His design philosophy and fundamental principles bring life to messages and can invigorate careers. His principles of simplicity are as much a journey of the soul as they are restraint of the mouse.
BERKELEY, Calif. (PRWEB) January 29, 2008
With a foreword by Guy Kawasaki, Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery challenges conventional wisdom and encourages readers to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of their presentations. Author Garr Reynolds, creator of the popular web site http://www.presentationzen.com, shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business, combined with the principles of Zen simplicity.
"Garr is the beacon of hope for frustrated audiences everywhere," said Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Design, creator of slides for Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth presentation. "His design philosophy and fundamental principles bring life to messages and can invigorate careers. His principles of simplicity are as much a journey of the soul as they are restraint of the mouse."
Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery is now available at Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble, and independent retailers nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.peachpit.com/title/0321525655.
About The Author
Garr Reynolds is a leading authority on presentation design and delivery. A sought-after speaker and consultant, his clients include many in the Fortune 500. A writer, designer, and musician, he currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Management at Kansai Gaidai University of Japan. Reynolds is a former corporate trainer for Sumitomo Electric and once worked in Cupertino, California as the Manager for Worldwide User Group Relations at Apple, Inc. A longtime student of the Zen arts and resident of Japan, he currently resides in Osaka where he is Director of Design Matters Japan.
Berkeley-based Peachpit has been publishing the industry's best-selling books on the latest in graphic design, desktop publishing, multimedia, Web design and development, digital video and general Macintosh computing since 1986. Its award-winning books feature step-by-step explanations, time-saving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice for computer users of all sorts. It is the home of the internationally recognized Visual QuickStart Guide series, the design imprint New Riders and its highly popular Voices That Matter series, and is the publishing partner for Adobe Press, lynda.com, NAPP, Apple Certified, AIGA Design Press and others. Peachpit is part of Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the international media company. Pearson's primary operations also include Pearson Education, Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at http://www.peachpit.com and http://www.pearson.com.