You can get people’s interest by violating their expectations. What is my absolutely central point? Jan 01, Omar Halabieh rated it really liked it. Balancing the principles of design, the tenets of Zen simplicity, multimedia and cognitive learning theory, along with practical advice from the fie The road to an efficient presentation is minimalism. There are over four thousand reviews of this book on Goodreads, so it is unlikely that I can say anything fresh about the content and style of this superb book, so I am not about to try.

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There are a ton of visuals, and it’s so easy to get the point, especially presentation zen garr reynolds before and after slides. Chapter 4 Crafting the story What makes zfn stick? The author primarily emphasizes a philosophy of a great presentation but he also gives many concrete examples and ‘how to’s ‘ to implement a presentation of any subject area that engages the participant. When they occurred, he moved forward without missing a beat, never losing his engagement with the audience.

The principle says that related items should be grouped together so that they will be viewed as a group, rather than as several unrelated elements. Create documents Not tarr. I absolutely loved this book!


Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

Who is in control? For its purpose, this book can’t get much better than it is.

I was worried that this would be a breezy feel-good book without much content. Slow down your state of mind.

This book provides an equal dose of inspiration and education. Looking forward to presentation zen garr reynolds next teaching gig to see how well it all works out presentation zen garr reynolds me. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Reynolds wants to write about good PowerPoint presentation, and he does a very good job at it. If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority. Thank you very reyolds Garr Reynolds. Why does it matter? Below are key excerpts from the book that I found particularly insightful: I think The Non-Designer’s Presentation Book does a better job, but there were things in this one that really worked. He’s really able to explain concepts of design in a familiar and accessible way.

You want the audience to see you as well as gaer slides. The content focuses on helping readers become 1 more aware, 2 more knowledgeable, and 3 more inspired. But to do that, you have to take a step back and see the big picture What is the “it” that I want them to get? Internalize your story, but do I not memorize it line by line.


It was a joy to watch! In this step, I look to identify the one key idea that is central and memorable from the point of view of the audience. Every situation is different, but there is never an excuse for being dull.

What is the fundamental purpose of my talk? For example, if you have a small audience and data-intensive materials to discuss, a handout of the materials with a give-and-take discussion is usually more appropriate.

Many photographs and examples of well-done presentations. Why be a clone when you can be your true unique self? Create a written document.

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds

The best of this is the advice about the post-it notes — which is, use post-it notes to map out your slides. Surprise will get their interest. Pass on the Kindle savings in this case.