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A Must Have Addition to Any Presentation Designers Tools,
This review is from: Presentation Zen Sketchbook (Voices That Matter) (Spiral-bound)
If you truly appreciate Presentation design, you will understand the principle that you need to take time away from the computer, be it at your Mac or PC in order to sketch out your ideas and thoughts clearly. Great presentation design comes from within and sitting in front of the computer with a blank slide starring at you can limit your imagination.
Nancy Duarte another great presentation expert said 'The Applications are simply containers for ideas and assets, not the means to generate them." she is right you need something else pen and paper? sticky notes? No forget them, Garr Reynolds the creator of this Sketchbook and one of the world's leading experts in presentation design and delivery has made your life easier for sketching and noting down all your good ideas.
I believe that an analog approach to creating presentations helps oneself to simplify the message you are trying to convey by adding powerful meaning as you can visualise the ideas and the needs of your audience. I feel strongly that this can not be done by solely using a computer throughout the design process.
I use to have walls of sticky notes scattered all over my office, it was effective but it looks messy and it's not ideal when clients come to visit. You have to take them all down. In this beautifully produced sketchbook Garr has provided neat little square boxes, there are 8 per page for designing your slide ideas or the points you want to capture. No more messy office.
A small written quote on the bottom a plain sketching page in this book says 'As you prepare a presentation, exercise restraint and keep these three words in mind always: simplicity, clarity, brevity." This sketch book helps you accomplish these principles and serves to provide you with help as you move through the pages learning and gaining inspiration from similar beautiful put quotes. There are also some beautiful little illustrations attached to some of the quotes.
This book is a presenters DREAM! I bought 3 because there is nothing like this anywhere in the world. I can't thank Garr enough for spending the time to produce this and share it with the world. Not only can this help presenters but it could also be very useful to web designers, graphic designers, illustrators & anybody who is involved in being creative during their working processes.
Buy it today, you won't be disappointed.