Interviewing Garr Reynolds on this Friday, send me your questions

Posted on June 10th, 2009 in blogging , Charts and Graphs - 7 comments

Garr Reynolds - Presentation ZenOk, this is *totally* exciting. I am big fanboy of Garr Reynolds of Presentation Zen. His blog is one of the very first blogs I have started reading and I still read it whenever there is a new post. Few days back I saw on his blog that he is coming down to Malmo, Sweden for a keynote presentation at FBTB Conference.

My first reaction?

I went to the FBTB site to find out if I can attend the conference. But I learnt that the sessions are on Thursday and Friday (I am working on those days) and they cost 1,100 euros (gulp…).

But I thought… “may be I can get a chance to meet Garr and probably interview him”

So today morning I emailed him and asking if he can give me 15 minute interview. And guess what…

So here is your chance to share my excitement and ask a cool question to Garr.

The interview theme is “Charting Zen: Designing Better Charts and Telling Interesting Stories”

Drop a comment or tweet me @r1c1 with your questions. Hurry!!!

PS: Watch Garr’s presentation @Google on youtube or read his Presentation Zen book to get a feel of his work.

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7 Responses to “Interviewing Garr Reynolds on this Friday, send me your questions”

  1. Kara says:

    Good luck on your interview with Garr!

    I work for Peachpit Press and thought you and your readers might be interested in knowing that he just released his first online streaming video, Presentation Zen: The Video, where he expands on the ideas presented in his book and blog. More info can be found here:

    http://tr.im/lFvO

  2. Hi Chandoo, fantastic idea - would love to be in your seat.
    I would like to ask Garr his opinions on the following items regarding ChartZen:
    * Presentation Zen & white space concept vs high density data graph -> how to reconcile those 2 approaches, what can we do, what musn't be donne
    * static vs dynamic graph - effectiveness & relevance regarding presentation storyline
    Best regards & enjoy your interview

  3. Toad says:

    Chandoo, my question for Garr would be:

    What are your top 3 suggestions for using Excel to present data visually?

  4. Balamurugan says:

    Hi Chandoo,
    My question is ' How can I tell a story in a presentation when I am just speaking numbers or analytics?'

  5. Joe says:

    Hey Chandoo,

    I've recently been reading Tufte and noticed that he is adamant about the use of serif style fonts like Times New Roman as he believes they are easier to read than sans serif. I happen to disagree.

    In Garr's expert opinion, what sort of guidelines does he go by when choosing a font? And does it vary depending on his presentation medium (Excel vs. PowerPoint vs. Word, etc)?

  6. Annie Mossity says:

    Hi PhD,

    Read the book 'Presentation Zen' and loved it.

    I also love what you are trying to achieve with your blog. Numbers are vital truths but because they are often presented so boringly they get a bad rap... 99.9% of the all statisticians give the rest a very bad name 🙂

    The question I would like you to pose to Garr is:
    If he had the power to make a universal law (and it would have to be abided by everyone in the universe) regarding the presentation of numerical information in business, what would it be?

    Good luck. And keep up the awesome work!

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