Do you dread standing up in front of a group of people to deliver a short talk or presentation? Even the sixty second introduction at meetings? Have you been thrust into a training role with no training yourself for the role? Do you know how to structure your talk? How to get the content right? How to maintain your audience's interest? This user-friendly workbook will help you prepare well to overcome nerves and deliver with confidence an interesting talk or presentation that will be remembered for all the right reasons as you get your message across. It is for people of all ages, at a variety of depth, in a wide range of settings such as schools, colleges, organisations, clubs and societies. Talking the Talk is the fifth in the series of Lifelong Learning: Personal Effectiveness Guides by Rosalie Marsh, which draw from her extensive skills and industrial experience in sales management and work-based learning in adult and further education. It is yet another step in the personal development journey, which is at the heart of Marsh's ethos.
About the Author
Marsh says: "In the midst of pots and pans I often dreamed of writing as many story lines popped up in my head. My wide range of activities provided me with a rich seam of material."
As 'born-again' bikers on a Honda Gold Wing motorbike, Marsh and her husband found their lost youth travelling on their own -Just Us Two - in Europe, During their first Gold Wing experience, finding that the words flowed when recording their first profoundly emotional experiences in Ireland, Rosalie realised that there were the beginnings of a story. As the years passed, they extended their horizons, travelling over 50,000 miles on their own. Rosalie wrote about their amazing experience as feature articles, eventually concluding that together they formed an inspiring story of adventure and realisation of dreams.
Later, this award-winning story developed into the 'Just Us Two' series of biographical travel adventures.
Retiring to concentrate on her writing, Marsh drew on her skills and experiences in travel and adult education. From this, the series of Lifelong Learning Personal Effectiveness Guides developed - each a big workshop in a small package.
Rosalie brings her twin passions of travel and achieving potential into her writing, which readers find 'exhilarating and inspirational'; 'a relaxing adventure not to be missed'; 'she is a gifted author who can bring her travel books alive,' that she is 'a detailed and passionate professional' whose 'knowledge of work based learning and adult education is outstanding', to name a few comments.
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Table of Contents
Introduction. Features and Benefits. Chapter One. Preparation for the Event: Seven Vital Questions. Chapter Two. Effective Communication: Verbal, Non-Verbal, and Written. Chapter Three. Preparing the Script: Learning Needs and Opportunities. Learning Styles. Planning - Aims, Objectives, and Outcomes. Barriers to Learning. Chapter Four. Giving the Talk/Presentation: The Three vital P's. Chapter Five. Feedback and Review. Useful Links and Resources. Further Reading.