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The Proper Role of Graphics in a Presentation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 11

The Proper Role of Graphics in a Presentation

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition (ISBN: 9780137144174) by Jerry Weissman. Available in print and digital formats. The #1 killer mistake presenters make with graphics–and what you need to do instead! The true problem with presentation graphics is that, all too often, presenters take a flood of data, those dense text and highly detailed tables, charts, and graphs, and simply reproduce them, with little or no modification, as presentation graphics. It’s the Presentation-as-Document Syndrome. But a presentation is a presentation and only a presentation–never a document.

Connecting with Your Audience
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 10

Connecting with Your Audience

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Presentations in Action (9780132489621) by Jerry Weissman. Available in print and digital formats. 7 easy ways to find the facts that will help you powerfully connect with your audience. Presenters can connect with their audiences by referring to relevant facts about audience members, or about the audience as a group. Such connections are rare nowadays: Many presenters do minimal preparation and dump generic data on audiences. But finding relevant facts doesn’t require a private investigator or an army of researchers. Use these seven simple techniques….

Presentations in Action
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Presentations in Action

World-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives, and he’s learned the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. Weissman does just that in Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters. He teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don’t just...

Using Body Language in Your Presentation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 10

Using Body Language in Your Presentation

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Presentations in Action (9780132489621) by Jerry Weissman. Available in print and digital formats. Face to face, person to person: Why your body language is even more important than you realize. In human communication, early visual and vocal interactions create dynamics that carry forward into the adult life of every man and woman. By tapping into these universal dynamics, any presenter can more readily connect with any audience. To do so, start by treating every presentation as a series of person-to-person conversations....

Presenting to Win
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Presenting to Win

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-11-17
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  • Publisher: FT Press

Thirty million presentations will be given today. Millions will fail. Millions more will be received with yawns. A rare few will establish the most profound connection, in which presenter and audience understand each other perfectly…discover common ground… and, together, decide to act. In this fully updated edition, Jerry Weissman, the world’s #1 presentation consultant, shows how to connect with even the toughest, most high-level audiences...and move them to action! He teaches presenters of all kinds how to dump those PowerPoint templates once and for all and tell compelling stories that focus on what’s in it for the audience. Weissman’s techniques have proven themselves with bill...

The Right Way to Use PowerPoint in Your Presentations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 10

The Right Way to Use PowerPoint in Your Presentations

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Presentations in Action (9780132489621) by Jerry Weissman. Available in print and digital formats. YOU are the focus of your presentation--not your graphics, and not PowerPoint! Far be it from me to advise you to reject PowerPoint. But use it properly. Relegate graphics to a supporting role. Make the presenter--you--the primary focus of your presentation. Your correct role model exists 24/7 on TV news. CNN’s Anderson Cooper provides the details for his stories; the accompanying graphics are simply illustrative headlines….

Presentation Slide Text
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 9

Presentation Slide Text

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition (ISBN: 9780137144174) by Jerry Weissman. Available in print and digital formats. Why fewer words are better — and practical ways to slash the unnecessary text in your next presentation! Legibility and speed are equally important. When you create a text slide containing bullets, you are, in effect, presenting headlines only. Where does the body text appear? Not on any slide. As the presenter, it is your job to put flesh on the bones of the headline bullets. The presenter provides the body text; the presenter is the focus of the presentation.

Finding Your Logical Presentation Flow
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 10

Finding Your Logical Presentation Flow

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition (ISBN: 9780137144174) by Jerry Weissman. Available in print and digital formats. Create a natural flow for your presentation: help your audience follow you smoothly, straight to your destination! When you brainstormed your presentation, you used right-brain focus. Now you’re ready to shift to your left brain, and develop a logical flow. It’s time to decide which cluster goes first, which goes in the middle, and which goes last. You need a clear path, a blueprint for sequencing your presentation’s elements. You need flow.

Winning Strategies for Power Presentations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Winning Strategies for Power Presentations

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-11-05
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  • Publisher: FT Press

Craft and deliver outstanding presentations, speeches, demos, and more! Learn how, from the world's #1 presentation coach, Jerry Weissman -- and the experiences of dozens of the world's legendary persuaders! This book distills 75 best practices and techniques Weissman has developed through more than 20 years coaching executives on their highest-stakes presentations. In Winning Strategies for Power Presentations, Weissman identifies the elements of a great presentation, offering powerful new insights into contents, graphics, delivery, Q-and-A sessions, and much more. Weissman illuminates every technique with a compelling case study, drawing on the positive and negative experiences of communic...

The Power Presenter
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

The Power Presenter

Learn the successful presentation techniques used in over 500IPO road shows and featured in The Wall Street Journal andFast Company. Jerry Weissman is the presentations coach to Microsoft,Cisco Systems, and many of America's top executives, includingfounding Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, Intuit founder Scott Cook, Netflixfounder and CEO Reed Hastings, and many others. The San JoseMercury News says that Weissman's IPO presentation coaching "isworth 10% on a company stock." Learn why your body language andvoice are more important than your words, how to present with poiseand confidence naturally, and how to connect with any audienceemotionally. Filled with illustrative case studies of Barack Obama,Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, and many others,The Power Presenter will bring out the best in anyone whohas to stand and deliver. Readers of The Power Presenter will have access to videoclips referenced in the book.