For some, presentations don’t extend too far beyond a Microsoft Powerpoint, consisting of slides with a block of text accompanied by an image. However, this list of pro’s below know how to engage an audience with their visuals and will show you that there’s far more to presentations than what meets the eye.
Nancy Duarte is the CEO of Duarte Design, a company that creates presentations and provides training based on her “unique VisualStory™ methodology, which applies storytelling and visual thinking to craft persuasive communications designed to shift audience beliefs and behaviors.” She is an author of three best selling books, a speaker at several TedTalks and has long worked with the company to improve the quality of presentations at the event, as well as having worked with Al Gore on his documentary slideshow “An Inconvenient Truth”
Guy Kawasaki is a marketing specialist, author, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist.He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing their Macintosh computer line in 1984. He is currently the CEO of Canva, is a free graphic-design website, for non-designers as well as professionals. Kawasaki has also written a number of books including “The Art of Social Media” and “Database 101”
Bert Decker is the communications expert, coaching senior executives and managers to transform business communications. He is also an expert in personal communication, and a professional speaker, he has also received entry into Professional Speakers Hall of Fame. His family now run Decker Communications, dedicated to the training of presentation skills.
Garr Reynolds is an internationally acclaimed communications consultant and the author of best-selling books including the award-winning Presentation Zen, Presentation Zen Design, and the Naked Presenter. He is currently the Professor of Management & Communication Design at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka. But most commonly known for his work as a speaker and consultant worldwide, where his clients include many in the Fortune 500.
Jonathon Colman is a Webby Award-winning UX content strategist at Facebook, who has been a keynote presenter at over 70 tech events across 5 continents. Formerly, he was the principal UX architect at REI and the associate director of global digital marketing at The Nature Conservancy.
Ellen Finkelstein is a recognized expert, speaker, trainer, and best-selling author on PowerPoint, presentation skills, and AutoCAD.