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Successful Presentation Strategies (Collection) by Jerry Weissman

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75. Cicero: Peroration

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In the Introduction, I promised to show you that effective presentations share the same essential elements required in many other forms of communication, and that all these elements traverse time and place to make them universal:

• Telling a clear, logical story

• Designing simple, effective graphics

• Delivering with confidence and authority

• Handling challenging questions effectively

I hope that I have fulfilled my promise. I also promised to conclude with a bookend by the great Roman orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero. I’ve chosen an excerpt from his essay, “On the Character of the Orator,” to serve ...

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