Sunday, May 18, 2008

Feel an arrow...

I'm in the middle of Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. It's a pretty nice book so far, however, not the easiest reading.

Nice point mentioned in the book that I'd like to share. When you're developing a presentation, make sure that you think like a person who's got shot by an arrow. Yu are not dead (yet), so you're limited in time and the answers that you will receive are goint to save your life. I guess, you would not ask what is the brand of the arrow, what is the distance you got shot from and what color is the arrow, would you? It might be interesting to know, but not now and not here.

So, it works out that the good presentation (and presenter!) are going to answer two simple questions.
  1. What is your point?
  2. Why does it matter?
That's it. Good thing to remember though.

The bottom line: I would recommend giving a look at this book to anyone who's preparing presentations.

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