All too often public speakers think that all that they have to work with are the words that will tumble out of their mouth during their next presentation. Whereas these words are important, a speech offers you many other ways to connect with your audience by demonstrating what you are talking about.
What You'll Find Inside:
- TOOLS TO HELP VISUALIZE YOUR NEXT PRESENTATION
- MASTERING THE POWERPOINT BEAST IN 3 EASY STEPS
- SPEAKERS LEARN TO MAKE TASTY SPEECHES BY ADDING JUST THE RIGHT SPICES
- ACT UP OR SIT DOWN!
The arrival of the PowerPoint and Keynote software programs suddenly made creating slides simple and easy to do. The result of this is that almost all speeches these days seem to include some form of slides. That being said, all too often the slides are not well made and actually end up taking away from the presentation instead of contributing to it.
However, giving a speech that will be able to rise above just the words that you say involves a lot more than just creating and using the right set of slides. It turns out that every speech is actually a performance. What this means for us as speakers is that we need to take some cues from actors and start to deliver more than just a speech - we owe our audience a show.
The words that you use in your speech carry a power all of their own. Yes, you can choose just any old words and you'll be able to get your point across to your audience. However, will they remember what you said? Probably not.
If instead you spend the time researching and picking just the right words then that will make all the difference in the world. Combining powerful words with impressive visuals can transform a run of the mill speech into an event that your audience will be talking about long after you have stopped speaking.
This book has been created to provide you with insights into how you can add different ways to demonstrate what you are talking about to your next speech. We'll discuss the right way to create PowerPoint slides, how to put on a performance for your audience, what it's going to take to add some color to your next speech.
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About the Author
Creating and delivering speeches that connect with an audience and cause change to happen is not luck, it's a science. Nobody knows more about the science of public speaking than Dr. Jim Anderson.
"I don't embrace speakers who give me excuses about why their speeches don't work, I embrace solutions."
Over the last 25 years, Dr. Anderson has transformed failing public speakers worldwide. Dr. Anderson will turn these ineffective talkers into powerful communicators.
Dr. Jim Anderson believes that great business skills are no substitute for poor presentation skills. All too often some of a company's best innovations and problem solving skills are locked up within its staff.
They struggle to communicate their ideas using overloaded PowerPoint slides, rambling speeches, and confusing jargon. No matter if it's the entry level programmer or the CEO, poor communication skills mean that their talent & ideas will remain untapped.
What if there was someone who could speak their language? What if there was someone who could help them build on the technical skills that they already have and teach them how to reach out to both technical and non-technical audiences in order to capture their minds and imaginations?
In his books on public speaking, Dr. Jim Anderson shares the knowledge that he has gained while working with individual speakers and audiences for over 25 years. His refreshing sense of humor, deep technical knowledge about how we communicate, and his superb communication skills drive what you'll find in each book.
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