Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 12. Developing and Delivering Business Presentations
"If you're trying to perfect your pitch, try these seven public speaking exercises to help you get there.
"Fortunately, eloquence is a skill that can be taught, practiced, and mastered.
"Public speaking means – for most people – stress and a sudden flurry of decision-making under stress.
"Poor use of PowerPoint is such a common bad habit that it’s almost become the norm in the corporate world.
"If you’ve fallen into some bad PowerPoint habits, you may feel stuck in a rut with your presentation slides.
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"In his book "The Virgin Way," Richard Branson reveals that he loathes speaking in public.
"Many people are afraid of public speaking.
"In the past year and a half, I’ve given over 100 keynote speeches and hundreds of presentations, and things have changed dramatically.
"When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience's attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc.
"I am continuously fascinated by what comes out of people's mouths in the workplace.
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"When it comes to persuasive communication, if you wander, you are lost.
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"Developing an effective presentation is akin to the value chain in business: a series of activities performed to deliver a valuable product or service.
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"Educators are often admonished to design work that 'leaves the classroom.
"There are many different ways of telling a story, but everything starts with an idea.
"Having sat through more presentations that we can count and having had to present our own work and ideas throughout the years, we have learnt a lot about what makes you a good presenter and what doesn’t.
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