Like a great dance partner, an excellent presenter leads others with ease and confidence. By showing how verbal and nonverbal communication shape every aspect of a successful presentation, this engaging book helps readers develop the underlying skills for polished, successful public speaking.
Readers will discover how to use body language, tone of voice, and other subtle physical behavior to convey credibility, capture the audience's attention, and support learning. Appropriate for any level of presenter, from novice to expert, this resource
Guides educators in developing the seven attributes of effective presenters
Enables presenters to expertly read audience reactions and establish rapport and trust
Explains how to overcome common presentation challenges, defuse conflict, and smoothly recover from interruptions or setbacks
Includes practical exercises in every chapter, enabling readers to prepare for future presentations from start to finish
Take your presentation skills to a higher level, and begin a new partnership with your audience!
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About the Author
Kendall Zoller is president of Sierra Training Associates and provides professional learning seminars and keynotes on facilitation and presentation skills and leadership to schools, districts, universities, state agencies, and corporations throughout North America. His international research focuses on identifying nonverbal patterns in the learning environment and their influences on thinking, memory, and learning. In 2007 he introduced Nonverbal Communicative Intelligence as a framework to explain the cognitive, neurological, physiological, behavioral, and social foundations of nonverbal communication. He has extensive experience presenting to and coaching a diverse range of audiences, including sales teams, senior managers, university faculty and staff, law enforcement leaders, administrators, and teachers. He is a contributing author to Robert Garmston’s Presenter’s Field Guide and is a Cohort I Fellow and mentor to the National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership.
Claudette Landry is the principal of an elementary school in Davis, California. She has taught all grades, from kindergarten to eighth grade, and has worked extensively with teachers in implementing effective instructional strategies and in developing collaborative communities that maximize learning and human development. She has been a leader in professional and organizational development for the past 20 years, offering workshops, trainings, and presentations at the school, district, and national levels. Claudette has facilitated dialogues and discussions with groups from many different industries and fields to generate common understandings and to develop go-ahead strategies for overcoming challenges. She keeps teams task focused and goal oriented by further developing group members’ communication, presentation, and facilitation skills.
Table of Contents
Foreword Robert J. Garmston ix
About the Authors xxi
Introduction to the 7 Essential Abilities of Effective Presenters xxiii
1 Establish Credibility 1
2 Build and Sustain Rapport 19
3 Read the Group 43
4 Balance Task, Process, and Group Development 65
5 Listen to and Acknowledge Participant 83
6 Respond Appropriately 99
7 Recover With Grace 109