Praise for Mastering Presentations
"Doug is the absolute expert on using presentations to grow your business. If you want to be the ′go to′ expert in your industry, read Mastering Presentations."
David Riklan, Founder, SelfGrowth.com
"There is no greater skill to develop than the ability to deliver powerful presentations. Doug′s book will help."
Patricia Fripp, Executive Speech Coach
"The ability to present confidently, powerfully, and persuasively can help you become a more effective leader and a much more successful and profitable salesperson. Sit at the feet of a master as Doug Staneart, one of the premier authorities in this field, walks you step–by–step through his proven system of presentation excellence. Buy this book, absorb its content, and begin to apply what you learn. You′ll be glad you did. P.S. Sales Managers: you′ll most likely want to make it required study by everyone on your team."
Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go–Giver and author of Endless Referrals
Speaking engagements offer entrepreneurs and small business owners amazing opportunities for establishing rapport and fostering business relationships. Mastering Presentations provides a simple, four–step process that helps increase self–confidence and eliminate the butterflies. You′ll learn:
- An easy way to improve your memory to help you present more confidently
- Which speaking venues generate more clients and credibility
- How to avoid PowerPoint pitfalls
The energy and enthusiasm that a presenter generates during a speech is contagious. Mastering Presentations will teach you how to channel this energy and generate a loyal following.
Introduction: Why This Book Was Written ix
Chapter 1: The Presenter Who Speaks with Poise and Confidence Is Always Seen as the Expert 1
Chapter 2: A Simple Way to Design Presentations in 15 Minutes or Less 11
Chapter 3: Add Tremendous Impact to Your Presentations and Become the "Go–To" Expert 29
Chapter 4: Putting Your Dynamic Presentation Together and Delivering It without Any Notes 63
Chapter 5: PowerPoint Mistakes That Will Kill Your Chances of Doing Well and How to Avoid Them 73
Chapter 6: Speaking Venues That Can Generate More Clients and Credibility 87
Chapter 7: How to Make Millions of Dollars Using Presentation Skills on YouTube and Podcasting Websites 111
Chapter 8: If You Want Big Contracts, Get Really Good at Short List Presentations 121
Chapter 9: Fearless Question and Answer Sessions 135
Chapter 10: Seven Deadly Sins That Will Turn Off Audiences 141
What′s Next? 153
DOUG STANEART is the President and CEO of The Leader′s Institute, LLC, an international public speaking training and team–building event company. The Leader′s Institute offers The Fearless Presentations public speaking class in over 50 cities around the world.