One of my favorite blogs is by Garr Reynolds entitled Presentation Zen. Garr is an Associate Professor of Management at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka Japan. He teaches Marketing, Global Marketing and Multimedia Presentation Design. The last class title is so interesting to me. Did you ever think about presentation design? If not you should.
Whether it is for you executive or yourself, your PowerPoint presentations are important. The reason for them is to help put emphasis on talking points while keeping your audience engaged in what you are saying. The purpose is not to put bullet points on a screen. The purpose is to enhance the story that you are trying to convey so that the audience will walk away with a memorable experience an take away your key points.
So you open up PowerPoint and begin to do what…DESIGN! On Garrs website and in his blog you will learn many simple and engaging techniques to create great, impactful presentations and begin designing presentations that make a difference.
He also has written several books on the subject and his book Presentation Zen has influenced many high level presentations world wide.
Recently Garr has been posting several entries regarding the Japanese people and how they are handling the recent tragedies that they have been dealt. I find this a bonus from reading his blog because it shows the incredible resilience that the people of Japan have and what we can learn from it as well.