Sunday, December 07, 2008

Webcast: How to Think Like a Designer

Whether you're a novice presenter, a grizzled veteran with 100,000 frequent-flier miles, or just enjoy watching great presenters in action, I encourage you to register for this webcast from PresentationZen's Garr Reynolds. Reynolds is a master of presenting with strong striking visuals. Regardless of where you are in your evolution as a presenter, we can all learn something from Garr.
Don't miss this one-time opportunity to learn how to improve the way you give presentations, from conception to creation to delivery!
Presentation Zen: Live PZ webcast December 15 (free)
On Monday, December 15 I will be giving a free live webcast for Safari Books Online. The time is 2:00pm on the west coast of the US, 5:00pm on the east coast. (This will be Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00am for me here in Japan.) Wherever you are around the world I hope you can join live as there will be a chance to ask questions. If the time is not convenient for you, the archive of the webcast will be available about 72 hours after the live event. Registration is free.

I have been asked to essentially talk about the contents of the book. I will indeed talk about the themes and ideas covered in the book, however, I have entitled the presentation How to Think Like a Designer (and why it matters). The applications of the items I discuss will focus on presentations, particularly presentations that are given with the aid of slideware, but the ideas can be applied to other types of presentations and even other types of disciplines such as web design and professional communications of all types. I have come up with a list of 10 ways to "think like a designer" with examples for each and applications for presentation design. Yet, there are of course more than 10 things we can learn from designers that may help us in our own work, so if you'd like to share your list — or even just a few tips of your own — please share those below. I appreciate your comments. Look forward to connecting with you during the webcast.

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