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Develop Your Presentation Skills: How to Inspire and Inform with Clarity and Confidence 4ed

by Theo Theobald Kogan Page
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Develop Your Presentation Skills offers step-by-step advice to prepare effectively and nail that presentation. Going beyond just handling nerves and presenting slides, this quick and easy guide provides a practical toolkit for developing a winning presentation and improving your confidence along the way. From unpicking the original brief and understanding just what the audience wants, to facing your performance demons and constructing compelling content, you will keep your audience rapt with attention.


Complete with anecdotes and expert input to help you avoid disaster, Develop Your Presentation Skills also includes content to help you to deliver a presentation 'stripped bare' and to use new media to engage with your audience. Fully updated for 2019, this 4th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips to help you find your voice and use it with style; to inform, to persuade, to impress.


The Creating Success series of books...

Unlock vital skills, power up your performance and get ahead with the bestselling Creating Success series. Written by experts for new and aspiring managers and leaders, this million-selling collection of accessible and empowering guides will get you up to speed in no time. Packed with clever thinking, smart advice and the kind of winning techniques that really get results, you'll make fast progress, quickly reach your goals and create lasting success in your career.

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: What's Your Motivation?;
    • Chapter - 02: Where do you Begin?;
    • Chapter - 03: What on Earth are you Going to Say?;
    • Chapter - 04: It's Time to Write... Now!;
    • Chapter - 05: The Power of Storytelling;
    • Chapter - 06: Using Humour;
    • Chapter - 07: What's the Point of PowerPoint?;
    • Chapter - 08: Other Visual Aids;
    • Chapter - 09: 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?

Theo Theobald is a freelance writer and business consultant with a track record that includes six years in senior sales and marketing management positions with the BBC and a creative writing career embracing major internet and audio production. In 2001 he started his own company, Shocktactic Ltd, and has undertaken major writing and production projects for a host of organisations such as the BBC and CIPD. He is the author of On Message and Develop Your Presentation Skills, also published by Kogan Page.