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Giving Presentations : Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges - Harvard Business School Press

Giving Presentations

Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges

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Published: 1st July 2007
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Making persuasive presentations isn't just a matter of charisma and fancy charts: it requires concrete skills that are vital to keeping your audience engaged and involved. This handy guide contains key information on how to customize your presentations to keep people focused and produce the results you want.

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The Pocket Mentor Series offers immediate solutions to common challenges managers face on the job every day. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real life examples to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills.

Mentor's Message: Clarify and Inspirep. ix
Giving Presentations: The Basicsp. 1
All About Presentationsp. 3
Types of presentationsp. 4
First Things Firstp. 7
Define your objectivep. 8
Know your audiencep. 9
Understand your presentation's contextp. 10
Decide What to Sayp. 15
Three stagesp. 16
Review and refine your ideasp. 17
Preparep. 19
Organize your presentationp. 20
How long should a presentation be?p. 23
Plan for Visualsp. 27
Choose the appropriate mediap. 29
Effective visualsp. 31
When It's a Group Effortp. 35
Group presentation flowp. 37
Rehearsep. 39
Effective rehearsingp. 40
Go the extra milep. 42
Prepare Yourselfp. 43
Psych yourselfp. 44
Overcome fearp. 44
Show Timep. 47
How to speak effectivelyp. 48
Project a positive imagep. 49
Techniques for keeping your audience engagedp. 49
Handling Questionsp. 53
The right time for Q&Ap. 54
Prepare yourself for the tough questionsp. 55
When you don't have the answerp. 57
After-Action Reviewp. 59
Find the root causes of problemsp. 60
A video can helpp. 61
Tips and Toolsp. 63
Tools for Giving Presentationsp. 65
Test Yourselfp. 73
Answers to test questionsp. 76
To Learn Morep. 79
Sources for Giving Presentationsp. 83
Notesp. 85
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ISBN: 9781422114759
ISBN-10: 1422114759
Series: Harvard Pocket Mentor
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st July 2007
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.7  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.1