In this podcast, I’m joined by Dan Roam.
He’s the go-to person when it comes to using visual communication to think, solve problems, and deliver presentations. He’s the bestselling author of Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don’t Work and The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures (now in an expanded edition). He has a new book called Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations. This innovative book teaches us how to create any type of presentation. The beauty of this book, especially for busy consultants, is that it’s a fast read. It’s packed with visuals that allow you to grasp the key ideas quickly. The real value of the book, though, is as a reference. You’ll go back to the book each time you create a presentation to find the best way to get your point across.
To me, an extraordinary presentation is one in which the audience changes. If I’m going to take your time to present something to you and I don’t have you or enable you to change during the time we’re together, why do I even bother to give you the presentation? — Dan Roam