience. Then: storyboarding, design, delivery. Every image, every word needs to matter: nothing wasted, nothing there merely for "decoration" or to fill out a set of dreaded bullet points. Reynolds shows how to do all that and offers some very inspiring examples. You'll never present the same way again -- thank goodness. Bill Camarda, from the January 2008 Read Only