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Presentation books

Five less-talked about gems from Nancy Duarte’s latest book “Resonate”

December 8, 2010

Resonate, Nancy Duarte’s latest book, is for the serious student of presentations. Resonate delves deep into the art of presenting and analyzes precisely what makes a presentation persuasive and memorable. You don’t need to know this to create an effective presentation, just as you don’t need to know how an internal combustion engine works to [...]

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5 tips for overcoming stage fright

July 15, 2010

And as the curtain rose on the first night, I had a flash of intense vertigo, like I was going to pass out and couldn’t find my center. It sent me into a cold-sweat panic. This is a quote from Jason Alexander, most well-known for his role as George Costanza in Seinfeld, from a book [...]

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Seven tips and one quibble from Joey Asher’s book “How to Win a Pitch”

April 6, 2009

If you give sales presentations I recommend you read “How to Win a Pitch“. I admire Joey Asher’s blog Talking Points, so I did expect to be impressed. And I was. The book has the same discipline as a well-planned presentation. Joey Asher distills five key fundamentals that will help you stand out in a [...]

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Review of the 3 books of the Presentation Revolution

September 18, 2008

There are three books which have ushered in and defined the PowerPoint Revolution. If you can only buy one, which one should you buy? Here’s my analysis of the three books and my recommendation. Cliff Atkinson was the pioneer with Beyond Bullet Points. The Beyond Bullets approach is an entire system for creating a presentation [...]

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