World-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives, and he's learned the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. Weissman does just that in Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters. He teaches how toWorld-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives, and he's learned the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. Weissman does just that in Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters. He teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don't just demonstrate what's universal about effective human communication: they also reveal powerful ways to solve the specific challenges presenters encounter most often. This book's five sections focus on each element of the outstanding contemporary presentation: Content: Mastering the art of telling your story; Graphics: Designing PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly; Delivery skills: How to make actions speak louder than words; Q&A: How to handle tough questions; Integration: How to put it all together. From clarifying "What's in it for you?" to crafting better elevator pitches, improving flow to using anecdotes, Presentation in Action is packed with solutions-and packed with inspiration, too!...
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Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters Reviews
80 two-page case studies in effective communication and persuasion. The content isn't just about communication basics--it offers practical tips for implementing proven techniques in spoken presentations, PowerPoint slides, and emails. For example, it suggests specific phrases to include ("What's in it for you?") that force you into effective communication patterns.Don't expect deep new insights from this book. Instead, expect practical tips to help you apply what you've already heard many times before. Nevertheless, there is some surprising (and to me, on-target) advice. For example, we are told not to focus on eliminating unwords ("um," "er," "ah") from our speech, both because such mannerisms have been shown to be not very harmful--or even beneficial--and because the way to eliminate them is to focus positively on preparation and on using appropriate pauses.This book stands above most of its peers in the "short case studies for business leaders" genre. Supporting information is well-researched and footnoted appropriately. The author frankly acknowledges when oft-quoted advice is unsupported or apocryphal. The text is very up-to-date; for example, it includes a brief analysis of President Obama's speech patterns before and after his election. Includes an index.
I really enjoyed this book a lot actually. It was easy to read and he followed his own advice about how to give presentations with the way he wrote it. Less is More, Transitions, etc. The reason I only gave it three stars is because there was really nothing new. It is all common sense but as he points out, very few people seem to follow the advice and take the easy way out. I am going to be giving a presentation soon and this book has reinforced in me that I'll be ok with PRACTICE!
Would be useful as a very first introduction to presentations; the citeable examples backing up everypoint does distinguish it from many books in such category. Personally did not feel that I learnt much more that what I knew already.The very good takeaway was to stand-at-parade-rest vs holding the fig-leaf position.
Most of these lessons aren't very good. Barely worth reading.
I liked the emphasis on pausing and silence. But the analogies were often forced, and there wasn't all that much unique content in the book.
This book is a great teaching tool. It's a quick way to review what you know with references to the thinkers behind each point and real life examples that can be repeated in class.
Nice short chapters that break everything down
Very interesting book. I enjoyed the way the chapters were broken up. lots of practical advice.
Eminently usable. The author doesn't waste time which doesn't waste yours. I think if more books were written this way more people with time squeezed schedules would read more.
Really liked this set of advice. A very good book to prepare presentations and job interviews.