How To Present To Absolutely Anyone

Book description

Master the art of public speaking with a mind- and content-based approach to success

How to Present to Absolutely Anyone is the ultimate guide to successful public speaking. Presentations, talks, and speeches are unavoidable in school, work, and even social occasions (have you ever had to deliver a wedding toast?)—but fear of public speaking is statistically more common than fear of death. Author Mark Rhodes once pretended he had crashed his car to avoid doing a presentation! Permanent avoidance will eventually hold you back, but mastering the art of the successful presentation can take you to new heights! This book shows you how Mark eventually learned to love public speaking: by setting himself up for a self-sustaining cycle of presentation success.

It takes more than stage presence to make a great presentation—you need great content. Without it, you won’t get the result you’re after, and you will dread the next talk. But if your presentation stands on its own two feet and you manage to banish the stage fright, you get a taste of success that ignites your passion and gets you excited to present every time! Packed with practical advice for both mental anguish and content creation, this book approaches public speaking holistically to arm you with real skills for success:

  • Build confidence, reduce fear, and develop the right mindset for public speaking
  • Engage your audience from the start, and reduce first-minute jitters
  • Develop great content that you look forward to presenting each time
  • Go beyond simple body language to reach your audience in a more authentic, organic way

Don’t mumble your way through a PowerPoint or try to put flash over substance. Craft an engaging, informative presentation that people want to see and that you want to present! This book covers performance anxiety, speaking skills, ideas/content, practice, preparation, and audience interaction. How to Present to Absolutely Anyone guides you from fear, to excitement, to success!

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Foreword
  3. 1 How to Deliver Presentations Without Fear, That You and Your Audience Will Love and You'll Enjoy Doing
    1. How Did I Start Out With Presentations and Overcome My Own Fears?
  4. 2 My Change: From Extreme Public Speaking Fear to Total Confidence
    1. Discovering Another Way by Accident
  5. PART ONE: The Mindset and Confidence To Present
    1. 3 Getting Your Mindset Right: Building Confidence and Reducing Fear
      1. Skill Set/Mindset
      2. The Mindset Process TFAR
      3. Fear of Failure
      4. Four‐Year‐Old Children
      5. Thoughts, Beliefs and ‘I Can't Do Presentations’
      6. The Fear Release Process
    2. 4 Building the Motivation, Enthusiasm and Desire
      1. Anchoring
      2. Affirmations
      3. Visualisation
      4. This Is Why It Is so Important ALWAYS to Focus on What You Want, Not What You Don't Want
      5. Hollywood Movies
      6. But I Can't Visualise, I Can't Imagine Great Scenes!
      7. Another Inner Voice Strategy
      8. Over to You – It's Visualisation Time!
    3. 5 Being Yourself and Dealing with Mistakes
      1. Mistakes
  6. PART TWO: Delivering a Great Talk or Presentation
    1. 6 The ‘In‐Motion’ Start
      1. Before You Speak
      2. The ‘In‐Motion’ Start
      3. Engage them at the Start or Lose them Forever
      4. An Added Benefit …
    2. 7 Creating Great Content
      1. Stories Make It Much Easier
      2. The End is the Starting Point
      3. Researching Content
      4. Content Order
      5. Oh, and Just Ask!
      6. Your Prompt Notes
      7. A Simple Presentation Structure
      8. The Big Finish
      9. The Power of Stories
      10. Humour
      11. Slides and Flip Charts
      12. Practice in Segments
    3. 8 Dealing with Objections
    4. 9 Getting the Audience to Take Action
      1. Getting People to Take Action after a Talk
      2. Remember Benefits and Helping
      3. You Need a Compelling ‘Why You’ or ‘Why Us’
      4. How Will You Talk about What You Do?
      5. When to Speak If You Have a Choice
      6. Relevant Content
      7. Seeding
      8. Selling at the End with a Call to Action
      9. Other Elements
    5. 10 Dealing with Audience Questions including Difficult Questions
      1. How to Actually Answer Questions
      2. People Who Keep Asking Questions
      3. Getting Paid for Speaking
    6. 11 How to Prepare
      1. Your Bio
      2. Practice and Preparation Starts as Soon as You Agree to a Talk
      3. Timing
      4. I'm Still a Bit Nervous about Getting Started and Getting into My Flow
      5. I Don't Have Enough Content to Fill the Time Slot
      6. Slides
      7. Microphones
      8. Flip Charts
    7. 12 Delivering on the Day
      1. The Day Before You Travel to the Venue
      2. Travel
      3. Prompt Notes
      4. Timing
      5. The Timer Person: Your Potential Problem
      6. Other Things to Do When You Arrive at the Venue
      7. The Presentations Before Yours
      8. Voice Control
    8. 13 Final Thoughts: What Will Being Better at Presentations Mean to You?
  7. Index
  8. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: How To Present To Absolutely Anyone
  • Author(s): Mark Rhodes
  • Release date: January 2019
  • Publisher(s): Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780857087737