Lend Me Your Ears

Author: Max Atkinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199839875
Format: PDF
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The room darkens and grows hushed, all eyes to the front as the screen comes to life. Eagerly the audience starts to thumb the pages of their handouts, following along breathlessly as the slides go by one after the other... We're not sure what the expected outcome was when PowerPoint first emerged as the industry standard model of presentation, but reality has shown few positive results. Research reveals that there is much about this format that audiences positively dislike, and that the old school rules of classical rhetoric are still as effective as they ever were for maximizing impact. Renowned communications researcher, consultant, and speech coach Max Atkinson presents these findings and more in a groundbreaking and refreshing approach that highlights the secrets of successful communication, and shows how anyone can put these into practice and become an effective speaker or presenter. Topics Include: DT How to win and hold the attention of audiences; DT Using visual aids and PowerPoint more effectively; DT Getting your message across and winning applause; DT Inspiring audiences; DT How to prepare quickly; DT Fact and fiction about body language and non-verbal communication

Lend Me Your Ears

Author: John Maxwell Atkinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195300750
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Renowned communications researcher, consultant, and speech coach Atkinson offers a refreshing approach that highlights the secrets of successful communication.

Speech making and Presentation Made Easy

Author: Max Atkinson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446408515
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether writing a best man's speech or putting together a presentation at work, Speech-making and Presentation Made Easy is an invaluable guide to becoming a successful speaker, with easy-to-use, practical advice on how to: - Keep audiences engaged - Prepare, plan and structure - Use visual aids - Inspire your listeners - Present at work - Make wedding and social speeches - Understand body language Max Atkinson's Lend Me Your Ears provided a sound and thorough manual to public speaking. Now, with Speech-making and Presentation Made Easy, everyone from any walk of life can pick up quick tips for fast-track speech-making.

Lend Me Your Ears

Author: William Safire
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393059311
Format: PDF
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A compendium of more than two hundred classic and modern speeches includes Orson Welles eulogizing Darryl F. Zanuck, George Patton exhorting his D-Day troops, King Edward VIII abdicating his throne, and the never-delivered speech John F. Kennedy was sched

The Presentation Coach

Author: Graham G. Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0857081446
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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You probably hate giving presentations. You probably hate listening to them too. Why? Because most business presentations are too long, too detailed, too boring...and submerged under a blizzard of PowerPoint. But the single most important presentational tool known to man isn't a slideshow. It's you. Whether you're speaking to one person across a table, 20 people in a boardroom or 1,000 people in a ballroom, it's all about the words you say and how you say them. The Presentation Coach shows you how to use what you've already got to give you clarity, confidence and impact in every speaking challenge you will ever face. You'll learn the unique Bare Knuckle 5-step process to effective presenting, and how to apply it to all business speaking, from large-scale presentations to one-to-one client meetings. Graham Davies has been coaching high-profile individuals from the worlds of business, politics and entertainment in exactly these techniques for the past 25 years. Now it's your turn. Praise for The Presentation Coach "Graham Davies is a brilliantly funny speaker who knows how to inspire and enthuse anyone who sees presenting as a bore, a burden or a source of terror." Nick Robinson, Political Editor, BBC "This book really captures Graham's intense and robust sense of coaching. Just like the author, it is amusing, punchy and really comforting to have access to in all presentation situations." Michel Combes, CEO,Vodafone Europe "Required reading for anyone who wants their presentations to enthuse rather than euthanize their audience." Tim Curtis, MD, Northern Europe, Land's End "Graham is a highly effective presentation coach. He is always honest and gets straight to the point. His book is just as direct and entertaining as he is in person." Nick Jeffery, CEO, Vodafone Global Enterprise "I don't know anyone who could wear the label 'the presentation coach' more confidently than Graham." Daniel Finkelstein, Executive Editor, The Times "I use Graham's system strictly and religiously in every speech. In fact on almost every important occasion when I need to get a message across.... You will never regret buying and using this book." George Clarke, MD, Heidelberg UK "Graham helped me develop my very own presentation style, true to myself, with high impact and focused very much on the audience." Phil Clarke, CEO Designate, Tesco "Graham's approach is ruthlessly robust and utterly practical. This book is the next best thing to seeing him in person, and much less of a strain on your budget." Matthew Wilson, CEO Brit Global Markets "...Davies's compelling book illuminates all the pitfalls and provides a simple guide to allowing personality into presentations - radical stuff indeed!" Andy Street, MD, John Lewis "Whether you are a Prime Minister, chief executive or anyone else who needs make an impact, then you must read this challenging and innovative book by Graham Davies." Neil Sherlock, Partner, Public Affairs, KPMG "...I wish Graham had written it 20 years ago..." Richard Klein, MD, Bank of America Merrill Lynch "Never again will you commit the crime of Death by Bullet-Point." Penny Philpot, Group Vice President, Worldwide Partner Services, Oracle "Graham Davis is a talented gagmeister who shows that the best way of exposing a bad argument is with a good joke." Boris Johnson, Mayor of London "Reading his book will spur you on to win your own presentational race." Richard Dunwoody, twice winner of the Grand National "Graham completely reframed my approach to presenting. His approach works!" Otto Thoresen, CEO, Aegon UK "A process that you can use no matter what the situation. I heartily recommend it." Michael Gove MP "This book is not a coaching guide for the faint-hearted. Prepare to be beaten into being bloody brilliant!" Francis Edmonds, broadcaster, author and professional speaker

Talk Like TED

Author: Carmine Gallo
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466837276
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED ? which stands for technology, entertainment, and design ? brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking. In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable. Carmine Gallo's top 10 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Talk Like TED will give anyone who is insecure about their public speaking abilities the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives. The opinions expressed by Carmine Gallo in TALK LIKE TED are his own. His book is not endorsed, sponsored or authorized by TED Conferences, LLC or its affiliates.

Writing Great Speeches

Author: Alan M. Perlman
Publisher: Pearson P T R
ISBN: 9780205273003
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A guide to writing an outstanding speech offers tips on communicating effectively, including how to build credibility, organize a speech, use rhythm and style, and create a powerful ending

Give Your Speech Change the World

Author: Nick Morgan
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 162527629X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Do you remember the topic of the last speech you heard? If not, you're not alone. In fact, studies show that audiences remember only 10% to 30% of speech or presentation content. Given those bleak statistics, why do we give speeches at all? We give them, says communications expert Nick Morgan, because they remain the most powerful way of connecting with audiences since ancient Greek times. But as we've evolved to a more conversational mode of public speaking, thanks to television, we have forgotten much of what the Greeks taught us about the nonverbal aspects of speech-giving: the physical connection with audiences that can create an almost palpable emotional bond. Morgan says this "kinesthetic connection" comes from truly listening to your audience—not just with your brain but with your body. In this book, he draws from more than 20 years as a speech coach and consultant, combining the best of ancient Greek oratory with modern communications research to offer a new, audience-centered approach to public speaking. Through entertaining and insightful examples, Morgan illustrates a 3 part process—focusing on content development, rehearsal, and delivery—that will enable readers of all experience levels to give more effective, passion-filled speeches that move audiences to action.

Seen Heard

Author: Visiting Professor Max Atkinson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781908693198
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There are countless books on presentation skills full of technique and systems on how to create and deliver the perfect presentation. Indeed Max Atkinson is the author of one of the best of those very books. This is something slightly different. Here, Max focuses his expertise on looking deeper into the recent worlds of presentations and speech making. This book is a more personal, slightly more irreverent look at the craft of communication and those that do it; be they in politics, in the media or on platforms elsewhere from around the world. Based on his popular blog, Max takes us on a whistle stop tour of his observations from the past seven years. "There was scarcely a single major speech, in my eleven years as leader of the Liberal Democrats, that I made without benefiting from Max's personal advice and help." - Paddy Ashdown Max Atkinson was a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford and previously taught at the universities of Essex, Lancaster and Manchester. He was also a visiting professor at the Henley Management College and various universities in Europe and the USA, after which he formed a consultancy specialising in public speaking and presentation skills. In 1985, he ran a seminar on speech writing in the Reagan White House. www.speaking.co.uk maxatkinson.blogspot.co.uk