The Pin Drop Principle Captivate, Influence, and Communicate Better Using the Time-Tested Methods of Professional Performers

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-06-05
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Tap into the powerful techniques of professional actors and great communicators The Pin Drop Principle is a step-by-step master class for anyone wishing to become a more confident and credible communicator. Lewis and Mills believe all business professionals ought to deliver their message in such an engaging way that one could literally hear a pin drop when they speak. The secret to doing so comes from an unusual world: professional acting. By activating "objective" and "intention"-the main tools of actors (and great communicators)-business people can give their messages meaning and relevance, so the recipients walk away knowing why the message is important and what is in it for them. Empowers business professionals with performance-based delivery techniques-from storytelling to vocal dynamics-essential to becoming a great communicator Written for anyone wishing to engage listeners, establish instant credibility, influence key decision makers, and create a positive lasting impression Based on the Pinnacle Method, one of the most popular and groundbreaking communication skills training methods The Pin Drop Principle is an accessible resource for anyone who routinely needs to present ideas to large or small groups, convey feedback effectively, conduct difficult conversations, and persuade others.

Author Biography

David Lewis and G. Riley Mills are cofounders of Pinnacle Performance Company, a global training firm that teaches the Pinnacle Method to thousands of professionals each year. Lewis is a former Fortune 500 executive, filmproducer, and screen actor. Mills is a regular speaker and award-winning writer with twenty years of professional acting experience.

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Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Understand the Secrets of Persuasionp. 13
Communicating with Intention and Objective
Tell a Good Storyp. 29
Using Personal Experiences to Inspire and Persuade
Craft a Compelling Narrativep. 47
Building the Framework to Support Your Message
Be Preparedp. 71
Managing Nerves and Controlling Anxiety
Project Confidencep. 91
Expressing Your Intention Nonverbally
Say It Like You Mean Itp. 119
Using Your Voice to Influence
Listen to Understandp. 139
Maximizing Comprehension and Retention
Think on Your Feetp. 157
Mastering Impromptu Speaking in Any Situation
Stay Focused and On Trackp. 173
Handling Questions and Controlling Your Audience
Assert Yourselfp. 195
Gaining Commitment, Providing Feedback, and Delivering Difficult News
Conclusionp. 219
Notesp. 221
Glossary of Termsp. 231
Acknowledgmentsp. 239
About the Authorsp. 241
Indexp. 243
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