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The Naked Presenter : Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides - Garr Reynolds

The Naked Presenter

Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides

Paperback Published: 11th January 2011
ISBN: 9780321704450
Number Of Pages: 216

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When we learn to present naked, we reach our audiences by communicating the essence of the message, stripping away all that is unnecessary and embracing the ideas of simplicity, clarity, honesty, integrity, and passion. If "slideware" is used, the slides never steal the show or rise above serving a strong but simple supportive role. The ideas in the presentation may or may not be radical, earth shattering, or new, but there is freshness to the approach and content that makes a lasting impression.

In this invaluable resource from the author for the best-selling books Presentation Zen and Presentation Zen Design, you will discover how to get to the core of your message and deliver presentations that are as natural as they are memorable. Whether you are just in the planning stages or need advice for a talk that begins in an hour, you'll find wisdom in The Naked Presenter that you can use to connect deeply with your audience and deliver a great presentation.

About the Author

Garr Reynolds is the author of the best-selling books Presentation Zen and Presentation Zen Design, and a leading authority on presentation design and delivery. A sought-after speaker and consultant, his clients include many in the Fortune 500. A writer, designer, musician, and long-time student of the Zen arts, he is currently Associate Professor of Management at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan and Director of Design Matters in Japan.

" Many books about presentation delivery cover simple topics like eye contact and gestures. Garr's book goes much deeper, highlighting Zen concepts that address meaningful ways to connect credibly with an audience. It's a must-read for anyone who has to give presentations. " Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Design and author of slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations and Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences "

I take everything Garr Reynolds says to heart. I don't read his books, I devour them from the inside out. The Naked Presenter is a book whose time has come. Shedding everything to focus on the audience and the content is the true secret to great presentations. Now, Garr is sharing that secret (and how to do it) with the world. " Mitch Joel, President of Twist Image and author of Six Pixels of Separation

  • 1 Naturalness and the Art of Presenting Naked
  • 2 First Things First: Preparation
  • 3 Connect with Punch, Presence, and Projection
  • 4 Engage with Passion, Proximity, and Play
  • 5 Sustain with Pace and Participation
  • 6 End with a Powerful Finish
  • 7 Continuous Improvement Through Persistence
  • Index

ISBN: 9780321704450
ISBN-10: 0321704452
Series: Voices That Matter
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 11th January 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1