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The Choreography of Presenting: The 7 Essential Abilities of Effective Presenters / Edition 1

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412976923
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 107,014
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xix

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

Notes 125

References 127

Index 131

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