There are lots of books and web sites and people who give advice on how to give good presentations. And if you give presentations (who doesn’t) it’s probably a good idea to learn as much as you can.
But even though there may be timeless principles on presenting a message, I think you’ll find that there are some new ideas that are challenging some of the old ones that have been around a while.
Check out this great post I found recently from Chris Brogan . It seems to match some of the other concepts I’ve heard from successful presenters lately.
For the interested student, other current masters of presentations are:
- Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen.
- Nancy Duarte, author of Slideology.
Learn something different and make your next presentation a smash hit.
2 replies on “Your Next Presentation”
I attended a presentation last night and manoman do I wish the presenter had perused this information. It was a testament to me that I need to improve my own future presentations. Thanks for the info.
Leslie, glad it was useful. I’ve been hearing a lot about it lately, but it does take quite a long time before ‘everybody’ hears about it. (Although I think that time is getting shorter as we’re sharing everything faster in forums like this.}
I actually own the Presentation Zen book and it is top notch. You might think it is just about using good pictures and slides because the quality of the book is so different than any other, but it really is about the entire process of developing a presentation from concept to delivery. And you’ll see that he uses his own advice in the book because the layout is fantastic.