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This book will appeal to the vast number of people who find presenting difficult or frightening because they have not had the proper coaching. By virtue of its logical structure, all-encompassing content and clear but engaging writing it will take the terror out of presenting on any occasion. Not only does it teach you how to present with impact and confidence in a business context it will also guide you through the everyday challenges of communicating in every way, from speaking at weddings to impromptu speaking in an informal setting. Everything in life is a presentation and this book shows you how to overcome nerves and anxiety to bring the 'wow' factor to your presentation. As companies increasingly regard public speaking as an essential management skill, the demand for books that offer sensible, practical advice will continue to grow. As a readable, stimulating title full of knowledge that can be put into use straight away, Present with Impact and Confidence will have popular and enduring appeal. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of presenting. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Everything is a presentation Chapter 2 - Becoming a Skilled Presenter Chapter 3 - The Importance of Preparation Chapter 4 - Logistics and Practicalities Chapter 5 - What's Your Outcome? Chapter 6 - Understanding your Audience Chapter 7 - Shaping the Presentation Chapter 8 - Adding 'Flavour' to Generate Interest Chapter 9 - Using Visual Aids Effectively Chapter 10 - Starting and Ending with a Bang Chapter 11 - Organising your notes Chapter 12 - Rehearsing and timing Chapter 13 - Dealing with nerves and anxiety Chapter 14 - Getting Off to a Good Start Chapter 15 - Posture, Body Language and Movement Chapter 16 - Maximising Your Voice Chapter 17 - Rhetorical Techniques Chapter 18 - Impact, Gravitas and Wow Chapter 19 - Handling Questions Chapter 20 - How Am I Doing? Chapter 21 - Anticipating & Handling Problems Chapter 22 - Presenting in Different Situations Appendix Various checklists regarding preparation, audience etc Resources: Books, training, websites etc

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Everything in life is a presentation and Present with Impact and Confidence: Teach Yourself shows you how to overcome nerves and anxiety and how to bring the 'wow' factor to your presentations and public speaking.

About the Author

Amanda Vickers and Steve Bavister. Amanda is a Director of Speak First, a training and coaching consultancy that specialises in Presentation Skills and Personal Impact. Steve is a director of Infinite Potential, a training and coaching consultancy specialising in all aspects of communication. They are the authors of the best-selling title 'Essential NLP' [Teach Yourself ].

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