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Giving Great Presentations in Easy Steps : prepare, stay-calm and deliver in style  : In Easy Steps - Drew Provan

Giving Great Presentations in Easy Steps : prepare, stay-calm and deliver in style

In Easy Steps

Paperback Published: 15th December 2008
ISBN: 9781840783711
Number Of Pages: 192

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Whether it’s in a one-on-one meeting with the boss or at an international conference to an audience of thousands, presenting information is a integral part of modern working life. And since few businesses offer any training in presentation skills, nearly everyone dreads these occasions: even the most confident can give mediocre talks simply through stage fright and poor preparation.

This in-depth, easy-to-follow guide offers a thorough grounding in the art of public speaking and presentation. Emphasizing the importance of proper preparation, it walks readers step by step through every stage — developing a key message, designing effective slides and audiovisual aids, dealing with anxiety, appropriate dress, achieving good delivery, and dealing with questions from the floor.

Written in clear, jargon-free English, this practical guide aids those wishing to hone their speaking skills as well as those gearing up for their first talk.

About the Author

Drew Provan is currently a senior lecturer at Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry. He's also a keen iPhone user.Drew enjoys writing and editing and has been involved with the production of a number of medical books. He also writes for GP Magazine, and have written pieces for other publications including Financial Times, Tesco Healthy Living, Readers Digest, and patient support group publications.

Drew uses technology extensively at home and at work, for creating music, reading, writing, databases and giving presentations. As an early adopter of the iPad he has almost stopped using his laptop and switched over to the iPad for most of his computing and multimedia needs.

Successful Presentationp. 7
The Art of Presentationp. 8
Keys to Successp. 10
Why Have They Asked You?p. 12
What is Expected From You?p. 13
Formal Presentationsp. 14
Informal Presentationsp. 15
The Audiencep. 16
Key Messagesp. 18
Gauging Your Performancep. 20
Presentation Pitfallsp. 21
Summaryp. 22
Solid Foundationsp. 23
What Makes a Great Presenter?p. 24
Things to Avoidp. 26
Answer The Question!p. 28
Know Your Materialp. 30
Plan Your Storyp. 32
Grab Their Attention Early!p. 34
Engage The Audiencep. 36
Seek Opportunities to Presentp. 38
Summaryp. 40
Preparation is Keyp. 41
Prepare Yourselfp. 42
Get Organizedp. 44
Mind Mappingp. 46
Use an Outliner Programp. 48
Tailoring Your Presentationp. 50
Sourcing Materialp. 52
Use Visuals!p. 54
Less is Morep. 56
Practice Makes Perfectp. 57
Summaryp. 58
Raising The Barp. 59
Death by PowerPointp. 60
Deliver With Passionp. 62
Tricks of The Tradep. 64
Banish Bad Habitsp. 66
Seek Feedbackp. 68
Design Does Matterp. 70
Sourcing Imagesp. 72
Final Thoughtsp. 74
Summaryp. 76
Different Audiencesp. 77
Presenting One-on-Onep. 78
Presenting a Business Planp. 80
Small Group Discussionp. 82
Chairing a Meetingp. 84
Academic Conferencesp. 86
International Meetingsp. 88
Chairing a Conferencep. 90
Presenting to The Lay Publicp. 91
Impromptu Speechesp. 92
Summaryp. 94
Slide Designp. 95
Slide Design: General Pointsp. 96
Switch Off The PCp. 98
PowerPointp. 100
Apple Keynotep. 102
Adding Imagesp. 104
Slide Enhancersp. 106
Why PowerPoint Failsp. 108
Creating High Impact Slidesp. 110
Choosing Fontsp. 112
Displaying Tablesp. 114
Displaying Graphsp. 115
Technical Glitchesp. 116
Handoutsp. 118
Prepare a Portable Versionp. 120
Summaryp. 122
Looking The Partp. 123
Dress For The Occasionp. 124
Nerves!p. 126
As The Big Day Approachesp. 128
Ask The Organizersp. 129
The Big Day!p. 130
Deliveryp. 131
Initial Checklistp. 132
Don't Dim Those Lights!p. 133
Create a Strong Startp. 134
Talk to The Audiencep. 135
Jokes and Humorp. 136
Less is Morep. 137
Laser Pointersp. 138
Microphonesp. 139
Bad Habitsp. 140
Keep to Timep. 141
Don't Read The Slidesp. 142
Memory Aidsp. 143
Voice Controlp. 144
All Good Things Come to an Endp. 145
Summaryp. 146
Using Different Mediap. 147
Insert Video Into Slideshowp. 148
Split Projectionp. 150
Using Hyperlinksp. 151
Phone Presentationsp. 152
Flip Chartsp. 154
Whiteboards & Blackboardsp. 156
Overhead Projectorsp. 157
Video Conferencingp. 158
Webcastsp. 160
Dealing With The Mediap. 162
Summaryp. 164
Any Questions?p. 165
Questions From The Floorp. 166
Learn to Predict Questionsp. 168
Hostile Questionersp. 169
Off-Topic Questionsp. 170
Difficult Questionsp. 171
What Was The Question?p. 172
Baptism of Firep. 173
Summaryp. 174
Resourcesp. 175
General Presentation Booksp. 176
PowerPoint Resourcesp. 178
Apple Keynote Resourcesp. 180
Alternative Free Programsp. 182
Public Speaking Websitesp. 184
Fonts and Type Designp. 185
Obtaining Great Imagesp. 186
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9781840783711
ISBN-10: 1840783710
Series: In Easy Steps
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th December 2008
Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 19.05  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43

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