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Ultimate Presentations

Ultimate Presentations

Master the Art of Giving Fantastic Presentations and Wowing Employers

Jay Surti


Perfect your presentation skills and leave lasting impressions on prospective employers with this practical, up-to-date guide.

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About the book

Does the thought of delivering a presentation fill you with dread? Do you want to learn how to give a fantastic presentation and impress an audience? Ultimate Presentations covers every aspect of this essential business skill: how to prepare, how to structure a great presentation, using technology and visual aids, communicating a strong message, tailoring your presentation to your audience, highlighting your personal skills through your presentation, time management and dealing with Q and As.

Business presentation expert Jay Surti guides you through the most common obstructions to giving good presentations and how to overcome them, from nerves and uncomfortable body language, to voice tone and physical habits. Insightful guidance on coping with the unexpected, such as interruptions, technology breakdowns or difficult questions helps you to feel prepared and confident, no matter what happens during your presentation. The ability to deliver outstanding presentations is a lifelong skill that remains relevant throughout an entire career and can boost employability and progression. From the best-selling Ultimate series, Ultimate Presentations is your one-stop guide to acing that presentation and wowing an employer.

About the series: The Ultimate series contains practical advice on essential job search skills to give you the best chance of getting the job you want. Taking you all the way from starting your job search to completing an interview, it includes guidance on CV or résumé and cover letter writing, practice questions for passing aptitude, psychometric and other employment tests, and reliable advice for interviewing.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: The Importance of Presentation Skills;
    • Chapter - 01: Why Presentation Skills are Important;
    • Chapter - 02: Giving Presentations at Interviews and Assessment Centres – The Essentials;
    • Chapter - 03: Giving Presentations in your Professional Life – The Essentials;
  • Section - TWO: The Presentation;
    • Chapter - 04: How to Prepare for a Presentation;
    • Chapter - 05: How to Structure your Presentation;
    • Chapter - 06: Time Management;
    • Chapter - 07: Presentation Styles and Techniques;
    • Chapter - 08: Presenting as Part of a Group;
    • Chapter - 09: Using Technology and Visual Aids;
    • Chapter - 10: Openings and Endings;
  • Section - THREE: You;
    • Chapter - 11: Personality and Message;
    • Chapter - 12: Overcoming Nerves;
    • Chapter - 13: Body Language;
    • Chapter - 14: Getting Rid Of Bad Habits;
    • Chapter - 15: Verbal Communication;
    • Chapter - 16: Coping with the Unexpected;
  • Section - FOUR: The Audience;
    • Chapter - 17: Tailoring Your Presentation to Your Audience;
    • Chapter - 18: Impressing Potential Employers in an Interview Presentation;
    • Chapter - 19: Answering Questions on the Spot;
    • Chapter - 20: Audience Interaction or Participation;
    • Chapter - 21: Conclusion

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749481308
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd August 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 224 pages
  • Series: The Ultimate Series

About the Author

Jay Surti is a business presentation coach, mentor and consultant. She works with executives, teams and MBA students to help them transform their presentations to make sure they engage with their audience and get their message across. She is a Business Mentor at MassChallenge UK, an executive board member of Women in Banking and Finance Magazine, a council member for the Women's Engineering Society and has also been a Guest Lecturer at Manchester Business School.

Jay Surti