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5.0 out of 5 stars
There is life after death-by-powerpoint, 16 Sep 2009
Like many management consultants, my formal presentation skills training emphasised left-brained logic at the expense of right-brained rhetoric and storytelling. Andrew Abela strikes a much better balance. When reading business-books, I'm from the 'scan first, read later if it seems worth the effort' school. Abela's magnum opus is one of those books I've not only read from cover-to-cover but will come back to again and again. It's a very accessible guide and definitely the best book on presentations that I've encountered. I know that's what Gene (Say It with Charts) Zelazny and Jeff (Stanford Professor) Pfeffer say on the back cover, but jacket endorsements aren't always a good guide and you're never quite sure until you dive in. I'd recommend this if you're an experienced presenter who feels that 'pyramid' presentations leave out much of your personality, or if you're a relative newbie who wants to start off on the right track from the get go.