The Non-Obvious Guide to Better Presentations: How to Present Like a Pro (Virtually or in Person) (Non-Obvious Guides) (Paperback)

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The Non-Obvious Guide to Better Presentations: How to Present Like a Pro (Virtually or in Person) (Non-Obvious Guides) (Paperback)


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"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

A timely guide to effectively presenting virtually by Fortune 500 presentation skills coach and former Yale Drama School lecturer Jacqueline Farrington.

The ability to shine online has suddenly become one of the most important skills for us personally and professionally. Whether you're presenting to a team of 7 on Zoom or 7,000 on WebEx, the practical and proven insights in this book will build confidence, skills and positive outcomes.

Read this book to learn:

  • Why you must rehearse over and over, so it looks like you've never done it before
  • The science of why connecting and engaging online is harder--and exactly what to do about it
  • Why you must understand the difference between authentic presence and strategic presence
  • Why congruency matters and how to use it in your favor
  • What happens to our voices in virtual realms--and how to effectively compensate
  • How to produce like a pro--and become a pro in every aspect of your delivery
  • And much more

This Non-Obvious Guide is to become the most comprehensive, readable and actionable collection of principles for performing at your best online. Written by a globally known presentation skills coach who delivers her results-driven process for shining online (and on stage), this guide also features plenty of humor and fun references to relevant lines from our favorite flicks to keep you engaged--and help you learn more in less time.

Read this book to learn how to apply actionable principles from stage and screen to your virtual presentations. The future of presentations, workshops, and meetings is virtual and acting, producing, directing skills are required, no matter who's in your audience, and no matter what your topic.

Based on the science of how our brains encode virtual experiences, this pithy, entertaining guide details how to create your most authentic and strategic presence; make the most of your voice, body language and stories; format options; visual considerations; equipment set up; tapping the backchannel and more.

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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781646870462
ISBN-10: 1646870468
Publisher: Ideapress Publishing
Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Non-Obvious Guides