Are you required to present, pitch or speak to an audience? Whether it's your first presentation or you're an experienced speaker, this Authority Guide will give you the tools, tips and confidence to deliver engaging, creative and effective presentations. Steve Bustin, an award-winning business speaker (named UK Speaker of the Year 2015 by the Professional Speaking Association), an executive-level speech coach and corporate presentation skills trainer, will teach you simple but effective techniques to keep your audience engaged.
"Steve's advice is easy to follow, simple to apply, and invaluable in terms of great communication. This book will benefit anyone who ever has to speak in public, which these days is just about everyone." - Alan Stevens, FPSA, PSAE, past president of the Global Speakers Federation and co-author of The Exceptional Speaker
Introduction: 3; The anatomy of a good presentation: 9; Setting objectives for your presentation: 17; Creating your content: 23; Why structuring your content is vital: 27; Open with a bang, not a whimper: 29; Structuring that tricky bit in the middle: 37; Close on a high note: 49; Using slides during your presentation: 53; Embracing a world without slides: 71; Presenting figures, numbers and data: 81; Getting ready to present: 89; Presenting like a professional: 101; Putting it all into practice: 109; Appendix 1 Don't just take my word for it: 111; Appendix 2 Resources for becoming a better presenter: 115; About the author: 119