How To Show What You Mean During A Presentation: How To Use Visual Techniques To Transform A Speech Into A Memorable Event

How To Show What You Mean During A Presentation: How To Use Visual Techniques To Transform A Speech Into A Memorable Event

by Jim Anderson
     
 

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All too often public speakers think that all that they have to work with are the words that will tumble out of their mouth during their next presentation. Whereas these words are important, a speech offers you many other ways to connect with your audience by demonstrating what you are talking about.

What You'll Find Inside:
* TOOLS TO HELP

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Overview

All too often public speakers think that all that they have to work with are the words that will tumble out of their mouth during their next presentation. Whereas these words are important, a speech offers you many other ways to connect with your audience by demonstrating what you are talking about.

What You'll Find Inside:
* TOOLS TO HELP VISUALIZE YOUR NEXT PRESENTATION
* MASTERING THE POWERPOINT BEAST IN 3 EASY STEPS
* SPEAKERS LEARN TO MAKE TASTY SPEECHES BY ADDING JUST THE RIGHT SPICES
* ACT UP OR SIT DOWN!

The arrival of the PowerPoint and Keynote software programs suddenly made creating slides simple and easy to do. The result of this is that almost all speeches these days seem to include some form of slides. That being said, all too often the slides are not well made and actually end up taking away from the presentation instead of contributing to it.

However, giving a speech that will be able to rise above just the words that you say involves a lot more than just creating and using the right set of slides. It turns out that every speech is actually a performance. What this means for us as speakers is that we need to take some cues from actors and start to deliver more than just a speech – we owe our audience a show.

The words that you use in your speech carry a power all of their own. Yes, you can choose just any old words and you'll be able to get your point across to your audience. However, will they remember what you said? Probably not.

If instead you spend the time researching and picking just the right words then that will make all the difference in the world. Combining powerful words with impressive visuals can transform a run of the mill speech into an event that your audience will be talking about long after you have stopped speaking.

This book has been created to provide you with insights into how you can add different ways to demonstrate what you are talking about to your next speech. We’ll discuss the right way to create PowerPoint slides, how to put on a performance for your audience, what it's going to take to add some color to your next speech.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045677462
Publisher:
Jim Anderson
Publication date:
02/05/2014
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Jim Anderson is a talented engineer, teacher, and marketing professional. Born in Iowa City, Iowa his family moved many times during his childhood eventually settling just outside of St. Louis Missouri in Edwardsville, Illinois. Dr. Anderson went on to earn four college degrees: three in Computer Science including a doctoral degree and an MBA in marketing. He has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years for both large companies (Boeing, Siemens, Alcatel, and Verizon) as well as at some start-ups during that whole "dot com" thing.Dr. Anderson is now the founder and President of Blue Elephant Consulting. Blue Elephant Consulting shows technical professionals and groups how to use their business communication skills to change the world. By using its Clear Blue Knowledge Systems Blue Elephant Consulting shows them how to become successful communicators and set their ideas free thereby changing the world. Dr. Anderson provides consulting, coaching, speaking and training products and services to help in 5 key areas of business communications: public speaking, product management, IT team management, IT department leadership, and negotiating.Based on his experiences with many different customers, Dr. Anderson has taken the lessons that he's learned in the real world and has documented both the issues and their solutions in the books that he has written. Each book is filled with a unique set of real world challenges that product managers, CIOs, negotiators, IT managers, and public speakers encounter on an almost daily basis. In clear, easy to understand language, Dr. Anderson lays out exactly what the challenge is and then how to go about easily solving it.In addition to running his company, Dr. Anderson has had the opportunity to teach college courses at multiple universities. While doing this Dr. Anderson discovered that his students had a real need for information on how to get their first job after they graduated. His after class one-on-one discussions about the tips and techniques that today's college students could use to simplify their job search lead to speaking engagements and eventually to the book "Making The Jump: How To Land Your First Job After College!"

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