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wwwkimpallistercomRecently I was email with a colleague on the subject of presentations when he broughtI was exchanging email with a on the subject of presentations when he brought Nancy Duarte s books which I d Wurr 3 (Wurr read some time ago and given a positiveeview to at least one of them One of the books that came up was Garr Reynolds Presentation Zen which I d also liked It turned out he had a Кракатит recent book out The Naked Presenter and so I decided to give it aeadIt s okay but I can t Werewolf: The Apocalypse recommend it as highly as his previous book or Duarte s The book focuses on the Zen aspects of approaching presentation preparation and delivery and less on the actual mechanics of those things themselvesThis would be well enough but I found many of the techniues to be high level and vapid compared to other works and the metaphors to all things Japanese felt forcedLike many of theecent pretty books Duarte s and Reynolds both fall in this camp the content is so blown out in favor of whitespace uotes and pretty pictures that it s pretty devoid of content What s there is not beyond what s already covered in the original book It does try to get into the whole zen mental state thing on approaching prep on delivery on handling a hostile audience etc but only superficially I d have liked to see some approaches to drills or to methods of Das überforderte Gehirn: Mit Steinzeitwerkzeug in der Hightech-Welt rehearsal and the likeIn summary the book is alright but I decommend Duarte s Resonate or Reynolds Presentation Zen over this book If you like Reynolds other book a lot then you This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user friendly introduction to the subject Taking a clear structural framework it guides the eader through the subjec. .
Ay enjoy this one Not good at all Reynolds strength lies in design and he should stick to the knitting He is not a speechwriter and not a presentation coach so his advice while fundamentally sound ings hollow to me throughout this book There are no new ideas here and the ideas he does propound are not particularly well written Also the book lacks examples say of of a presentation evolving from it an early draft to a strong final version with the Ivy Vines Visions reasons for the changes clearly highlightedThere is another problem with this book Reynolds is deeply fascinated by Japanese civilisation and clearly believes it has many lessons to teach us and his minimalist Zen aesthetic on the design side is what hasightly made him famous in the presentation world But in this book he eminded me of Alison Hannigan s character in the American Pie films who begins every other sentence with the phrase This one time at band camp Garr spends a LOT of time using at best tenuous analogies from Japanese culture to make his points about presentations so apparently a presentation is like taking a Japanese bath should be like a bamboo must overcome the 10 evils of
Budo Could Be Like Aikidocould be like Aikido Judo and should have PUNCH yet another lousy acronym tooGarr s fascination with all things Japanese is even starting to pollute his slides I have noticed now that he egularly his usual beautiful image along the pull uote or tightly phrased idea on his slides PLUS Japanese subtitles. T's core elements A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the eader understands
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YOU RE PRESENTING TO A JAPANESE AUDIENCE YOU USEre presenting to a Japanese audience you use yokogaki for everyone else that is just indecipherable clutter taking up oom on your slideIf you for everyone else that is just indecipherable clutter taking up Chicken Licken room on your slideIf you looking for a good text on crafting the narrative of your presentation try Nancy Duarte s Resonate Nancy works with presenters every day and it shows on every page and if you want to get into the meat and potatoes of oratory andhetoric for your delivery go to the Master Max Atkinson No cutesie ideas no silly acronyms or self indulgent analogies just solid example driven advice from the trenchesThis book Not worth your time If you teach public speaking or simply find yourself being asked to present your ideas this book has some brilliant insight It s one to ead The content is 4 star but I take 1 star out for the presentation of the book so ordinary boring and lack of creativity After eading Resonate by Nancy Duarte a book teaches you similar techniues but with much better design I struggled to enjoy this book Another star lost due to too much overlap of content with another
BOOK OF THE AUTHOR I DIDNof the author I didn appreciate some self help like parts but it is totally personal Besides that there are some tips that are very well known by anyone that have already searched for uick tips on the internet However I liked the most part of this book It has a lot of good advice about public speaking that is not easily found or at least well explained in other Mindfulness for Black Dogs Blue Days: Finding a Path Through Depression resources. Pts This succinct and enlightening overview is aeuired eading for all those interested in the subject We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career Business. ,