Lend Me Your Ears: All You Need to Know about Making Speeches and Presentations [NOOK Book]

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The room darkens and grows hushed, all eyes to the front as the screen comes to life. Eagerly the audience starts to thumb the pages of their handouts, following along breathlessly as the slides go by one after the other... We're not sure what the expected outcome was when PowerPoint first emerged as the industry standard model of presentation, but reality has shown few positive results. Research reveals that there is much about this format that audiences positively dislike, and that the old school rules of ...
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Lend Me Your Ears: All You Need to Know about Making Speeches and Presentations

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Overview

The room darkens and grows hushed, all eyes to the front as the screen comes to life. Eagerly the audience starts to thumb the pages of their handouts, following along breathlessly as the slides go by one after the other... We're not sure what the expected outcome was when PowerPoint first emerged as the industry standard model of presentation, but reality has shown few positive results. Research reveals that there is much about this format that audiences positively dislike, and that the old school rules of classical rhetoric are still as effective as they ever were for maximizing impact. Renowned communications researcher, consultant, and speech coach Max Atkinson presents these findings and more in a groundbreaking and refreshing approach that highlights the secrets of successful communication, and shows how anyone can put these into practice and become an effective speaker or presenter. Topics Include: DT How to win and hold the attention of audiences; DT Using visual aids and PowerPoint more effectively; DT Getting your message across and winning applause; DT Inspiring audiences; DT How to prepare quickly; DT Fact and fiction about body language and non-verbal communication
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"No one surpasses Atkinson in the rigor and clarity with which he spells out how to move audiences to applause, get quoted in the media and become known as the most brilliant presence on any podium."--Clark Judge, speechwriter for Ronald Reagan

"Neither politicians nor business leaders can lead today without the ability to communicate effectively with audiences of all sizes or compositions. They have two choices: (1) be born with the ability, or (2) read Max Atkinson's books and learn."--Michael Sheehan, speech coach to Bill Clinton

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199839872
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/27/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,254,847
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Max Atkinson is a freelance communications consultant and visiting professor at the Henley Management College,UK. He has acted as a consultant on presentation skills, public speaking, speech writing and speaker training for numerous companies and individuals in the UK and abroad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Hello dont buy it

    It sucks i bought it but it was not good at all

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    BORING AS LISTENINS TO A SPEECH

    sucked dont waste $16.47of your hard earned money on this crap

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    Posted July 14, 2012

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    It was a great book

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