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“How to Create and Deliver a Great Presentation”

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I have taught many students how to deliver presentations that they were panicking over. They’d been given the task of presenting their company or a product, but lacked the training or experience that would let them do it well. This is where I was able to help them clean up those slides, how to speak, what to wear, and finally create an effective delivery. This book will help you in the very same way. It walks you through the steps necessary to create that great presentation that will make you and your company look great!

So, what are you going to find in this new book?

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
About the author
BACKGROUND
The Challenge
The Solution
Rule Number 1: Remember your audience!
Rule Number 2: Initial Focus
Rule Number 3: Say it Thrice
PREPARATION
The Venue
Clothes
Clothes for TV or film recordings
Materials
Stance and Body Language
If you are standing
Moving around
If you are sitting at a table
Your Voice
Handouts
How do I print handouts?
Giving handouts
Using notes
Pretasks
After the show
Mobile phones
Any questions?
Dealing with questions and interruptions
Nametags
PRESENTATION STRUCTURE AND RELATED VISUALS
INTRODUCTION ­ BODY ­ CONCLUSION
Visual 1 ­ Presentation title and image
Visual 2 ­ About you, the presenter
Visual 3 ­ The grabber
Visual 4 ­ What’s the problem?
Visual 5 ­ Here’s what I’m going to help you with.
SOURCING AND CREATING VISUALS
Dark text on white background?
Dealing with bar graphs
How to create images for your presentation.
SUMMARY
Finally

Extract from the introduction:

“I  am  an  English  language  and communication  skills  trainer,  and for  the past  14  years  I  have  been  helping  business people,  engineers  and bankers  to  improve  their  language,  negotiation,  and  presentation abilities,  so  that  they  can  get  their  message  across  more  effectively.  I have  also  coached  individual  students,  over  a  series  of sessions,  to deliver  one  single,  but  very  important  presentation  of  their  own.  This kind  of repeated practice, with practical advice and suggestions given to improve  each  slide  and  its  delivery,  is  very  effective.  This  book  is  the culmination  of  my  research,  practice  and  constant  improvement  in  the whole area of delivering and teaching the art of presentations.
I  have  regularly  given presentations to a  great variety of  people, mostly from  the business  world,  but  also  from  universities  and  colleges.  For example,  I  have taught email etiquette,  negotiation skills and, of course, presentation  skills,  to  large  groups,  small groups  and  individual students.  The  English  language  abilities  of  these students  range from virtual  beginners  to  native  speakers.  The  training  venues  range  from 300­-seat  auditoriums  to  small  classrooms  with  room  for  only  half  a dozen students.  The training  sessions  vary in length from 60 minutes to a course consisting  of  ten  90­minute sessions.  Naturally,  I have several versions  of  the  basic  presentations  and  supporting  materials.   I  have to take  into  consideration  the  language  abilities  of  my  audience  and  this affects  considerably  my  choice  of  words,  length  of  sentences  and speed  of  delivery.  If  you are  talking  to  an  audience  made  up  of  native speakers  of  your  own language  then  you won’t  have to worry about this, but  certainly  in  Europe  this  is  less  often  the  case,  especially  in  the business world.
Now  I  am  going  to  help  you  to  deliver  great  presentations,  on  any subject  and actually  in  any  language,  because  I  am  going  to  focus  on technique,  rather  than words.  I  am  going  to  give  advice  on  the  type  of language to use, but not particularly on the words themselves. One  reason  for  this  is  that  there  are  just  too  many variables  when  it comes  to  the  actual  choice  of  words.  It  depends  so  much  on  the audience,  your  subject,  geographical  area,  social  factors  etc  etc  etc. The  English  language,  for  example,  does  not  belong  only  to  Britain (where  there  are  so  many  variables  to  start  with),  but  also  to  the  USA, Canada,  Australia  and  India,  to  name  but  a  few.  Plus,  English  has emerged  as  the  leading  international  business  language, and  therefore is spoken  by  millions  as  a second language. So, how do we choose the right words?  By remembering our audience!”

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Presentation Tips 1 | Malcolm's English Pages
    Jun 26, 2014 @ 14:46:45

  2. Presentation Tips 2 – Clothes for Film & TV | Malcolm's English Pages
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 10:39:03

  3. Presentation Tips 3 – The Venue | Malcolm's English Pages
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 12:52:17

  4. Presentation Tips 4 – Stance and Body Language | Malcolm's English Pages
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 11:35:23

  5. Presentation Tips 5 – Say it thrice | Malcolm's English Pages
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 09:38:40

  6. Presentation Tips 6 – What is the benefit? | Malcolm's English Pages
    Aug 14, 2014 @ 20:32:40

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