Winning Orals, Speeches, and Stand-Up Presentations
Author: John P. Stewart
Category: Business & Economics
Proven techniques to win over any audience and make any sale Mastering the Art of Oral Presentations is your expert guide to delivering memorable and effective speeches and presentations. Whether selling a product, offering a service, or bidding for a contract, your oral presentation skills can often determine success or failure. This invaluable resource delivers real-world advice and proven strategies to elevate your game and close the deal. Comprehensive coverage of preparation procedures, delivery techniques, and presentation strategies provide you with the tools and knowledge to motivate and persuade your audience. Emphasizing real-world versatility, this unique book delivers methods equally effective to both individual and team presentations. Drawing from decades of experience, authors John Parker Stewart and Don Fulop offer keen insight into the process of winning over an audience. From topics ranging from rhetorical devices and visual cues to body language and stage presence, this expert guide will help convey a take-home message that resonates and endures long after your presentation has concluded. A must-have resource for government contractors, sales and marketing professionals, and anyone seeking to raise the level of their oral presentation skills, this book will help you: Develop winning approaches to oral presentations regardless of experience or skill level Build the confidence to present your ideas to individuals, teams, and large audiences Incorporate your personal and professional lives into your communication strategies Create and deliver messages that will win the hearts and minds of any audience Mastering the Art of Oral Presentations: Winning Orals, Speeches, and Stand-Up Presentations is an indispensable tool for those who speak to influence, to promote, and to sell—aiding you in making positive and lasting impressions on potential customers, team members, and decision makers.
A nonthreatening, interactive way to prepare for any presentation Offers a last-minute checklist that presenters can use to prepare for their big day Follows the successful model of Boost Your Interview IQ (McGraw-Hill, 2003) Pincus designs customized workshops for her corporate clients, frequently on presentation topics
Includes memorable ways to start and finish your speech with a flourish Straightforward advice on making your speeches sparkle With the right preparation even the most nervous speaker can deliver a winning presentation. Public Speaking & Presentations For Dummies shows you how, from drafting your content to honing your tone for a perfect delivery. More confident speakers can find expert advice on getting visual aids right, impromptu speaking, dazzling in roundtables, and much more. Discover how to Organise your speech Conquer your fears Research content effectively Get your body language right Use humour properly Speak to a foreign audience
Make Any Presentation or Speech as Persuasive as a One-on-One Conversation
Author: Jeanette Henderson
Category: Business & Economics
Two top public-speaking coaches offer fresh advice on giving effective speeches and presentations with the immediacy of a conversation. The best speeches don't sound like speeches, and the best speakers make listeners feel as though they are being addressed directly. The trick is to make every presentation as natural and direct as a one-on-one conversation. This expert but accessible guide reveals: - The six truths behind every conversation-and how to use them at the podium - The three steps to inspiring any audience - The seven secrets for using voice and body language - The seven tools every speaker uses or misuses Whether addressing a few colleagues or a packed auditorium, readers will find practical and simple techniques for inspiring every listener.
This book is designed for students who are pursuing oral presentation courses at institutions of higher learning. Spanning six units, this book covers the necessary communication skills and strategies for effective oral presentations. These fundamentals include understanding the principles of speech communication, understanding informative speeches and how they are outlined, acquiring and applying the principles of effective speeches, delivering effective speeches which use suitable visual aids and multimedia purposefully, as well as learning how to anticipate and handle questions and/or comments from an audience successfully. Besides acquiring the competency and fluency in delivering speeches, the book also aims to help students develop their confidence and flair as independent speakers. Detailed guidance is clearly and systematically outlined in the units to assist students from the preparatory stage of a speech to the final stage of delivery. Apart from emphasising the use of non-verbal communication skills in delivering the speech, the book also highlights the necessity of using visual aids and multimedia effectually to support speech presentation. Students are provided with ample and varied practices, as well as suggested answers, to help them reinforce their grasp and mastery of speech delivery. Additionally, they are also given independent learning activities and suggested video weblinks to further enhance their understanding of the skills learned.
The Proven, Stress-Free Way to Successful Public Speaking
Author: Lenny Laskowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A simple road map to the world of professional presentations What happens when you're asked to give a speech, professionallyor personally? If you get nervous, start sweating, and hope it'sall just a bad dream then you aren't alone, but you need help.Painless Presentations proves that speaking doesn't have tobe painful, or even stressful. A speech is a means to giving great,helpful material to an audience and the speaker is the vehicle toachieve that goal. This simple-to-read book guides those justbeginning their journey into the world of speaking. PainlessPresentations teaches the "Dozen Deadly Dangers" to avoid andmuch more. Explains how to gather information and materials Details the structure of a presentation Describes uses of visual aids and vocal variety Demonstrates how to handle questions Painless Presentations offers wisdom derived from LennyLaskowski's thirty-five-year speaking career, delivering more than2,700 programs to clients in over 178 countries. It will give youno-sweat tips for delivering speeches that win over your audiencesevery time and teaches you that giving speeches doesn't have to bepainful.
A no-nonsense guide to overcoming the fear of designing and creating a great presentation quickly and easily covers content, organizing an effective message, delivery techniques, pacing, humor, statistics, handouts, managing the Q&A, making a good impression, and equipment tips for video conferences and teleconferences. Original.
The Secrets of Making People Remember What You Say
Author: Philip Collins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Be memorable. Whether you like it or loathe it, public speaking is something many of us have to do. Be it presentations to colleagues or speeches to a room full of near strangers, we all want to shine...or at least get through it with our dignity intact. Luckily Philip Collins, former Chief Speech Writer to Tony Blair, knows exactly what’s needed to give a storming speech. The secret, according to Philip, is content. Too many of us focus on how we’re presenting, and don’t spend enough time thinking about what we’re presenting. The secret to memorable, polished speeches is to think more about the material you’re sharing – to pay attention to detail and choose your works carefully. Speech writing is and art – and art we can all learn. When the content’s right, the confidence will follow. In The Art of Speeches and Presentations Philip Collins provides you with a concise set of tools, preparing you for any speaking occasion. Ranging from the ancient history of rhetoric to what makes Barack Obama such a good speaker, it’s packed with practical examples and tips to teach you the craft of speaking well and making people remember what to say. “Does Phil Collins know what he is talking about? Here’s the answer – he isn’t just good, he is the best. It’s as simple as that. I spent years writing speeches for major politicians and I now speak publicly myself all the time, and yet there is so much that I can pick up from him and anyone who re4ads this book will too.”—Daniel Finkelstein, Executive Editor, The Times and former speech writer to William Hague
Executives and senior managers are frequently called upon to make presentations. It can be a very important function of their work, and yet most executives have no training whatsoever in making presentations. Herman Holtz, an author of many business/professional how-to books, now shows executives how to give presentations like pros and sell their messages in any situation. It offers tips, techniques, and discusses choosing the type of presentation that will work best for you. Some of the specific presentation skills and enhancements that are covered include: the use of audio-visual aids, the most suitable presentation language for a particular situation, getting the message across, image making, the use of humor, and more.
If you're afraid to speak in public, you're not alone. A well-known study showed that more people put fear of public speaking at the top of their list of fears, even above the fear of death! But armed with The Everything Public Speaking Book, you can conquer your fears and learn practical ways to: Reduce nervousness Set up a room for effective presentations Deal with hecklers "Wow" the audience with a motivating message and delivery Leave them begging for more This pocket guide is packed with practical tools for creating a focused presentation that holds the audience's attention. You'll gain confidence as you build the skills you need to deliver a crowd-pleasing performance-every time! Scott S. Smith has delivered more than 3,000 speeches, business presentations, and media interviews. He has been a publicist, marketing executive, nonprofit manager, business owner, and speechwriter. Smith is also a freelance journalist whose articles have appeared in Reader's Digest, American Way, Los Angeles Magazine, and American Heritage of Invention and Technology. He lives in West Hollywood, CA.
From being so inept at public speaking that his supervisor wouldn’t let him make presentations to clients—even when he had done all the work—Vikas Jhingran went on to become a championship-winning public speaker who leaves a lasting impact on his audience. Few speakers and presenters understand speeches or presentations at a fundamental level. Most books have an overly prescriptive approach, using the tricks and tools of speech delivery that end up confusing the speech, instead of connecting with the essential part of speaking—that which engages listeners. In Emote, Vikas Jhingran lays bare his unique approach—connecting with his audience on an emotional level, rather than subscribing to a “right” way of speaking—which applies equally to one-on-one conversations, small team settings, and large audiences. His method will show you how to express your ideas clearly, quell your fear of public speaking, calm the sweating, stuttering and jitters that plague people before crucial presentations, and, overall, help you become an effective communicator.
Take the mystery out of effective, fear-free public speaking This latest book in the Demystified series takes the confusion out of preparing for and delivering speeches and presentations. Public Speaking and Presentations Demystified walks you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the subject and provides you with techniques for effective speaking, avoiding common errors, and overcoming stage fright. With these skills, you will feel confident in business and social situations when you find yourself in the spotlight.
Easy-To-Learn Skills for Successful Presentations, Speeches, Pitches, Lectures, and More!
Author: Gary Genard
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Want to be a better speaker? Get How to Give a Speech! World-renowned speech expert Dr. Gary Genard reveals the secrets of a great performance every time in this powerful handbook. Inside are 101 "quick-tips" to dramatically improve your public speaking success. This is the fastest and easiest guide to better speaking skills you'll ever find.
Whether you're at a business event or a social function, what's the most common question asked by someone you've just met? “What do you do?” Those four words represent a golden opportunity for you to market yourself. But here's the catch: In most cases you have just a few seconds to get your message across and engage your listener's interest. How do you do that? With an “elevator speech.”