As we were killing time waiting for our daughters to put on a great Taekwondo fight, a friend was reading a book he picked up at the airport: "The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs". Tonight I was scrolling through my Digg Reader blog list, there was a similar post: "This advice from IDEO's Nicole Kahn will transform the way you give presentations". I have been reading about (and practicing) excellent presentation skills at Presentationzen.com for over ten years now.
We finally caught up to the masters of the presentation universe. You can not read a self help website without the obligatory post about presenting like Steve Jobs or with a TED reference about telling a story from the heart and using big pictures. There you have it. That's all it takes to make a great presentation ... right?
Oh, I forgot the quote about Carnegy Hall: practice, practice, practice! Can we now stop using Powerpoint bulleted slides and skip all the books and blogposts on this?
Sunday, May 11, 2014
After a mothers' day crepe breakfast with mimosas, we needed to reclaim our waist line. We picked a new park to hike this Sunday morning: Stevens Creek County Park. It was listed as Easy and wraps in the shade, around the Stevens Creek reservoir, which this early in May was already very low. The California drought will be extreme this summer. Here are a few pictures from our outing.