Present Like a Pro The Field Guide to Mastering the Art of Business, Professional, and Public Speaking

ISBN-10: 0312347731

ISBN-13: 9780312347734

Edition: 2006

Authors: Cyndi Maxey, Kevin E. O'Connor

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The authors have distilled more than 30 years of professional speaking experience into this concise guide. They aim to help you learn to solicit useful feedback, deal with hecklers and evoke the power of your own life in your talk.
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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 7/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Love the Language
Aristotle Knew the Basics
Master the Vocabulary of the Customer
Turn Your Expertise into a Speech
Be Creative with Word Color
Use Writers' Tricks to Unify and Emphasize
Language Is Your Best Tool
Bring Out the Interpreter in You
Say it Differently
Prepare Like Crazy
Practice Is the First Priority
Begin So You Can Practice
Tape and Time Yourself
Know the First Four Minutes Cold
Give Yourself Think Time
Find Out What Happened Last Time
Set Yourself Up for Success
Respect the Client
Know Who the Real Client Is
Know What the Meeting Planner Really Wants
Know What the Audience Needs
Know What to Use and What to Lose
Be an Expert on the Culture
Know What Works with This Client
Break the Rules
You Don't Have to Be Perfect
It's OK to Surprise Your Audience
Decide on Your Notes Policy
Begin Unexpectedly-Involve Your Audience!
End Unexpectedly
Face a Trend with an Antitrend
Create a Connection
Start with the First Step
Try a Three-Part Warm-up
Connect with a Grieving Audience
Connect via Stories and More
No Joke! Know the Risks
Practice Consistent Eye Contact
Use Your Introduction to Connect
Connect with Visual Simplicity
Connect with Visual Innovation
Adapt to the Moment
When "Dr. Evil" Shows Up, Be Ready
When Your Presenter Doesn't Show, You Can Still Shine
Don't Let Murphy's Law Surprise You
When Asked to Edit, Be Prepared
When Asked for Your Opinion, Listen First
Beware of the Two-Year-Old in You
Inquire, Observe, and Learn
It's the Norm, Not the Exception
Propel the Image
Look Like You Mean It
Sound Like You Mean It
Don't Fall into the Apology Trap
Become One with Your Microphone
You Own the Power of Performance
Discover and Deliver Your Strengths
Master Interaction
Walk a Fine Line When Facilitating
Always Remember: It's About Them
Become "Learner-Centric"
Technical Experts Are People Too
Be Prepared with Questions
Become a Master Teacher
Know the Nuances of Learners' Needs and Wants
Follow Up for More
Build Upon the Audience Perception of Your Expertise Before, During, and After Your Speech
The Eyes of the Audience Will Help You Follow Up
Ask for the Right Kinds of Information
Get Immediate Feedback
Determine the Next Step
Never Give Up
Every Presentation Counts-Every Time
Every Presentation Is Different Even When It Is the Same
When You're Being Coached, Listen and Respond Carefully!
Step Up to the Retreat-Planning Challenge!
Go Forward with Follow-up
When You Are Asked, Always Do More
Final Thoughts from Your Biggest Fans
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