by Nancy Duarte
Paperback: 261 pages
Date Published: 2008
Point: Simple slides displaying clear ideas lead to effective communication.
Duarte walks through the art of slide presentations from the conception of ideas to the delivery of a presentation. Chapters clarify color use, templates, fonts, and diagrams.
The Five Theses of the Power of a Presentation:
Treat your audience as King - how can you help them.
Spread Ideas and move people: People should see how they can live our your idea.
Help them see what you’re saying: don't just settle for a speech.
Practice Design, not decoration: be clear.
Cultivate Healthy Relationships: in order to accept your message, they must accept you.
Sources: Personal experience with boring and exciting presentations.
Agreement: Slide shows can kill an idea, or spread an idea. This is a helpful manual for putting together a presentation that ignites the imagination of your audience, not their tempers.
Disagreement: A little dull at times, but if viewed as a manual it is understandable.
Personal App: Work at simplicity in style, slides, and speech.
Stars: 4 out of 5
It would be worth having and consulting when putting together a major presentation.