Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition
Chapter 14. Developing and Delivering Business Presentations
"A sales presentation should be short, simple and concise; your audience will retain a maximum of 3-4 posts per presentation, so take advantage to target your customer by taking about their needs to gain their trust.
"If you’re interested in keeping your audience engaged, engrossed, and enrapt (or at least awake), here are 7 PowerPoint tips that will help you grab and keep their attention," declares Monique Torres (photo, left) in an article at Act-On.
Andrew Donnelly has some tips at Mikogo.
Follow these steps distilled from Duarte’s decades of experience crafting presentations for major corporations.
The Lewis Model of Culture is an intriguing way of recognizing different approaches to business.
"Whether you are a manager explaining new programs to your employees, a chief financial officer giving a financial update to the media, or a vice president speaking in front of your board of directors, following these 10 suggestions will help you achieve presentation success: .
"What's surprising is how few of us rehearse the way we will move on stage during presentations.
Kim Lachance Shandrow speaks with Simon Sinek, one of the most popular TED presenters.
"Some studies say you've only got 15 seconds to grab an audience's attention, while others say it's closer to a minute," writes Richard Feloni of BusinessInsider.
“The obligation to be understood is from the one who speaks or writes, not from the one who hears or reads.
"Over the years SOAP has helped clients to create and deliver thousands of presentations in a lot of countries and in more markets and areas than we can count.
The editors at SOAP (State of the Art Presentations) report on the topic.
"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.
Fergal Glynn posts his list.
"Giving a presentation is very similar to public speaking.
"There are so many interesting facts and numbers in the world of presentations, this infographic could be 5 times the size.
According to Matt Johnston, "We're always negotiating both at work and at home.
According to Richard Feloni, "Once you finish your written speech or PowerPoint slides, you're only halfway done preparing a great presentation.
Take a look at this infographic at elearninginfographics.
"We all want what we want, but it's always difficult to figure out how to get it," writes Matt Johnston in the introduction to his video on the topic of power words.
"If you're not entirely comfortable speaking in public, then giving a PowerPoint in front of your colleagues or clients can be a great source of anxiety," writes Richard Feloni in a piece featured at BusinessInsider.
"We’ve been compiling a list of top presentation resources that will help you become a master presenter.