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100 Great Presentation Ideas

Book Description

Every manager has to make presentations of various kinds. No matter what the presentation is, however, most of us prefer not to do them at all. Presentations represent the second greatest fear to managers (after going to the dentist!). This book contains 100 great ideas to make your presentations go smoothly and successfully. Researched from leading companies and successful managers around the world, each idea is described in a succinct way. You are then shown how to apply that idea to your own presentation situation. A simple formula which has the potential to reap great rewards.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
    1. Avoiding the nightmare
  6. The ideas
  7. Part 1 - Before You Start
    1. 1 The overall opportunity
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 2 Reading isn’t speaking
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 3 A final rehearsal?
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 4 Your “presenting profile”
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 5 Setting objectives
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 6 An overall structure
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 7 Provide your own experience
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 8 You and your shadow
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 9 May the best man win
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 10 It is not just nerves
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    11. 11 The right sort of crib
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    12. 12 Time well spent
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    13. 13 A bear of very little brain
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    14. 14 Putting your message together
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    15. 15 Speaker’s notes: a suggested format
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    16. 16 Maximizing the effectiveness of preparation
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    17. 17 A guiding hand
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    18. 18 I think, therefore I fail…
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    19. 19 When the order of the day is mob handed
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  8. Part 2 - During The Presentation
    1. 20 First impressions last
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 21 Getting off to a good start
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 22 You want me to do what?
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 23 Speaking in tongues
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 24 The merits of a third column
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 25 Again and again and…
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 26 Wired for sound
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 27 Organizing the environment
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 28 Many, many, many…
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 29 Clear intentions
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    11. 30 A handy glass
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    12. 31 The audience
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    13. 32 Every audience is different
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    14. 33 The wonders of “B”
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    15. 34 Taking questions
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    16. 35 With a song in your.
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    17. 36 A little sunshine
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    18. 37 Hello to you, and hello to you too
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    19. 38 Two important rules
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    20. 39 Breaking the ice
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    21. 40 Selecting the words you use
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    22. 41 Sex… and other unmentionables
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    23. 42 Some putting power
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    24. 43 Take heed of the movies
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    25. 44 Putting across the main content
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    26. 45 That’s funny, not
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    27. 46 The sound of silence
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    28. 47 Clear as a bell
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    29. 48 The nature of numbers and number “blindness”
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    30. 49 When people don’t agree
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    31. 50 Combating objections
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    32. 51 A simple idea
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    33. 52 Gaining acceptance
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    34. 53 An idea that’s what?
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    35. 54 Engaging with the audience
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    36. 55 I really must apologize…
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    37. 56 Clear and memorable
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    38. 57 On time
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    39. 58 Some nifty footwork
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    40. 59 Something unforeseen
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    41. 60 Oops!
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    42. 61 Are you standing comfortably?
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    43. 62 Making a gesture
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    44. 63 Using your voice
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    45. 64 It’s all in the breathing
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    46. 65 Can you hear me at the back?
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    47. 66 Ready, steady, go
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    48. 67 The eyes have it
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    49. 68 Pointing the way
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    50. 69 Here’s a funny thing
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    51. 70 To, fro and back again
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    52. 71 And finally, finally, finally…
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    53. 72 A final flourish
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    54. 73 The last word
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    55. 74 No thanks
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  9. Part 3 - After The Presentation
    1. 75 Anyone have anything to say?
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 76 After the sigh of relief
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 77 Getting into the habit
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  10. Part 4 - Using Visual Aids
    1. 78 First up
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 79 The blind leading the blind
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 80 Worth a thousand words
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 81 Anything and everything
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 82 Beware gremlins
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 83 Can you see from the back?
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 84 Not on screen
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 85 Write tight
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 86 Bite-sized and manageable
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 87 A gesture with knobs on
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    11. 88 Single purpose, right purpose
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    12. 89 Pictures, photos and cartoons
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    13. 90 Picture this, not
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    14. 91 You cannot know it all
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    15. 92 It takes all sorts
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    16. 93 Draw them a diagram
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    17. 94 Crucial modern technology
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    18. 95 When to picture what
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    19. 96 Multipurpose, minimal effectiveness
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    20. 97 With a little help from your friends
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    21. 98 Shaping up for success
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    22. 99 Seeing is believing
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    23. 100 A final idea
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  11. Afterword