Giving Presentations

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Making persuasive presentations isn't just a matter of charisma and fancy charts: it requires concrete skills that are vital to keeping your audience engaged and involved. This handy guide contains key information on how to customize your presentations to keep people focused and produce the results you want.
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Overview


Making persuasive presentations isn't just a matter of charisma and fancy charts: it requires concrete skills that are vital to keeping your audience engaged and involved. This handy guide contains key information on how to customize your presentations to keep people focused and produce the results you want.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422114759
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 6/18/2007
  • Series: Pocket Mentor
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 389,128
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Mentor's Message: Clarify and Inspire     ix
Giving Presentations: The Basics     1
All About Presentations     3
Types of presentations     4
First Things First     7
Define your objective     8
Know your audience     9
Understand your presentation's context     10
Decide What to Say     15
Three stages     16
Review and refine your ideas     17
Prepare     19
Organize your presentation     20
How long should a presentation be?     23
Plan for Visuals     27
Choose the appropriate media     29
Effective visuals     31
When It's a Group Effort     35
Group presentation flow     37
Rehearse     39
Effective rehearsing     40
Go the extra mile     42
Prepare Yourself     43
Psych yourself     44
Overcome fear     44
Show Time     47
How to speak effectively     48
Project a positive image     49
Techniques for keeping your audience engaged     49
Handling Questions     53
The right time for Q&A     54
Prepare yourself for the tough questions     55
When you don't have the answer     57
After-Action Review     59
Find the root causes of problems     60
A video can help     61
Tips and Tools     63
Tools for Giving Presentations     65
Test Yourself     73
Answers to test questions     76
To Learn More     79
Sources for Giving Presentations     83
Notes     85
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