Diggy Dow

Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (307 of 421)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,136,038 - Total Helpful Votes: 307 of 421
The Power Presenter: Technique, Style, and Strateg&hellip by Jerry Weissman
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
As a veteran presenter (and one who has received great compliments for my presentational style) I bought this book from a recommendation on Nancy Duarte's blog. The book is superb. It has simple and usable direction to improve your presentational style.
The author's illustration of his points with video helps cement his points. His use of Obama's style (right up to his inauguration) makes the material seem fresh and highly relevant.
Having completed the book in three sittings I am left with several clear directions that I shall be applying to my own style.
Garmin Forerunner 405CX GPS Sports Watch with Hear&hellip by Garmin
252 of 254 people found the following review helpful
Having just bought the 405CX I found the lack of user reviews deeply frustrating. Having had the watch for 2 weeks I thought I would share my experience.
I formerly owned a 305 and my big concern with the 405 was the reported difficulties in picking up satellites (as a result of the smaller design). Well the 405CX has certainly resolved these issues. I'm guessing the kit remembers where you tend to be because it catches a satellite even in areas that would have been a total no go with the 305 (like in the shadow of tall buildings). This morning's run got a satellite connection in 5 seconds (really!) Combine this high sensitivity with an ability to save locations and the GPS… Read more
White Chalk ~ PJ Harvey
White Chalk ~ PJ Harvey
14 of 48 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Deeply disappointing, 17 Sep 2007
Through all of the newspaper reviews for this album, everyone has mentioned the expectation that preceeded it. Few have admitted the disappointment that sets in four songs in.

PJ Harvey for me always represented controlled rage, driving guitars, lyrical beauty. All of this has gone. The whole album involves PJ Harvey plonking out gentle (but not beautiful) songs at the piano. She sings in a strangled near falsetto voice. Four songs in is when you realise 'oh no, this is going to be the sound of every song'.

Needless to say, I have re-listened. The album itself has some high points but as a PJ Harvey album it is an immense let down.

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