How virtually anyone can be an effective public speaker and give powerful presentations.
From nationally respected communications guru Dianna Booher, here is a complete program for business professionals who want to take their presentation skills and public speaking skills to a bold new level. Writing for sweaty-palmed beginners and seasoned execs alike, Booher delivers powerful, battle-tested strategies and tips guaranteed to transform even the most fainthearted presenter into a masterful communicator.
In addition to a clear, systematic presentation of the basics that every public speaker must learn, she offers invaluable guidelines for experienced speakers who'd like to fine-tune their skills, as well as guidance on how to seamlessly integrate multimedia into a presentation.
In Speak with Confidence!, listeners will learn how to:
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- Analyze audiences on the fly and adjust presentations and speeches accordingly
- Develop a high-impact style of delivery that engages audiences
- Think on their feet under pressure
- Respond to questions with credibility and poise
- Structure presentations to grab attention
- Add the finishing touches with effective openings, closings, and transitions
- Design visuals that support rather than sabotage their message
- Master storytelling techniques
- Avoid most speech-planning pitfalls
- Involve audiences and deflect distractions
- Create an executive presence