What's the difference between a good speaker and great speaker?
Good speakers don't bore us too much and pass on useful and interesting information while a great speaker captures our attention, makes us anticipate their next words and makes us say wow!
A lot like a magician....
Which is why I was intrigued about what a magician could teach us about being better presenters
What Nick Fitzherbert does in "Presentation Magic" is take the 20 rules of Magic and applies them to business presentations and it's a refreshing change of perspective.
Some of the most useful rule to take from the book are:
Rule 4 - "The brain filters out… Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Seth Godin is the living, breathing embodiment of this book, he is a leader, he's not happy with the status quo and he has built up a tribe of followers who believe in the same ideas as he does. A tribe who will probably read and buy and possibly even worship everything he says or does.
Unfortunately this book is a bit of a one-trick pony, the concept is good, his arguments are relevant and his examples illustrate his points perfectly but.... it only has one idea and that idea (as other reviewers have noted) could probably have been covered in a few pages or in a blog entry but instead has been stretched though endless repetition to 130 pages of wasted paper.
To save… Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This was what I was looking for.
This does everything that Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (Voices That Matter)
doesn't, this is practical and has eliminated the philosophical waffle of its predecessor.
If you want to learn about how to design slides so that they can get clear and understandable ideas across to your listeners (and viewers) then this is the book your should get.
There is still some references to the Japanese culture but this time they are controlled and relevant, the author gets back to his old philosophical self in the chapter on Space but in… Read more