The Naked Presenter Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 11/29/2010
  • Publisher: New Riders

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Master presenter Garr Reynolds shows how to reach audiences by delivering memorable presentations that are as natural as they are effectual bull; bull;Written by the author of the best-selling presentation book of all time, Presentation Zen (over 100,000 copies internationally). bull;A perfect follow-up to his previous books on content and design, focusing now on the delivery of the presentation. bull;Aimed at anyone who needs to deliver presentations from any profession, making this a huge audience. In his first two best-selling books Presentation Zen (0321525655) and Presentation Zen Design (0321668790), Garr Reynolds gave readers the necessary tools for planning and designing successful presentations. Establishing the framework for beautifully designed and well-prepared presentations, he now examines the delivery of the presentation in this handy, beautiful, and simple guide. The Naked Presenter teaches readers how they can reach an audience by stripping away all that is unnecessary to get at the essence of the message. The 'naked presenter' approaches the presentation task embracing the ideas of simplicity, clarity, honesty, integrity, and passion. They present with a certain freshness. The ideas may or may not be radical, earth shattering, or new. But there is a 'newness' and freshness to their approach and to their content. And if they use slideware, their slides fit well with their talk and are harmonious with the message. The slides are in sync, and are simple and beautifully designed, yet never steal the show or rise above serving a strong but simple supportive role. In this book, readers will learn how to achieve that balance and gain the skills to deliver presentations that are natural and memorable.

Author Biography

Garr Reynolds is the Author of 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 Management at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan and Director of Design Matters Japan Garr's popular blog on presentation design and delivery is at www.presentationzen.com.

Table of Contents

Naturalness and the Art of Presenting Nakedp. 5
Who Is This Book For?p. 6
Naturally Nakedp. 6
What Does It Mean to Present Naked?p. 10
Presentation Generationp. 17
About This Bookp. 24
First Things First: Preparationp. 29
You Need Alone Timep. 30
Identify the Purposep. 33
The Power of Storyp. 43
A Simplified Processp. 49
The Day of the Presentationp. 56
Connect with Punch, Presence, and Projectionp. 63
Begin with Punchp. 64
Establish Presencep. 76
Project Yourselfp. 82
Gain Confidencep. 88
Engage with Passion, Proximity, and Playp. 99
Show Your Passionp. 100
Tapping Emotionsp. 106
Interact Using Proximityp. 114
Develop Playp. 122
Sustain with Pace and Participationp. 135
Vary the Pacep. 136
Changing the Playp. 140
Involve Through Participationp. 144
End with a Powerful Finishp. 163
Make Your Ending "Sticky"p. 163
How to End on a Powerful Notep. 167
Naked Q&A Sessionp. 173
Continuous Improvement Through Persistencep. 185
Lessons Are Everywherep. 187
Everyone Can Improvep. 188
Naturalness and the Three Cs of Presenting with Impactp. 193
Indexp. 200
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