The Non-Obvious Guide to Better Presentations: How to Present Like a Pro (Virtually or in Person) (Non-Obvious Guides) (Paperback)
Today, we are all public speakers. Better presentations aren't a luxury. Connecting online or in person is an essential skill for anyone driven to make an impact. Whether you're presenting to a group of 17 or 70,000, live or virtually, this book's practical and proven insights on presentation skills will build confidence and mastery, elevate your presentation, and provoke positive change. It's like getting public speaking coaching on demand.
Read this book to learn presentation skills such as:
- Strategic presence--what it is and why it's your most potent influence tool
- The surprising connection between curiosity and confidence
- Why science says connecting and engaging online is harder--and exactly what to do about it
- How to create congruency in gesture, voice, and expressions to build trust and better presentations
- How to make any talk more inclusive
- Why rehearsal sets you free and makes every delivery look fresh
- What happens to our voices in virtual realms--and how to effectively compensate
- And much more
This Non-Obvious Guide is a compulsively readable and actionable collection of principles for performing at your best online or off. It assumes readers are intelligent, busy professionals who understand the necessity of communication skills in effecting change. Written by globally recognized presentation skills coach Jacqueline Farrington, her methods reach beyond the podium to help you build trust, create rapport, and have more influence in any situation.
Based on the science of how our brains encode speaking experiences, this pithy, entertaining guide details how to create your most authentic and strategic presence. You'll also learn to make the most of your voice, body, and language; incorporate stories for emotional impact; build connection and rapport; work with visuals; deal with questions; present with others; and cope with the unexpected.
The Non-Obvious Guide to Better Presentations is the only book you'll need to present like a confident change-maker, without fear or imposter syndrome, no matter your experience level.
Read it today to get the same public speaking coaching techniques Jacqueline uses with CEOs of Fortune 50 companies.
"In the undeniably vast crowd of books about public speaking, this one stands out for its intelligent, direct approach ... An indispensable manual on all aspects of public speaking and a boon to those who may be anxious about it." --KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW
About the Author
Known for her direct, outcome-based approach, Jacqueline works with senior and board-level leaders. She specializes in helping executives create high-impact personal brands and communication strategies, with particular focus on cross-generational and cross-cultural communications. Jacqueline has extensive experience with multi-nationals in investment banking, advertising, pharmaceuticals, media, and retail and has both coached and led global teams in Europe, India, Mexico and the U.S.Rohit Bhargava is the founder of the Non-Obvious Company and entrepreneur having started three successful companies. He is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original thinkers and speakers on marketing disruption and innovation in the world. He is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of five books and teaches marketing and storytelling at Georgetown University in Washington DC.