Present Your Way to the Top

Hardcover | March 16, 2010

byDavid Dempsey

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"Present Your Way to the Top reveals strategies for drafting and delivering dynamic presentations that engage, persuade, and motivate audiences and help the presenter get noticed by senior management.

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About the Author David J. Dempsey, JD, is the President & CEO of Neon Zebra, LLC, an executive presentation skills coaching and consulting company that works with senior leaders at global and Fortune 500 businesses. David is a veteran of the courtroom, a business executive, a university professor, an acclaimed author, an award-winni...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 1.13 inPublished:March 16, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071739947

ISBN - 13:9780071739948

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION
PART I. MASTER THE MENTAL
1 CHANNEL YOUR STAGE FRIGHT
2 VISUALIZE SPEAKING SUCCESS
3 PARK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR
PART II. PREPARE TO PRESENT
4 BUILD A SPEECH FOUNDATION
5 USE PRESENTATION BUILDING BLOCKS
6 ANALYZE YOUR AUDIENCE BEFORE YOU SPEAK
7 USE THESE TOOLS TO KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
8 ADOPT FROM THE BEST SPEAKERS
PART III. BUILD WITH A BLUEPRINT
9 STATE YOUR PURPOSE
10 ORGANIZE FOR COHERENCE
11 OPEN WITH A HOOK
12 REVISE, REVISE, REVISE
13 HARNESS THE POWER OF STORIES
14 MAKE 'EM LAUGH
15 QUOTE FOR CREDIBILITY
16 CLOSE WITH A BANG
PART IV. PRACTICE FOR PERFECTION
17 POLISH WITH PRACTICE
18 MASTER YOUR NOTES
19 MINIMIZE MEMORIZATION
20 ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS
21 CRITIQUE WITH A CAMERA
22 PROJECT VOCAL POWER
23 CAPITALIZE ON POTENT PAUSES
24 STAND TALL
25 GESTURE WITH CONVICTION
PART V. FOCUS ON THE DETAILS
26 PLAN CAREFULLY
27 PREPARE YOUR INTRODUCTION
28 CHECK YOUR CHECKLIST
PART VI. DAZZLE WITH DELIVERY
29 FOCUS ON YOUR AUDIENCE
30 ACT CONFIDENT
31 PERSUADE WITH PASSION
32 LOOK 'EM IN THE EYE
33 ADHERE TO THE TIME ALLOTTED
34 TAKE COMMAND OF "Q&A"
PART VII. TALK WITH TOOLS
35 MASTER THE MICROPHONE
36 CAPITALIZE ON VISUAL AIDS
37 KNOW THE VISUAL-AID RULES
38 CREATE MULTIMEDIA MAGIC
PART VIII. CONFRONT SPECIAL CHALLENGES
39 SPEAK SPONTANEOUSLY
40 OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES
CONCLUSION
Notes
Bibliography
Recommended Resources
Index
About the Author