For one of my recent seminars, I decided to challenge myself. As an admitted follower of Presentation Zen, over the past few months I have been reducing the amount of bullet points in my presentations. For my seminar on effective meetings, I thought to myself, “What if I could make this PowerPoint slide show without a single bullet point?” Continue reading
Through my regular perusing of LinkedIn’s news feed, I stumbled upon this eye-catching summary of what it takes to make extraordinary presentations. Continue reading
One of the most well-known rules of public speaking is to know the details about where you are going to present, before your present. How big is the room? How are the chairs and desks arranged? What version of PowerPoint is available? Is PowerPoint available at all? Continue reading
I was going to review this book a long time ago, but I decided to hold off until I could put its advice into practice. Now that I have done so, I can truly recommend this amazingly useful book. Although not everyone will be able to apply everything Presentation Zen proposes, anyone who does any kind of public speaking can benefit from applying at least some of what this book offers. So, without further delay, here is my take on Presentation Zen.