Truth about Confident Presenting

ISBN-10: 0132354969
ISBN-13: 9780132354967
Edition: 2008
Authors: James O'Rourke
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 2/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

James O�Rourke is a Professor in the Department of English, Florida State University, US. His previous books include Sex,Lies and Autobiography: The Ethics of Confession and Keats�s Odes and Contemporary Criticism .

Introduction
Some Initial Truths
Public speaking is not easy, but it's certainly doable
The key to success is preparation
Rehearsal is essential
Emulating good speakers makes you better
Establish goals for your presentation
A presentation is a learning occasion
The Truth About Getting Ready to Speak
Talk is the work
Know what your audience is looking for
There is a difference between speaking and writing
Preparing a presentation is a relatively simple process
Begin by analyzing your audience
Know your audience
The Truth About What Makes People Listen
Understand what makes people listen
Your speaking style makes a difference
Anticipate the questions your audience brings to your presentation
Listening matters
Being an active listener brings real benefits
You can overcome the barriers to successful communication
The Truth About Developing Support for Your Presentation
Develop support for your presentation
Understand the power of your content
The kinds and quality of evidence matter to your audience
Structure can help carry an inexperienced speaker
Find support for your presentation
Use the Internet to support your presentation
The Truth About Getting Up to Speak
Select a delivery approach
Your introduction forms their first impression
Begin with a purpose in mind
Keep your audience interested
Conclusions are as important as introductions
Have confidence in your preparation
Repeat the process as often as possible
The Truth About Managing Anxiety
All speakers get nervous
Recognize anxiety before it begins
Deal with nervous behaviors
Keep your nervousness to yourself
The Truth About Nonverbal Communication
Most information is transferred nonverbally
The nonverbal process can work for you
Nonverbal communication has specific functions
Nonverbal communication is governed by key principles
Nonverbal communication has an effect on your audience
The Truth About Visual Aids
Visual aids can help your audience understand your message
Understand visual images before you use them
Choose the right visual
Use PowerPoint effectively
Consider speaking without visuals
The Truth About Handling an Audience
Assess the mood of your audience
Answer the audience's questions
Handle hostility with confidence
The Truth About What Makes a Presentation Work
Know as much as possible about the location
Use the microphone to your advantage
Know your limits
References
Acknowledgments
About the Author

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