You can learn a lot from Guy Kawasaki about how to be a more effective presenter and communicator.
I recommend you check out his videos of presentations (there are plenty on youtube and on-line) and read his books.
Former movie exec and Facebook exec Chris Adams is an experienced presenter and communicator in his own right – but you should see Chris lights up with enthusiasm and gets “on a roll”when we get chatting about Guy Kawasaki!
Chris says Guy is one of the best presenters he has ever seen – period!
Guy is the “Presenter’s Presenter” and he has influenced and encouraged many “rock stars” of Presentation such as Garr Reynolds (famous and highly influential himself for his book and blog Presentation Zen).
Guy’s presentation (and writing) style and philosophy gave me the “courage” to add more passion and more of the “personal” to my writing and presenting style.
1. Guy freely talks and writes with boyish enthusiasm about his passions – especially hockey.
2. Guy freely talks and writes about his kids and family and his personal life.
3. Guy adds his own photos (happy snaps of places he is visiting for his presentations) into presentations.
Garr Reynolds does this effectively too – revealing his passions and putting his own photos from his life into his presentations. This adds a warm, personal connection.
Chris Adams is a big fan of Guy’s friendly, calm, yet quietly confident style. Guy makes it look so easy – and Chris shares with you how Guy does this by creating connection and context for his audiences.
Guy became famous as an Apple Evangelist (in this context “evangelism” is the enthusiastic spreading of messages).
Guy’s evangelical, passionate and personal style encouraged me to create e-Fan-gelism – which is about improving your presentations and writing by revealing your passions (what you are a Fan). Here is a link to e-Fan-gelism with further tips on what you can learn from about Guy. There’s also a video demonstrating his warm and connecting style.
Chris recommends that you check out Guy’s presentations. Here’s a link to one of his presentations.