Point, Click & Wow!: The Techniques and Habits of Successful Presenters, 3rd Edition / Edition 3
  • Point, Click & Wow!: The Techniques and Habits of Successful Presenters, 3rd Edition / Edition 3
  • Point, Click & Wow!: The Techniques and Habits of Successful Presenters, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Point, Click & Wow!: The Techniques and Habits of Successful Presenters, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by Claudyne Wilder
     
 

Presenting with Confidence

In Point, Click & Wow! you will find the insider knowledge of public speaking that we all need but were never taught. When Point, Click & Wow! was first published more than ten years ago, it quickly became the go-to resource for creating laptop presentations that have the "Wow!" factor. Completely reworked and updated, this new third

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Overview

Presenting with Confidence

In Point, Click & Wow! you will find the insider knowledge of public speaking that we all need but were never taught. When Point, Click & Wow! was first published more than ten years ago, it quickly became the go-to resource for creating laptop presentations that have the "Wow!" factor. Completely reworked and updated, this new third edition puts the focus on you, the presenter, who must create a winning presentation every time. Claudyne Wilder's groundbreaking book offers myriad new features and updated slide designs as well as illustrative stories and advice from executives.

Point, Click & Wow! is useful for everyone from the occasional presenter to the seasoned sales representative. Covering the entire process from concept to finished presentation, this comprehensive resource includes new chapters to help you

  • Demonstrate executive presence
  • Use tips, tricks and techniques to create presentations in a hurry
  • Design presentations with powerful openings, closings, and executive summaries

This is the book for creating persuasive presentations and proposals that will sell a product or ideawith pizzazz.

Praise for Point, Click & Wow!

"Claudyne's book is a mustread for anyone who wants to convince and inspire an audience. Her approach translates the seemingly overwhelming presentation process into a clear recipe for success. I have a copy in my bookshelf and so should you."
—Shari E. Redstone, President, National Amusements; Vice-chairwoman, CBS Corporation and Viacom; and Chairwoman, Midway Games

"A worldclass presentation resource, rich with essential tools and techniques to capture, motivate and dazzle your audience. Read this book!"
—Steve Siebold, CSP, author, 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787997458
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/09/2008
Series:
Pfeiffer Essential Resources for Training and HR Professionals Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents of the CD-ROM.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Focus on Your Key Messages.

Fill Out the Presentation Overview.

Choose or Create a Format.

Create an Executive Summary.

Write the Opening and Closing.

Identify and Plot Stories to Tell.

Plan Your Notes.

Decide on Your Handouts.

Conclusion.

Chapter 2: Connect to Your Audience.

Seven Ways to Connect to Your Audience.

Connecting Based on Specific Presentations.

Conclusion.

Chapter 3: Use Specific PowerPoint Features.

PowerPoint Features That Will Save Time and Make Your SlidesLook More Professional.

Engage Your Audience Using Certain PowerPoint Features .

Conclusion.

Chapter 4: Design Professional Slide Looks.

Create Specific Content Slides.

Create Professionally Designed "Empty" Content Slides.

Conclusion.

Chapter 5: Increase Your Credibility with Effective Slides.

Choose How Many Slides Are Necessary.

Limit the Text to What Is Essential.

Follow the Criteria for Effective Slides .

Conclusion.

Chapter 6: Prepare for Technology Success.

Prepare Days Ahead.

Recheck Just Before Your Talk.

Keep Track of Your Laptop and Its Contents.

Present Internationally with Ease.

Learn from Other People's Stories.

The Future of Technology.

Conclusion.

Chapter 7: Rehearse Like It's the Real Thing.

Talk Through Your Slides Out Loud as You Create Them.

Do a Real Rehearsal.

Present with Confidence.

Do a Mini-Rehearsal Just Before Your Talk.

Be Yourself While Engaging the Audience.

Conclusion.

Chapter 8: Demonstrate Executive Presence.

Choose Your Presence Behaviors.

Plan What to Say about the Data.

Use Entertainment and Drama—When Appropriate.

Do Make a Recommendation.

Be Optimistic.

Consider Your Best Path to Persuasion.

Advice from Executives.

Conclusion.

Conclusion.

Resources.

References.

Index.

About the Author.

How to Use the CD-ROM.

Pfeiffer Publications Guide.

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