The Power Presenter: Technique, Style, and Strategy from America's Top Speaking Coach

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"Jerry Weissman is one of the world's experts in teaching people to overcome their nerves, and his secret starts with something very natural—the comfort we feel when having a conversation with one other person."
Chip Heath, coauthor of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

"Jerry's coaching added tremendous clarity to our IPO presentations. Not only should IPO-bound CEOs read this book, but everyone who gives important presentations."
Reed Hastings, founder and ...

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Overview

"Jerry Weissman is one of the world's experts in teaching people to overcome their nerves, and his secret starts with something very natural—the comfort we feel when having a conversation with one other person."
Chip Heath, coauthor of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

"Jerry's coaching added tremendous clarity to our IPO presentations. Not only should IPO-bound CEOs read this book, but everyone who gives important presentations."
Reed Hastings, founder and CEO, Netflix

"Jerry is a coach like no other. If you need to give an important presentation, buy this book. Now. The only thing at stake is your income, your influence, and the success of your cause."
Scott Cook, founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Intuit

"This book will help you bring out your natural charisma. It's like a bottle of turbo-charged personality. Take a swig, and you'll kick butt."
Guy Kawasaki, cofounder of Alltop.com, author of Reality Check

"I watched with my own eyes as Jerry created billions in stock market value by teaching CEOs his speaking styles and strategies. Now it's all in a 250-page book. How cool is that?"
Andy Kessler, bestselling author of Wall Street Meat and Running Money

"Jerry Weissman explains in clear terms how to stand up, be heard, and truly master how to reach people with influence."
Simon Witts, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft Corporation

"Jerry has the uncanny ability to take the art of communicating and make it feel like science. The Power Presenter is a prescriptive road map to communications confidence and excellence."
Ron Ricci, Vice President, Corporate Positioning, Cisco Systems

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470376485
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 628,990
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: The Wrong Way and the Right Way to Coach Presentations

Introduction How Speaking Style and Delivery Can Raise the Value of an IPO

Ch. 1 Your Actions Speak Louder than Your Words 1

Ch. 2 The Crucial Task: Creating Audience Empathy 15

Ch. 3 The Butterflies in Your Stomach 27

Ch. 4 How to Prepare Your Content 35

Ch. 5 You Can Be a Power Presenter - Charisma Not Required 45

Ch. 6 The Mental Method of Presenting: Make the Butterflies Fly in Formation 57

Ch. 7 Learn to Speak with Your Body Language 81

Ch. 8 Control Your Cadence 115

Ch. 9 Masters of the Game 145

Ch. 10 What Every Speaker Can Learn from Barack Obama 163

Ch. 11 Graphics Synchronization 179

Ch. 12 Graphics and Narrative 199

Ch. 13 The Power Presentations Pyramid 211

Ch. 14 Coda - Ending with the Beginning 227

Acknowledgments 231

Notes 235

Index 241

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

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    This is by far the best approach to speaking, using his process and approach has made me more relaxed and feel like everything flows much better on stage and I'm getting more compliments than ever before. You have to read this book if your struggling with speaking in front of crowds.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    Knowledgeable guide to making presentations

    Many people would rather try to flush a snarling bobcat down the toilet than give a speech. Indeed, individuals often rate public speaking as a primary fear. Delivering a speech summons the same jacked-up "fight or flight" response that animals depend upon to survive predator attacks. Your breathing rate shoots through the roof. You cannot think clearly. You are suddenly in severe physical crisis. Unfortunately, when you give a speech, you cannot fight your way out of trouble or run away from it. Instead, you must somehow stand there calmly, and speak in a coherent, compelling fashion. Premier speaking coach Jerry Weissman shows how to quell those stressful feelings. In this clearly written book - which features an attractive design that makes his examples particularly easy to follow - he provides a comprehensive set of public speaking techniques to help you win over any audience. getAbstract is glad to speak up for this book and its fascinating case histories about famous speakers, including an insightful analysis of the fateful 1960 U.S. presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. History might have been different if Nixon had read Weissman's book before he went on TV. If you hope to rise in sales or business, not to mention politics, you must be able to give a great presentation - this book will show you how.

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