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Better Presentations

Author : Jonathan Schwabish
ISBN : 9780231542791
Genre : Reference
File Size : 69.97 MB
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Whether you are a university professor, researcher at a think tank, graduate student, or analyst at a private firm, chances are that at some point you have presented your work in front of an audience. Most of us approach this task by converting a written document into slides, but the result is often a text-heavy presentation saddled with bullet points, stock images, and graphs too complex for an audience to decipher—much less understand. Presenting is fundamentally different from writing, and with only a little more time, a little more effort, and a little more planning, you can communicate your work with force and clarity. Designed for presenters of scholarly or data-intensive content, Better Presentations details essential strategies for developing clear, sophisticated, and visually captivating presentations. Following three core principles—visualize, unify, and focus—Better Presentations describes how to visualize data effectively, find and use images appropriately, choose sensible fonts and colors, edit text for powerful delivery, and restructure a written argument for maximum engagement and persuasion. With a range of clear examples for what to do (and what not to do), the practical package offered in Better Presentations shares the best techniques to display work and the best tactics for winning over audiences. It pushes presenters past the frustration and intimidation of the process to more effective, memorable, and persuasive presentations.
Category: Reference

Presentation Patterns

Author : Neal Ford
ISBN : 9780132963374
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 74.24 MB
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Presentation Patterns is the first book on presentations that categorizes and organizes the building blocks (or patterns) that you’ll need to communicate effectively using presentation tools like Keynote and PowerPoint. Patterns are like the lower-level steps found inside recipes; they are the techniques you must master to be considered a master chef or master presenter. You can use the patterns in this book to construct your own recipes for different contexts, such as business meetings, technical demonstrations, scientific expositions, and keynotes, just to name a few. Although there are no such things as antirecipes, this book shows you lots of antipatterns—things you should avoid doing in presentations. Modern presentation tools often encourage ineffective presentation techniques, but this book shows you how to avoid them. Each pattern is introduced with a memorable name, a definition, and a brief explanation of motivation. Readers learn where the pattern applies, the consequences of applying it, and how to apply it. The authors also identify critical antipatterns: clichés, fallacies, and design mistakes that cause presentations to disappoint. These problems are easy to avoid—once you know how. Presentation Patterns will help you Plan what you’ll say, who you’ll say it to, how long you’ll talk, and where you’ll present Perfectly calibrate your presentation to your audience Use the storyteller’s “narrative arc” to full advantage Strengthen your credibility—and avoid mistakes that hurt it Hone your message before you ever touch presentation software Incorporate visuals that support your message instead of hindering it Create highly effective “infodecks” that work when you’re not able to deliver a talk in person Construct slides that really communicate and avoid “Ant Fonts,” “Floodmarks,” “Alienating Artifacts,” and other errors Master 13 powerful techniques for delivering your presentation with power, authority, and clarity Whether you use this book as a handy reference or read it from start to finish, it will be a revelation: an entirely new language for systematically planning, creating, and delivering more powerful presentations. You’ll quickly find it indispensable—no matter what you’re presenting, who your audiences are, or what message you’re driving home.
Category: Business & Economics

The Non Obvious Guide To Better Presentations

Author : Carmen Simon
ISBN : 1940858933
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 58.67 MB
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What is the real secret to being more persuasive when presenting to any audience? How can you choose the best visuals to enhance your message? What do the best presenters in the world know about reinventing their approach to using slides? This is the guidebook to presentations that you've been searching for. How can you avoid death by Powerpoint? What is the brain science behind why great visuals matter to support your arguments? How can you create more memorable and persuasive presentations? Inspired by working with hundreds of professionals to make their messages more powerful, Carmen Simon brings her award-winning approach to presentation skills to this short guide to everything you need to know to become a Powerpoint master ... including knowing when not to use it.
Category: Business & Economics

101 Ways To Better Presentations

Author : Elizabeth P. Tierney
ISBN : 0749429682
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 90.74 MB
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Do you need to improve an area of your business skills? Do you need a quick source of information? Each title contains 101 ways in which to learn and improve new skills to make you a success at work and at home.
Category: Business & Economics

Advanced Presentations By Design

Author : Andrew Abela
ISBN : 9781118420287
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 59.68 MB
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Based on extensive research studies from the fields of communication, marketing, psychology, multimedia, and law, Advanced Presentations by Design, Second Edition, provides fact-based answers to the most-often-asked questions about presentation design. The book shows how to adapt your presentation to different audience personality preferences, what role your data should play and how much of it you need, how to turn your data into a story, and how to design persuasive yet comprehensible visual layouts. The book's accessible 10-step Extreme PresentationTM method has been field-tested in organizations such as Microsoft, ExxonMobil, HJ Heinz, PayPal, and the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Written from the perspective of a marketer and business manager, this new edition offers practical, evidence-based advice for bringing focus to problems and overcoming challenges. The book offers practical guidelines for: Structuring Stories: The book presents the SCORE method for sequencing data (Situation, Complication, Resolution, Example) into a powerful story that grabs the audience's attention at the beginning and holds it through to the end. Using Graphics: The author provides numerous examples of charts and other graphics, explaining which can help you best present your data. Setting Goals for Presentations: The book reveals why it's important to set measurable objectives for what you want your audience to think and do differently after your presentation. This comprehensive resource offers a proven process for creating a presentation that gets noticed and compels your audience to take action. Praise for Advanced Presentations by Design "Shocking but true: You don't have to be Steve Jobs to create presentations that your audience will enjoy and that will also get you results. Even for everyday presentations, I've found that Dr. Abela's unique approach helps you replace crushingly dull and overlong presentations with fresh work your audience really cares about and that you actually enjoy creating!" —Sanjay Acharya, Vice President, Akamai Technologies "Advanced Presentations by Design is the best researched book on presentation design that I've ever had the privilege of reading. I recommend it for those of you who want the confidence of knowing how best to plan and design successful presentations." —Gene Zelazny, author, Say It with Charts and Say It with Presentations "This book is essential for any executive who doesn't have time to wade through sixty-page PowerPoint decks. You will want to make this book required reading for all your staff." —Stew McHie, Global Brand Manager, ExxonMobil
Category: Business & Economics

Great Presentations

Author : Justin Brusino
ISBN : 9781562865283
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 72.24 MB
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Giving a great presentation seems elusive to many of us, but with some preparation and a few pointers we can all speak confidently and impress an audience. This ""Infoline"" offers readers presentation tips including how to control your nerves, select and use proper visual aids, and work with a co-presenter. We've enlisted the help of some of the elite professionals in the training and presenting world to offer advice and words of wisdom. You will find contributions from Dianna Booher, Christee Gabour Atwood, and others!
Category: Business & Economics

Presentation Thinking And Design

Author : Ed Gruwez
ISBN : 9781292013596
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 52.94 MB
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Discover the 12 steps to dramatically better presentations ‘This innovative book shows you how to get the thinking right so that your presentations are clear, engaging and impactful. An easy-to-follow process with big results. It has transformed the way my company approaches presentations.’ Dominique Vercraeye, Managing Director, TNS Belgium
Category: Business & Economics

Give Great Presentations And Without A Slide Deck 30 Minute Reads

Author : Nicholas Bate
ISBN : 9780857085122
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 64.21 MB
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You’re half an hour away from presentation greatness! Why not use your next spare half an hour to skill-up? Each of these short e-books can be read in just 30 minutes. Addressing those painful work problems, and giving practical tools and expert advice to overcome them, the 30 Minute Reads series will make your work-life more productive, less painful and more successful! Does the thought of giving a presentation leave you wanting to take really early retirement? Well hang on to your P45s because this succinct guide to better presentations will help you leave the power point behind, learn how to present yourself, pace your presentation and have the audience eating out of your hands in just 30 minutes. Also available in a digital bundle with 4 other titles as part of 30 Minute Reads: The business skills collection. Give Great Presentations will help you: Identify the problem and what isn't working Discover the 10 Big Strategies Put in place your super-structured, super-easy, 5-day count-down plan to no more pain.
Category: Business & Economics

Give Great Presentations

Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781408101896
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 26.26 MB
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Speaking in front of other people can be a real worry if you've not had a lot of practice. Even if you know your stuff, it can be hard to get everything together in time, look confident, speak clearly, and get your message across well. This practical book contains a self-assessment quiz, step-by-step guidance, top tips, common mistakes and advice on how to avoid them, summaries of key points, and lists of the best sources of further help. With strategies to help you cope if things don't go to plan, and special sections on how to manage nerves and boost your message with your body language, Give great presentations is full of advice on how to prepare and deliver a knock-out speech.
Category: Business & Economics

A New Guide For Better Technical Presentations

Author : Robert M. Woelfle
ISBN : UVA:X002329209
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 53.56 MB
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Providing the latest techniques in one easy-to-use source, this practical guide gives readers the background they need to make highly sophisticated technical presentations--written, oral, even computer graphics. It covers the essential ingredients for all effective presentations, including how to reduce preparation cost and time, how to identify types and quality of visual aids, and much more.
Category: Technology & Engineering

5 Principles To Design And Deliver Persuasive Presentations

Author : Paolo Pelloni
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 22.18 MB
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5 crucial guidelines you must know to be effective when speaking before a group. Those are not fixed rules but concept to keep always in mind both during preparation and delivery of a speech or a presentation.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Speak Well And Prosper

Author : Frank Dibartolomeo
ISBN : 1646632400
Genre :
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Your success in life is largely determined by your social skills-by your ability to interact positively and effectively with others and ensure their cooperation. This interaction is greatly dependent on presenting your ideas to your direct reports, colleagues, and superiors in a cogent, clear, and convincing manner. This is where Speak Well and Prosper: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Better Presentations comes in. This book covers all aspects of presentation preparation and delivery, the future of public speaking, and tips for specific speaking situations. takes a conversational approach to teaching the fundamentals of great public speaking. addresses methods to reduce the fear of public speaking, what to do after you have your presentation topic, and how to practice your delivery. provides "calls to action" after every chapter that will significantly improve your public speaking ability and thus increase your ability to influence others. Earl Nightingale once said, "Luck is when preparedness meets opportunity." Prepare yourself with Speak Well and Prosper. When your opportunity comes, and it always does, you will be ready to shine! YOU CAN DO IT!

Why Most Powerpoint Presentations Suck

Author : Rick Altman
ISBN : 147768543X
Genre : Computers
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THIRD EDITION: Did you learn PowerPoint in 30 minutes? Join the crowd...most people get no more than a half-hour of training time with PowerPoint before they are tasked with making what is likely to be a first impression of themselves or their company. This book is for earnest presenters and presentation designers who want to escape the perils that entrap so many who turn to PowerPoint for their presentations.
Category: Computers

Great Presentations

Author : Leonard Sklar
ISBN : 0595471498
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 51.97 MB
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CAN A SEMINAR SELL YOUR PRODUCT, SERVICE OR IDEA? Seminars or workshops can achieve your goals on a wholesale basis, as compared to a one-on-one approach. But, you have to be really good at it, or you risk turning people off or even putting them to sleep. "Another outstanding learning experience" - Bob Tessler – Entrepreneur "Great material - pragmatic, well-organized and clearly presented." - Peter Cohan, author of Great Demos "Len Sklar brings a dry sense of humor, an attention to detail for the customers experience, and an understanding of the economics of putting on a successful seminar. His book has a number of excellent checklists and thought provoking insights to help the reader prepare and deliver compelling seminars." --Sean Murphy, CEO, SKMurphy, Inc
Category: Business & Economics

Give Great Presentations

Author : A & C Black Publishers Ltd
ISBN : 9781408128022
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 72.62 MB
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Deliver presentations and speeches with confidence and style.
Category: Business & Economics

The Wow Factor 7 Secrets To Great Presentations

Author : Lori E. Miller
ISBN : 9781483425894
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 43.29 MB
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In the WOW Factor – 7 Secrets to Great Presentations, trainer Lori E. Miller provides a comprehensive approach on how to deliver the most effective presentations. Drawing from her years of experience as a professional trainer, she shares stories, offers best practices, and provides various presentation templates that a novice to expert presenter can use. In this one of kind encompassing guide, Miller provides a step-by-step approach on how to present with confidence and credibility, how to structure and deliver effective messages, how to achieve learning outcomes, and how to “WOW” the audience every single time. If you are a professional who has to conduct any type of individual or group presentation, this is the only book you will ever need.
Category: Self-Help

How To Give A Pretty Good Presentation

Author : T. J. Walker
ISBN : 0470875399
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 64.71 MB
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Reduce the time and stress associated with your presentations Bookshelves are crowded with books on how to be an exceptional presenter and promise to produce a brilliant, standing-ovation speaker. But what about a presentation resource for the rest of us? There are so many of us regular folk who who want to spend just a little time and effort to get over the big hurdle of giving a presentation, but don't know where to turn for advice. How to Give a Pretty Good Presentation is the easy answer to this common need. Straightforward, entertaining, and well-organized, this user-friendly resource will walk you step-by-step through the process from how to write, rehearse, and deliver a pretty good presentation that will make you appear confident, memorable, and competent. Although it does not promise the moon (or a standing ovation), this public speaking survival guide will help you: Appear confident (even while still feeling nervous!) Take the spotlight off of you and put it on your content Save time Not put people to sleep with your PowerPoint Presentation Produce better results Make better impressions Reduce the feelings of dread, sleeplessness, and procrastination associated with your presentations Prepare even if you've waited until the day before or an hour before your presentation is to be given Whatever your job, if you need to give a presentation and are feeling overwhelmed by it, How to Give a Pretty Good Presentation is there for you. If you want to reduce the time and stress associated with your presentations now and pass all future presentation opportunities with flying colors, then pick up this fun and accessible guide; you'll no doubt like the resulting improvement in both your personal and professional bottom line.
Category: Business & Economics

Knockout Job Interview Presentations

Author : Rebecca Corfield
ISBN : 9780749459253
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 46.20 MB
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Presenting in a job interview can be incredibly daunting. Candidates often lack the confidence and skills so they fail to do themselves justice and impress the panel. Knockout Job Interview Presentations takes you through the whole process of planning and making a presentation as part of a job interview and helps you to understand what employers are looking for and learn how to provide it. It will help you to have a positive outlook, plan so that you know what to include and how, cope with seen and unseen briefs, make all of the practical preparations, then get it right on the day, handling nerves and making an impact. Rebecca Corfield also looks into difficult situations that may occur and gives advice on how to rise above them and continue with your presentation unscathed. This practical, inspiring book will give you the advantage over other job candidates so that you make a presentation with ease and confidence and trump the competition.
Category: Business & Economics

Presentation Basics

Author : Robert J. Rosania
ISBN : 1562863479
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 90.92 MB
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Presentation Basics tackles a subject that often frightens and even incapacitates many otherwise confident people giving a presentation. The simple, step-by-step approach guides readers through the entire process from preparation, to creating the right environment, to recovery when things go wrong in a presentation (an inevitable occurrence for even the most prepared and confident presenter). Readers will find dozens of solid suggestions on improving presentation skills by following a series of recurring icons throughout the book that function as a learning road map of essential knowledge for both new and occasional presenters."
Category: Business & Economics