"Andy Saks's helpful guide for business speakers, The Presentation Playbook Series, breaks down the essentials for successful public speaking and explains them in a way that's not only fun, but also foolproof. This is a must for anyone who has ever had to white knuckle it through a corporate speech in a crowded conference room."
Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie and other international bestsellers, columnist, radio and TV personality
"When you present poorly, the only compelling message your audience yearns for is, 'The End!' Present well and you create confidence, credibility, and leave your audience wanting more. Andy's book will empower you to create robust and effective presentations."
Thomas C. McGraw, CEO, FNB Bancorp & First National Bank of Northern California
"The Presentation Playbook Series is a comprehensive flight plan for delivering your best from any platform. Packed full of easy-to-implement tools and techniques, this book is a must read for anyone looking to elevate their speaking skills to engage any audience to take action."
Rob "Waldo" Waldman, Hall of Fame Speaker and author of the national bestseller Never Fly Solo
"Don't just read this book...hoard it and study it!" Ken Lizotte CMC, author of The Expert's Edge: Become the Go-To Authority People Turn to Every Time (McGraw-Hill) Andy Saks is the owner and lead speaker of Spark Presentations. With a unique approach that incorporates fun and focus into training, his strategies ensure presenters deliver compelling messages reaching more people. Participating in nearly 300 events, Andy has consulted for a broad spectrum of organizations, from trade show booth staff at Bank of America, to scientists at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, to retail salespeople At Best Buy, and more.
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About the Author
Andy is founder of Spark Presentations, a unique presentation design, delivery, and training company. Spark helps its clients have greater impact by delivering compelling messages in a more engaging way and getting them out to more people.
Over the years, Andy and his team have worked with all aspects of personnel within a broad spectrum of companies and industries from trade show booth staffers at Bank of America, to scientists at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, to retail salespeople at Best Buy.
Spark also speaks for its clients, by emceeing events, presenting products, hosting game shows, running auctions, and performing in training videos, TV spots and radio ads. Participating in nearly 300 live events, Andy and his team have played these roles for dozens of companies, including FedEx, Samsung, Hyundai, Intel, Microsoft, Panasonic, Sony and Volvo.
Now, as author of The Presentation Playbook Series, he offers a way to help everyone build and run the right presentation "play" for your speaking situation, just like a coach runs the right play in a game.