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Say it with presentations : how to design and deliver successful business presentations
Zelazny, Gene.
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New York : McGraw-Hill, [2000]

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vi, 154 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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HF5718.22 .Z453 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This is a follow on text to Say It With Charts and aims to give managers all of the tools, tips and techniques needed to give a successful, audience-friendly presentation.'

Author Notes

Gene Zelazny is the Director of Visual Communications for McKinsey & Company.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
So You've Been Asked to Give a Presentationp. 1
Audience's Bill of Rightsp. 4
Define the Situationp. 7
Why Are You Giving This Presentation?p. 9
Whom Do You Want to Convince?p. 13
How Much Time Do You Have for the Presentation?p. 20
What Medium Should You Use?p. 24
The 10 Commandments of Mediap. 30
Design the Presentationp. 33
Determine Your Messagep. 36
Craft the Story Linep. 39
Write the Introductionp. 47
Plan the Endingp. 50
Make the Most of Visualsp. 52
Designing Charts for the Zen of Itp. 54
Designing Text Visualsp. 74
Ensuring Legibilityp. 80
Build a Storyboardp. 83
Deliver the Presentationp. 89
Project Confidence, Conviction, Enthusiasmp. 90
Rehearse: The Search for Imperfectionp. 96
Set Up the Facilities and the Equipmentp. 102
Apply Delivery Skillsp. 107
Work with Your Visual Aidsp. 114
Get Used to Answering Questionsp. 119
Take Humor Seriouslyp. 125
Listen to the Silencep. 128
Closing Thoughtsp. 130
So You're Going to Give a Presentationp. 130
Say It with Presentationsp. 132
Appendixp. 137
Indexp. 147
About the Authorp. 154