Tag Archives: presenting

Pecha Kucha Night, a lifetime in six minutes

Some time last year, I first learned about Pecha Kucha from the estimable Presentation Zen blog, but it wasn't until last night that I experienced it.  Pecha Kucha, in a nutshell, is when people get together and share 20-slide presentations in which the slides advance automatically every 20 seconds, for a crisp 6:40 each.  The…
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In the queue

Book Club: Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris Love the blog, now bought the book: Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds Don't know why:  A Tranquil Star by Primo Levi For work:  BrandSimple by Allen Adamson Trying to drink the cool-aid:  Conscious Business by Fred Kofman Can't stop listening to:  Little Fluffy Clouds…
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No parrots were harmed in the making of this post

I used to work with a guy who was an excellent public speaker, as sales guys often are. Although I cannot remember any part of any presentation he ever gave, I remember very the time when he started off a talk with a joke that began, "A brunette, a redhead and a blonde..." After I…
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Radically Minimal Slides

How many slides must a man present before he must stop and vent? Lately, I've become bored with creating and giving presentations. (I know, you're thinking, "what took you so long?") People in the office say I'm good at it, and I've certainly done enough to feel comfortable and competent, but after a while, it…
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Presentation? Bring It On!

So I'm working on the slides for my upcoming appearance at Baptie's Direct Focus marketing conference in San Diego. It's hard going of course, this will be a tough audience. And you know what happens when the going gets tough... the tough geek out on some unrelated topic to procrastinate. Over the past month I've…
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