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Presentation Zen

A book report and presentation primer

Nathan Hambley

on 26 January 2010

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Presentation Zen A Book Report and Presentation Primer www.presentationzen.com By Garr Reynolds General Rules Finish early Keep the lights on and be the message Principles of a Great Presentation Restraint and Simplicity Death by Powerpoint Preparation Start with
a Beginner's Mind "In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities.
In the expert's mind there are few." Plan in Analog “What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with—it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds”—Steve Jobs Make Time for Solitude “Solitude is required for the unconscious to process and unravel problems.”—Dr. Ester Buchholz, clinical psychologist Ask yourself the right questions How many slides?

How many bullet points? How much time do I have?
What's the venue like?
Who's the audience?
What's expected?

What's my most critical point?
Why does it matter--So What? Crafting the story Be sticky and avoid the curse of knowledge “Our mission is to become the international leader in
the space industry through maximum team-centered
innovation and strategically targeted aerospace initiatives.” “Our mission is to put a man on the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade.” Editing and restraint A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. Design Simplicity is #1 Make your presentations natural and elegant Aim for a low signal to noise ratio lean on visuals bleed pictures and embed your text "Include third party quotes in your presentation"
-Garr Reynolds Use empty space and balance Know the Rule of Thirds The Delivery The Art of Being Completely Present Be a one
player Next Steps Read and study www.spl.org
Practice Exercise your right brain and
get out of your comfort zone Take in a concert Read novels Climb a mountain Take a walk without an agenda Always look for great presentations http://prezi.com
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