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The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides by Garr Reynolds

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2. First Things First: Preparation

We don’t know where we get our ideas from. We do know that we do not get them from our laptops.

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Effective presentations are the result of proper preparation. Ineffective presentations have their genesis in poor planning or in the misguided idea that one can just fake it. You can’t fake it and you can’t wing it. Going naked and engaging naturally with an audience does not mean approaching the task in a nonchalant or cavalier fashion. Ironically, without proper preparation of your material, you will not be able to be your natural self. You will be disorganized, uncertain, and anxious in spite of ...

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