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Delivering Effective Virtual Presentations provides the reader with clear guidelines for creating and delivering webinars, e-meetings, and virtual presentations, including checklists and examples. In an era where technology and the skills required to navigate its use are deemed innate, people can experience some difficulty in transferring face-to-face skills to the virtual environment when they have not received any training or instruction in that regard. In many cases, books designed to assist in the learning process can be lengthy and cumbersome, rather than the clear, concise, complete, and correct format appreciated by readers. Delivering Effective Virtual Presentations provides the reader with clear guidelines for creating and delivering webinars, e-meetings, and virtual presentations, including checklists and examples. The concise content of this book will help fill the gap between existing knowledge, skills, and abilities for delivering effective presentations and those necessary for doing so in the virtual environment. This book is a user-friendly guide to prepare college students, employees, supervisors, managers, and executives, to be highly effective virtual presenters.
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. Just as the author's first book helped presenters become visual communicators, Resonate helps you make a strong connection with your audience and lead them to purposeful action. The author's approach is simple: building a presentation today is a bit like writing a documentary. Using this approach, you'll convey your content with passion, persuasion, and impact. Author has a proven track record, including having created the slides in Al Gore's Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth Focuses on content development methodologies that are not only fundamental but will move people to action Upends the usual paradigm by making the audience the hero and the presenter the mentor Shows how to use story techniques of conflict and resolution Presentations don't have to be boring ordeals. You can make them fun, exciting, and full of meaning. Leave your audiences energized and ready to take action with Resonate.
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. Written by Nancy Duarte, President and CEO of Duarte Design, the firm that created the presentation for Al Gore's Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, this book is full of practical approaches to visual story development that can be applied by anyone. The book combines conceptual thinking and inspirational design, with insightful case studies from the world's leading brands. With slide:ology you'll learn to: Connect with specific audiences Turn ideas into informative graphics Use sketching and diagramming techniques effectively Create graphics that enable audiences to process information easily Develop truly influential presentations Utilize presentation technology to your advantage Millions of presentations and billions of slides have been produced -- and most of them miss the mark. slide:ology will challenge your traditional approach to creating slides by teaching you how to be a visual thinker. And it will help your career by creating momentum for your cause.
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.
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.
A Presentation is not a meeting; it's a Performance! It's your time to stand up, shine and win over your audience with your ideas and your stories. This book is for anyone who has to present their ideas to internal teams, clients, the board of directors or who aspires to give a TED talk. Too often the fear of vulnerability stands in the way of delivering a rock solid presentation. We get hung up on how we talk, how we look, how we move and we forget that we are given the chance to educate and entertain. With the tools included in Presentation Elevation you will soon be the presenter you always wanted to be! How? By focusing on YOU and your style, how to win THEM over finally HOW to create a presentation slide deck that will make you a rock star in the eyes of your audience. If you find yourself opening old Powerpoint Slide decks when creating a new presentation, then this book is for you! If you often find your audience reaching for their smart phones, then this book is for you. If you want to educate, inspire and entertain your audiences of 5 or 500 people then Presentation Elevation is for you! There are many books on HOW to become a better presenter. And many of them are very good yet exhaustive. The goal of this book is for you to be able to read it on the plane from New York to LA and step off inspired and ready to rock and roll your next presentation!