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PresentationZen By Garr Reynolds


I have just finished reading Garr Reynolds book ‘Presentation Zen’ and it is absolutely superb. Using powerful examples to illustrate concepts and ideas Reynolds indisputably shows how when appropriate and well designed visual imagery using PowerPoint can add an immense amount of impact and clarity to a subject to underpin discussion, facilitation and learning.

I recommend it to anyone who might want to turn away from the general tedium and awfulness that is typical of PowerPoint Presentations. The book will not explain how PowerPoint works but it will explain how to enhance communication using appropriate visuals, not just another PowerPoint Slide.

Guy Kawasaki wrote the forward to the book but he did it brilliantly whilst also paying Garr Reynolds the biggest compliment by practising what he preached. Take a look at Kawasaki’s forward here and it will give you some idea of what this book teaches:

The book is available through Amazon. It achieves a 4.5 star rating from 27 reviews. The details can be seen here:

He has another book which I have just ordered which if it’s only half as good will be brilliant, it's entitled:  “The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations with or without Slides” (Published by Voices That Matter).

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  1. Presentation Zen

    Hi Garry,

    I completely agree with your assessment of the book, it’s a must-read for anyone who delivers presentations, or delivers presentation training!

    I can also recommend checking out his site & blog:

    He’s also on Twitter:

    I’m sure we’ve all suffered near-death-by-PowerPoint experiences, and his teachings go a long way to help irradicate poor presentation design.

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