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How to be a Presentation God: Build, Design, and Deliver Presentations that Dominate!

Book Description

How to build, design, and deliver a fire-breathing, wing-flapping, roar-bellowing behemoth of a presentation

Unlike most presentation books that say the same things regarding presentation design and delivery (less is more, get rid of bullets and use images, emulate Steve Jobs, and so on), How to Be a Presentation God actually divulges step-by-step secrets for how to build, design, and deliver blockbuster presentations.

By providing entertaining and clever presentation insights, veteran presenter Scott Schwertly gives you the in's and out's for presenting yourself, your business, and your cause with an easy-to-implement approach.

  • Focuses on content, design, and delivery

  • Author is a regular speaker at national and regional industry conferences such as PowerPoint Live and Presentation Camps, and is the founder of the award-winning Ethos3 Communications

  • Author is the creator of an app, Present, that landed in the top-20 iPhone apps in the Business category on iTunes

  • How to be a Presentation God will ensure that your presentations reach a new level of effectiveness.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. Dedication
    3. Foreword
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. A Killer in Our Midst
    6. THE NEW ERA OF PRESENTATIONS
      1. Won't "Good Enough" Do?
        1. THE CASE FOR EXCELLENCE
        2. A LESSON FROM MR. RON BURGUNDY
      2. Omniscient View
        1. EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS
        2. BE FLEXIBLE
      3. The Pantheon of Presentation Gods
        1. STEVE JOBS' 1984 INTRODUCTION OF MACINTOSH
        2. MALCOLM GLADWELL'S 2005 BLINK PRESENTATION
        3. JESSE JACKSON'S 1984 DAVID AND GOLIATH SPEECH
        4. LAWRENCE LESSIG'S 2002 FREE CULTURE PRESENTATION
        5. LOU GEHRIG'S FAREWELL SPEECH
        6. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRESENTATION COACH
        7. I WANT TO JOIN THE PANTHEON. WHERE DO I SIGN?
        8. GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS
    7. CONTENT
      1. Don't Ruin Their Day!
        1. CLARIFY YOUR OBJECTIVE
        2. BRAINSTORMING AND DEVELOPING A THEME
        3. OUTLINE YOUR CONTENT
        4. DRILL, BABY, DRILL
        5. SNAPSHOT OF A PRESENTATION GOD: BRUCE LEE
      2. You Matter
        1. HOW TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN CREDIBILITY
        2. THEY'RE JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU
        3. CRACK THE WINDOWS AND LEAVE YOUR EGO IN THE CAR
        4. GENUINE AUTHENTICITY
        5. DON THE WHITE COAT
      3. They Matter Even More
        1. CONNECTING WITH MILLENNIALS
        2. CONNECTING WITH GENERATION X
    8. DESIGN
      1. Styles and Approaches
        1. Seek Deeply, Seek Widely
        2. SHOPTALK: PRESENTATION DESIGN STYLES AND APPROACHES
        3. THE TAKEAWAY
      2. Real Simple
        1. LESS REALLY IS MORE
      3. Parting the Clouds
        1. ENTER SLIDEROCKET
        2. GET OUT OF LINE
        3. DECISIONS, DECISIONS
    9. DELIVERY
      1. Buckets and Butterflies
        1. SENSEI SENSIBILITY
      2. Chatterbox
        1. Facial Hair (Men and Women) and Other "Shaveables"
        2. WALKING THE STYLE TIGHTROPE
        3. CLOSING A TALK
      3. Spread the Love
        1. SLIDECASTING: THE HOW-TO GUIDE
        2. TWITTER AND FACEBOOK
        3. TWITTER AS A BACKCHANNEL
        4. CHANGE THE WORLD, REMEMBER?
    10. ENGAGE
      1. 100 Percent All-Natural Passion
      2. Resources
    11. Index