The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations

The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations

by Ed Barks
The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations

The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations

by Ed Barks


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If you aspire to anything beyond run-of-the-mill, you need The Truth About Public Speaking. It empowers you with solid public speaking skills, advancing your career, generating more sales for your business, carrying the day for your public policy issues, and earning esteem in the eyes of your peers.

Senator George Mitchell says, "The Truth About Public Speaking offers advice that aids speakers whether they plan to address the local United Way chapter or the United Nations."

You will discover how to:

  • Convey confidence when speaking before any audience
  • Persuade, educate, or inform your listeners
  • Get rid of annoying nonverbal habits
  • Utilize visual aids and presentation software effectively
  • Refuse to be sidetracked by off-point or hostile questions
  • Craft and deliver a magnetic message
  • Find friendly faces in any audience
  • Reduce anxiety when addressing a roomful of people

Sports executive Pat Williams knows firsthand that "this book can make a difference in your career and your life whether you are a business executive, athlete, philanthropic leader, even a politician."

When you buy this book and sign Ed Barks onto your team, you'll fast forward your career and causes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974253893
Publisher: Ogmios Publishing
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Senator George Mitchell

Foreword by Pat Williams



Chapter One: What Are the Three Keys to Great Presentations™?

The Easy to Remember and Effective Speaker Improvement System

Chapter Two: Why Do I Need to Speak?

Speaking Success Equals Professional Success

Chapter Three: The First Key: Preparation

Practice! Practice! Practice!

Chapter Four: The Second Key: Performance

Grab Your Audience by the Ears

Chapter Five: Winning the Communications Trifecta

The Truth Behind Your Audio Tools and Video Tools

Chapter Six: Speaking Nonverbally

Your Body Language Tells Your Audience More than You Think

Chapter Seven: Tales from the Front Lines

Presentation Parables from the Boardroom to the Bathroom

Chapter Eight: Turning Questions into Answers

Bridges, Flags, Deflections, Agenda Hogs, and Hecklers

Chapter Nine: The Third Key: Assessing Feedback

Tricks to Soliciting Feedback during and after Your Presentation

Chapter Ten: To Slide or Not to Slide?

How to Build and Deliver a Riveting Slide Show

Chapter Eleven: Create Your Own Professional Development Plan

Failing to Learn Assures You Will Learn to Fail

Appendix A: Presentation Information Form

Appendix B: Taking Inventory

Appendix C: Securing Expert Advice

Appendix D: Keyboard Shortcuts

Appendix E: Speaker Evaluation Form

Appendix F: Recommended Resources


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