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.
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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
About the Author