The Presentation Workout The 10 tried-and-tested steps that will build your presenting skills

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2015-10-06
  • Publisher: Ft Pr
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Arm yourself with everything you need to quickly become an expert presenter.


The Presentation Workout has been specially designed to help you perfect the art of presenting in any situation. Packed full of practical advice and easy-to-follow techniques, our 10-step improvement plan will show you how to enhance your skills and ensure you deliver a polished performance every time.


·    Test yourself – Establish your strengths and weakness with our pre-workout assessment

·    Follow the 10 Steps – Discover the skills that every presenter needs to succeed

·    Take action –  Learn how to build your new knowledge into your everyday performance

·    Face your fears –  Increase your confidence and confront the 10 most common presenting challenges  


 Start your presentation workout today and begin exercising your full potential.


"Absolutely perfect – full of hints and tips for every type of presentation."

Louise Bateman , Human Resources Director , Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution


"Brilliantly captures the tips, tools, strategies and techniques of how to become an accomplished presenter. A great read and it’s a book that I will be continually referring to!"

Andrew Richards, Group Managing Director, Linden Homes


"Easy to read and dip into as a lasting reference tool."

Lee Mortimer, Training Quality Manager, Capita Learning Services

Author Biography

Kate Atkin is an inspirational speaker, facilitator and author on Presentation Skills. Recognised as the Most Outstanding Trainer in JCI UK, Kate is also a World Debating Champion, number one Speech Evaluator in the UK and Ireland (2007) with Toastmasters International and European runner up in the JCI public speaking competition. 


A fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development and the Association for Coaching, Kate is also an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Senator of Junior Chamber International.

Table of Contents

PART 1   10 steps to present with style

Step 1    What is the purpose of your presentation?

Step 2    Understand your audience and connect with them

Step 3    Structure your presentation and craft your words

Step 4    Get the opening right

Step 5    Getting your audience involved

Step 6    Use of visual aids, body language and dress codes

Step 7    Improving the clarity of your presentation

Step 8    Handling questions

Step 9    How to deliver your presentation with confidence

Step 10 Closing powerfully and reviewing your presentation


Part 2    10 presenting skills in action

Skill 1    Presenting to sell a product

Skill 2    Presenting a concept or idea

Skill 3    Presenting to motivate and inspire

Skill 4    Presenting change

Skill 5    Presenting a team brief

Skill 6    Presenting a new project

Skill 7    Presenting at a meeting

Skill 8    Presenting on a conference call or webinar

Skill 9    Presenting data (e.g. financial, technical or survey results)

Skill 10 Presenting in 5 minutes


Part 3    10 common presenting challenges

Challenge 1   How do I prepare with no time to prepare?

Challenge 2   How do I fit it all in, with little time available?

Challenge 3   How do I get people to listen and engage?

Challenge 4   How do I get people to take action?

Challenge 5   How do I manage interruptions?

Challenge 6   How do I manage difficult people?

Challenge 7   How do I deal with questions?

Challenge 8   How do I handle nerves?

Challenge 9   How do I remember what I want to say?

Challenge 10    How do I make a boring subject interesting?


Putting it into action: the mentor toolkit

How to work with a manager, mentor or colleague to put your new skills into action

Self-assessment questionnaire

Bibliography and further reading


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