Sunday, June 14, 2009

Looking for a way to improve your presentation: Read the Zen presentation

As a person who spends half of his time presenting things (ideas, products, proposals, office days, strategies, board reviews) I am always interested on ways to improve. Even if I consider myself a good to a very good oral presenter (even if I don´t speak slowly half of the people may not understand me :-), I am always looking for ways to improve our visuals

Furthermore we tend to confuse presentation that we send as documentation and presentations that serve just as a framework or a tool to improve and/or support what we are saying

My colleague and good friend Luis Sisamon recommended this book to me. I devoured in 3 hours and was putting it into practice within the next presentation I was preparing those days in Dubai and I can tell you it works. As everything in life you need to take the 3 or 4 things that work for you but I am sure that something on Garr books will click on your mind

If you are interested you can also follow his blog which carries very interesting ideas and topics on design
Read more on Garr's blog

You will not regret investing 3-6 hours on this book, I can guarantee you

1 comment:

  1. Applying the rule of three to presentations is always good ... so long as you remember to always talk to the 3 points.

    The best tip I ever heard was to say 'Today I am going to tell you about 3 things' and people think wow, only 3 things.

    You can also remember to make only 3 points about each of those 3 things.