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Great for creating better slides, but that' all
on 12 February 2010
This book is very useful but has some limitations.
The book builds on Garr's first book `Presentation Zen', in that it really helps someone with limited design experience build amazing slides.
It is well laid out and easy to read. It goes into enough depth to be useful and is very theory light; this is a good thing.
This book contains no information on how to use PowerPoint or Keynote - which focuses the reader on what is important, design. It will also mean that the book will have a long shelf-life.
Though the book repeats many of the ideas from Presentation Zen, you would have need to read the first book or another book on how to do great presentations to get the most out of this one. The book has very little on delivery or crafting your whole presentation.
I would highly recommend this to someone who is a reasonable presenter already, for those new to the area I would recommend reading The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallo, first.
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience