Speak with Confidence Powerful Presentations That Inform, Inspire and Persuade

ISBN-10: 0071408053
ISBN-13: 9780071408059
Edition: 2003
Authors: Dianna Booher
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Description: Written by Dianna Booher, a respected communications guru, this text is a complete programme for business professionals who want to take their public speaking skills to a bold new level.

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Written by Dianna Booher, a respected communications guru, this text is a complete programme for business professionals who want to take their public speaking skills to a bold new level.

Dianna Booher has published over 37 books and is the founder and CEO of her own training firm, Booher Consultants, Inc. She has worked with 25 of the 50 largest corporations in America and 227 of the Fortune 500 companies. She is a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by fewer than 300 professionals the world.

Acknowledgments
Wobbling in a Wired World
Communication, Not Just Information
Clueless and Going in Circles
Platitudes Without a Platform
Platforms Without Platitudes
Right Audience, Wrong Talk
Right Message, Wrong Medium
Expectations in the E-Era
Platform Pluses and Minuses
How This Book Can Help
Six Steps to Success
Rapport with Your Audience--The "Like" Link
Platform Presence--Your Dynamic Delivery
Nervousness
Posture and Gestures That Highlight
Vocal Variety: Pace, Pitch, Pausing, Punch, Pattern, and Passion
Movement and Energy Translated to Purpose
Poise, Pomp, and Circumstance
Creating Your Content, Organizing Your Information, Polishing Your Points
Your Purpose
Your Audience Analysis
Your Topic Research
Your Structure: Moving Beyond First, Second, Third ...
Openings That Entice
Summaries That Sizzle
The Finishing Touches
The Edit
Practicing Your Presentation
Reading from a Script
Speaking from Notes or an Outline
Memorizing Your Speech
Learning--But Not Memorizing or Reading--Your Material
Presenting Technical Information to Nontechnical Audiences
Persuasion--Everybody's in Sales
Giving a Good Story a Fighting Chance
Visuals That Support, Not Sabotage
General Guidelines
Design Guidelines for Multimedia
Multimedia Slides
Transparencies
Flipcharts or Whiteboards
Video
Handouts, Brochures, Data Sheets, and Other Leave-Behinds
Objects for Demonstration
Q&A with Authority: Thinking on Your Feet Under Heat
Circling the Target: General Guidelines
Tackling the Ten Tough Types
Interactivity as Part of Your Style: Stir, Simmer, Sizzle, Snap, and Stifle
Interactivity to Suit Your Style
Sustaining the Momentum and Staying on Track
Site Preparation: The Right Room with the Right Toys
Panache Despite Problems
Dying on the Platform--When a Story or Humor Flops
Forgetting/Becoming Flustered
Equipment Failures
Stumbling, Tripping
Distractions
Side Conversations
Latecomers
Hecklers in the Cheap Seats
Emceeing--Tying It All Together
Understanding Your Role and Identifying Your Tasks
Introducing Others
Introducing Yourself
Audio- and Video-Conferencing--When You're "Live but Not in Person"
Before You Go Live
After You Go Live
Evaluating Results--Turning Success or Failure into Fire in the Belly
Epilogue: So You're Up Now
List of Tips
Other Resources by Dianna Booher Available from Booher Consultants
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