Presentaties & Workshops

Creativity World Forum ’11 – Garr Reynolds: Presentation Zen

Presenting your message in a compelling way is an art. Doing this in a lengthy (20 minutes or more) presentation, without boring your audience to death is even more challenging. Driving without a drivers license is a crime, and so is wasting the time, motivation and energy of your audience. Therefore I propose a compulsory training with Garr Reynolds, writer of Presentation Zen and The Naked Presenter, for all speakers. Or at least have them study his work with a test afterwards. Oooh, how ‘bout a Presenters License? [caption id="attachment_1864" align="alignright" width="300"] Picture via Flanders DC[/caption] It’s impossible to get bored during a presentation of Reynolds, as he of course masters the technique of entertaining while informing. Growing up in Japan, he experienced the way their culture connects with nature first hand. He had a chance to learn about zen arts, which are about simplicity, and how hard it is to achieve simplicity. It’s about respecting empty spaces, resisting the urge to fill up every one of them.