Public Speaking and Presentations Demystified

Paperback | January 4, 2010

byMelody Templeton

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Take the mystery out of effective, fear-free public speaking

This latest book in the Demystified series takes theconfusion out of preparing for and delivering speechesand presentations. Public Speaking and PresentationsDemystified walks you step-by-step through the fundamentalsof the subject and provides you withtechniques for effective speaking, avoiding commonerrors, and overcoming stage fright. With these skills,you will feel confident in business and social situationswhen you find yourself in the spotlight.

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Take the mystery out of effective, fear-free public speakingThis latest book in the Demystified series takes theconfusion out of preparing for and delivering speechesand presentations. Public Speaking and PresentationsDemystified walks you step-by-step through the fundamentalsof the subject and provides you withtechniques for effective...

Melody Templeton has served on the faculties of the Wharton MBA and Executive MBA programs. She has lead thousands of seminars with Fortune 500 companies, industry organizations, and college students.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.2 × 7.5 × 0.6 inPublished:January 4, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:007160121X

ISBN - 13:9780071601214

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Table of Contents

Part I. Getting Started

  • Self-assessment
  • 7 ways to stop procrastination
  • Why are you speaking?
  • Analyzing your audience

    Part II. Formatting your material

    • Gathering information
    • Putting the pieces in order
    • Language style choices
    • Organizing your key points
    • Intros and conclusions

      Part III. Stand and Deliver

      • Room arrangements
      • PowerPoint, props and visuals
      • Vocal tips and language usage
      • Non-verbal tips and faux pas
      • Q + A

        Part IV. Special Situations

        • Group presentations
        • Your place or mine?
        • Panel presentations
        • Funerals and weddings
        • "Stuff happens" - Murphy was an optimist