It’s been an amazing summer. The Greene family went for a month-long trip to the Pacific Northwest. We stayed in three cities, Vancouver, BC; Seattle, WA; and Portland, OR, and visited a lot more. It was all super. Can’t wait to go back.
Each place now holds special memories for us. In Vancouver we visited with old friends and celebrated Canada day. In Seattle we watched Fourth of July Fireworks in a park were our daughter took some of her first steps many years ago. In Portland we barely made it out of Powell’s Books, but did venture out to Crater Lake National Park and the Pacific Ocean at Cannon Beach. Canon Beach was so nice that, yes, we went twice.
As we traveled we watched the women’s world cup soccer games. We did so in all three cities. In Portland we saw the USA women take the gold. Go USA women!
In Portland I found gold in the form of a book, this year’s summertime presentation book recommendation. It’s called Weekend Language. It’s by Andy Craig and Dave Yewman. Andy and Dave accurately tell the problem with most corporate presentations and then offer a viable solution. Get it! On Amazon, it’s only $12.95.
Here’s the inside scoop. Most people are great storytellers on the weekends. However, when Monday rolls around, they lose their ability to connect with people. They get “corporate” and use slides, jargon, and charts. This means that they become ineffective presenters.
Break out of that habit. Use more of your weekend language in your weekday presentations. This book, Weekend Language, will provide you with lot of new insights and a clear path to being a better storyteller for all of your information. Read it. Follow its ideas. Do so and you’ll be a better presenter by the Tuesday after Labor Day. I promise.
Enjoy every bit of summertime sunshine and the raindrops as well. Have a great summer.
Selected Previous Summer Presentation Skills Reading Lists
Wow! 2019 is the ninth year my recommended presentations books.