Develop Your Presentation Skills: How to Inspire and Inform with Clarity and Confidence, 5th Edition

  • 2h 18m
  • Theo Theobald
  • Kogan Page
  • 2022

Provides step-by-step advice to prepare effectively and nail that presentation. This quick and easy guide provides a practical toolkit for developing a winning presentation and improving your confidence.

Complete with case studies and expert input to help you avoid disaster, Develop Your Presentation Skills includes content to help you to deliver a presentation 'stripped bare' and to use new media to engage with your audience.

This fully updated 5th 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. 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.

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About the Author

Theo Theobald has spent most of his adult life in front of an audience, as Management Trainer, Stand-Up Comic and most recently Funeral Celebrant, writing and conducting countless services. A media career including a senior role with the BBC, was followed by 20 years as a freelancer. He is the author of On Message, also published by Kogan Page. He is based in Worcestershire, UK.

In this Book

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Working from Home
  • 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?


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