Yeaaaaaaaaaaah! I finally won something! All thanks to blogging.
I am not sure how I stumbled upon Duarte Design, but these people quickly became my "PowerPoint Mentors". Duarte Design create presentations for Fortune 500 companies, and people like Al Gore. They are the aficionados of presentation design. When you have nothing better to do check out their portfolio.
Anyways....I subscribed to their blog which ran a contest for a new idea to replace this old cliche, "Susie Customer Service" we all know her from commercials and ads. I am even guilty of using her.
So I submitted my ideas for her replacement and was randomly selected to win an autographed copy of:
"Slide:ology" The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations
by Nancy Duarte.
I cant wait to read this book. If you regularly give PowerPoint presentations, or any kind of presentation I would recommend checking this book out. It not only gives you the "how to's" but also diagrams and ideas on how to apply them. Boy is my listing presentation getting a makeover.
Here is a little more about Nancy Duarte (source Amazon.com): Principal of Duarte Design (http://www.duarte.com) since 1990, Nancy Duarte passionately pursues the presentation development and design niche. One of the largest design firms in Silicon Valley and listed as a top woman-owned business in the area, Duarte Design is one of the few agencies in the world focused solely on presentations, whether they are delivered in person, online or via mobile device. Nancy's twenty years of experience working with global companies and thought leaders has influenced the perception of some of the world's most valuable brands and many of humanity's common causes.