Presentation Now: Prepare a perfect presentation in less than 3 hours : 9781292081458

Presentation Now: Prepare a perfect presentation in less than 3 hours

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Pearson United Kingdom
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Presentation Now means that in three hours you'll be ready with a plan for a nerve-free, interesting and persuasive presentation.
  • Get ready – Put a plan together in three hours or less, so you can relax knowing you have everything in hand.
  • Get set – Discover tactics and tips that will make sure you deliver an engaging presentation calmly, confidently and capably.
  • Go – Try practical exercises that will boost your natural speaking ability and enhance your credibility
Table of contents
  • Introduction - Why you're right to be nervous and overwhelmed- The problem with presentations
  • Part One: Plan - Three hours to a good enough presentation
  • Step 1 - Get traction on planning – 30 mins
  • Step 2 - Lay the groundwork for a flexible, robust plan - 20 mins
  • Step 3 - Put together a flexible, do-able plan (with recipes to use as sane starting points for your particular situation) - 60 mins
  • Step 4 - Plan notes so you won't lose your train of thought - 15 mins
  • Step 5 – Verify the timings by practicing (a bit) - 30 mins
  • Step 6 - Plan slides/visual aids that support your outcomes - 15 mins
  • Step 7 - Lower your nerves by doing a sanity check - 10 mins
  • Part Two: Speak
  • 1. Calm - develop relaxation skills and emotional resilience
  • 2. Steady - signal credibility with your voice and body language
  • 3. Conversation - taking the drama out of your mental model and develop a credible speaking style
  • 4. Story - become a more interesting presenter by sharing your experiences
  • 5 - Listen - deal with the dreaded Q&A confidently
  • Part Three: Extras
  • Extra: Just-in-time Coaching
  • Extra: Global group
  • Extra: Conference call
  • Extra: What to do if your presentation is tomorrow!
  • Epilogue: Next steps
Author biography

Andrew Lightheart is an internationally recognised complex-topic presentation coach. He has coached getting on for 5,000 presentations by speakers hailing from more than 22 different countries. For ten years, he has specialised in working with technically-minded presenters like IT people, lawyers, academics, scientists, accountants and consultants. Andrew's clients include HSBC (in UK, Hong Kong and China), Glaxo SmithKline, Siemens, Philips and SoftwareOne.