Giving a Presentation In a Day For Dummies
In A Day For Dummies 1. Aufl.
Get the know-how to give a knockout presentation—in a day! Giving a Presentation In a Day For Dummies gives you a quick and easy rundown of the key points of presenting to an audience, including defining a purpose, organizing a message, using humor and body language, and overcoming anxiety. Fast and proven tips for delivering an effective presentation Shows you how to communicate your vision to an audience A more focused and readable resource than a bulky book The e-book also links to an online component at dummies.com that extends the topic into step-by-step tutorials and other "beyond the book" content.
Introduction 1 What You Can Do In A Day 1 Foolish Assumptions 2 Icons Used in This Book 2 Chapter 1: Preparing to Deliver a Great Presentation 3 Hitting the Essentials of Effective Presentations 4 What makes a presentation 4 What breaks a presentation 6 Preparing the Presentation 8 Timing for Maximum Impact 10 Making your presentation time out just right 10 Filling time or trimming back 11 Chapter 2: Overcoming Stage Fright 13 Changing Your Perceptions 14 Realizing how your audience really feels 14 Visualizing success like a pro 15 Talking yourself into a great speech 16 Transforming Terrified to Terrific 17 Discovering stress-busting exercises 17 Discovering the real secret: Don’t look nervous 18 Preventing and Handling Stage Fright 19 Writing out your intro and conclusion 19 Practicing makes perfect — and confident 20 Anticipating problems and preparing solutions 21 Arriving early 21 Double-checking your visuals and equipment 22 Watching what you drink 22 Dividing and conquering 22 Using your nervousness 22 Having water handy 23 Keeping your breathing even 23 Avoiding Popular “Cures” That Don’t Fight Fright 23 Imagining the audience naked 24 Taking booze and pills 24 Chapter 3: Using Body Language to Enhance Your Message 25 Understanding Body Language 25 Sending a message with facial expressions 26 Punctuating your speech with posture 27 Giving the right message with gestures 28 Making Eye Contact Count 30 Mastering Physical Positioning and Movement 31 Managing entrances and exits 31 Moving around 33 Getting into the power position 34 Working from a podium 34 Paralanguage: Engaging the Audience with Your Voice 36 Chapter 4: Handling the Audience 39 Reading an Audience’s Reaction 39 Checking the energy level 39 Noticing body language 40 Asking questions to gauge the audience 40 Making the Audience Comfortable 41 Handling a Tough Audience 43 Examining types of tough audiences 43 Haggling with hecklers 47 Dealing with other distractions 49 Handling a Nonresponsive Audience 50 Reviving interest in your presentation 50 Getting a volunteer from the audience 52 Chapter 5: Fielding Questions 53 Discovering the Basics 53 Anticipating questions 53 Answering questions at the end 54 Avoiding letting a few people dominate 54 Letting the questioner ask a question, not give a speech 55 Listening to the question 55 Repeating the question 55 Guessing isn’t the answer 56 Ending the Q&A strongly 56 Coming Up with a Perfect Answer 57 Treating the questioner properly 57 Designing your answer 59 Delivering your answer 60 Using Question-Handling Techniques 61 Reversing the question 61 Redirecting the question 61 Rephrasing the question 61 Exposing a hidden agenda 62 Putting the question in context 62 Building a bridge 63 Dealing with Common Types of Questions 63 Chapter 6: Where to Go from Here 65 Taking Your First Steps 65 Visiting dummies.com 66
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