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September 10, 2010


Reinhardt Botha

I've been following the blog for many years and found immense wisdom in it. Thank you!

Of course, this post is no exception. I could immediately see some clear application to research presentations, the kind of presentation I most often encounter, and blog about my ideas at http://bit.ly/brAoEp

My conclusion: There is only three things one can do to become a better presenter: practice, practice, practice. (reflectively of course)

B.t.w. I can wait for "The Naked Presenter" to appear on the shelves, I enjoyed the other two books tremendously.

Carlo Pecchia

Nice post, thanks!
Having practiced Judo many years ago I still find very valuable all its teachings in life...


Great post. Is there some way I can re-publish it on my blog? Naturally it would all be fully credited as your post.



Jonathan Thomas

Awesome Garr. I have written about the similarities between the art of jiu jitsu, which I study, and the art of effective presenting, which I blog about. Judo is a relative of jiu jitsu and they share many techniques.

I love the way you connect Judo and presenting in this post. They certainly both involve much mental strength and preparation.

Jon Thomas
Presentation Advisors

TJ Walker

Great reminder that people who want to excel at presentation can look at masters from all spheres of life for inspiration.

Bård Nesbø Skreien

Hi Sensei Reynolds!

It is with much enthusiasm I am reading your many blog-entries. This blog-entry about Judo was long awaited. I am myself a Judoka(柔道家) with 16 years of Judo-experience. Next year I`m going to Tokai University for 2 years as a research-student(研究生), studying Judo and its implications for modern leadership and I would love to work with you when undertaking my studies.

If any of this sounds interesting drop me an email:


Excellent post. I have only recently crossed paths with this blog and am so pleased to have encountered such an intelligent and well thought out approach. Thank you.

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