Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 12. Developing and Delivering Business Presentations
"When the pressure is on, why do we sometimes fail to live up to our potential?
"No matter how much we try to work with others and get along, the time comes when we can’t agree.
"Many of us have had to battle the specter of arrogance at one time or another.
"Here are the top 9 visual communication mistakes that make you look stupid in your presentation .
"Research needs and requirements vary with each assignment, project or paper.
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"Author Vanessa Edwards and her team watched thousands of hours of TED Talks and noticed something surprising: The least popular TED Talkers used an average of 272 hand gestures during their 18-minute presentations, while the most popular used an average of 465 hand gestures in the same amount of time.
"Speak from the heart (and not a script) in order to engage your audience.
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"If you're planning to wrap up your presentation with a half-hearted call for "any questions?
"No matter how topical, relevant or pressing your content is, you're often fighting an uphill battle for the audience's attention.
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"Many people think persuasion is essentially “debating lite.
"In this clip Mark Powell provides best practice tips for opening and closing presentations.
"Preparation for a killer presentation is counterintuitive because it runs against everything business people naturally do when it comes to preparing their talks.
"It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use.
"Let’s talk about what we know about how rate of speech impacts credibility and persuasiveness.
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"When it comes to video editing, you may be wondering what’s the best tool to use.
According to Jeffrey Sharlach (photo, left), "People tend to worry about all the wrong things when they have to do a presentation.
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"If you're tired of standing in front of your audience and shuffling through slides, you're definitely not alone.