Giving Presentations

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  • Copyright: 2007-07-30
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Pr
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Getting the results you expect from your presentation involves more than visual packaging. This guide provides you the vital skills needed to connect with your audience and hold their attention. Learn to: Customize your message, Engage your audience, Manage the Q&A session on time. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Mentor's Message: Clarify and Inspirep. ix
Giving Presentations: The Basicsp. 1
All About Presentationsp. 3
Types of presentationsp. 4
First Things Firstp. 7
Define your objectivep. 8
Know your audiencep. 9
Understand your presentation's contextp. 10
Decide What to Sayp. 15
Three stagesp. 16
Review and refine your ideasp. 17
Preparep. 19
Organize your presentationp. 20
How long should a presentation be?p. 23
Plan for Visualsp. 27
Choose the appropriate mediap. 29
Effective visualsp. 31
When It's a Group Effortp. 35
Group presentation flowp. 37
Rehearsep. 39
Effective rehearsingp. 40
Go the extra milep. 42
Prepare Yourselfp. 43
Psych yourselfp. 44
Overcome fearp. 44
Show Timep. 47
How to speak effectivelyp. 48
Project a positive imagep. 49
Techniques for keeping your audience engagedp. 49
Handling Questionsp. 53
The right time for Q&Ap. 54
Prepare yourself for the tough questionsp. 55
When you don't have the answerp. 57
After-Action Reviewp. 59
Find the root causes of problemsp. 60
A video can helpp. 61
Tips and Toolsp. 63
Tools for Giving Presentationsp. 65
Test Yourselfp. 73
Answers to test questionsp. 76
To Learn Morep. 79
Sources for Giving Presentationsp. 83
Notesp. 85
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