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Presentation Skills For Managers, 2E, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Proven Techniques for Designing and Delivering a Powerful Presentation Every Time

Great presentations have the power to impact people, boost careers, and generate interest in both the speaker and the topic. Presentation Skills for Managers, Second Edition equips you with the tools and confidence needs to create compelling, persuasive presentations. This fully revised edition of the popular guide shows you how to utilize both modern technology and time-tested methods to engage any audience.

Drawing from her unique background in both the business and acting worlds, author Kerri Garbis explains how to best engage audiences and present prepared content. You’ll learn how to address groups of all sizes in any setting.

Presentation Skills for Managers, Second Edition provides brand new insights on:

• Planning and rehearsing your presentation
• Using storytelling to engage your audience
• Using acting techniques to deliver a memorable presentation
• Knowing what your audience needs and giving it to them
• Managing Q&A to deliver effective responses

The tips and techniques in this book will guide you in how to make your presentation one that always leaves a lasting and positive impression on your audience.

Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page:
• Clear, concise definitions of presentation terms and jargon
• Tips for being smart when planning and delivering your presentation
• How-to hints of the pros for smooth, successful presentations
• Practical advice to avoid mistakes during the entire process
• Warning signs for where things could go wrong
• Actual examples of principles and practices described in the book
• Specific procedures and techniques for creating a great presentation

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
  7. 1. The Rehearsal Process
    1. The Talk-Through
    2. The Walk-Through
    3. Dress Rehearsal
    4. The Rehearsal Process and You
    5. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 1
  8. 2. The Essentials
    1. The Feet, the Hands, and the Face
    2. Making Eye Contact Work for You
    3. Empowering Your Voice
    4. Avoiding Filler Words
    5. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 2
  9. 3. Fear and Confidence
    1. Why Am I Nervous?
    2. Harnessing Your Nerves
    3. How to Feel Calmer and Appear More Confident
    4. Know Your Symptoms
    5. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 3
  10. 4. Audience Analysis
    1. Audience Demographics
    2. Audience Mindset
    3. Expectations
    4. Audience Analysis Is Essential to Creating Your Presentation
    5. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 4
  11. 5. Acting Techniques That Help You Create Content
    1. Identifying Your Presentation Objectives
    2. Using Presentation Strategies
    3. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 5
  12. 6. The Blueprint for Every Presentation
    1. Introduction
    2. Organizing Your Presentation Body
    3. Conclusion
    4. Working with Your Presentation Notes
    5. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 6
  13. 7. Storytelling for Audience Engagement
    1. How to Tell a Story
    2. Incorporating Stories into Presentations
    3. Storytelling Is Fluid
    4. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 7
  14. 8. Performance Techniques
    1. Make It All About You
    2. Control Your Visuals
    3. Get Away from the Furniture
    4. Don’t Match the Backdrop
    5. Reading Your Audience
    6. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 8
  15. 9. Stage Movement
    1. Being Seen
    2. Confident First Impressions and Final Moments
    3. Using Your Stage
    4. Seated Presentations
    5. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 9
  16. 10. Actors’ Secrets for Sharing the Stage
    1. Preparing to Copresent
    2. Group Presentation Rehearsal
    3. Copresenting with Someone Who Wants to “Wing It”
    4. Presenting on a Panel
    5. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 10
  17. 11. Q&A Management
    1. Planning for Audience Questions
    2. Elements of a Good Answer
    3. How to Not Answer a Question
    4. Rehearsing Q&A
    5. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 11
  18. 12. What If ... ?
    1. What If ... You Need to Acknowledge an Issue to the Crowd?
    2. What If ... You’re Presenting Someone Else’s Content?
    3. What If ... You Don’t Care about or Aren’t Connected to the Content?
    4. What If ... You Have to Deliver the Same Information Over and Over Again?
    5. What If ... You Get Shorted on Time?
    6. What If ... You’re Given Extra Time?
    7. What If ... You Skip a Major Point?
    8. What If ... You Forget a Prop?
    9. What If ... You Totally Lose Your Audience?
    10. What If ... You Have a Heckler or a Hijacker?
    11. What If ... You Discover an Error in Your Visuals?
    12. What If ... You Need to Cancel?
    13. What If ... You Get Surprising Feedback?
    14. Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 12
  19. Conclusion
  20. Appendix: Presentation Blueprints
  21. Index