Last June, I made a trip from Osaka to San Francisco to film a video version of the PZ book. The results of those days spent in the San Francisco studio will be available on a DVD sold on Amazon and in book stores etc. from June 25. The DVD comes with Spanish, Japanese (and English cc) subtitles. The video is 50-minutes long and is essentially a video version of the book with many of the same examples. If you have the PZ book already I do not recommend that you get the video too (unless money is no object, in which case feel free to buy a million copies). But if you know someone who does not have the Presentation Zen book — and they are unlikely to slow down long enough to go through such a book — then the video may be very useful. The video is not a presentation on stage in front of an audience. Rather, it's just me talking to you about the core themes of the book with loads of examples (most of which are from the book). On the Peachpit site you can see a 2-min clip from the video.
The making of the DVD
It would have been easier if I read a script off a teleprompter in the studio, but that's not how we did it. Instead we spent over two days in the studio as I spoke to the camera about the three elements of a presentation — the preparation, design, and delivery — in front of a green screen. I had no visuals or bullets, etc. in front of me except for some key words on the MacBook — all the slides and background visuals and effects were added later in post production.
Below you can see some of the outtakes arranged by Mary Sweeney in Berkeley. These outtakes appear on the right of the screen as the credits roll on the left at the end of the DVD.
Again, if you have the book, you do not need the DVD. But this instructional video may be useful to schools and organizations or to individuals who have not been exposed yet to this approach to presenting.