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Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations
     

Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations

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by Dan Roam
 

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“If I tell you the truth, if I tell it with a story, and if I tell that story with pictures, I can keep you glued to your seat. Let me show you how.”


For the vast majority of us, giving a presentation is an extremely difficult and nerve-wracking process, whether we’re in a one-on-one meeting, a conference room with a&

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“If I tell you the truth, if I tell it with a story, and if I tell that story with pictures, I can keep you glued to your seat. Let me show you how.”


For the vast majority of us, giving a presentation is an extremely difficult and nerve-wracking process, whether we’re in a one-on-one meeting, a conference room with a dozen strangers, or a lecture hall in front of thousands.


But according to Dan Roam, the visual communications expert and acclaimed author of The Back of the Napkin, it doesn’t have to be so hard. We struggle when we forget the basic steps we learned in kindergarten: show and tell.

In this short but powerful book, Roam introduces a new set of tools for making extraordinary presentations in any setting. He also draws on ideas he’s been honing for more than two decades, as an award-winning presenter who has brought his whiteboard everywhere from Fortune 500 companies to tiny startups to the White House.


Even if you’re already a good speaker, you’ll learn more about understanding your audience, organizing your content, building a clear storyline, creating effective visuals, and channeling your fear into fun. And you’ll master three fundamental rules:


• When we tell the truth, we connect with our audience, we become passionate, and we find self-confidence.

• When we tell a story, we make complex concepts clear, we make ideas unforgettable, and we include everyone.

• When we use pictures, people see exactly what we mean, we captivate our audience’s mind, and we banish boredom.


From nailing the opening to leaving a lasting impression, you’ll soon be able to give the performance of a lifetime . . . time after time.


PLEASE NOTE: This eBook edition of SHOW AND TELL is carefully laid out to match the print book; this means it reads much better as designed pages, but you won't be able to use some features such as highlighting and annotating text.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A simple, beautiful, and important book. An absolute must-read for anyone serious about presenting and public speaking in today's world.”
GARR REYNOLDS, author of Presentation Zen and The Naked Presenter

“This deceptively simple little book is a must-read for both seasoned presenters and novices. For the veterans, it's a fabulous way to assess, fine-tune, and enhance what you think you already know. And if you're new at the game of presentations, it's an elegant and inspiring instruction manual on how to get going.”

DAVID ALLEN, author of Getting Things Done

“Dan brings us a playful-but-profound book, distilling the craft of storytelling down into its most essential elements. Read this and find new ways to make your stories sing.”
TOM KELLEY, co-author of Creative Confidence

“Dan Roam is a master of communicating with pictures and words, together. I've stolen truckloads from him, and now you can, too.”
AUSTIN KLEON, author of Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work

“Roam has developed simple, memorable tools that will help you build compelling content and visuals for your next presentation.”
NANCY DUARTE, author of slide:ology and Resonate

“Whether you present on stage, in the boardroom, or in the classroom, this book is your bible for touching hearts and minds.”

EKATERINA WALTER, bestselling author of Think Like Zuck and The Power of Visual Storytelling

“This is beyond a ‘business’ book. This is a human book, one that is smart, valuable, full of pictures, and full of truth.”

SUNNI BROWN, author of The Doodle Revolution

“As clear and succinct of a guide to better presentations as you’ll ever find!”

GUY KAWASAKI, author of Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698182103
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/10/2014
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
621,404
File size:
91 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“A simple, beautiful, and important book. An absolute must-read for anyone serious about presenting and public speaking in today's world.”
GARR REYNOLDS, author of Presentation Zen and The Naked Presenter

“This deceptively simple little book is a must-read for both seasoned presenters and novices. For the veterans, it's a fabulous way to assess, fine-tune, and enhance what you think you already know. And if you're new at the game of presentations, it's an elegant and inspiring instruction manual on how to get going.”
DAVID ALLEN, author of Getting Things Done

“Dan brings us a playful-but-profound book, distilling the craft of storytelling down into its most essential elements. Read this and find new ways to make your stories sing.”
TOM KELLEY, co-author of Creative Confidence

“Dan Roam is a master of communicating with pictures and words, together. I've stolen truckloads from him, and now you can, too.”
AUSTIN KLEON, author of Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work

“Roam has developed simple, memorable tools that will help you build compelling content and visuals for your next presentation.”
NANCY DUARTE, author of slide:ology and Resonate

“Whether you present on stage, in the boardroom, or in the classroom, this book is your bible for touching hearts and minds.”
EKATERINA WALTER, bestselling author of Think Like Zuck and The Power of Visual Storytelling

“This is beyond a ‘business’ book. This is a human book, one that is smart, valuable, full of pictures, and full of truth.”
SUNNI BROWN, author of The Doodle Revolution

“As clear and succinct of a guide to better presentations as you’ll ever find!”
GUY KAWASAKI, author of Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur

Meet the Author

DAN ROAM is the author of the international bestseller The Back of the Napkin, the most popular visual-thinking business book of all time. Fast Company, BusinessWeek, and The Times (of London) named it the best creativity and innovation book of the year. His other books are Unfolding the Napkin and Blah Blah Blah

Dan is the founder and president of Digital Roam Inc., a consulting firm that uses visual thinking to solve complex problems for clients such as Google, Boeing, eBay, Microsoft, Walmart, Wells Fargo, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Senate. He lives in San Francisco.

LEARN MORE AT WWW.DANROAM.COM AND WWW.NAPKINACADEMY.COM

FOLLOW HIM ON TWITTER @DAN_ROAM.

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Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How to formulate and then communicate ideas that have high-impact    Many of those who have read one or more of Dan Roam's previously published books -- The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures (2013)...Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work (2011)...and Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures (2009) -- and who share my admiration of his talents will agree with me that Show and Tell is his book...thus far. In this latest book, he develops many of his insights in much greater depth while focusing primarily on explaining and demonstrating how almost anyone can prepare and present an extraordinary presentation on almost any subject to almost any audience. With regard to "extraordinary," he means that which is much better than ordinary, of course, but also that which moves people. OK, what's with "move?" From where to where, from what to what? Here's a covey of seven examples: o From ignorance to understanding o From doubt to faith o From resistance to cooperation o From despair to hope o From negative to positive o From opposition to alliance o From rejection to adoption You get the idea. Roam suggests that the "Show and Tell" process should follow three “rules”: 1. Lead with the truth and the heart will follow. "When we tell the truth in a presentation, three good things happen: We connect with our audience, we become passionate, and we find self-confidence." 2. Lead with a story and understanding will follow.  "When we tell a story in a presentation, three great things happen: We make concepts clear, we make ideas unforgettable, and we include everyone." 3. Lead with the eye and the mind will follow. "When we tell a story with pictures in a presentation, extraordinary things happen: People see exactly what we mean, we captivate our audience’s mind, and we banish boredom." As in his previously published books, Roam again identifies the most important WHAT and then devotes the bulk of his attention to explaining -- and demonstrating -- HOW.