Not Just European – The 2012 Presentation Zen European Seminar

October 9, 2012

With a month to go before this year’s Presentation Zen European Seminar, we have a remarkable range of people coming to London to see Garr Reynolds and learn the new way of presenting from the master himself.

We have people coming from 16 countries (so far), including the USA, Canada and Japan, so it isn’t really a European Seminar any more! Once again, Garr is proving to be a star attraction, and I’m sure this year’s seminar is going to be as amazing as our Paris seminars in 2010 and 2011.

We’ve already sold out the Presentation Zen Storytelling Masterclass on November 8th, aimed mainly at those who’ve already attended the Presentation Zen Seminar, but we still have some places left for the main seminar on November 7th 2012, at the Hilton London Paddington – including some very cheap tickets for current students, with the reduction code PZSTUDENT.

So if you’d like to join us all in London, be fast because there aren’t many places left. Sign up now!


Review: Presentation Zen European Seminar 2010

December 13, 2010

From all the comments I’ve received, the Presentation Zen European Seminar 2010 was a fantastic event, highly appreciated by the participants, and throughly enjoyed by everyone.

It was a lot of work to get everything organised, but it was well worth it. Garr Reynolds was superb as always, and led the participants through an entertaining, instructive and memorable afternoon.

The show began, of course, the evening before, when we congregated at Un Dimanche A Paris, the new chocolate-themed concept store opened by Pierre Cluizel just off Boulevard Saint-Germain. Garr was able to meet many fans including some who weren’t able to make it to the seminar itself, and it was also an opportunity for some seminar participants to get to know each other beforehand.

The location was beautiful, the wine delicious and the food (we stayed to eat in the restaurant) was simply sublime. I will be taking my wife there soon. Garr enjoyed the guided tour – and the chocolates!

Pierre’s charming wife Sylvie also provided us with some chocolate mignonnettes (small squares) which were the perfect accompaniment to the coffee break during the Presentation Zen seminar. This was one of three surprises we sprung on the participants. The others were a Presentation Zen Way bento box, and – just at the end – an advance copy of Garr’s new book, The Naked Presenter, which Garr was only too pleased to sign and dedicate.

Between these surprises, Garr’s typically strong performance and the great support provided by Microsoft and Pearson, it was a successful event and although tickets weren’t cheap, it was generally considered great value for money.

But don’t just believe me – there are plenty of participants who have blogged about the seminar, and I’ll put links to their posts and photos in the comments below. (You can find many of our photos here.)

So, time for thankyous.

Thanks to Microsoft (Saïd Sbihi, Blaise Vignon and Christophe Lauer) for hosting the event in such a great room and supporting us so professionally.

Thanks to Pearson (Cécile Legros, Victoria Watkins and Florence Young) for making the bento boxes affordable and for giving away Garr’s new book.

Thanks to Pierre Morsa, my partner at Ideas on Stage, for his tireless enthusiasm and great organisation with tickets, invoices, etc.

Thanks to all the many participants for making it such a special day – I hope we will meet again.

And of course, thanks to Garr for bringing his Presentation Zen Way to Europe and for trusting us with this event, not for the first time, and hopefully not the last.


Presentation Zen Euro Seminar: What an audience!

October 21, 2010

Tickets for the Presentation Zen European Seminar 2010 are selling very well, and bringing people together from all over Europe – and beyond.

Garr Reynolds’ only public seminar in Europe this year (in Paris, France, on December 7th) is proving to be an amazing attraction. So far, we have participants from all these countries:

  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
  • Spain (mainland and even Tenerife!)
  • USA
  • (and of course France)

This is going to be a memorable event not only thanks to Garr’s electric presence, but also because of the fantastic diversity of the group of participants. And since there will be plenty of exercises, some in small groups, everyone will have a chance to learn from each other.

We’ll make sure we all have a chance to get to know each other over a light lunch, and for those of you who are arriving the day before in Paris, we’ll have a pre-seminar meet-up somewhere in Paris on the evening of December 6th.

If you haven’t got your ticket yet, hurry up – there aren’t many left, and this is an event which is not to be missed. Garr, Pierre and I are looking forward to meeting you all.

(P.S. – Paris is wonderful in December, so if you want to prolong your stay, you could also join the Art of Presenting course which Pierre and I are running with our company Ideas on Stage on December 8, 9 and 10 – it’s in English and it’s the perfect opportunity to practise the Presentation Zen approach in a much smaller group. Only a few places left so sign up quickly…)


Presentation Zen European Seminar 2010

September 28, 2010

Ideas on Stage is proud to present a unique opportunity: Garr Reynolds will be giving a one-off Presentation Zen seminar in Paris on December 7th. Book your place here!

The Presentation Zen approach encourages you to think differently and more creatively about communication.

This hands-on seminar uses exercises and examples to explain why most presentations fail, and show you a better way of preparing, designing and delivering presentations. It is highly recommended for anyone who creates or delivers presentations, especially using visual aids such as slides.

Garr Reynolds is a sought-after speaker and consultant worldwide. A writer, designer and jazz musician, he is Associate Professor of Management at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan, and Director of Design Matters Japan. His best-selling Presentation Zen won a Certificate of Excellence for design, and the accompanying DVD won two Adult Education awards.

The Presentation Zen European Seminar 2010 is brought to you by Ideas on Stage, France’s leading presentation specialists, in association with Microsoft and Pearson.

This is Garr’s only public seminar in Europe in 2010.

Don’t miss your chance to learn directly from the world’s leading authority on presentation skills. Register now!


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