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Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, 2nd Edition by Garr Reynolds

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Presentations in the “Conceptual Age”

One of my favorite books is Daniel Pink’s best-seller, A Whole New Mind (Riverhead Trade). Tom Peters called the book “a miracle.” There’s a reason. A Whole New Mind gives context to the Presentation Zen approach to presenting in today’s world, an era that Pink and others have dubbed the “Conceptual Age,” where “high-touch” and “high-concept” aptitudes are first among equals. “The future belongs to a different kind of person,” Pink says. “Designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers—creative and empathetic right-brain thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn’t.”

In A Whole New Mind, Pink paints an accurate and vivid picture of the threats and opportunities facing professionals ...

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