Having essential reading for your presentation is important and necessary. There is a Chinese proverb which says “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a small step” which means, a person must begin his or her journey to reach their destination. Vice a versa to become an accomplished professional one must have a complete understanding of the basics which will help them reach heights in their chosen domain.
You might have created hundreds or thousands of presentations in your academic and professional life or possibly you are on a journey to become one of the premium presentation designers or maybe you are hearing this word for the first time in your life. In any which way improving your skills, will always help you in creating enhanced presentation designs.
You can indubitably improve your skills by reading 3 essential books on presentation designs. We have mentioned some useful tips along with the book names which will be handy for rookie, skilled, advanced and accomplished professionals. These books will assist you in creating more appealing and effective future presentation designs.
Here are our recommendations!
- Presentation Basics by Robert J. Rosania
- Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery
- Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences
1. Presentation Basics by Robert J. Rosania
For all those people who have attended seminars or stage shows like an audience and watched the presenter thinking how someone can stand in front of thousands of audience and deliver an impeccable presentation without getting nervous. Let we be honest giving a flawless presentation is not an easy job for beginners. This book is for all those beginners who fear facing audience. The author has written this book to coach newbie’s who wants to make a name for themselves. Through this book the author has tried to explain the readers about the simple process of how someone can prepare for presentations. After reading this book you will be confident enough to stand in front of a group and deliver a peach of a presentation.
Published Date: 16th August 2003
About the Author: Robert J Rosania has got an experience of over 20 years working in which he has helped many individuals as well as organizations to improve their performances, develop their career and strategies.
Where to Buy: Amazon
2. Presentation Zen : Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery By Garr Reynolds
This book will support the readers in making presentations in a different manner which will be uncomplicated, visually attractive and instinctive and in due course more consequential. The author has tried to give a new meaning and life to presentation designs. Garr has tried to motivate and teach his readers with Presentation Zen.
The focal point of the book is to create more awareness, inculcate knowledge and inspire the readers. This book is apt for current generation where thought process on creating good designs, telling stories and brain storming are decisive.
Published Date: Dec 17, 2007
About the Author: Garr Reynolds who is originally from North Oregon Coast, he is an internationally acclaimed author of his bestselling books and a communication consultant. His approach towards communication is taken from the principles of Zen arts in Japan. He currently resides with his family in country side of Nara which is located in Japan.
3. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences By Nancy Duarte
Presentation design is an art. Through Resonate, the readers will learn to renovate presentations into an appealing expedition. By reading this book the readers will become skilled at telling stories which will grasp the mind of the audiences. You will be able to find out how you can understand your audience, create convincing contents and receive a good response.
Published Date: 28th September 2010
About the Author: Nancy Duarte is a renowned name in the field of presentation design. She is a communication expert whose name is featured in Fortune, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, LA Times and CNN to name a few broadcasting and magazines. Till date she has written 5 bestselling books out of which 4 of them have won critical acclaim and awards.
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