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How to Give a Pretty Good Presentation. A Speaking Survival Guide for the Rest of Us

  • ID: 1452059
  • Book
  • August 2010
  • Region: United States
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"TJ Walker takes the fear factor out of speaking to the media and live audiences and clearly explains the secrets of great communicators like Reagan and Clinton. The best part is, what he teaches you really works when you put it to practice."
Hakan Lindskog, Time Life

"TJ′s latest book is chock–full of helpful hints that will help anyone who reads it!"
David Winters, Wintergreen Fund

"TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world."
Stu Miller, Producer, Viacom

"TJ Walker′s single–minded devotion to presentation training has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media."
Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg TV

"Over the years, I′ve been a fan of TJ Walker and his rigorous approach to media training. TJ is clearly a veteran of the broadcast and print interview world and his tips are well worth reading. I know I′ve learned some new strategies."
Edward Aloysius Moed, Peppercom, Inc.

"TJ Walker was able to help my entire team operate more efficiently [and] maximize their message penetration to their audience."
Michael Gallant, EMC

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Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

PART ONE First Thing First 1

Chapter 1 Your Introduction 3

Chapter 2 The Tone 7

Chapter 3 Tailoring Your Speech 11

Chapter 4 Kicking Things Off 15

Chapter 5 The Game Plan 21

Chapter 6 Revenge of the Nerves 25

Chapter 7 Supplementary Materials 29

Chapter 8 Practice Makes Perfect 33

Chapter 9 Your Appearance 37

PART TWO The Presentation 43

Chapter 10 Visual Aids 45

Chapter 11 Stage Presence 51

Chapter 12 Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don t 59

Chapter 13 Testing . . . 1, 2, 3 . . . 65

Chapter 14 Audience Participation 71

Chapter 15 Timing Is Everything 77

Chapter 16 Don t Panic 85

Chapter 17 Technical Difficulties 89

Chapter 18 May I Have Your Attention, Please? 95

Chapter 19 Uh . . . Um . . . 101

Chapter 20 Linguistics 107

Chapter 21 Get to the Point 111

Chapter 22 The Q&A 115

Chapter 23 Questions from the Audience 121

PART THREE Tips, Tricks, and Other Sage Advice 127

Chapter 24 Time Crunch 129

Chapter 25 Develop the Art 137

Chapter 26 Time Trap 141

Chapter 27 10 Public Speaking Do s and Don ts 147

Chapter 28 Trust Me on This 151

Chapter 29 My Final Speaking Tip 155

Chapter 30 A Final Word 159

About the Author 163

Presentation Notes 165

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T. J. Walker
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