The Floor is Yours: Because Life Is Too Short for Bad Presentations

The Floor is Yours: Because Life Is Too Short for Bad Presentations




Drawing on their own wide-ranging experience, the authors offer useful tips and tricks that will help you score with the audience and provide solutions for every possible presentation problem. Too introverted? Complex themes? Paralyzed by stress? This book shows that giving a presentation doesn't need to be an ordeal. You will learn how to keep your audience's attention to achieve the results you want and will also be shown a number of classic and instantly recognizable examples of bad presentations, so that you can immediately see how not to do it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401453226
Publisher: Lannoo International
Publication date: 04/19/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.09(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Toon Verlinden and Hans Van de Water set up the companyThe Floor is Yoursin 2012. Because 'life is too short for bad presentations', right? They have since trained thousands of researchers in the techniques necessary to prepare and give effective presentations.

Table of Contents

Better presentations: are they really necessary? 7

Story: Why can't I say whatever I want? 17

Impact: The purpose of a presentation... Is that a philosophical question? 20

Structure: How can I make sure I don't lose my public after slide 3? 33

Storytelling: Why is it so easy in the pub, but so hard at work? 67

Clarity: What if even I can't understand it? 79

Show: Do I really need to wear a bear suit? 91

Performance: Where can I hide? 95

Stress: Can the next speaker go first? I urgently need the toilet! 111

Attention: Do you mind if I wake up the public? 122

Interaction: Does it have to be the Mexican wave? 132

Questions: Is there really no such thing as a stupid question? 138

Time: If they find it interesting, can I just carry on a bit longer? 146

SlidestWhat do you mean they're not supposed to he that full? 149

Text: Just a little bit more? 157

Images: Are selfies okay? 173

Templates: What's wrong with them? 192

Data: Is there such a thing as number indigestion? 196

At last! Clear and interesting 204

And Now?: Looking for more? 205

What People are Saying About This

Jan-Willem Toering

“Easy to read and packed with humour. Compulsory reading for everyone who wants to present complex messages in a clear and convincing manner.”

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