An Employee Engagement Extra
We can often suffer through presentations that create high levels of disengagement as we sit in a room with someone flashing PowerPoint slide after slide after slide, full of more bullets than a military armory.
Hopefully that person flashing slides with more content than the Sunday New York Times is not us!
Garr Reynolds has done powerful work on the art of presenting and wrote a great book on the topic: Presentation Zen.
If you make any presentations than this talk that Garr offered at Google on March 21st of this year is required viewing. It is over an hour in length but you will be a better presenter if you watch, take notes, and act on the suggestions and tips.
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Some of the points that stuck with me from the video:
a big THANK YOU
- what is the sound of one room napping
- eat like a bird, poop like an elephant
- simplicity means maximum effect with minimum of means
- get off the grid to prepared your presentation
- hara hachi bu – go at 80%
- read Made to Stick and Whole New Mind to learn key presentation principles
- work with simplicity, clarity, lack of clutter
- be simple, honest, fresh, visual, open, natural
I also encourage you to read Garr’s blog: Presentation Zen.