The Tools You Need to Captivate Your Audience, Deliver Your Story, and Make Your Message Memorable
Experts reveal how to develop powerful, engaging and effective presentations--from McGraw Hill's new Business Essentials Series
From one-on-one meetings with a supervisor to pitching new ideas in a packed conference room, knowing how to craft and deliver engaging presentations is an essential skill in every line of business. Confidence is key--and sharpening your presentation skills is the most direct route to building it.
Presenting Essentials covers the skills you need to feel totally confident in your presentation development and delivery. Organized in three easy-to-digest sections--The Essentials, The Essentials Applied, and Beyond the Essentials--this book provides feedback tools and assessments, a thorough explanation of key presentation topics including structure and storytelling, and is sprinkled with stunning illustrations throughout. You'll walk away feeling fully prepared to put your sharpened skills into action right away.
- Lessons learned include how to: Build your signature style, structure a powerfully engaging presentation, unleash the power of storytelling, and understand the different type of presentations
- Each chapter ends with "Essential Takeaways" to ensure readers walk away remembering special key points
- Part I includes everything you need to know about crafting powerful presentations, memorable catchphrases, one-liners, and visually stunning slides--and ends with a presentation skills self-assessment
- Part II helps you apply the essentials in various presentations including speeches, training, information delivery, persuasive talks, and more
- Part III includes a skills feedback tool, information on delivering presentations for a living (as a speaker, trainer, coach, or consultant), and more
About this Author
Anne Bruce has coached a diverse array of professionals--from business leaders and entrepreneurs to celebrities and politicians--on the essentials required to soar to the next level of their careers. Anne coaches speakers on successful presentation styles for both TEDx and TED Talks. She presents communications programs that lift entry-level workers to leadership roles. With a background in broadcast journalism and years of television work assisting producers and her clients for appearances on programs, such as Shark Tank, Anderson Cooper 360, The View, Steve Harvey, Ellen, and Good Morning America, Anne has presented and facilitated programs on presentation skill building for Harvard Law School, the FBI, Columbia University School of Business, Accenture, Best Buy, The White House, Pentagon, Coca Cola, JetBlue, Ben & Jerry's, and Baylor University Medical Center.Anne appears daily in a popular video and vlog series, 30 Seconds at The Beach, where she presents bite-sized motivational and inspirational tools and content from her books and speeches. Her latest social media series, called A Day in the Life of an Author, focuses on presentation and communication skills for writers. Anne leads a highly regarded speaker and author coaching practice in southern California.Sardek Love teaches business professionals and leaders all over the world how to craft and deliver powerfully engaging presentations. He honed his expertise in such companies as Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, MetLife, and Booz Allen Hamilton and in 2007 launched Infinity Consulting and Training Solutions. He has traveled to 32 countries to deliver training and keynote speeches, and in 2018 he was cited by the Association for Talent Development as one of the top 25 global thought leaders in talent development. In 2020, he launched the Master Virtual Presenter program and his weekly Ask a Master Facilitator video blog, which quickly established him as the leading global authority on delivering powerful presentations online. His clients have included AstraZeneca, Audi, NASA, Procter and Gamble, Saudi Aramco, U.S. Senate, and more.
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