Resonate

Resonate Author Nancy Duarte
ISBN-10 9781118008935
Year 2013-07-02
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Reveals the underlying story form of all great presentations that will not only create impact, but will move people to action Presentations are meant to inform, inspire, and persuade audiences. So why then do so many audiences leave feeling like they've wasted their time? All too often, presentations don't resonate with the audience and move them to transformative action. Just as the author's first book helped presenters become visual communicators, Resonate helps you make a strong connection with your audience and lead them to purposeful action. The author's approach is simple: building a presentation today is a bit like writing a documentary. Using this approach, you'll convey your content with passion, persuasion, and impact. Author has a proven track record, including having created the slides in Al Gore's Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth Focuses on content development methodologies that are not only fundamental but will move people to action Upends the usual paradigm by making the audience the hero and the presenter the mentor Shows how to use story techniques of conflict and resolution Presentations don't have to be boring ordeals. You can make them fun, exciting, and full of meaning. Leave your audiences energized and ready to take action with Resonate.

Resonate

Resonate Author Nancy Duarte
ISBN-10 9780470632017
Year 2010-09-28
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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By leveraging techniques normally reserved for cinema and literature, "Resonate" reveals how to transform any presentation into an engaging journey. You will discover how to understand your audience, create persuasive content, and elicit a groundswell response. With "Resonate," you'll be able to: Leverage the hidden story structures inherent in great communication Connect with your audience empathetically Create captivating content Craft ideas that get repeated Inspire enthusiasm and support for your vision "Finally! Someone has incorporated the power of story into presentations!" --Damon Lindelof, Co-creator of "LOST" "To write a book about effective and inspiring communication is a challenge because it has to demonstrate what it advocates. Nancy Duarte has certainly done that. Compelling. Convincing. Utterly practical. This is a gem!" --Patrick Lencioni, President, The Table Group Author, "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" "Few things excite me more than a great communicator--something I've wanted to be ever since I ran for president of the seventh grade. While I think I've come a long way on that journey, I never fully understood what it takes to be a world-class communicator until I read Nancy Duarte's "Resonate." Read this book, absorb this book, practice what it preaches, and you'll be on your way to being a great communicator. Thanks, Nancy." --Ken Blanchard, Co-author of "The One Minute Manager," Recipient of Golden Gavel Award

Slide ology

Slide ology Author Nancy Duarte
ISBN-10 9780596522346
Year 2008-08-07
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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Presents practical approaches for developing an effective presentation, covering such topics as creating diagrams, displaying data, arranging elements, creating movement, and interacting with slides.

Illuminate

Illuminate Author Nancy Duarte
ISBN-10 9781101980187
Year 2016-02-16
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD ARE THE ONES WHO DO." With these words, Apple Inc., and its leader, Steve Jobs, catalyzed a movement. Whenever Jobs took the stage to talk about new Apple products, the whole world seemed to stop and listen. That’s because Jobs was offering a vision of the future. He wanted you to feel what the world might someday be like, and trust him to take you there. As a leader, you have the same potential to not only anticipate the future and invent creative initiatives, but to also inspire those around you to support and execute your vision. In Illuminate, acclaimed author Nancy Duarte and communications expert Patti Sanchez equip you with the same communication tools that great leaders like Jobs, Howard Schultz, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used to move people. Duarte and Sanchez lay out a plan to help you lead people through the five stages of transformation using speeches, stories, ceremonies, and symbols. This visual and accessible communication guidebook will show you how Apple, Starbucks, IBM, charity: water, and others have mobilized people to embrace bold changes.To envision the future is one thing, getting others to go there with you is another. By harnessing the power of persuasive communication you, too, can turn your idea into a movement. From the Hardcover edition.

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations HBR Guide Series

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations  HBR Guide Series Author Nancy Duarte
ISBN-10 9781422187159
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Press
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TAKE THE PAIN OUT OF PRESENTATIONS. Terrified of speaking in front of a group? Or simply looking to polish your skills? No matter where you are on the spectrum, this guide will give you the confidence and the tools you need to get results. Written by presentation expert Nancy Duarte, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will help you: • Win over tough crowds • Organize a coherent narrative • Create powerful messages and visuals • Connect with and engage your audience • Show people why your ideas matter to them • Strike the right tone, in any situation

The Naked Presenter

The Naked Presenter Author Garr Reynolds
ISBN-10 0321717902
Year 2010-11-29
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Pearson Education
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When we learn to present naked, we reach our audiences by communicating the essence of the message, stripping away all that is unnecessary and embracing the ideas of simplicity, clarity, honesty, integrity, and passion. If "slideware" is used, the slides never steal the show or rise above serving a strong but simple supportive role. The ideas in the presentation may or may not be radical, earth shattering, or new, but there is freshness to the approach and content that makes a lasting impression. In this invaluable resource from the author for the best-selling books Presentation Zen and Presentation Zen Design, you will discover how to get to the core of your message and deliver presentations that are as natural as they are memorable. Whether you are just in the planning stages or need advice for a talk that begins in an hour, you'll find wisdom in The Naked Presenter that you can use to connect deeply with your audience and deliver a great presentation.

Stories that Move Mountains

Stories that Move Mountains Author Martin Sykes
ISBN-10 9781118424001
Year 2012-10-02
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Learn how to use stories and visuals to make top–notch presentations It′s called CAST (Content, Audience, Story, & Tell) and it′s been a quiet success, until now. Developed over a twelve year period as a presentation method to help Enterprise Architects, it was adopted by Microsoft Enterprise Architecture teams and filtered from IT managers to Sales, and beyond to major organizations around the world. Now, thanks to this unique book from an expert author team that includes two Microsoft presentation experts, you can learn how to use this amazing process to create and make high–impact presentations in your own organization. The book helps you build complete visual stories, step by step, by using the CAST method to first create a Story Map and from there, a compelling presentation. It includes sample Story Maps, templates, practical success stories, and more. You′ll discover how to go beyond PowerPoint slides to create presentations that influence your peers and effect change. Explains the secrets of making presentations and effecting change using CAST to create Story Maps and from there, high–impact and visual presentations that tell a story Covers how to apply a range of techniques and what the results look like, using screenshots of presentations, one page hand outs, and basic delivery with whiteboards Coauthored by Microsoft experts and a visual design guru who have years of experience training professionals in these methods Includes sample Story Maps, templates, practical success stories, and more Learn how to sell your ideas and trigger change in your company with Stories That Move Mountains: Storytelling and Visual Design for Persuasive Presentations.

Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen Author Garr Reynolds
ISBN-10 9780132901536
Year 2011-12-15
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher New Riders
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Best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds is back in this newly revised edition of his classic, best-selling book, Presentation Zen, in which he showed readers there is a better way to reach the audience through simplicity and storytelling, and gave them the tools to confidently design and deliver successful presentations. In this new edition, Garr gives his readers new, fresh examples to draw inspiration from, with a whole new chapter for those who present on more technical and educational topics based on techniques used by many presenters who give high-level talks at TED and other powerhouse events. Whether the reader is in research, technology, business, or education–this book will show them how to take what could look like a really dry presenation and reinvigorate the material in totally fresh (and sometimes interactive!) ways that will make it memorable and resonate with the audience. Staying true to the mission of the first), Garr combines solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity to help readers along the path to simpler, more effective presentations that will be appreciated, remembered, and best of all, acted upon.

Presentation Zen Design

Presentation Zen Design Author Garr Reynolds
ISBN-10 9780133440980
Year 2013-11-26
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher New Riders
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Creating and delivering a successful presentation today often means breaking through the noise and allowing your audience to focus on you and your message. You can have a great impact using simple design choices in your presentations but you just need to know where to start. Here to guide you on your journey is best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds, whose design wisdom and advice will open your eyes and give you new ways to look at your slides. Filled with practical insights and plenty of examples, you’ll learn how to design effective presentations that contain text, data, color, images, and video. Once the design guidelines are established, you will benefit from Garr’s years of experience as a master presenter and learn how you can achieve an overall harmony and balance using the powerful tenet of simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you’ll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience.

The Non designer s Presentation Book

The Non designer s Presentation Book Author Robin Williams
ISBN-10 9780321656216
Year 2010
Pages 158
Language en
Publisher Peachpit Press
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Provides information on creating an effective digital presentation, covering such topics as animation, plot, contrast, software, and handouts.

Boring to Bravo

Boring to Bravo Author Kristin Arnold
ISBN-10 9781608320707
Year 2010-08-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group
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90-plus practical tips for engaging and interacting with an audience. Drawn from her extensive experiences as a nationally recognized speaker and master facilitator, Kirstin Arnold's proven techniques will help you transform any presentation into a powerful, interactive experience.With this user-friendly guide, you will learn how to take a collaborative approach to the communication process so that you can connect and converse with the members of any audience. Arnold's powerful audience-centered "Interactive Insights" cover the spectrum of practical presentation techniques:- Setting an interactive tone before you start- Using Titter/text messaging to engage your audience- Involving audience members with a specific task- Personalizing your language for your audience- Making eye contact--even with a large audience- Taking polls and running Q&As- Recovering from humor that falls flat- Facilitating conversation- Creating accountability for action to occur after your presentationKristin Arnold has the experience, the wit, and the foolproof methods to take your ho-hum presentation to the next level. By incorporating just a few of the author's tips, you will dramatically improve your ability to engage, involve, and inspire your audience to action. Read and use Boring to Bravo and your audiences will demand an encore. Bravissimo!Kristin Arnold, MBA, CPF, CMC, CSP, is one of North America's most accomplished high stakes meeting facilitators. An accomplished author and keynote speaker, she is on a crusade to make all events in the workplace more engaging, interactive, and collaborative. One of the first women to graduate with high honors from the US Coast Guard Academy, Arnold earned an MBA from St. Mary's College of California and finished her twenty-year career in the US Coast Guard Reserves as an internal consultant. She divides her time between Phoenix and Prince Edward Island.

Speaking PowerPoint

Speaking PowerPoint Author Bruce R. Gabrielle
ISBN-10 9780984236046
Year 2010
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Insights Publishing
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You use PowerPoint at work to create strategic plans, executive briefings, research reports and other boardroom-style slides. But could your slides be clearer, more convincing and built in half the time? You bet! Learn a new method for business managers who want to use PowerPoint at work to drive strategy. The Mindworks Presentation Method is based on 40 years of research in brain science, instructional design and information design and will help you to eliminate time wasters and complete PowerPoint decks three times faster, to enhance your credibility by creating visually pleasing slides using simple graphic design rules, to make complex slides easier to understand and avoid "Death by PowerPoint" forever, to make audiences more likely to agree with you by applying the proven principles of master persuaders.

The Elements of Persuasion

The Elements of Persuasion Author Richard Maxwell
ISBN-10 9780061859861
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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"Every great leader is a great storyteller," says Harvard University psychologist Howard Gardner. According to master storytellers Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman, storytelling is a lot like running. Everyone knows how to do it, but few of us ever break the four-minute mile. What separates the great runners from the rest? The greats know not only how to hit every stride, but how every muscle fits together in that stride so that no effort is wasted and their goals are achieved. World-class runners know how to run from the inside out. World-class leaders know how to tell a story from the inside out. In The Elements of Persuasion, Maxwell and Dickman teach you how to tell stories too. They show you how storytelling relates to every industry and how anyone can benefit from its power. Maxwell and Dickman use their experiences—both in the entertainment industry and as corporate consultants—to deliver a formula for winning stories. All successful stories have five basic components: the passion with which the story is told, a hero who leads us through the story and allows us to see it through his or her eyes, an antagonist or obstacle that the hero must overcome, a moment of awareness that allows the hero to prevail, and the transformation in the hero and in the world that naturally results. Let's face it: leading is a lot more fun than following. Even if you never want to be a CEO or to change the world, you do want to have control over your own work and your own ideas. Ultimately, that is what the power of storytelling can give you.