Creating and delivering a successful presentation today often means breaking through the noise and allowing your audience to focus on you and your message. You can have a great impact using simple design choices in your presentations but you just need to know where to start. Here to guide you on your journey is best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds, whose design wisdom and advice will open your eyes and give you new ways to look at your slides. Filled with practical insights and plenty of examples, you'll learn how to design effective presentations that contain text, data, color, images, and video. Once the design guidelines are established, you will benefit from Garr's years of experience as a master presenter and learn how you can achieve an overall harmony and balance using the powerful tenet of simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you'll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience. nbsp; nbsp;
A nonthreatening, interactive way to prepare for any presentation Offers a last-minute checklist that presenters can use to prepare for their big day Follows the successful model of Boost Your Interview IQ (McGraw-Hill, 2003) Pincus designs customized workshops for her corporate clients, frequently on presentation topics
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 Presentationstakes readers through the entire process of planning and making an interview presentation and helps them understand what employers are looking for and learn how to provide it. This practical, inspiring book will give readers the advantage over other job candidates so that they present with ease and confidence and trump the competition.
A practical manual aimed at graduate students, junior researchers, nervous professionals, or clinicians who are preparing to present talks at meetings and academic conferences. This is an important career skill for anyone in the sciences, and the book features step-by-step instruction for creating clear and compelling presentations - from structuring a talk and developing effective Powerpoint slides, through delivery before an audience. Includes color examples of slides and posters from actual presentations, and field-tested methods for success behind the podium. Also contains tips on answering questions and strategies for handling media and job interviews. The authors are professional public speakers who teach presentation skills to scientists and medical researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in the private sector.
Presentations are required in a hugely diverse range of situations, and effective speakers must be able to get their messages across clearly, succinctly and without boring their audience. The Complete Presentation Skills Handbook will help anyone become prepared for and confident about giving presentations. Straightforward and authoritative, this book is a guide to giving the right presentation to an audience. It covers all the questions anyone should ask themselves before giving a presentation. It presents a checklist that enables readers to tailor their presentations to their own circumstances.
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs is as close as you'll ever get to having the master presenter himself speak directly in your ear. Communications expert Carmine Gallo has studied and analyzed the very best of Jobs's performances, offering point-by-point examples, tried-and-true techniques, and proven presentation secrets in 18 "scenes," including: Develop a messianic sense of purpose Reveal the Conquering hero Channel your inner Zen Stage your presentation with props Make it look effortless With this revolutionary approach, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to sell your ideas, share your enthusiasm, and wow your audience the Steve Jobs way.
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.
Whether the reader is in research, technology, business, or education-this book will show them how to take what could look like a really dry presentation and reinvigorate the material in totally fresh (and sometimes interactive ) ways that will make it memorable and resonate with the audience. Staying true to the mission of the first), Garr combines solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity to help readers along the path to simpler, more effective presentations that will be appreciated, remembered, and best of all, acted upon.
Reveals the underlying story form of all great presentations that will not only create impact, but will move people to action. Presentations are meant to inform, inspire, and persuade audiences. So why then do so many audiences leave feeling like they've wasted their time? All too often, presentations don't resonate with the audience and move them to transformative action.
No matter where you are on the organizational ladder, the odds are high that you've delivered a high-stakes presentation to your peers, your boss, your customers, or the general public. Presentation software is one of the few tools that requires professionals to think visually on an almost daily basis. But unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. slide:ology fills that void.