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Making successful presentations : a self-teaching guide
Smith, Terry C., 1933-
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1984]

Physical Description:
182 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :

On Order



Courses in how to give presentations cost hundreds of dollars--maybe more; yet few provide the comprehensive coverage found in this book, which is designed to show you how to eliminate your fears, gain recognition as a good speaker, and have fun doing it. It takes you through all of these phases, from the initial planning and organization to the development and actual delivery of your presentation. Chapters follow a logical sequence starting with giving a talk and ending with how to handle questions and answers. New to this edition is an entire chapter devoted to the personal computer and how to use it most effectively. Updated information, charts, slides, viewgraphs, room setups and more complete this step-by-step handbook, which you'll refer to again and again for successful speaking.

Table of Contents

So You've Been Asked (or Told) to Give a Talk
Planning: `Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How?22
Getting Your Act Together: Gathering and Organizing
Developing Your Talk: How to Add Interest
Adding an Extra Dimension with Visual Aids
Selling Yourself and Your Ideas
Practice Makes Perfect
Check Your Rigging
It's Showtime
Questions and Answers: The Speaker's Dessert
PC Graphics: An Aladdin's Lamp for Presenters
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