Introduction

Oh no … I’ve got to give a presentation; I hate giving presentations.

Have you ever had a thought like that?

So many of us need to give presentations – not necessarily a formal 45-minute talk from a stage but often a short 5-minute convincer in a meeting, an update on your work on a regular basis or a sales pitch to a prospective customer. The business world today also demands more online presentations, webinars and video conferencing.

Yet having to give a presentation can strike dread into the heart of many and has been said to be feared more than death itself; though that is a rather extreme reaction to the thought of standing up in front of a group of people.

Who is this book for?

If you need to give presentations, in whatever ...

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