“Stand and Deliver
,” article by Amy Solas on effective fundraising presentations in PE Manager
Five Steps to Conquer “Death by Powerpoint,”
by Eric Bergman
Our latest favorite. Throw away those assumptions about “the way it’s done” and have a conversation, using visual aids sparingly, with your audience.
Say it with Presentations: How to Design and Deliver Successful Business Presentations, by Gene Zelazny
A terrific companion to Minto by McKinsey’s Director of Visual Communications. Also see Say it with Charts.
Clear and to the Point, by Stephen Kosslyn
Most PowerPoint users ignore the basics of how human beings comprehend and retain information. Here’s what you need to know and how to apply it.
Presentations for Decision Makers, by Marya Holcombe and Judith Stein
A comprehensive guide to all aspects of business presentation development and delivery, incorporating the logic-based approach to presentation writing.
HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, by Nancy Duarte
Planning your presentation, start to finish.
Guide to Managerial Communication, by Mary Munter
A concise and practical guide to effective business writing and speaking for managers.
Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, by Garr Reynolds. Also see Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations.
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information,
by Edward Tufte
Tufte’s books on statistical graphics, charts, and tables are classics and beautifully illustrated. Also see Envisioning Information, Visual Explanations and Beautiful Evidence.
The Short Road to Great Presentations,
by Peter Reimold and Cheryl Reimold
Practical and comprehensive.
Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations that Inform, Motivate, and Inspire, by Cliff Atkinson
Same concepts as found elsewhere but good for step-by-step instruction on PowerPoint.