Presentation Zen

Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321601890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8778

FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.

Presentation Zen

Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, Enhanced Edition

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132484609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2234

This enhanced e-book combines video and text to create a learning experience that is engaging, informative and fun. In addition to the full text of Presentation Zen, you’ll find high-quality video training that brings the topics to life through friendly visual instruction from experts and industry professionals. Best-selling author and authority on presentation design and delivery Garr Reynolds invites you to create provocative presentations with solid designs and Zen simplicity. This enhanced e-book combines a 50-minute video by Garr as well as the groundbreaking book Presentation Zen. Together they will challenge you to go beyond the conventional slide presentation style and think more creatively to achieve simpler, more effective presentations. You’ll learn to: •¿¿ ¿plan and prepare your presentations, and craft your story with storyboarding techniques •¿¿ ¿utilize design principles that enable you to communicate messages more effectively and emotionally •¿¿ ¿deliver your presentations by successfully connecting with your audience This provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation Zen, The Video has won numerous awards, most recently a CINE Golden Eagle Award and a a Silver Telly Award.

Presentation Zen

Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132901536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 1070

Best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds is back in this newly revised edition of his classic, best-selling book, Presentation Zen, in which he showed readers there is a better way to reach the audience through simplicity and storytelling, and gave them the tools to confidently design and deliver successful presentations. In this new edition, Garr gives his readers new, fresh examples to draw inspiration from, with a whole new chapter for those who present on more technical and educational topics based on techniques used by many presenters who give high-level talks at TED and other powerhouse events. Whether the reader is in research, technology, business, or education–this book will show them how to take what could look like a really dry presenation and reinvigorate the material in totally fresh (and sometimes interactive!) ways that will make it memorable and resonate with the audience. Staying true to the mission of the first), Garr combines solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity to help readers along the path to simpler, more effective presentations that will be appreciated, remembered, and best of all, acted upon.

Presentation Zen Design

A Simple Visual Approach to Presenting in Today's World

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321934156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 1943

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

Presentation Zen Sketchbook

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: New Riders Pub

ISBN: 9780321734792

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 2416

This sketchbook is like a journal for presenters of all types. Users will find blank pages for jotting down notes, creating mind maps, or using whatever brainstorming techniques they find helpful. Throughout the sketchbook are quotes from Reynolds's bestseller "Presentation Zen."

Slide:ology

The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

Author: Nancy Duarte

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596522347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 9165

Presents practical approaches for developing an effective presentation, covering such topics as creating diagrams, displaying data, arranging elements, creating movement, and interacting with slides.

The Naked Presenter

Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321717900

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 6888

When we learn to present naked, we reach our audiences by communicating the essence of the message, stripping away all that is unnecessary and embracing the ideas of simplicity, clarity, honesty, integrity, and passion. If "slideware" is used, the slides never steal the show or rise above serving a strong but simple supportive role. The ideas in the presentation may or may not be radical, earth shattering, or new, but there is freshness to the approach and content that makes a lasting impression. In this invaluable resource from the author for the best-selling books Presentation Zen and Presentation Zen Design, you will discover how to get to the core of your message and deliver presentations that are as natural as they are memorable. Whether you are just in the planning stages or need advice for a talk that begins in an hour, you'll find wisdom in The Naked Presenter that you can use to connect deeply with your audience and deliver a great presentation.

Resonate

Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Author: Nancy Duarte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118008936

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3124

Reveals the underlying story form of all great presentations that will not only create impact, but will move people to action Presentations are meant to inform, inspire, and persuade audiences. So why then do so many audiences leave feeling like they've wasted their time? All too often, presentations don't resonate with the audience and move them to transformative action. Just as the author's first book helped presenters become visual communicators, Resonate helps you make a strong connection with your audience and lead them to purposeful action. The author's approach is simple: building a presentation today is a bit like writing a documentary. Using this approach, you'll convey your content with passion, persuasion, and impact. Author has a proven track record, including having created the slides in Al Gore's Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth Focuses on content development methodologies that are not only fundamental but will move people to action Upends the usual paradigm by making the audience the hero and the presenter the mentor Shows how to use story techniques of conflict and resolution Presentations don't have to be boring ordeals. You can make them fun, exciting, and full of meaning. Leave your audiences energized and ready to take action with Resonate.

Advanced Presentations by Design

Creating Communication that Drives Action

Author: Andrew Abela

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416767

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 569

Based on extensive research studies from the fields of communication, marketing, psychology, multimedia, and law, Advanced Presentations by Design, Second Edition, provides fact-based answers to the most-often-asked questions about presentation design. The book shows how to adapt your presentation to different audience personality preferences, what role your data should play and how much of it you need, how to turn your data into a story, and how to design persuasive yet comprehensible visual layouts. The book's accessible 10-step Extreme PresentationTM method has been field-tested in organizations such as Microsoft, ExxonMobil, HJ Heinz, PayPal, and the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Written from the perspective of a marketer and business manager, this new edition offers practical, evidence-based advice for bringing focus to problems and overcoming challenges. The book offers practical guidelines for: Structuring Stories: The book presents the SCORE method for sequencing data (Situation, Complication, Resolution, Example) into a powerful story that grabs the audience's attention at the beginning and holds it through to the end. Using Graphics: The author provides numerous examples of charts and other graphics, explaining which can help you best present your data. Setting Goals for Presentations: The book reveals why it's important to set measurable objectives for what you want your audience to think and do differently after your presentation. This comprehensive resource offers a proven process for creating a presentation that gets noticed and compels your audience to take action. Praise for Advanced Presentations by Design "Shocking but true: You don't have to be Steve Jobs to create presentations that your audience will enjoy and that will also get you results. Even for everyday presentations, I've found that Dr. Abela's unique approach helps you replace crushingly dull and overlong presentations with fresh work your audience really cares about and that you actually enjoy creating!" —Sanjay Acharya, Vice President, Akamai Technologies "Advanced Presentations by Design is the best researched book on presentation design that I've ever had the privilege of reading. I recommend it for those of you who want the confidence of knowing how best to plan and design successful presentations." —Gene Zelazny, author, Say It with Charts and Say It with Presentations "This book is essential for any executive who doesn't have time to wade through sixty-page PowerPoint decks. You will want to make this book required reading for all your staff." —Stew McHie, Global Brand Manager, ExxonMobil

Illuminate

Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols

Author: Nancy Duarte,Patti Sanchez

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

ISBN: 1101980168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 5633

'Illuminate' demonstrates how, though the power of persuasive communication, one can turn an idea into a movement, as compared with the likes of Steve Jobs, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Starbucks, IBM, and more.

Beyond Bullet Points, 3rd Edition

Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire

Author: Cliff Atkinson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735662258

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 814

Unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation—and forget boring, bullet-point-riddled slides forever! Guided by communications expert Cliff Atkinson, you’ll walk you through an innovative, three-step methodology for increasing the impact of your presentation. Discover how to combine classic storytelling techniques with the power of visual media to create a rich, engaging experience with your audience. Fully updated for PowerPoint 2010, and featuring compelling presentation examples from classroom to boardroom, this book will help transform your presentations—and your business impact!

Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck

Author: Rick Altman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781477685433

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 6795

THIRD EDITION: Did you learn PowerPoint in 30 minutes? Join the crowd...most people get no more than a half-hour of training time with PowerPoint before they are tasked with making what is likely to be a first impression of themselves or their company. This book is for earnest presenters and presentation designers who want to escape the perils that entrap so many who turn to PowerPoint for their presentations.

Presentation Zen Design

Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133440982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3727

Creating and delivering a successful presentation today often means breaking through the noise and allowing your audience to focus on you and your message. You can have a great impact using simple design choices in your presentations but you just need to know where to start. Here to guide you on your journey is best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds, whose design wisdom and advice will open your eyes and give you new ways to look at your slides. Filled with practical insights and plenty of examples, you’ll learn how to design effective presentations that contain text, data, color, images, and video. Once the design guidelines are established, you will benefit from Garr’s years of experience as a master presenter and learn how you can achieve an overall harmony and balance using the powerful tenet of simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you’ll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience.

Presentation Zen Storytelling

The Art of Using the Power of Story to Create & Deliver Engaging Presentations

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: New Riders Pub

ISBN: 9780321934147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 3562

Slide Rules

Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields

Author: Traci Nathans-Kelly,Christine G. Nicometo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118796098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2749

A complete road map to creating successful technical presentations Planning a technical presentation can be tricky. Does the audience know your subject area? Will you need to translate concepts into terms they understand? What sort of visuals should you use? Will this set of bullets truly convey the information? What will your slides communicate to future users? Questions like these and countless others can overwhelm even the most savvy technical professionals. This full-color, highly visual work addresses the unique needs of technical communicators looking to break free of the bulleted slide paradigm. For those seeking to improve their presentations, the authors provide guidance on how to plan, organize, develop, and archive technical presentations. Drawing upon the latest research in cognitive science as well as years of experience teaching seasoned technical professionals, the authors cover a myriad of issues involved in the design of presentations, clearly explaining how to create slide decks that communicate critical technical information. Key features include: Innovative methods for archiving and documenting work through slides in the technical workplace Guidance on how to tailor presentations to diverse audiences, technical and nontechnical alike A plethora of color slides and visual examples illustrating various strategies and best practices Links to additional resources as well as slide examples to inspire on-the-job changes in presentation practices Slide Rules is a first-rate guide for practicing engineers, scientists, and technical specialists as well as anyone wishing to develop useful, engaging, and informative technical presentations in order to become an expert communicator. Find the authors at techartsconsulting.com or on Facebook at: SlideRulesTAC

The Non-Designer's Presentation Book

Principles for effective presentation design

Author: Robin Williams

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134685989

Category: Computers

Page: 192

View: 3592

Robin Williams, teacher and designer, knows what it takes to give a good presentation. In this revised and updated book, Robin makes it easy for even first-time presenters to get past their fears of creating a presentation. She expands upon the four fundamental principles of good design and typography introduced in her award-winning Non-Designer’s series and adds four more principles specific to achieving clear communication with slides. Let Robin guide you in her signature light-hearted style through the entire process of creating a presentation—from planning and organizing your ideas to designing effective, beautiful slides that won’t put your audience to sleep. In this essential guide to presentation design, you’ll learn: • What makes a good presentation—or a bad one • How to plan, organize, and outline your presentation • Four principles for developing effective presentations • Four principles for designing beautiful slides that communicate clearly • Specific tips for using animation and transitions that aren’t annoying • A list of timeless presentation rules . . . that you should totally ignore

Effective Debugging

66 Specific Ways to Debug Software and Systems

Author: Diomidis Spinellis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134394887

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 4771

Every software developer and IT professional understands the crucial importance of effective debugging. Often, debugging consumes most of a developer’s workday, and mastering the required techniques and skills can take a lifetime. In Effective Debugging, Diomidis Spinellis helps experienced programmers accelerate their journey to mastery, by systematically categorizing, explaining, and illustrating the most useful debugging methods, strategies, techniques, and tools. Drawing on more than thirty-five years of experience, Spinellis expands your arsenal of debugging techniques, helping you choose the best approaches for each challenge. He presents vendor-neutral, example-rich advice on general principles, high-level strategies, concrete techniques, high-efficiency tools, creative tricks, and the behavioral traits associated with effective debugging. Spinellis’s 66 expert techniques address every facet of debugging and are illustrated with step-by-step instructions and actual code. He addresses the full spectrum of problems that can arise in modern software systems, especially problems caused by complex interactions among components and services running on hosts scattered around the planet. Whether you’re debugging isolated runtime errors or catastrophic enterprise system failures, this guide will help you get the job done—more quickly, and with less pain. Key features include High-level strategies and methods for addressing diverse software failures Specific techniques to apply when programming, compiling, and running code Better ways to make the most of your debugger General-purpose skills and tools worth investing in Advanced ideas and techniques for escaping dead-ends and the maze of complexity Advice for making programs easier to debug Specialized approaches for debugging multithreaded, asynchronous, and embedded code Bug avoidance through improved software design, construction, and management

The Art of Explanation

Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand

Author: Lee LeFever

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417313

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 744

Your guide to becoming an explanation specialist. You've done the hard work. Your product or service works beautifully - but something is missing. People just don't see the big idea - and it's keeping you from being successful. Your idea has an explanation problem. The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanation skills and start solving explanation problems. Author Lee LeFever is the founder of Common Craft, a company known around the world for making complex ideas easy to understand through short animated videos. He is your guide to helping audiences fall in love with your ideas, products or services through better explanations in any medium. You will learn to: Plan: Learn explanation basics, what causes them to fail and how to diagnose explanation problems. Package: Using simple elements, create an explanation strategy that builds confidence and motivates your audience. Present: Produce remarkable explanations with visuals and media. The Art of Explanation is your invitation to become an explanation specialist and see why explanation is now a fundamental skill for professionals.

Presentation Genius

40 Insights From the Science of Presenting

Author: Simon Raybould

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1473615011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3913

The fast-track MBA in presenting Imagine having instant access to the world's smartest thinking on presentations - and being shown exactly what to do to guarantee that you get your own presentations right, every time. Presentation Genius makes it easy to apply what researchers know about brilliant presentations to the real world. 40 chapters based on hundreds of cutting-edge business and psychology research projects reveal what works and what doesn't work when you're presenting. Each of the 40 chapters is a mini-masterclass in presentations, explaining the research and showing you how to apply it next time you present. In business, conventional wisdom often says one thing while research says another. Presentation Genius cuts through the noise to bring you proven research and techniques for applying it that will simply make you a better presenter. Quick to read and intensely practical, this book will bring a little presentation genius into your day. 'This book will make you a better presenter' Paul McGee - The Sumo Guy. International speaker and bestselling author 'What a great little book! There is something here for everyone. Experts will find new ideas (and some science) to test and polish their performances; novices will get a flying start with a whole range of presentation skills, which the rest of us had to learn by trial and error' Peter Judge, MBE, Attorney General of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 'An invaluable aid to anyone who wants to be sure to get information of any type across to audiences of all sizes' Dr Joanna Berry, Director of External Relations at Newcastle University Business School

Show & Tell

How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations

Author: Dan Roam

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

ISBN: 1591848024

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4375

A visual guide to making extraordinary presentations by the acclaimed author of The Back of the Napkin We are all natural born presenters. We have ideas to share, voices to share them, and people to share them with. So why do most of us find public speaking so hard? In this pithy but powerful guide, communication expert Dan Roam provides a simple five-step path to take us from jitters and complexity to confidence and clarity. He explains his tried-and-true visual techniques and the wisdom he has gained from giving award-winning presentations. Roam shows us how to: - Clearly present any idea with simple visuals - Know our audience before we step in front of them - Channel fear into fun Roam's lively visual style, hand-drawn pictures, and vivid text will help regular people overcome anxiety and make brilliant presentations.