My copy of The Naked Presenter is tattered, highlighted, and scribbled in. I re-read it every month before my Delivery Workshop. Delivery is one of my favorite components of presentation, so I love teaching it, talking about it, and, of course, I love delivering!
The very first mini-chapter within The Naked Presenter was written by Phil Waknell. I’d never heard of Waknell before picking up Reynolds’ text, but as soon as I read his amazing concept of natural delivery as it relates to the samurai, I made it my business to learn everything I could about him. I followed his blog, Phil Presents, and I followed him on Twitter. I discovered Waknell’s creation: Ideas on Stage, a company out of Paris, France, dedicated to teaching the art of presentation.
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Yesterday, I wrote a little review of Prezi based upon my feelings and what I’d been reading from Phil Waknell and Garr Reynolds. Well, to my surprise/honor/shock/delight, Phil Waknell himself Tweeted my review and included a link to my blog!
Since he is one of my presentation heroes, I nearly had a heart attack right there in the dining room. I was even more shocked when he replied to me directly!
Needless to say, yesterday was the best day of my entire life, and I needed to share my joy with all of you. Let me.