In Presentation in Action, Weissman does just that: he teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don’t just demonstrate what’s universal about effective human communication: they also reveal powerful ways to solve the specific challenges presenters encounter most often. This book’s five sections focus on each element of the outstanding contemporary presentation: Content: Mastering the art of telling your story; Graphics: Designing PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly; Delivery skills: How to make actions speak louder than words; Q+A: How to handle tough questions; Integration: How to put it all together.
In this fully updated Second Edition of Presenting to Win, the world's #1 presentation consultant shows how to connect with even the toughest, most high-level audiences...and move them to action! Jerry Weissman shows presenters of all kinds how to dump those PowerPoint templates once and for all -- and tell compelling stories that focus on what's in it for the audience. Drawing on dozens of real case studies, Weissman shows how to identify your primary goals and messages before you even open PowerPoint; stay focused on what your listeners really care about; and capture your audience in the first crucial 90 seconds. Weissman covers all the practical mechanics of effective presentation: finding your flow...communicating visually...writing better slide text...making your numbers... using graphics...practicing aloud...customizing for different audiences...presenting online...and much more.