Understanding how to give a winning presentation is an absolute necessity in today′s world. Sooner or later, everyone has to give a presentation, whether at work (a sales call, a briefing to the boss, participating in a seminar) or in personal life (a class report, speaking at a community organization). Yet the idea of getting up in front of others is absolutely terrifying for many people. This handy guide shows readers how to overcome their fear and create a great presentation quickly and easily. This book covers all the most important aspects of developing and delivering a successful presentation, including content; organizing an effective message; delivery techniques, including pacing, humour, statistics, and storytelling; handouts, graphs, charts, and other tools; managing the Q&A; making a good impression; and conquering stage fright. Also included are equipment tips and techniques for videoconferences and teleconferences.
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Guy Clapperton is the UK adapting author for this book and is a highly experienced freelance journalist, editor and broadcaster specialising in business and technology issues.
Guy has extensive experience with a range of newspapers, including Editorial Associate, podcaster and columnist for the Guardian s regular Business Sense section for over eight years. He has also contributed to FT s Business Life pages, the Mail on Sunday, the Observer s Cash section, as well as the Independent, Daily Mirror, the londonpaper, Evening Standard and the Daily Express.
Online Guy has contributed to Reuters.com and been a blogger for Smallbizpod. Guy has done radio and broadcasting work for BBC London Radio Breakfast Show, BBC World Service "Digital Planet", Woman′s Hour, Sky Television and the Open University. Guy has authored or edited a number of books and also offers media training.