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Presentation Secrets: Do What you Never Thought Possible With Your Presentations by Alexei Kapterev

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I have been specializing in presentations for the last 5 years, but before I was approached by Wiley, I had no ambition to write a book. It never felt like the right time, never felt like I had enough to say on the subject of presentations to justify the whole book. But when I made a decision to write, a magical thing happened. All the questions that I was postponing answering for years started coming back to me. The questions that I wasn't obliged to answer before now returned all at the same time: nagging me, bothering me, demanding to be answered. It wasn't a totally pleasant experience; after all, there were good reasons why I wasn't answering those questions before. Those questions were tough:

  • How do I make a script that is dramatic but not pretentious?
  • How do I make slides that are simple yet project credibility?
  • How do I become spontaneous and react to the audience during a live presentation despite hours of planning and painstaking rehearsals?

And, of course, there were many, many more. I spent months answering those questions, and I am proud to have answered many of them. In terms of progress in my chosen profession this book is the absolute best thing that ever happened to me. My only hope now is that Presentation Secrets will be as useful for you as it was for me.

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