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September 17, 2008


Holly Hoffman

Oh, man! How awesome is that?! I love his videos, so it was cool to see how he found the people and places to dance. You just never know how cool a conference is goint to be, I guess.

David Cosand

Thank you for posting the Ignite presentation. You're right. The last few moments are wonderful. It reminds me how most of us want to be part of community and joyous expression.

Everyone I've ever shown Matt's videos to has watched with a smile on their face and have - mostly unconsciously - moved along with him.

As a teacher and a father, I see this desire daily in my students and kids. The opportunity to feel significant and part of something of substance is huge...even if it's just kicking up your feet in a silly dance.

By the way, Garr, you have impacted me greatly this school year as I prepare presentations for my students and professional development sessions. My background, prior to teaching, is in graphic design. That foundation never really connected to my presentations until I happened upon your work, though.
Thank you.

Jon Thomas

Matt's videos are a huge inspiration and a great "alternative" way to present. He could have used a bunch of bullet points to list all the places he's been - luckily he didn't. I use his videos as a prime example of presenting alternatively.

Jon Thomas

By the way - he had a great PowerPoint too! The stick figures were really funny, especially the slide with him and his girlfriend. You don't have to be an art school graduate to make an effective presentation - you just have to connect with the audience, which can be done in many different ways.


Loved your take on it. I put a bit of a marketing spin on his approach. Thanks for the link!


John Spaith

For all PowerPoint gets bashed, if you know what you're doing with it you can make magic.

The only suggestion I'd have here would be to have one 20 second slide (or maybe 2) where he shuts up and says just a few words, "the money shot" he wants us to walk away with, then lets the picture & silence & pace variation give time for the message to sink in. Nit picky though, overall a great performance.


I really like how simple his slides are and also like the hand written part. I have to admit that I am a fan of beautiful slides (Garr always has great ones), but they were very effective I thought.

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Good work as an alternative way of presentation


Well I gotta download your video. Thanks for sharing it. I gotta find Matt too.:)

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