You Can Present with Confidence: How to Speak Like a Pro, Dazzle Your Audience, and Get the Results You Want Every Time

Overview

As founding member and past president of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, Paul du Toit gained critical insight into the secret for delivering a dazzling presentation--overcoming fear. In this conversational and easy-to-reference guide, he zeroes in on the five great fears most speakers face:

- Fear of other people’s opinions
- Fear of confusing the presentation structure
- Fear of not having enough material
- Fear of audience questions
- Fear of losing ...

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You Can Present with Confidence: How to Speak Like a Pro, Dazzle Your Audience, and Get the Results You Want Every Time

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Overview

As founding member and past president of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, Paul du Toit gained critical insight into the secret for delivering a dazzling presentation--overcoming fear. In this conversational and easy-to-reference guide, he zeroes in on the five great fears most speakers face:

- Fear of other people’s opinions
- Fear of confusing the presentation structure
- Fear of not having enough material
- Fear of audience questions
- Fear of losing concentration

Offering breakthrough techniques for making maximum audience impact, the book is comprehensive, informative, and still fun to read. With contributions from renowned experts, it details valuable tools for beginners as well as seasoned presenters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608320370
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Best Use This Book ix

Foreword xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Believing You Can 9

Chapter 2 Overcoming the 5 Great Fears 21

Chapter 3 Setting a Clear Objective 35

Chapter 4 Preparing and Structuring Content 47

Chapter 5 Practicing-The Missing Ingredient 57

Chapter 6 Visual Impact-You 67

Chapter 7 Visual Impact-Data Projection 83

Chapter 8 The Power of Your Voice 99

Chapter 9 Connecting with Your Audience 115

Chapter 10 Turning Question Time to Your Advantage 129

Chapter 11 Dealing with Logistics 141

Chapter 12 Finishing Touches 155

Acknowledgments 167

About the Author 169

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