June 7, 2011

News & Opinion: PresentationZen

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Maybe you give presentations often. How effective are they? Maybe you've never given one. Want help heading in the best direction? Thankfully, there's a book like Garr Reynolds' PresentationZen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery.

At some point, you're going to have to communicate an idea to a group of people. Better to communicate clearly, interestingly, and effectively rather than simply saying words and showing slides while everyone anticipates the end. This book will show you how to do that by thinking differently and creatively about how you express and show your idea. Seth Godin even encourages people to NOT buy the book so that his style of presentations don't become more common!

But Guy Kawasaki, who wrote the forward to the book, does encourage people to buy it. In fact, he's got a promotion running now:

Buy a copy of Guy Kawasaki's Enchantment, and get a FREE copy of PresentationZen.

Simply buy a copy of the book, and send Guy your proof of purchase at this link. You must follow these steps in order to get the free book (we are not fulfilling the freebies - Guy is).

Get Enchanted and enchant others through the new presentation skills you'll learn through this cool offer.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.