Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition
Chapter 14. Developing and Delivering Business Presentations
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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.
"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.
"I am continuously fascinated by what comes out of people's mouths in the workplace.
Jacquelyn Smith relays the advice of Darlene Price (photo, left).
"Here are some ideas for making Instagram work for your business, no matter the industry.
Brenda Salinas reports on the work of entrepreneur Petar Vujosevic (photo, left).
"This week our podcast is with David Allen, author of the classic productivity guide Getting Things Done.
"When it comes to persuasive communication, if you wander, you are lost.
"Developing an effective presentation is akin to the value chain in business: a series of activities performed to deliver a valuable product or service.
"Having sat through more presentations that we can count and having had to present our own work and ideas throughout the years, we have learnt a lot about what makes you a good presenter and what doesn’t.
First Round Review reports on the work of IDEO and their Project Lead, Nicole Kahn (photo, left).
See Damon Nofar's slideshow - 8 Tips for an Awesome PowerPoint Presentation - at BusinessInsider.
"As mobile work styles become increasingly popular, odds are you’re going to wind up hosting a video conference or webinar sometime in the near future.
"It’s fairly inevitable: at some point in your career, you’re likely to be asked to make a presentation," remarks Bernard Marr.
"Not all leaders are great communicators.
Follow these steps distilled from Duarte’s decades of experience crafting presentations for major corporations.
"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.