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Presentation Basics

Book Description

Presentation Basics is designed to provide the basic training tools to individuals and organizations facing the reality of rapidly changing jobs, roles, and, responsibilities. This book offers a simple, step-by-step approach that guides readers through the entire process from preparation, to creating the right environment, to recovery when things go wrong in a presentation.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Training Basics Series
  3. Preface
  4. Presentation: A Critical Skill
    1. How Presentation Basics Can Help You
    2. What You Can Expect to Learn
    3. Chapter-by-Chapter Highlights
    4. Icons to Guide You
    5. Let’s Go!
  5. Be Prepared to Succeed
    1. Presentation Basics
    2. Six Steps to Winning Presentations
    3. Getting It Done
  6. Getting Ready to Deliver Your Presentation
    1. The Five Basic Truths
    2. Style and Technique
    3. Other Points to Remember
    4. Getting It Done
  7. The Art of Facilitation
    1. What Is Facilitation?
    2. Asking Questions
    3. Q & A Sessions
    4. Transitions
    5. Silence
    6. Active Listening
    7. Nonverbal Cues
    8. Rhetorical Questions
    9. Other Techniques to Engage Your Audience
    10. Getting It Done
  8. Setting the Right Environment
    1. It’s Always About You
    2. Presentation Room
    3. Audiovisual Aids
    4. Lecterns and Tables
    5. Food and Breaks
    6. The Lay of the Land
    7. The Details
    8. Getting It Done
  9. Choosing and Using Audiovisual Aids
    1. The Myths
    2. Audiovisual Aids: The Basics and Beyond
    3. Getting It Done
  10. When Things Go Wrong
    1. Developing a Recovery Plan
    2. Logistical Nightmares
    3. Final Tips
    4. Getting It Done
  11. Improving Your Skills
    1. Join Toastmasters
    2. Take a Communications Course
    3. Join a Professional or Social Organization
    4. Teach a Class
    5. Write an Article
    6. Become a Volunteer
    7. Videotape Yourself
    8. Read Books and Articles
    9. Take a Class
    10. Observe a Seasoned Pro
    11. Watch Famous (and Infamous) Presentations
    12. Work on a Committee
    13. Write a Program or Workshop
    14. Attend a Networking Event
    15. Practice Your Listening Skills
    16. Join a Theater Group
    17. Run a Meeting
    18. Hunt for a Job Whether You Need One or Not
    19. Do a Team Presentation
    20. Set a Goal
    21. Getting It Done
  12. Where to Get More Information
    1. Presentation Basics
    2. Audio Resources
    3. Games, Openers, and Closers
    4. PowerPoint and Other Audiovisual Help
    5. Advanced Techniques
  13. About the Author