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

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In Sum

• Like a conversation, presentation requires your full presence at that time and place.

• Like a master swordsman, you must be completely in the moment without thoughts of the past, the future, winning, or losing.

• Mistakes may happen, but do not dwell on past mistakes or worry about future ones. Be only in this moment, sharing and conversing with the audience in front of you.

• You will make it look easy and natural by preparing and practicing like mad. The more you rehearse, the more confident you’ll become, and the easier it will seem to the audience.

• Although you must plan well, being fully in the moment also means that you remain flexible, totally aware, and open to the possibilities as they arise.

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