A few months back, I reviewed Garr Reynolds very helpful book Presentation Zen. Imagine my delight when I discovered that there’s a DVD version.
It’s good. The book doesn’t take that long to read, but the DVD can be digested in just 50 minutes. What’s more, it solves a tricky problem with sharing Reynolds’s material: his examples of slides that are broken and then fixed are so perfect in the book that you’ll wish you had them in PowerPoint as a teaching tool. The DVD provides you with a terrific visual tool that contains the before and after solutions Reynolds proposes. The chapter menu helpfully breaks the DVD down into sections on preparation, design and delivery. That way, each section can be shared and discussed on its own if 50 minutes is too much time to block out.
I’d still recommend getting the book, but the movie is, as always, a decent shortcut. Most offices have microwave popcorn somewhere.
Here’s a link to the trailer: http://www.peachpit.com/promotions/promotion.aspx?promo=137017