How to be a Presentation God: Build, Design, and Deliver Presentations that Dominate

How to be a Presentation God: Build, Design, and Deliver Presentations that Dominate

by Scott Schwertly


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470915844
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Scott Schwertly (Nashville, TN; 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.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Penelope Trunk vii

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1: A Killer in Our Midst 3


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


Index 256

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