How to build, design, and deliver a fire-breathing, wing-flapping, roar-bellowing behemoth of a presentation
Unlike most presentation books that say the same things regarding presentation design and delivery (less is more, get rid of bullets and use images, emulate Steve Jobs, and so on), How to Be a Presentation God actually divulges step-by-step secrets for how to build, design, and deliver blockbuster presentations.
By providing entertaining and clever presentation insights, veteran presenter Scott Schwertly gives you the in's and out's for presenting yourself, your business, and your cause with an easy-to-implement approach.
- Focuses on content, design, and delivery
- Author is a regular speaker at national and regional industry conferences such as PowerPoint Live and Presentation Camps, and is the founder of the award-winning Ethos3 Communications
- Author is the creator of an app, Present, that landed in the top-20 iPhone apps in the Business category on iTunes
How to be a Presentation God will ensure that your presentations reach a new level of effectiveness.
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About the Author
Scott Schwertly (Nashville, TN; www.ethos3.com) is founder of Ethos3 Communications, a presentation firm providing professional presentation design and training. Ethos3 boasts a national and international client list ranging from Fortune 100 companies, like Google and Pepsi, to branded individuals like Guy Kawasaki and Tim Ferriss. Scott is a regular speaker at national and regional conferences such as PowerPoint Live & Presentation Camps, and has created an iPhone app, Present, that not only landed in the Top 20 iPhone apps in the Business Category on iTunes but was also downloaded over 43,000 times. Among other honors, Ethos3 placed 1st in the Business Category in Slideshare's World's Best Presentation contest. Additionally, the Ethos3 presentation design work has been featured in Presentation Zen and the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007Complete Makeover Kit.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Penelope Trunk vii
Chapter 1: A Killer in Our Midst 3
THE NEW ERA OF PRESENTATIONS 13
Chapter 2: Won’t “Good Enough” Do? 15
Chapter 3: Omniscient View 31
Chapter 4: The Pantheon of Presentation Gods 43
Chapter 5: Don’t Ruin Their Day! 63
Chapter 6: You Matter 84
Chapter 7: They Matter Even More 102
Chapter 8: Styles and Approaches 131
Chapter 9: Real Simple 152
Chapter 10: Parting the Clouds 170
Chapter 11: Buckets and Butterflies 185
Chapter 12: Chatterbox 200
Chapter 13: Spread the Love 224
Chapter 14: 100 Percent All-Natural Passion 243