Speaking Your Way to the Top: Making Powerful Business Presentations (Part of the Essence of Public Speaking Series)

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With endorsements from two of the largest and most influential public speaking groups -- the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International -- this book is a professional's key to success in the workplace. From job interviews to multimedia presentations, the way people present themselves and their thoughts can make or break their career. But they don't have to be a professional performer to give a great presentation - everything they need to know is right here. Popular trainer and keynote speaker Marjorie Brody leads readers step-by-step through planning, preparing, and delivering presentations of all types. Readers will learn about the homework they should do first, how to organize a presentation and develop the content, interesting ways to use data, how to grab attention and establish credibility, plus a wealth of other valuable information. Interested in team presentations? Client meetings? Conference speaking? Brody describes what it takes to make each one successful. But that's not all. She also provides dozens of ways to summarize and remember the most important ideas, including planning sheets, quick reviews and lists of tips and techniques. This book should be on the bookshelves of anyone who needs to present in their professional career. Part of the Essence of Public Speaking Series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205268146
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/17/1997
  • Series: Essence of Public Speaking Series
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 646,413
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Why You Need This Book.

1.Understanding the Eight Types of Business Presentations.

2.Getting to Know Your PAL™ (Purpose, Audience, Logistics).

3.Organizing Your Presentation.

4.Developing the Informative Presentation.

5.Persuasive Presentations.

6.Entertaining/Special Occasion Presentations.

7.Team Presentations.

8.Using Visual Aids Effectively.

9.Room Arrangements.

10.The Five Styles of Delivery.

11.Delivery Techniques—The Three vs.

12.Platform Dynamics.

13.Stage Fright.

14.Getting Your Audience Involved.

15.Questions & Answers.

16.Evaluating Your Presentation.

17.Presentation Preparation Review.

Conclusion: Final Words.


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