If you have not heard of Nancy Duarte's new book, then let me turn you on to it. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, says Nancy, is the prequel to her first book Slide:ology. As Nancy says early on, the problem with most presentations is not simply that the visuals are ineffective; making the visuals look better for content that is not well crafted has little merit. This book takes you back a step and launches you on a journey of discovery and exploration that takes inspiration and insights from myriad sources including the art of story creation and storytelling and film, etc. The lessons in the book will help you create the kinds of presentations that truly engage and transform audiences. Remember that presentation is always about change. By presenting we're necessarily trying to move people and impact them in at least a very small way. Sometimes in very big ways. This book is informative, instructive, and inspirational. The book itself is a presentation of sorts and it is definitely a compelling piece of work that is creating buzz and changing things. I was so inspired by Nancy's wonderful book that I shot this little video below on my iPhone today at the Hamarikyu Gardens near Tokyo Bay this morning.