GAINcast Episode 281: Presentation zen (with Garr Reynolds)

Communication is the cornerstone of coaching. Garr Reynold’s best-selling book Presentation Zen explains how to reach the audience through simplicity and storytelling. He joins us on this weeks’ GAINcast to discuss how these lessons can be helpful for coaches as well, including insights on editing, simplicity, material, and methods.

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Garr Reynolds is communications consultant, teacher, and the author of best-selling books including the award-winning Presentation Zen. Garr’s approach to communication takes the principles and lessons from the Zen arts in Japan to reveal simple, concrete tips for communicating — and living — better. He currently is Professor of Communication Design & Management in the Faculty of Business at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan.

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Key quotes and topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 4:30 – Garr Reynold’s background
  • 9:45 – Beyond the material
  • 12:45 – Being visual
  • 18:15 – Simplicity
  • 24:45 – White space and editing
  • 28:30 – Approaches vs. methods

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