The Book You Need

Remember this title: Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations.

You need this book.

Unfortunately you can’t get it yet, because it hasn’t been published. I’ve had the chance to check out a pre-publication draft and it’s amazing. Simply put, I can’t think of any presenter who won’t benefit from reading it.

Nancy Duarte is the author. Yes, that’s the same Duarte of Duarte Design, the firm behind the graphics and slides Al Gore uses in his Inconvenient Truth presentation and movie.

Nancy Duarte
In Slide:ology, Duarte takes on the problems of presenting by defining process; isolating each step in conceiving, composing, and delivering great presentations. And of course, the clear communications style defined is an aid beyond presentations, applicable to just about any form of communication. 

It’s a stunning book, visually and intellectually, and if you’re a presenter worried about “Death by PowerPoint” it will change your world. Some of the book’s two-page spreads are just aching to be framed and hung in your office. Am I exaggerating? No, not at all.

Slide:ology will be available in early August

And the next podcast…

I’m planning on bringing Nancy Duarte back to the Presentations Roundtable
microphones in a few days. Nancy was on episode one, and I think she’s
way overdue for a visit. And of course, Slide:ology will be a big focus
of that visit.

Be sure to pre-order your copy. This is a must buy for anyone who wants to produce professional presentations.


And, hey, just in case you don’t know Duarte, here are some links to check out:

     Duarte Webinar for VizThink

     Duarte Keynote for PowerPoint Live 2007

     Duarte Designs


-Ric Bretschneider July 15, 2008