Season's Greetings
The best and the worst of 2007

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year!)

Greetings from Hawaii! We traveled from the snow in Oregon to make it here to Oahu for a little rest before heading back to Japan to begin what is hopefully a productive year of work and contribution in 2008. I made two podcasts while on the US mainland—one with Microsoft and Nancy Duarte and the other with Peachpit Press. The podcasts will be available in early January. I'll let you know. The sales of the book have been greater than expected. Amazon lists the book now as "out of stock" but more are being printed and shipped to Amazon and others quickly. The bookstores in the US such as Borders will have the book very soon as well. I have heard from some readers that they have indeed received the book and "love it," while others are still waiting. Many have reported speedy results by ordering directly from the publisher. If you have not received your copy, it really does exist, even though it seems hard to get. Below are some snaps that prove the book actually does exist.




I truly hope 2008 is your best year ever. Personally, I can't wait to get busy working and writing again. Although I have become busier than ever, the blog will not stop. I still plan on "giving it away" as much as I can. Loads of good stuff to share in future. Thanks to all of you for your continued support in the form of suggestions, comments, tips, etc. I appreciate your contributions very much. Happy New Year!


Lance Andrewes

Happy New Year to you too Garr. Only 70 minutes of 2007 to go in New Zealand. Thanks for broadening my interests with your blog which I "discovered" around the middle of the year. I look forward to receiving your book real soon (it shipped from Peachpit last week - doesn't anyone get Christmas holidays in the US?).


LOL. Thanks Lance. Yep, Americans do seem to work all the time -- even worse in Japan :-). Hope to get to NZ in near future...Cheers! -g

Paul M.

Garr, I wish you a very productive New Year and more joy from your writing. I really like the photos you post here. More from Japan, please!

Peter H

Happy new year!

Hemp on the cap?! :-)

Shaun Krisher

Actual Marijuana leaf on her hat.


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Charles Martineau

thanks for teaching at Kansai Gaidai to me in 2007! really appreciated it and learned a lot! Thanks! and can't wait to receive your book (from amazon)!

Jon Thomas

Hey Garr, just found your blog about a month ago and love it. Already ordered your book from Amazon. Wish you a healthy and happy 2008. Hope you come back to the states (NYC Area??) soon. I'd love to hear you speak.

Joe Miller


Got my hands on the book today. Sat in the parking structure at the Tattered Cover Book Store ( and thumbed the pages for what seemed like a few seconds. It must have been a lot longer because there was a long line of cars waiting for my parking space when I finally pulled out. Congrats!

Joe Miller

BTW: Tattered Cover has copies on the shelf if in the Denver metro area:

Christopher Scott

Hi Garr,

I found your blog through Seth and I'm really enjoying it.

You've got some great ideas and tips. I can't wait to get my hands on your new book.

Keep up the hard work!

Scott Gamble

My copy of PZ shipped today from Amazon. What a great way to kick off 2008! Happy New Year.


Andre Foeken

Wow, I always read your blog. The book arrived just in time to end 2007 with a bang :)

It's been real popular where I work in the few days it's been here. Great work!


Congratulations, Garr. I've been a regular reader of your blog for over a year now, and it is among my top favorites. I look forward to reading your book - I've been following your updates and notes on your blog. All the best in the new year.

Lance Andrewes

First day back at work (we do indeed get holidays in New Zealand - although perhaps not the best time to visit as almost all the food and coffee places are closed). I've arrived back from my lunchtime walk on this beautiful warm day to find The Book on my chair. FedEx works!

Ian Griffin


Great to meet you again at Duarte Design. Just rec'vd notice from Amazon today that my book is shipping.

Niko Neugebauer

Happy New Year, Garr!

Impatiently waiting for your book to arrive. Hope it will be in january =O) Hehehe


Been reading your blog for a long time now, and trying to apply your ideas to our company presentations.

I ordered your book 3 days ago from Amazon, and got it yesterday. Great delivery time!

Going to read it on the flight to CES tomorrow... Happy 2008!


Happy New Year..!

J.D. Williams

I received your book yesterday from Amazon. They're shipping them now.

I hope that all the blog "authors" I read don't end up writing books. It could get expensive.. haha

Abe Frohman

Congratulations on a job well done! I just received my copy and I can't put it down. I am delivering the most important paper of my career at a conference later this year, and you can bet it will employ the concepts I am learning from your book...thanks!

Wayne Botha

Just received my copy of Presentation Zen in the mail today.

WOW!! (and backwards, that is !!WOW) Awesome. I love it. Guy's foreword sets the tone perfectly for your message.

Already recommended Presentation Zen on my blog and to all Toastmasters in District 53.

Well done Garr. When can we expect PZ- The Sequel?

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