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

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Takahashi Method

Masayoshi Takahashi

Web Application Developer, Tokyo, Japan www.rubycolor.org/takahashi/ www.slideshare.net/takahashim

Masayoshi Takahashi is a programmer who created a new approach to presenting at tech conferences in Japan. Takahashi uses only text in his slides. But not just any text—really big text. Huge text. Characters of impressive proportion which rarely number more than a few per slide. The goal, he says, is to use short words rather than long, complicated words and phrases. His approach—now called the Takahashi Method—came about several years ago when he had to give a short presentation at a conference in Japan. He did not have software like PowerPoint, he says, nor did he have access to photos or drawing programs. ...

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