Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition
Chapter 14. Developing and Delivering Business Presentations
"Wharton's Mary-Hunter McDonnell discusses her research on social activism and corporate political clout.
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.
"Just about every industry is undergoing some level of digital disruption, and the transformation is only in its infancy, according to McKinsey Digital global leader Paul Willmott, and Jay Scanlan, leader of McKinsey’s Digital Strategy Practice.
"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.
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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.
"McKinsey Global Institute director Jonathan Woetzel (photo, left) and MGI senior fellow Anu Madgavkar discuss the economic and ethical reasons why gender equality is a worthy goal.
"The fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank legislation is an opportune time to resume the debate on whether it has achieved or failed to meet its goal of overhauling U.
"In this article you’ll discover how to analyze your competitors’ social accounts to inspire new marketing ideas.
"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.