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Own the Room: Business Presentations that Persuade, Engage, and Get Results by Peter Desberg, Deborah Shames, David Booth

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For months, you’ve been looking forward to attending the theater and seeing an avant-garde production of a much-publicized play. You’ve paid a small ransom for tickets, driven an hour on the freeway, wedged your car into a crowded parking deck, and inhaled dinner to arrive on time. You’re sitting expectantly in the audience of the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. It’s 8:00 P.M. The lights dim.

A lone actor walks on stage and says, “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I’d like to thank the Ahmanson board of directors for providing this wonderful space for tonight’s program. Speaking of tonight’s performance, I am pleased to announce you will be treated to 120 minutes of gripping theater, consisting of three acts. ...

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