Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

by Garr Reynolds

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Overview

Garr Reynolds, author of the best-selling book on presentation design and delivery, is back with this newly revised edition of this classic book, Presentation Zen. Showing us there is a better way to reach your audience through simplicity and storytelling, Garr tackles the conventional wisdom of making presentations with slides and shares his approach to designing and delivering successful and provocative presentations. In this new edition, Garr includes fresh examples from which to draw inspiration, and offers techniques for cutting through the noise and distractions of modern life and truly engaging with your audiences in a meaningful way. Combining the solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, Presentation Zen, Third Edition, puts you solidly on the path to creating simpler, more effective presentations that will be appreciated, remembered, and best of all, acted upon.

“Presentation Zen changed my life and the lives of my clients. The philosophy and approach so elegantly explained in Garr’s book will inspire your audience. Don’t even think of giving another presentation without it!”

Carmine Gallo

Author, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs and Talk Like TED

“Garr has broken new ground in the way we think about the power of presentations, and more important, has taught an entire generation of communicators how to do a better job. Don’t miss this one.”

Seth Godin

Legendary presenter and author, This is Marketing

“If you care about the quality and clarity of your presentations–and you should–pick up this book, read every page, and heed its wisdom. Presentation Zen is a contemporary classic.”

Daniel H. Pink

Author, A Whole New Mind and Drive

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321811981
Publisher: New Riders
Publication date: 12/22/2011
Series: Voices That Matter Series
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 1,227,171
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.72(d)

About 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. An award-winning writer, designer, and musician, he is currently Professor of Management and Communication Design at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. Garr is a former corporate trainer for Sumitomo Electric, Inc. and worked as the Manager for Worldwide User Group Relations at Apple, Inc. His popular website can be found at presentationzen.com. He lives with his family in the countryside of Nara, Japan.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments, ix Foreword by Guy Kawasaki, x

INTRODUCTION:
Presenting in Today's World, 5

PREPARATION:
Creativity, Limitations, and Constraints, 31
Planning Analog, 45
Crafting the Story, 77

DESIGN:
Simplicity: Why It Matters, 115
Presentation Design: Principles and Techniques, 131
Sample Visuals: Images and Text, 187

DELIVERY The Art of Being Completely Present, 215
Connecting with an Audience, 231
The Need for Engagement, 253

NEXT STEP:
The Journey Begins, 285

Photo Credits, 292
Index, 294

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