Mini Book Review: Presentations in Action

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Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters by Jerry Weissman

The "lessons" in this book are short articles, each concentrating on a single concept, idea or observation. Some are a bit hand-wavy and, especially in the second half of the book, refer to the author's other book and company a bit too often. Oh, and many of the sports and celebrity references probably aren't too well understood outside of the US.

Still, there are quite a few interesting lessons in this book. Even if you don't agree with the advice - e.g. to sit down during your presentation to meet your audience at "eye level", at least for small groups - it gives you something to think about (e.g. not to "look down" on your audience).

I'd say there are maybe 20 really useful lessons in Presentations in Action, the rest is filler, hand waving, or self advertising.

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