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Instant MBA by Nicholas Bate

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4. Presenting ideas is not about PowerPoint

You’ll live or die by your ability to present. And you’ll die a slow death—or maybe your audience will—if you keep doing that old PowerPoint slide stuff.

Here’s how to present ‘unpluzzed’, how to present with passion—and how to get your audience to buy your ideas.

Business is about ideas. The better the ideas the more exciting it is, as those better ideas will make more money, save money, open up a new market opportunity or…well, the list is endless. But an idea loses its power unless it can be communicated, rapidly communicated, and to the relevant number of people. Guess what? The presentation is born.

In the Old World of Work, the presentation mainly revolved around you, the person, the individual. ...

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