Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 12. Developing and Delivering Business Presentations
"How often have you heard a public speaker or presenter dominate a conversation not because the story was so interesting but because the speaker was disorganized?
"If you want others to believe in you, you must believe in your own value and act in a way that conveys confidence.
John Coleman (photo, left) explains at HBR.
"As the head curator for TED, the global nonprofit famous for its insightful talks, Chris Anderson [photo, left] knows a thing or two about what a successful TED talk looks like," says Chris Weller of BusinessInsider.
Kathryn Dill (photo, left) presents the 3 components of natural presenting.
"The way those you work with perceive you is really important.
It has been some time since we featured Nancy Duarte.
"Networkers, take initiative! If you are asking someone to meet with you to receive advice, information, or support, make an extra effort to impress him or her with your competence and energy.
According to Greg Stone (photo, left), "Many executives start presentations about products or initiatives with a vague theme statement, often expressed with as much pith as a puff of smoke: “We have a new focus on customer satisfaction,” or “Our current strategic goals are execution and innovation.
"In his book The Virgin Way, Richard Branson reveals that he loathes speaking in public.
"What's the secret to becoming an excellent public speaker?
"Even if it’s not your job to read the evening news, a teleprompter can come in handy.
Follow these steps distilled from Duarte’s decades of experience crafting presentations for major corporations.
"Here are ten tips to help you add a little zing! to your next presentation.
"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.