The Zen of Stand-Up Presentations

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It’s officially summer, and time for the Presentations Roundtable to
come back from our spring hiatus. And what 
than to bring back one of our favorite people, Presentation Zen master
Garr Reynolds. 

We catch up with Garr, how the Presentation Zen book has been doing, some notes from his recent road trip, and hear some exciting news about the Presentation Zen movie.  Yes, that’s right, the Presentation Zen movie. Don’t believe it?  Listen!

And we’re very happy to bring fan favorite Howard Cooperstein back again to the mics.  Howard and I worked professionally together
for years, and continue to be best buds, so when you hear us talk a
little smack back and forth, don’t worry – we’re just having fun.  It’s
always great to have Howie around.

  Left to Right:
Garr Reynolds
Ric Bretschneider
Howard Cooperstein
   

As mentioned, the session
starts with a little catch-up on Garr’s activities, but then moves into
the very serious subject of humor in presentations and the
relationships between stand up comedy and stand up presentations.  It’s
a big conversation, so big I’m cutting this recording up into two
parts. 
Check back in a few days for part two, or subscribe through iTunes, Zune
Marketplace, or by clicking the Podcast RSS button on any Presentations
Roundtable web page.  It’s a terrific episode, enjoy this now and make sure to come back for part two. 
 -Ric

Mentioned in this episode:

Presentation Zen – The Blog
Presentation Zen – The Book
Presentation Zen on Flickr
Garr Reynolds Presents…
Richard Quest
Safari Books Online
Peachpit
New Riders 

5 thoughts on “The Zen of Stand-Up Presentations

  1. Hugh MacNiven

    Rick: I enjoyed this episode (because of the really interesting parallels that Howard and Garr are finding in their seemingly-opposite reasons to be on stage…). I have to tell you that I was losing interest a bit…after a strong start with you initial 3 or 4 ‘casts, they really weren’t holding my attention. This one was very strong, and I’m looking forward to the second part.

    Best wishes,
    Hugh

    Reply
  2. Ric

    Thank you for the comments Hugh. I really appreciate the feedback. It does help me plan for future guests and topics.

    If you or anyone wants to write directly to me with specifics about what you like, dislike, or just want to hear, please do so! More speakers? Fewer? Topic suggestions? We’re just getting started here, and your feedback is essential.

    Write to talk(*)presentationsroundtable.com and let me know what you think.

    -Ric

    Reply
  3. Ric

    Thank you for the comments Hugh. I really appreciate the feedback. It does help me plan for future guests and topics.

    If you or anyone wants to write directly to me with specifics about what you like, dislike, or just want to hear, please do so! More speakers? Fewer? Topic suggestions? We’re just getting started here, and your feedback is essential.

    Write to talk(*)presentationsroundtable.com and let me know what you think.

    Reply
  4. Paul Kelly

    Ric

    I’d like to introduce you to my new blog the 7 Slide Solution. I think it’s unique in that it is not so much a PowerPoint users hub as it is a way to help organize presentations by observing and learning from communications in the worlds of politics, journalism, entertainment and business. I’d love to hear your comments
    http://www.7slidesolution.com
    Thanks
    Paul Kelly

    Reply

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