Saitama JALT:

Presentation Zen: How to design and deliver compelling presentations

Date: Sunday, April 20th, 2008 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Garr Reynolds

Description:
Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications consultant Garr Reynolds shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Garr's "Presentation Zen" approach challenges the conventional wisdom of making “slide presentations” in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations.

Garr will share lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication education and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this visual presentation will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.

About the speaker: Garr Reynolds is a leading authority on presentation design and delivery. A sought-after speaker and consultant, his clients include many in the Fortune 500. A writer, designer, and musician, he currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Management at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. Garr is a former corporate trainer for Sumitomo Electric, and once worked in Cupertino, California as the Manager for Worldwide User Group Relations at Apple, Inc. A long time student of the Zen arts and resident of Japan, he currently lives in Osaka where he is Director of Design Matters Japan. Garr is the creator of the web's most popular blog on presentation design, presentationzen.com, which features regular insights on presentations, communication, and creativity. His book "Presentation Zen: Simple ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery" published by New Riders (Voices the Matter) is an international bestseller.

Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Saitama JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Sakuragi Kominkan. 5F (near Omiya Station, west exit, see map).

Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

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