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Presentation Success

Book Description

What does it take to impress an audience? No more boring presentations!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. About This Course
  6. How to Take This Course
  7. Pre-Test
  8. 1 Get Ready to Make Successful Presentations
    1. Elements of a Successful Presentation
      1. Matching Subject and Audience
      2. Organizing Information Effectively
      3. Choosing the Right Amount of Information
      4. Starting and Ending on Time
      5. Speaking to Be Heard and Understood
      6. Choosing the Right Presentation Aids
      7. Communicating Confidently
    2. Benefits of Learning to Give Successful Presentations
    3. Key Actions for Making Successful Presentations
      1. Planning the Presentation
      2. Preparing for the Presentation
      3. Delivering the Presentation
    4. So Why Are You Taking This Course?
  9. 2 Reducing Presentation Fear
    1. Reasons for Presentation Fear
    2. Reducing Fear
      1. Reducing Anxiety Before a Presentation
      2. Controlling Symptoms of Nervousness
  10. 3 Planning a Presentation
    1. Plan for Success
    2. The Planning Steps
      1. Step 1: Evaluate the Audience
      2. Step 2: Define the Presentation Objectives
      3. Step 3: Determine What Presentation Methods to Use
      4. Step 4: Select the Information to Include and Organize It Effectively
      5. Step 5: Identify Where to Use Presentation Aids
  11. 4 Preparing the Presentation
    1. Script or Notes?
    2. From Outline to Script or Notes
      1. Preparing the Opening
      2. Preparing Transitions
      3. Preparing the Closing
      4. Adding Details
      5. Incorporate Presentation Aids and Activities
    3. The Presentation Environment
      1. Factors to Consider about the Presentation Environment
      2. To Improve the Environment
    4. Prepare for Questions and Answers (Q&A)
      1. Let the Audience Know Right Away How You Plan to Handle Questions
      2. Anticipate Questions and Prepare Responses
      3. Leave Enough Time
      4. Questions You Can’t—or Don’t Want to—Answer
    5. Anticipate Problems
      1. Avoiding Problems
      2. Strategies for Handling Problems
  12. 5 Delivering the Presentation
    1. Practice Makes Perfect
      1. How to Practice
    2. Delivering Your Presentation
      1. Getting Started
      2. Communicating Clearly
      3. Using Effective Body Language
    3. Managing the Group
      1. Pay Attention
      2. Facilitate and Control Audience Participation
      3. Respond Quickly to Distractions and Interruptions
      4. Handling Difficult Participants
    4. Managing Questions and Answers (Q&A)
      1. Q & A—How and When?
      2. Use Questions to Elicit Questions
      3. Make It Easy for People to Ask Questions
      4. Make the Questions and Answers Useful to Everyone
      5. Avoid Emotional Responses
  13. 6 Using Presentation Aids Effectively
    1. Why Use Presentation Aids?
    2. Key Factors to Consider When Using Presentation Aids
    3. Guidelines for Selecting, Preparing, and Using Presentation Aids
      1. Handouts
      2. White Boards
      3. Blank Flip Chart Pages
      4. Prepared Flip Chart Pages
      5. Overhead Projections
      6. Slides
      7. Videos
      8. Models and Props
      9. Teleconferencing
      10. Computer-Aided Presentations
  14. Appendix A: Presentation Worksheets
  15. Appendix B: Presentation Job Aids
  16. Resources
  17. Post-Test
  18. Index
  19. Footnote
    1. How to Take This Course
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