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Develop Your Presentation Skills

Develop Your Presentation Skills

Theo Theobald

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Improve your confidence and nail your presentations with this pocket guide to preparing and delivering them well.

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About the book

Develop Your Presentation Skills offers step-by-step realistic advice to improve your confidence, prepare effectively and nail that presentation.

Going beyond just handling nerves and presenting PowerPoint slides, Develop Your Presentation Skills provides you with a practical toolkit for developing a belting presentation and improving your confidence along the way. It includes practical help with unpicking the original brief, understanding just what the audience wants, facing your performance demons and constructing compelling content that will keep your audience rapt with attention.

Complete with anecdotes and expert input to help you avoid disaster, this new edition also includes two brand new chapters, which help you to deliver a presentation 'stripped bare' and to use new media to engage with your audience. Develop Your Presentation Skills will help you find your voice and use it with style; to inform, to persuade, to impress.

The creating success series of books...

With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topics and is written by an expert team of internationally best-selling authors and business experts. This indispensable business skills collection is packed with new features, practical content and inspiring guidance for readers across all stages of their careers.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 0: Introduction
    • Chapter - 1: What's your motivation?
    • Chapter - 2: Where do you begin?
    • Chapter - 3: What on earth are you going to say?
    • Chapter - 4: It's time to write...now!
    • Chapter - 5: The power of storytelling
    • Chapter - 6: Using humour
    • Chapter - 7: What's the point of PowerPoint?
    • Chapter - 8: Other visual aids
    • Chapter - 9: Rehearsal
    • Chapter - 10: Finding your voice
    • Chapter - 11: Openings
    • Chapter - 12: Endings
    • Chapter - 13: Handling your nerves
    • Chapter - 14: Handling your audience
    • Chapter - 15: Question and answer sessions
    • Chapter - 16: Getting ready - some practical aspects
    • Chapter - 17: As the moment approaches
    • Chapter - 18: Stripped bare
    • Chapter - 19: Advanced interactivity
    • Chapter - 20: Progress report
    • Chapter - 21: Presentations in action
    • Chapter - 22: What next?

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749475659
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 3rd July 2016
  • Paperback
  • Format: 216x137
  • 200 pages
  • Series: Creating Success

About the Author

Theo Theobald is a seasoned presenter, freelance writer and business consultant with a track record that includes positions in senior sales and marketing positions with the BBC and a creative writing career embracing major internet and audio production. He is the author of On Message, also published by Kogan Page.

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