Speaking Powerpoint

Author: Bruce R. Gabrielle
Editor: Insights Publishing
ISBN: 098423604X
Size: 12,85 MB
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You use PowerPoint at work to create strategic plans, executive briefings, research reports and other boardroom-style slides. But could your slides be clearer, more convincing and built in half the time? You bet! Learn a new method for business managers who want to use PowerPoint at work to drive strategy. The Mindworks Presentation Method is based on 40 years of research in brain science, instructional design and information design and will help you to eliminate time wasters and complete PowerPoint decks three times faster, to enhance your credibility by creating visually pleasing slides using simple graphic design rules, to make complex slides easier to understand and avoid "Death by PowerPoint" forever, to make audiences more likely to agree with you by applying the proven principles of master persuaders.

Speaking Powerpoint

Author: Bruce R. Gabrielle
Editor:
ISBN: 9780984236053
Size: 17,50 MB
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Learn to use PowerPoint to influence and persuade in the boardroom. Based on 40 years of research in cognitive science, instructional design, and persuasion, this book will teach how to create professional-looking slides, sell ideas using the principles of master persuaders, use the brain science of data visualization, and complete PowerPoint decks two to three times faster.

Real Leaders Don T Do Powerpoint

Author: Christopher Witt
Editor: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307452301
Size: 19,39 MB
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Think about the most powerful speech you’ve ever heard a leader give. What made that speech–and that speaker–memorable was likely a mix of authenticity, stage presence, masterful delivery, and–above all–an inspirational message. Nobody ever walked out of a great speech saying, “I loved the way she used PowerPoint.” Yet, all too often, speakers rely on tools like it to carry them through a presentation. Real leaders speak to make a difference, to promote a vision, to change the way people think and feel and act. Their ability to lead goes hand in hand with their ability to get their message across, no matter what size audience they’re addressing. Drawing on his years of experience in coaching executives, Christopher Witt shows not just how to make a speech but why and when you should make one. His practical advice on how to take your game to the next level includes: • You are the message. Who you are–your character, experience, values–shapes the message your listeners hear. • Content is king. Delivery is important, but it is only the helpful–or unhelpful–servant of your message. So build each speech around one, and only one, “Big Idea.” • A confused mind always says no. When you want your listeners to say yes, you’ve got to make them understand what you want them to do and why they should care. • Dare to do the unexpected. Leaders know the rules, and they know when, why, and how to break them. In chapters that can be read in five minutes or less and in a book that can be gone through in one sitting, Witt shows you how to become more confident, more commanding, more compelling speakers. But this isn’t just a book about speaking. It’s about leadership and about how people–CEOs and PTA presidents, small business owners and sales reps, middle managers and techno geeks–can present themselves and their ideas with greater impact. From the Hardcover edition.

Weekend Language

Author: Andy Craig
Editor: BookBaby
ISBN: 0988595621
Size: 16,28 MB
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Think about it: on weekends, we’re all great communicators because our default is storytelling. When we go to a party on Saturday night, we don’t talk about how we optimized our calendar last Wednesday to monetize our mission-critical, best-of-breed, seamless-solution-provider business. (If you do, that’s probably why you haven’t been invited back to many parties). Instead we tell a story about something that happened on Wednesday. On the weekends our speech is conversational, simple, clear, and interesting. We speak in examples, anecdotes, and analogies. And what does our audience do with those stories? They engage. They ask questions. They laugh along. And then they walk across the room and say to their friends, neighbors, husbands, and wives, “Hey, you should hear what happened to Heidi last week. This is classic.” That’s the portable, sticky communication Chip and Dan Heath talked about in their bestseller, Made to Stick. Nothing “sticks” like a good story. But then Monday morning hits. We step into the office and downshift into product feature lists and ten-point plans (that no one cares about) full of jargon, “high-level” terms, non-words, and nonsense. And to punctuate this meaningless language, we beat the snot out of our audiences with 118-slide PowerPoint presentations chock-full of twelve bullet-pointed sentences per slide. Text is shrunk to ten-point fonts to make sure we can squeeze it all in. And if we’re feeling particularly frisky, we might even zoom in some clip art. This approach is generally called “Show Up and Throw Up” and leads to “Death by PowerPoint”— that syndrome affecting audience members who have to sit through 118 slides without any discernible point; that speech where people walk outside and think, “Well, that’s an hour of my life that I’ll never get back.” Audience members typically don’t remember anything from those types of presentations. But they do remember stories. Stories are the superglue of verbal communication and a staple of weekend language. The Heaths call stories the stickiest, most memorable, most portable form of communication. It sounds simple because it is, but it’s what separates meaningful, memorable communication from the pointless and forgettable PowerPoint-driven corporate blather we spew in the boardroom and during sales pitches Monday through Friday. The approach and techniques found in this book are designed to help you replicate your existing strengths as a weekend storyteller so you can drag them into your weekday presentations to and conversations with customers, partners, employees, and investors. In fact, we’ve put them to good use over the years as executive presentation and storytelling coaches at Google, adidas, Dell, Microsoft, Ingram Micro, OpenText, CA Technologies, Petrobras, Zurich Global Life Insurance, Bazaarvoice, Rackspace, Expedia, eHarmony, eBay, CBS, T-Mobile, Cook Medical, Sony, and many more.

Perfect Pitch

Author: Jon Steel
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471789763
Size: 18,18 MB
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The author of the "Adweek" bestseller "Truth, Lies & Advertising" now shows readers how the principles of advertising research and planning can be applied to the business of presenting and selling ideas.

Speaking As A Leader

Author: Judith Humphrey
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118141016
Size: 14,94 MB
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Outlines a four-step speaking model as demonstrated by a leading communications coach, providing coverage of such topics as structuring thoughts and messages clearly, listening effectively and avoiding practices that cannot retain an audience's attention.

The Presentation Coach

Author: Graham G. Davies
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0857081446
Size: 10,28 MB
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You probably hate giving presentations. You probably hate listening to them too. Why? Because most business presentations are too long, too detailed, too boring...and submerged under a blizzard of PowerPoint. But the single most important presentational tool known to man isn't a slideshow. It's you. Whether you're speaking to one person across a table, 20 people in a boardroom or 1,000 people in a ballroom, it's all about the words you say and how you say them. The Presentation Coach shows you how to use what you've already got to give you clarity, confidence and impact in every speaking challenge you will ever face. You'll learn the unique Bare Knuckle 5-step process to effective presenting, and how to apply it to all business speaking, from large-scale presentations to one-to-one client meetings. Graham Davies has been coaching high-profile individuals from the worlds of business, politics and entertainment in exactly these techniques for the past 25 years. Now it's your turn. Praise for The Presentation Coach "Graham Davies is a brilliantly funny speaker who knows how to inspire and enthuse anyone who sees presenting as a bore, a burden or a source of terror." Nick Robinson, Political Editor, BBC "This book really captures Graham's intense and robust sense of coaching. Just like the author, it is amusing, punchy and really comforting to have access to in all presentation situations." Michel Combes, CEO,Vodafone Europe "Required reading for anyone who wants their presentations to enthuse rather than euthanize their audience." Tim Curtis, MD, Northern Europe, Land's End "Graham is a highly effective presentation coach. He is always honest and gets straight to the point. His book is just as direct and entertaining as he is in person." Nick Jeffery, CEO, Vodafone Global Enterprise "I don't know anyone who could wear the label 'the presentation coach' more confidently than Graham." Daniel Finkelstein, Executive Editor, The Times "I use Graham's system strictly and religiously in every speech. In fact on almost every important occasion when I need to get a message across.... You will never regret buying and using this book." George Clarke, MD, Heidelberg UK "Graham helped me develop my very own presentation style, true to myself, with high impact and focused very much on the audience." Phil Clarke, CEO Designate, Tesco "Graham's approach is ruthlessly robust and utterly practical. This book is the next best thing to seeing him in person, and much less of a strain on your budget." Matthew Wilson, CEO Brit Global Markets "...Davies's compelling book illuminates all the pitfalls and provides a simple guide to allowing personality into presentations - radical stuff indeed!" Andy Street, MD, John Lewis "Whether you are a Prime Minister, chief executive or anyone else who needs make an impact, then you must read this challenging and innovative book by Graham Davies." Neil Sherlock, Partner, Public Affairs, KPMG "...I wish Graham had written it 20 years ago..." Richard Klein, MD, Bank of America Merrill Lynch "Never again will you commit the crime of Death by Bullet-Point." Penny Philpot, Group Vice President, Worldwide Partner Services, Oracle "Graham Davis is a talented gagmeister who shows that the best way of exposing a bad argument is with a good joke." Boris Johnson, Mayor of London "Reading his book will spur you on to win your own presentational race." Richard Dunwoody, twice winner of the Grand National "Graham completely reframed my approach to presenting. His approach works!" Otto Thoresen, CEO, Aegon UK "A process that you can use no matter what the situation. I heartily recommend it." Michael Gove MP "This book is not a coaching guide for the faint-hearted. Prepare to be beaten into being bloody brilliant!" Francis Edmonds, broadcaster, author and professional speaker

The New Articulate Executive Look Act And Sound Like A Leader

Author: Granville Toogood
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071745918
Size: 19,90 MB
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The Classic Guide to Business Communications . . . Updated for a New Generation of Media-Savvy Leaders Even with the latest high-tech tools and communication options, the simple truth is this: You need to look, act, and sound like a leader to succeed in today's world. According to top executive coach Granville Toogood, “Wonderful things happen when people talk face-to- face." His proven secrets of professional speaking give you the power and confidence to command any audience--in any situation—and get results. "An indispensable tool for executive success." -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, Robert E. Osgood Professor of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies "Granville Toogood is a brilliant communicator and teacher who has made world-class communicators out of our people." -- Michael Koffler, Chairman, Young President’s Organization "The beauty of Granville Toogood's method is how simple it is to implement." -- Scudder Fowler, CEO, The Liminal Group "Granville Toogood is a transformational teacher and coach. His new book is a must read for anyone hoping to effectively engage an audience or lead organizations." -- Sean Geehan, President, The Geehan Group "Makes the capable business person more capable, more successful, and definitely more confident." -- Martha Stewart Corporate coach Granville Toogood has trained some of the biggest names in business today--including 38 top executives in the Fortune 50--and his bestselling book, The Articulate Executive, has become the gold standard when it comes to public speaking and corporate communications. This all-new edition provides you with the most powerful speaking tools and techniques from Toogood's acclaimed workshops--so you can look, act, and sound like a leader in any situation. Using his proven step-by-step system, you can: Position yourself as a leader in your industry. Command any venue and compel any audience. Use the "8-second rule" to make a strong first impression. Speak with the confidence of a CEO. Outperform in any presentation. Whether you are giving a speech, making a presentation, conducting a meeting, or simply talking one-on-one, these tried-and-true communication techniques are guaranteed to help you step up your game and speak like a pro. The book is filled with easy-to-use checklists and essential tips to help you organize your thoughts and deliver your message--with confidence, style, and great success. In addition, you'll learn how to master high-tech tools such as PowerPoint and deck presentations, how to deal with Q&A sessions and media interviews, and how to write winning corporate communications that really do the job. Remember: In today's competitive market nothing is more important than how you present yourself and your company--and no book is more informative and powerful at this--than Granville Toogood's The New Articulate Executive.

Writing To Make A Difference

Author: Dalya F. Massachi
Editor:
ISBN: 9780978883607
Size: 11,65 MB
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Engage your readers and boost your impact! Do you write--a little or a lot--for a socially responsible organization, business, or program? Wish you had an accessible writing coach to help you quickly craft potent pieces that move your readers to act? This feisty one-stop-shop of distilled wisdom will show you-step by step-how to turbocharge your marketing and fundraising documents. Start getting the results you want, right now! Whether you're an accidental or emerging writer or a seasoned wordsmith, this comprehensive resource will help you build and manage the invaluable skills behind writing values-driven copy. You will find advice on everything from advancing your brand to storytelling to minding the devilish details. Discover how to painlessly: - Write and edit a full spectrum of clear, concise, creative pieces that will reach and influence your diverse intended audiences - Streamline and strengthen your writing process-from planning to proofreading - Develop your own confident, expert writing voice Included in these pages you will find: - More than 500 real-life examples from nonprofits, green businesses, government agencies, and others - Hundreds of stimulating questions and exercises that help you apply the lessons to your own work - Numerous guide sheets, checklists, and handy appendices - Dozens of warnings about potential pitfalls ... all this delivered with a generous helping of fun illustrations, cultural references, and humor. If you've ever had trouble expressing your passion in writing, or telling your story in a fresh and compelling way, this powerhouse of a book is for you! ADVANCE PRAISE: "This book should be on the shelf of every nonprofit administrator, community organizer, and advocate. There is literally nothing else of its kind on the market; it is 'The Elements of Style' for the grassroots fundraising and marketing world." -- Leif Wellington Haase, Director, California Program, New America Foundation "'Writing to Make a Difference' is a great balance of both instructional and interactive tips, tools, and exercises...and helps to lower the barrier for organizations that desire to tell their story in a way that captures both head and heart." -- Alandra L. Washington, Deputy Director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation "If you think your work is important, if you feel you have a message to deliver, if you have people who need to understand how this is done - this is the book. Massachi is the perfect guide and a tremendous coach." -- Jeff Hamaoui, CEO, Origo Inc. and social investment and enterprise specialist "Massachi has drilled down to all that is important about good writing. I recommend this book for those of us who write regularly, and for those of us who don't write because we don't think we can. "-- Kim Klein, author, 'Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times' "This is an outstanding work, one of the best I have read in the genre, and of possible use in the university, for public relations and organizational communication courses. The writing lessons are succinct, the methods to convey them effective, and the style itself an example of professional brilliance. I recommend 'Writing to Make a Difference' because I know that it will."-- Michael Bugeja, author, 'Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age' and Director, School of Journalism & Communication, Iowa State University AUTHOR BIO: Dalya F. Massachi, M.A. began writing for publication as an adolescent interested in social justice. Now, Dalya draws on her nearly 20 years of professional experience writing and editing for hundreds of socially responsible organizations. With passion and fresh insight, she reveals the top strategic insider techniques she has honed through her work as a successful grantwriter, editor, journalist, workshop instructor, and writing coach.

What Great Trainers Do

Author: Robert Bolton
Editor: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814420079
Size: 12,44 MB
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Corporate trainers are tasked with an awesome responsibility-helping individuals develop the skills they need to advance their careers and boost their organizations' bottom lines. It's a challenging job, but What Great Trainers Do is here to help-providing a proven structure for dynamic workshops along with surefire strategies for blending course content with fluid interaction. Readers will learn how to: Organize presentations for maximum impact * Use activities to connect participants to the content and each other * Create visual aids that reinforce key points * Fine-tune their delivery * Listen actively and read the group * Address questions and concerns * Make presentations interactive-involving learners early and often * Manage the tough moments * Handle resistance * Use debriefs, demonstrations, and deliberate practice to solidify performance, improve applicability, and make training stick * Adapt the course to fit the participants * Promote positive group process * And much more Great training doesn't happen by accident. Accessible and practical, What Great Trainers Do is a one-stop resource for reliable, repeatable learning results.