Book Review: Slide:ology

Posted by Brad J. Ward | Posted in Books, Conferences, Speaking, Thoughts | Posted on 19-09-2008-05-2008

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I’ve started to prepare my presentation for the Stamats Integrated Marketing Conference and picked up a book last month called Slide:ology.

At a little over $20, you definitely get your $$ worth from this hefty 294 page book.  It’s jam packed with information about creating great presentations.  From how to present data, organize slides, choose color palettes, to slide composition and much more, I don’t see how you could miss out on this book if you are a presenter.  Veteran, first-timer, or somewhere in between, you WILL find something in this book for you. Even if you’re just giving presentations to prospective families or to the office, better slides will engage the viewer more.

Needless to say, I’ll be keeping this book near and dear to me up to the October 20th deadline for my  presentation slides for “The [Recruitment] Long Tail.”  I hope I can achieve half of the awesomeness that this book provides for making presentation slides. The book just makes you want to make great slides.

Buy Slide:ology today!

eduWeb Reading List for 2008

Posted by Brad J. Ward | Posted in Books, Conferences | Posted on 22-07-2008-05-2008

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After 2 days at the conference I have been reminded of a ton of great books and been introduced to a few new ones.  Here is a list of books that I would recommend based on reading them or hearing rave reviews.

(I’ve also created a Linkbunch here in case you just want to open them all at once.)

Added from Reader Comments:

If anyone has a book to add or hears of others as the conference progresses, please leave a comment!