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Visual thinking for the business world

Visual thinking for the business world
As we reach the final countdown before the launch of my new book (pre-order Show and Tell now and join me for a secret webinar on April 10), I am reflecting on the many incredible presentation books I have relied on for inspiration, guidance, and reference. Scanning across the bookshelves in my office (I buy them all on paper because I like to draw in them), it dawns on me that my collection falls into three must-read categories. I’m going to say a few words about the books in the first two categories, then a lot about the last. 1) Must-read books about presentations Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds (Be alive, be thoughtful, be colorful)Slideology and Resonate by Nancy Duarte (Be visual, be simple, be a storyteller)The Art of Explanation by Lee LeFever (Be clear, be concise, be intelligent)The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs and Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo (Be intentional, be inquisitive, be prepared) 2) Must-read books sort-of about presentations

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