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This book to construct your own recipes for different contexts such as business meetings technical demonstrations scientific expositions and keynotes just to name a few Although there are no such things as antirecipes this book shows you lots of antipatterns things you should avoid doing in presentations Modern presentation tools often encourage ineffective presentation techniues but this boo I really love that there are so many books that are specifically geared toward programmers like we're a totally different type of organism than normal people Fitness for Geeks Presentation Patterns The Clean Coder all of these books describe how to do a thing that everyone else has to do with a very specific slant toward programmers and technical people I'm not sure what that says about me and my fellow programmers that we need our own special little books but I'm sure it's something Coming soon Doing Taxes for ProgrammersIn any case Presentation Patterns is excellent I've had a goal of giving presentations and sharing stuff I learn with my peers but I often don't have much confidence in what I'm doing Recently I gave two talks that went relatively well and I read PP after giving them I learned an awful lot about things I instinctively did well and things I did very poorlyPP is full of tons of real world usable tips ranging from how to speak clearly to how to organize your thoughts to the actual mechanics of doing specific things in Keynote and Powerpoint It's very detailed in this way rarely leaving the reader wondering how to do a thing the book describesOne complaint is that the book is a bit short on visual examples in some places I think every pattern covered should have had actual screenshots from powerpoints which illustrate the pattern or antipattern Many of the entries had such screenshots but not all Some patterns and antipatterns left me wondering what they would look like in real lifeI particularly liked that the book didn't spend much time dealing with basic speaking concerns like getting over nervousness or imagining your audience in their underwear The approach the book takes is that you will beat nervousness by knowing what you're talking about and what you're doing and the book aims to give you those tools Getting over nerves comes naturally when you have a killer presentation In effect this book isn't Public Speaking for Dummies it almost assumes you've already read such a book and specifically want to get the delta between regular public speaking and giving technical presentationsOverall reading this book gives me a lot confidence about how to craft good presentations and it has definitely encouraged me to speak I feel less like an inexperienced person which gives me the motivation and know how to present It's exactly the book I was looking for and it did a great job Highly recommended for technical people who want to speak often

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Presentation Patterns K shows you how to avoid them Each pattern is introduced with a memorable name a definition and a brief explanation of motivation Readers learn where the pattern applies the conseuences of applying it and how to apply it The authors also identify critical antipatterns cliches fallacies and design mistakes that cause presentations to disappoint These problems are easy to avoid once you know how Terrific No uestion the focus is on tech speakers than on the rest of us but most of the concepts and advice here applies across the board When you're thinking about how to craft a presentation – and especially if you're stuck and looking for inspiration – reach for this book for ideas or a diagnosis if you sense something's not uite working

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read Presentation Patterns epub ´ Paperback Í johnscyclingdiary ↠ ❮Read❯ ➪ Presentation Patterns Author Neal Ford – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Presentation Patterns is the first book on presentations that categorizes and organizes the building blocks or patterns that you'll nePresentation Patterns is the first book on presentations that categorizes and organizes the building blocks or patterns that you'll need to communicate effectively using presentation tools like Keynote and PowerPoint Patterns are like the lower level steps found inside recipes; they are the techniues you must master to be considered a master chef or master presenter You can use the patterns in Silent confession by the majority Presentations are boring most of the time Even when you are super enthusiastic about the presentations' topic they are or less a disappointment and when you are not you truly experience the death by a thousand slides It is so rare to witness truly great presentations that I can easily remember most of them even after a decade It is very easy to criticize a bad presentation and the presenter but until this book it was not that easy to point to a real solutionI'm so happy that I can simply tell most of the presenters hopefully before they unleash their minutes and slides of boredom and confusion on me and my fellow sleepers to go and read this book twice if not at least three times But before I hit them on the head with this book especially the software developers who mostly believe that practicing something means giving a good and noteworthy presentation about it even though they have witnessed uncountable evidence against it I plan to read it for the second time and then for the third time And probably every time before I prepare a presentation until I gather enough evidence to let me think that I'm capable enough to write a book that is even betterThe book is really about 'just stuff no fluff' and staying loyal to its premise it succeeds to provide the reader with concrete advice and step by step explanations for very effective presentations It will probably not turn your next presentation into the keynote of the century but it will definitely take you a few steps further aheadEnthusiastic praise aside I must conclude with the fact that this book has recently helped me save a presentation I was preparing to present in a European Commission review meeting in which some of the audience were in a position to evaluate the presented facts in order to decide whether they should let the project continue or simply put an end to it Needless to say I was than happy to hear their judgment