Develop Your Presentation Skills: How to Inspire and Inform with Clarity and Confidence

  • 2h 13m
  • Theo Theobald
  • Kogan Page
  • 2019

Develop Your Presentation Skills offers step-by-step advice to prepare effectively and nail that presentation. Going beyond just handling nerves and presenting slides, this quick and easy guide provides a practical toolkit for developing a winning presentation and improving your confidence along the way. From unpicking the original brief and understanding just what the audience wants, to facing your performance demons and constructing compelling content, you will keep your audience rapt with attention.

Complete with anecdotes and expert input to help you avoid disaster, Develop Your Presentation Skills also includes content to help you to deliver a presentation 'stripped bare' and to use new media to engage with your audience. Fully updated for 2019, this 4th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips to help you find your voice and use it with style; to inform, to persuade, to impress.

About the Author

Theo Theobald is a seasoned presenter, freelance writer and business consultant with a track record that includes positions in senior sales and marketing positions with the BBC and a creative writing career embracing major internet and audio production. He is the author of On Message, also published by Kogan Page.

In this Book

  • What's Your Motivation?
  • Where Do you Begin?
  • What On Earth are you Going to Say?
  • It's Time to Write… Now!
  • The Power of Storytelling
  • Using Humour
  • Visual Aids and Other Tools
  • Rehearsal
  • Finding Your Voice
  • Openings
  • Endings
  • Handling Your Nerves
  • Handling Your Audience
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Getting Ready – Some Practical Aspects
  • As the Moment Approaches
  • Stripped Bare
  • Advanced Interactivity
  • Progress Report
  • Confidence Under Pressure
  • What Next?