Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition
Chapter 14. Developing and Delivering Business Presentations
"If you want to be successful in your career, I have a little-known secret for you.
"It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use.
"What I’ve learned about productivity in the ten years I’ve been hosting The Get-it-Done Guy’s Quick and Dirty Tips podcast.
"Do you ever find yourself in a conversation you don’t want to be having?
"Let’s talk about what we know about how rate of speech impacts credibility and persuasiveness.
"A listener wonders how to manage her frustration after being laid off twice.
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"In the this HOW Design Live podcast episode, Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.
Listen to the podcast by Lewis Howes (photo, left) of his interview with Chris Lee.
According to Jeffrey Sharlach (photo, left), "People tend to worry about all the wrong things when they have to do a presentation.
"If you're tired of standing in front of your audience and shuffling through slides, you're definitely not alone.
"There's no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the best ones have in common.
"In short, there’s a lot of variables that can affect what makes for a good presentation.
Curtis Newbold presents an infographic on the topic.
According to Todd Smith (photo, left), "There are literally hundreds if not thousands of little things we can do to raise the bar in our professional and personal lives.
"Consider these three ways to show gratitude to co-workers who make your life easier.
"If you’ve got a presentation to give at work or school — or are perhaps getting ready to speak at a TEDx event?
"From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners.
"Being a good listener is one of the most important skills you can master if you want to advance your career and build meaningful relationships.
"When I started, I assumed every company would have its own set of problems.
"Don’t panic, but if you want to engage your audience in a presentation, you have about 30 seconds to make it happen.
"A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design.