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Slide ology
No matter where you are on the organizational ladder, the odds are high that you've delivered a high-stakes presentation to your peers, your boss, your customers, or the general public. Presentation software is one of the few tools that requires professionals to think visually on an almost daily basis. But unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. slide:ology fills that void.

Written by Nancy Duarte (see her speak about the book), President and CEO of Duarte Design, the firm that created the presentation for Al Gore's Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, this book is full of practical approaches to visual story development that can be applied by anyone. The book combines conceptual thinking and inspirational design, with insightful case studies from the world's leading brands. With slide:ology you'll learn to:

  • Connect with specific audiences
  • Turn ideas into informative graphics
  • Use sketching and diagramming techniques effectively
  • Create graphics that enable audiences to process information easily
  • Develop truly influential presentations
  • Utilize presentation technology to your advantage

Millions of presentations and billions of slides have been produced -- and most of them miss the mark. slide:ology will challenge your traditional approach to creating slides by teaching you how to be a visual thinker. And it will help your career by creating momentum for your cause.

Presentation Zen
Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the net -- -- shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today's world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.
The Articulate Executive

Granville N. Toogood is a top executive communications expert, as well as an established speaker, trainer, and writer. Before starting his own company in 1982, Mr. Toogood was a television reporter and network news producer for NBC and ABC. Today he works with a long list of blue-chip clients and has served as a consultant to 38 of the Fortune 50 CEOs, as well as thousands of senior-level executives, elected officials, and diplomats throughout the world. This book is based on his acclaimed corporate workshops in executive communications. Mr. Toogood resides in Darien, Connecticut.

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How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds Or Less
Too many words?  Milo Frank is a master at communications.  His genius can launch you to a whole new level of speaking prowess.
Legally Speaking
Legally Speaking arms attorneys with techniques that will improve any presentation--in the courtroom, the boardroom, or the convention hall.

Legally Speaking illustrates how to:
--master stage fright
--analyze audience members and adapt a presentation to reach them
--write a powerful presentation
--utilize pauses, gestures, vocal power, and eye contact to maximize the impact of any message
--intensify the power of a presentation with effective visual aids
--capitalize on stories and quotations to make points memorable

A comprehensive guidebook, Legally Speaking provides an extensive bibliography of books, Web sites, and other sources of material essential to an effective presentation. All the critical steps to building and delivering a dynamic presentation are shared through Dempsey's personal anecdotes and engaging style.

Dempsey's straightforward blend of expert advice and real-world stories offers busy attorneys proven ways to increase their effectiveness in front of every audience.

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