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If the answer is yes, then Developing the Speaker Within You was written for you. Here are hundreds of experience based, practical tips to make your next presentation even better.
Written in an easy-to-read conversational style, this is the ideal how-to guide to have at your finger tips, with easy-to-find answers and ideas to improve every element of your next presentation.
For any public speaker or presenter, success is measured by influence; how accurately and effectively we communicate; how high is the audience retention of our message.
Successful speakers are memorable; their message etched indelibly in our memory, sometimes for all time. How a speaker delivers, the tools they use, how they manage and coordinate their verbal, vocal and visual languages will inevitably determine their success.
The delivery of any address is often the make-or-break element in achieving success and will usually determine whether an audience absorbs our message, whether they remember it and are influenced by it months or even years later.
What a speaker or presenter delivers, its relevancy, and the process used to craft and deliver a credible and memorable address is critical to that most precious of objectives: delivering take-home value to our audience. Many speakers struggle in this vital area.
Developing The Speaker Within You takes you step-by-step through the essentials of using notes, PowerPoint, how to manage nerves and even how to effectively communicate through a translator.
Read with me, and enjoy a free-flowing conversational journey to understand both your audience and your purpose; ensuring your presentation is appropriate for the occasion; helping you present the right content, the right message for your audience.
One frustration of speaking can be delivering to an audience that is not paying attention, drowsy or even fails to turn up. Sometimes this is due to circumstances beyond our control, such as the timeslot that we are asked to speak in, where we are placed in the order of events or having people leave to catch early flights.
Developing The Speaker Within You provides real-world, proven solutions to these and other related issues to help you gain and maintain the attention of your audience.
Most speakers have experienced the challenges, even the embarrassment when things go wrong on-stage; proof that what can go wrong, will go wrong.
Developing The Speaker Within You takes you through many real-life examples of how things can, and do go wrong and what to do about it; how to prevent most problems from even occurring in the first place, and what to do about it if they do. You will experience the benefits of pre-speaking checklists to eliminate problems before they occur, and experience increased confidence as you step up to the dais.
Developing The Speaker Within You will take you through the vital steps to ensure a venue is prepared and suitable for your presentation; what to look for on-stage and off-stage; how to manage audio-visual equipment and what to discuss with the audio-visual team before you get up to speak.
Chapter 28 reveals how to handle the most fearful of events: the impromptu address. The WoW, or With Out Warning address is where you have little warning, little time to prepare yet are required to perform with distinction and as if you had been preparing for weeks.
Regardless of your audience and objectives, the cultures and languages you may have to manage, there are simple, proven steps contained here that will give you increased capability and confidence as you stand before your next audience.
Developing The Speaker Within You is loaded with hundreds of practical, proven tips to make you and your next presentation a winner; to deliver value whether you are speaking to ten people, or ten thousand.
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