Welcome back to the PolicyViz Podcast! With my book on presentations about to launch, I’m very excited to talk with one of the authors who inspired my work in this area, Garr Reynolds. If you’ve ever thought carefully about how to design and deliver presentations, you have probably heard of Garr and his Presentation Zen approach. In this week’s episode, we talk about his process to create and develop a presentation, his presentation philosophy, and which presentation tools he likes. We also spend a bit of time talking about Star Wars because, well, Star Wars is awesome.

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Episode Notes

Garr Reynolds | Presentation Zen website presentationzencover

Garr Reynolds Books 

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations

The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides

Dan Roam | Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures

Ken Robinson TED talk | Do schools kill creativity?

Michael Rosenblum | iPhone Millionaire: How to Create and Sell Cutting-Edge Video

Jon’s Book

Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks


JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS