6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A great primer for those making or delivering presentations,
This review is from: The Presentation Coach: Bare Knuckle Brilliance For Every Presenter (Paperback)
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I don't tend to have to deliver presentations but as I work in business development for an advisory firm - I often have to create them for consultants.
I really liked the way this book dissects the entire cradle-to-grave process of creating and delivering a presentation. There are so many pitfalls that so many of us are guilty of ('death by power point', excessive detail, pleasantries, etc) and having these brutally exposed is actually a very good thing which has made me much more self-aware.
I liked the detailed process behind a good presentation that the author advocates and lays out; eminently sensible and, because it's described in quite a non-esoteric way, it's actually very practical and straight forward to adopt. I also liked the very practical tips about PowerPoint itself (never use less than a 36 point type-face, go sans-serif (Arial) rather than serif (Courier), for example).
The concept of spike was really well put forward and has certainly made me STRONGLY rethink how I put presentations together from now on. It really is very good advice.
In closing: anyone who is serious about wanting to create and deliver high quality presentations I would strongly recommend this book to.