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August 15, 2008


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Like you, I watch that documentary often. Every time I learn something new or pick up a line I didn't catch before.

All of that pails in comparison to your awesome Slideshare... wow.

The more of them you do, the better they keep getting and I love how they really tell a great story.

Thanks Garr!

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i'd not particularly made the connection between the two before, looks like another DVD amazon will be posting my way

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I'm with Mitch on this one. Your Slideshare captures the simple story and lessons.

What I like is how a simple summary like what you've done by capturing the documentary quotes is enough to suggest all kinds of meaningful applications for me.


Keep creating...a brand worth raving about,


I've seen this documentary many times - I love it. I don't know if you've seen the trailer for it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXbFuNQwTbs). It's pretty hilarious.

By the way, I've read your blog for a long time and recently met with Jeff Widman who talked quite a bit about you. Thanks for all the great articles!



I've been reading this website for a while and I am really impressed. I bought the book and now, I want to be able to make the kind of presentations that you evangelize.
The problem is that I don't know how to create those slides.
It would be great if you, or anybody else reading this comment, could recommend me some books or websites to read.
I have to mention that I am a begginer in creating slides so if you want to recommend something please keep that in mind.


Jan Schultink

Thank you for sharing the summary of the video.

The need to be on top of your material is indeed important, and it is good to see that even the best need months of preparation to get there.

Now that I think of it, most of the best speakers I have seen in a business context tend to give a presentation that is basically a modification of "their story", one that they have given many, many times before. (I.e., a CEO introducing his company)


I haven't seen the documentary, but I probably will now.

The Seinfeld footage is quite difficult to watch...but it was probably even more difficult for him to perform. His routine isn't particularly funny but the audience hang on every word, and just don't stop laughing.

I guess Jerry was in that awful situation where he could just walk on stage and burp and the audience would go mental - so it must be impossible to judge whether you're actually funny any more.


Slide #30 is my favorite! Yoda rocks, but to see Yoda expressed as a pie chart? Well, that REALLY ROCKS!

I'm definitely going to steal that for my next presentation!

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He reminds me Senfield when he was young.


He was a great comedian, now he passed by , pour.

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