Category: book reviews

35 Best Books on Presentations

October 9, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

I’m really proud to announce that, based on a recent survey of presentation experts, Speaking PowerPoint was rated the #3 presentation book overall. See the full list of 35 books, according to presentation experts, in the SlideShare below. The Top 35 Books on Presentations from Gonzalo Alvarez The expert judges included Nancy Duarte, Bruce Gabrielle, [...]

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Strategic Sales Presentations (Jack Malcolm) Book Review

September 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Strategic Sales Presentations takes you inside the mind of an executive and gives you all the tools you need to speak their language and come out with a signed contract. I evaluate a book based on how many notes I take while I’m reading it.  Based on how my pen was flying when I read [...]

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Say It With Charts (Gene Zelazny) Book Review

August 20, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

The ideas in Say It With Charts are simple. So simple, in fact, you’ll actually end up using them. And they will make a huge impact on how to choose which charts you use. Zelazny introduces you to five different kinds of charts (column chart, line chart, bar chart, pie chart and scatterplot). Then he shows you [...]

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Tell to Win (Peter Guber) Book Review

June 27, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Tell to Win illustrates the powerful way stories can catapult your message over the walls of indifference and resistance. But if you are looking for a how-to manual on how to craft your own stories, this is not the book. Guber has lived an interesting life as head honcho at entertainment giants like Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures [...]

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Real Leaders Don’t Do PowerPoint (Chris Witt) Book Review

May 21, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Even though I wrote a book on how to use PowerPoint more effectively in business, the truth is there are different kinds of presentations. PowerPoint is great for informing and driving decisions, especially when the content is complex. But there are other presentations that are better when you put the slides away and just talk. [...]

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