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Public Speaking and Presentations Demystified

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ISBN-10: 007160121X

ISBN-13: 9780071601214

Edition: 2010

Authors: Melody Templeton

List price: $21.00
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Take the mystery out of effective, fear-free public speaking .This latest book in the Demystified series takes the confusion out of preparing for and delivering speeches and presentations. Public Speaking and Presentations Demystified walks readers step-by-step through the fundamentals of the subject and provides them with techniques for effective speaking, avoiding common errors, and overcoming stage fright.
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.20" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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Getting Started
What Do I Do First?
A Jump Start
Why Are You Speaking?
Why Are You Speaking?
Mental Preparation
Now What?
Audience Analysis
Demographics: Statistical Characteristics
Psychographics: Attitudes, Values, and Interests
Finding Information to Support Your Ideas
What Information Do I Include?
Sources of Information
Types of Data
Putting The Pieces Together
Putting the Pieces in Order
Chronological Pattern
Spatial Pattern
Topical Pattern
Cause-and-Effect Pattern
Problem-Solution Pattern
Value or Importance Pattern
BLUF or Inverted-Pyramid Pattern
Symposium Style
Creating an Outline
Outline Format RuLes
Scrambled-Message Exercise
Creating an Introduction
Tips for a Successful Introduction
Goals for Your Introduction
Techniques That Get Attention
Building a Powerful Conclusion
Avoid Conclusion PitfaLls
Goals for Your Conclusion
Conclusion Techniques
Observe and Improve
Using Notes
Why Should I Use Notes in Addition to My Slides?
Preparing Your Notes
Practicing with Your Cards
Using Cards During the Presentation
Creating Great Slides
Two Words of Warning
Using Your Slides with Style
A Word About Rules
Stand And Deliver
Dealing with Anxiety
Stage Fright
Methods to Combat Fear While Preparing
Methods to Combat Fear on the Day of Your Presentation
Are You Listening?
Listening Distractions
Listening Strategies
Listening Facts
Keep the Audience Interested by Using Your Voice
Using Your Voice
Using Language
In Addition?
Nonverbal Communication
Elements of Nonverbal Communication
Determining Nonverbal Cues
Top Ten Negative Nonverbal Cues
A Final Word on Nonverbal Communication
Where Shall We Meet?
Location, Location, Location
Large-Room Arrangements: Fifty Participants or More
Midsized-Room Arrangements: Eight to Forty People
Small-Room Arrangements
Room Size and Shape
Hygeine Factors
Are There Any Questions?
When to Take Questions
Techniques for Fielding Questions
How to Improve Your Answering Skills
Special Situations
Webinars and Online Presentations
Webinars and Teleconferences
Preparing to Lead a Program
Preparing Your Slides
The Day Before Your Class
The Day of Your Class
After the Session
Special Occasions
Offering a Toast at a Wedding, Retirement, or Birthday Celebration
Campaign Speeches
Making an Introduction
Chairing a Meeting
Presenting as a Team
Why Use a Team of Speakers?
Preparing for a Group Presentation
Presenting as a Group
Stuff Happens
Risks You Can Avoid
Risks You Can Prepare For
Answer Key
Tips from the Pros Bios