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November 20, 2006


Rishabh R. Dassani

You know Garr, this totally reminds me about how Sir Ken Robinson spoke at TED. What was amazing was the way he connected with the audience by telling stories and making emphasis on 3 things. It was as if he was talking to a friend. Just wow!

Garr Reynolds

Rishabh, yes, I love that Sir Ken Robinson prezo on TED. I've seen it about 10-15 times. Great, great stuff! -G

Sebastiano Mereu

Hey Garr, you make a really good point when you say, "This is nothing you haven't heard before." I remember when I first met T.M. Stevens, who has laid down the bass for immortal songs of Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, and James Brown. He told me many things that were not new to me at all, but after hearing them with his words, they started to make sense more than ever. And there's always the motivation factor. I rather believe the words of a person I highly admire and who gives me an advice for free than a professor or coach who gets paid to teach me and might not care "too" much if I learn his stuff or not. Greetings from Northwestern Switzerland!

Garr Reynolds

Thanks, Sebi! Exactly, yes. You said it better than I did. And you met T.M. Stevens? Wow! He's recorded with some of the best! -G

Niko Neugebauer

I confess, that when i saw him on TV for the first time, he made a bad impression on me (i thought of him as of an arrogant prick...), with the time i have changed my mind a lot.
He is an extremely powerful speaker and with no doubt a very strong personality.
Garr, you have made rather small (i've wished to see a bigger one) but very nice and interesting interview, congratulations =O)


Interesting post. For the past five years I lived in Paris and often watched CNN International. I absolutely could not stand watching Richard deliver the "straight" news. Over time, it was apparent that presentation coaches were trying to tone him down, which was even worse, because then he appeared like a slightly drugged version of himself. Finally they replaced him with a much more pleasant guy named Max, and just used Richard for specialty stuff. Even in those cases, he strikes me as someone who would be more at home on a music hall stage than on a news broadcast!

As they say in France: à chacun son goût!



Great tips on PowerPoint and presentations in general. Humor can communicate concisely and effectively! A good story has the power to capture our emotions, visual cues, and wake up an audience. Thanks for the organized ideas

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