Archive for September 2010
To be honest, I’m having a little trouble getting to the point where I write every day. But I’m lucky, I have inspiring friends who help me get past this without even trying. Today is Garr Reynold’s turn.
It’s Wednesday night, and I return home to another package from Amazon on the doorstep. Monday night it was Nancy Duarte’s Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences. I’ve been savoring the early two page chapters and really expect this is another book I’ll enjoy recommending to people who care about their communication.
In Monday’s post, I joked about resisting the urge to do an “unboxing video.” Unboxing videos are common in electronics reviews. The reviewer simply records with video as he opens the package and examines the pieces as they come out. It’s just about anticipating use rather than talking about their experiences, because really there haven’t been any experiences yet. They’re kind of silly, and yet compelling, but you just don’t do them for books and DVDs. And certainly not for a…
Oh well, the urge tonight was too strong. The package was Garr Reynolds’s The Presentation Zen Way: Video Lessons on Simple Presentation Design and Delivery. I’m a soft touch for cool packaging and knew what to expect here, so I broke out the camera and took pictures along the way.
Events like this make it easy to get back into writing about design goodness and presentation technique. Thanks Garr!
AMC just released a new bit of advertising for the October 31st release of their “The Walking Dead” series. That’s it over there on the left. The series is based on a comic by the brilliant Robert Kirkman. The stark black and white art style and Kirkman’s brilliant character development over 75 issues has made it an acclaimed comic epic for some time now. The quality and consistency of this book is amazing, so AMC has their work cut out for them to provide a similar television experience.
And it’s about zombies, did I mention that?
The trailer released this summer is quite graphic, not for the faint of heart. Still, if you like such things… awesome.
UPS just rang the doorbell.
Package from Amazon on the doorstep.
Resist the urge to grab a video camera and do an “unboxing” video. (Yes, I can sometimes control the truly dorky impulses).
And is it? YES! Nancy’s new book has arrived!
Resonate is in the house.
Congratulations Nancy! Can’t wait to get started. And now, I don’t have to!