Archive for the ‘The Presentation Lab Book’ Category

Barnes & Noble and Amazon – Thanking You Kindly…

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

It may be a little early to start wistfully pondering the highs and lows of 2013 but, armed with some particularly exciting news from our friends at Barnes & Noble and Amazon, I simply couldn’t help myself…

In light of this news, 2014 looks like it’s going to be a busy one! We’re building the Eyeful USA team in anticipation of a lot of activity in North America following the publication of The Presentation Lab book as well as readying the troops across Europe.

2013 has been an amazing year…but I CANNOT wait for 2014 to start. 

Until then, have a wonderful and peaceful festive break,

Simon

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Going for that Mona Lisa smile…

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Yep…it’s finally here.

The day I’ve been dreading.

The moment when it all becomes an awful reality.

It’s time to choose the portrait for the back of the book…

The Book Portrait?  Hmmmm

Yikes…not even the Photoshop skills of Team Eyeful can save me now.

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And so the pre-promotion begins…

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

I’m quickly learning that a week is a long time in the dizzy world of publishing…

The last 7 days have seen me cosy up the camera for the sleeve portrait, record supporting video content and see the book being positioned as one of the ‘must have’ business titles on Amazon.com:

Featured Sales Guide

Nice to be in such august company, eh?

My only thought now is ‘blimey…what’s it going to be like when it’s finally available?!’

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A Seasonal Sneaky Peek Into The Book

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

What seemed like a jolly jape 6 months ago when we came up with the Presentationstein idea and graphic for the book seems to have captured the imagination of many in our sector.

Well, we couldn’t be happier…

In a seasonal sneaky peek, it’s time to unveil the fancy graphic that has business people shuddering in fear/hanging their heads in shame (delete as applicable) – the dreaded Presentationstein!

For the full scary truth (and to calm your nerves) , go pre-order yourself a copy of this fine book.

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Time for the Peer Review…

Monday, October 14th, 2013

I won’t lie – this whole book creation thing can get a little nerve-wracking…

After months of internal debate about the structure of the book and bucketloads of sweat over the choice of analogy, you finally hand over the finished manuscript to the publisher (in our case, the lovely people at Wiley).  The good news is that they loved it and are excited about sharing it with the world.

The next stage is to then share the manuscript with the industry bods you most admire and ask them for their opinion.  This is where it gets properly scary.

So…what was the verdict from luminaries like Cliff Atkinson, Nancy Duarte, Andy Bounds and Joni Galvao?  Click below where all is revealed.

Present Me - Testimonials

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Gratitude & Gelato

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Apologies for the radio silence over the last few days…but it’s for good reason.

I finally managed to take some time off, sip the long awaited mojitos and, thanks for some friends in Italy, gorge myself silly on amazing gelato whilst enjoying views across the Italian alps.  Nothing short of amazing…

Returning refreshed and carrying more than a few extra pounds, I was greeted by an e-mail from the brilliant Andy Bounds containing the foreword to the book.

It’s brilliant.

Andy beautifully summarises the importance of getting presentations right by thinking of the most important people in the room – the audience (it’s a bit of a theme throughout the book as you may have guessed).  His kind words and brilliant insight top the book off rather wonderfully.

You’ll naturally have to buy the book to read it in all it’s glory but I’ll share one key phrase:

Your audiences will love that you’ve read it.

Nicely said, Andy…

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Goodbye Old Friend…

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

My slight addiction to mindmaps is a source of great amusement to my colleagues and friends.

I love ‘em.  They help me make sense and bring order to the ideas (and occasionally voices) in my head.  The Eyeful business plan started as a mindmap, as did the Blended Presenting concept and, of course, The Presentation Lab book.

The work of this mindmap beauty is now complete.  The time has come to bid it a teary farewell and reclaim a wall in my study at home.  Until next time…

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No Rest For The Wicked…

Monday, July 29th, 2013

A few days have passed since hitting the ‘Send’ button and pinging the Presentation Lab manuscript over to our chums at Wiley…

The visions I had of drinking post-deadline Mojitos next to a glimmering pool have quickly been banished by a roll-out of important new material to our UK consultant and marketing teams (expect a call soon if you work with any of them).

The good news is that the new elements of the Presentation Optimization process have gone down a storm with one and all. The bad news is that my Mojito is disappearing into the distance as I dive into the preparation of similar sessions for our overseas teams.

My ‘Mojito time’ will come…soon.

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Manuscript Complete.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

The words have been smithed.

The spelling has been checked.

The dedication and thanks are in place.

Thanks & Acknowledgements

Next up – finalising the artwork.

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Spreading The Good Word – ‘The Presentation Lab’ Hits The Airwaves

Friday, July 19th, 2013

The fine people of Dublin got to hear all about ‘The Presentation Lab’ book as well as pick up a few hints and tips along the way.

We thought we’d share (just in case you don’t live in Dublin)

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