Say It with Presentations, Second Edition, Revised & Expanded: How to Design and Deliver Successful Business Presentations / Edition 2

Say It with Presentations, Second Edition, Revised & Expanded: How to Design and Deliver Successful Business Presentations / Edition 2

by Gene Zelazny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071472894

ISBN-13: 9780071472890

Pub. Date: 05/09/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

For over 45 years, McKinsey & Company's Gene Zelazny has been showing McKinsey consultants and professionals around the world how to plan, design, and deliver effective business presentations_and how to improve and expand their repertoire of presentation skills.

Now in this revised and expanded edition of Say It With Presentations, Mr. Zelazny brings together his

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Overview

For over 45 years, McKinsey & Company's Gene Zelazny has been showing McKinsey consultants and professionals around the world how to plan, design, and deliver effective business presentations_and how to improve and expand their repertoire of presentation skills.

Now in this revised and expanded edition of Say It With Presentations, Mr. Zelazny brings together his years of valuable communication experience to show managers_even those with little or no presentation experience_how to prepare winning presentations using his proven methodology and the full range of PowerPoint techniques.

Written in a clear, highly engaging style, this essential business tool covers everything from defining the situation…to developing the right mix of visual aids to interest your audience without overpowering them. Say It With Presentations features a wealth of practical information on:

  • Selecting the best medium_traditional standup presentation,
    discussion meeting, video conference, or virtual presentation
  • Designing your presentation_knowing what to put in and what to leave out
  • Determining your message_how to make it clear, direct, and appropriate for the intended audience
  • Writing the presentation_crafting the most effective story line,
    introduction, and ending
  • Making the most of visuals_including computer-driven onscreen presentations with animation, scanned images, sound, video, and links
  • Creating charts, text visuals, and storyboards_to produce the most attractive and convincing presentation
  • Projecting confidence, conviction, and enthusiasm_to hold audience attention and generate interest in your ideas
  • Rehearsing the presentation_to search out imperfections and make the event as compelling as possible
  • Setting up facilities and equipment_to ensure that everything is working smoothly and geared for a first-rate presentation
  • Applying your delivery skills_putting together all the oral, video, and audio effects and delivering them at the right pace
  • Getting used to answering questions_by preparing for and anticipating post-presentation queries from the audience

    Filled with scores of helpful illustrations, this wide-ranging sourcebook also explains how to take humor seriously and incorporate it into a presentation…and how to use the “Audience Bill of Rights” to focus clearly on the needs of the audience.

    Comprehensive and completely up to date, the new edition of Say It With Presentations contains all the skills-building information, methods, tips, and pointers that business professionals need to win over clients and reap greater financial rewards.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780071472890
    Publisher:
    McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
    Publication date:
    05/09/2006
    Edition description:
    Revised & Expanded Edition
    Pages:
    160
    Sales rank:
    703,252
    Product dimensions:
    7.20(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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    Table of Contents

    So you've been asked to give a presentation1
    Audience's bill of rights4
    Define the situation7
    Why are you giving this presentation?9
    Whom do you want to convince?13
    How much time do you have for the presentation?20
    What medium should you use?24
    Design the presentation39
    Determine your message42
    Craft the story line45
    Write the introduction53
    Plan the ending56
    Say it with imagination58
    Where does imagination come from?82
    Designing text visuals92
    Ensuring legibility98
    Build a storyboard101
    Prepare for the presentation107
    Deliver the presentation111
    Project confidence, conviction, enthusiasm112
    Rehearse : the search for imperfection118
    Set up the facilities and the equipment124
    Apply delivery skills129
    Work with your visual aids135
    Get used to answering questions141
    Take humor seriously147
    Listen to the silence150
    The 10 commandments of successful presentations153
    Say it with presentations checklist156

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