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Why Your Presentation Sucks Audiobook

Why Your Presentation Sucks: How to Lose the Stage Fright & Win the Audience

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Develop powerful presentation techniques for any kind of public presentation. Many of us neglect the importance of storytelling in presentations. This book will introduce you to the most effective strategies and tips that can turn anyone into a persuasive and entertaining public speaker. After explaining what storytelling actually means in our lives and why it is essential to communication, this book will take you through a series of steps that can help you become a master storyteller and enchant your public.

This book draws on academic research to introduce you to the most effective antidotes to stage fright: Since many people experience stage fright when they have to speak in front of an audience, this book also addresses this major aspect of public speaking and provides you with consistent advice that can help you get rid of this problem. Stage fright is a natural phenomenon and many people have intensively researched it and discovered means of dealing with it. It also clarifies why losing stage fright and winning your public go hand in hand.

  • How to lose the stage fright!
  • Causes of stage fright
  • How to drastically reduce anxiety
  • What to do when you feel nervous before your presentation
  • Three infallible proven techniques to lose the stage fright
  • Practical bonus tips
  • How to win the audience!
  • Creating a "wow" story
  • How to impact the audience right from the start
  • Bonus tips on riveting storytelling technique
  • Keep the public hooked
  • What to do if you lose the audience
  • How to wrap up perfectly

This book is your ultimate guide to persuasive presentations, an irresistible persona, and powerful storytelling skills.

©2016 Collin C. Young (P)2016 Collin C. Young

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    Striker Atlanta, GA 09-19-16
    Striker Atlanta, GA 09-19-16 Member Since 2016

    If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!

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    "Great for Speakers and Those with Stage Fright"

    This was an interesting listen about improving your public speaking skills. If you are someone who does a lot of public speaking, teaching, instruction, or if you are someone who is trying to get over their fear of speaking in front of groups of people, then this book is for you.
    I do quite a bit of public speaking, and even I got some great advice and pointers from this short guide.
    I will say that the first 15 minutes or so are a little dull, but all-in-all it was well worth the listen.

    The narrator was very good as well. 5 stars.

    I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rleblanc Albuquerque, NM 10-01-16
    rleblanc Albuquerque, NM 10-01-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Great Book! Lots of Tips and Tricks"

    This was a good little book.. I rated it 4 Stars because some of the information I have heard before and the author repeated himself a couple of times on different topics. The performance was great and the story fit the model of the book. I have given many, many presentations and sometimes I still get a little nervous. There were some things in this book that will help me overcome some of that nervousness... Overall a good listen.. Would recommend to anyone having to make presentations in front of crowds.


    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

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    Jason 09-20-16
    Jason 09-20-16 Member Since 2009

    I am listening to something everyday!

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    "Presentation Polishing!"

    A great way to improve your presentations and make them better!


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    Quella 09-19-16
    Quella 09-19-16 Member Since 2016

    A reader of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and non-fiction Christian books. A reviewer for Audiobookboom.com

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    "It’s about the story, general content with nuggets"

    I have been in the professional world giving presentations to both small and large crowds for over thirty years so I understand what the author is attempting to address in this book. I was not expecting this rather short book to be ground-breaking or something that would revolutionize my existing presentation skills, however if it provided me with one or two nuggets of information I did not already know, the time spent reading/listening to the book would have been well worth it. For me, it was worth the listen and I think it would be for anyone else who is required to present.

    I was more focused on the topic of presentation over that of stage fright, however both topics were helpful for me to listen too. At a high-level, the author speaks of how important and impactful the “story” can be when presenting to others. He speaks of how in our day-to-day conversations we often are telling a story. For those who like books or audiobooks, we all know how stories can be impactful and life changing. Our presentations should be told as a story with a beginning, middle, and end. We should ensure the story we tell is relevant to the hearer and to topic at hand. It does not need to be dry, but often should include some humor.

    I liked that the author did not claim the information in the book was some new and improved way of doing presentation; not at all. It also was not some silly method that one should follow for all their presentations to be successful, like other books I have read on the subject. If you are hoping for a silver bullet solution for building and presenting your material, there is not one found in this book; or any other for that matter. Presenting is hard and at times difficult work, but such can be made easier if one has a plan and follows some general guidelines.

    This book gives you simple to follow guidelines, direction, and thoughts everyone should be thinking of when getting ready to present assisting you with both stage fright and both delivery/closing of a presentation.

    Is much of this information available via other sources or on the Internet? Yes, however the author is able to condense the material into a small book that is easily referenceable when you are staring or preparing for a presentation. I liked that the author uses and quotes other sources or research studies helping to solidify the details and bringing credibility to the books claims. At no time did the author claim they had discovered this secret which they will only share if you buy the book. Again, it was a good business book with general help to those new to presenting and even for the veteran presenter, there were a few nuggets as take-a-ways.

    Would I have liked to have gotten more from the book? I think for the number of pages the book did a good job of covering the two main topics at a high level. I would have like to have had each topic take up as much content as the author gave to both; doubling the size of the book. Some people may be more interested in the section on stage fright only, where other my want only the details around presenting; such as myself. I would have like to have had a bit more coverage of the topics, but I did not feel cheated by what I read.

    For a shorter business style book, the narration by Eric Bryan Moore was clean and crisp. From this book alone it would be difficult to know how well he would be able to narrate multiple characters like those found in a fiction book. The reading was well paced and I did not observe any obvious audio artifacts while listening. Eric Bryan seems to be a newer narrator with four current titles listed with Audible at the time this review was posted. I look forward to hearing more from this narrator to better determine his narration skill. He was able to follow some of the principles found in this book by telling us a story.

    Disclaimer: This book was provided to the reviewer for free by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for publishing a non-bias review.

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    Lemó 09-17-16
    Lemó 09-17-16 Member Since 2016

    Canadian | Lover of gruesome horror/depravity/anything medically related/urban fantasy/non-fiction/and YA.

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    "Helpful for shy people"

    I’m currently an undergrad student, and I really suffer from stage fright and a debilitating shyness. This book is full of a lot of useful tips and tricks along with some very relatable anecdotes about public speaking and presentations. I feel like mentioning the techniques that I found the most helpful would be like providing spoilers, but what I can say is that this book is written well and the narration is perfect. I learned a lot about the usefulness of “story telling technique,” the sources of stage fright and how to get over it (or at least ease it a bit), and how to train yourself to slowly get rid of nervousness and anxiousness. This book is also very well informed and not just slapped together, which I can really appreciate. All in all I think Why Your Presentation Sucks will be useful for other students, and for other people with moderate to severe stage fright and anxiety.

    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom- thank you, I am grateful to have this audiobook in my collection.

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    Spudboy Idaho 09-16-16
    Spudboy Idaho 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Introduction to improving your presentation"

    TARGET AUDIENCE: Generally for the new presenter. Has some terrific basic ideas of how to get started. Less useful for the seasoned presenter, but does have some good ideas for everyone.

    CONTENT: This is an introductory text. Contains good basic ideas of how to improve your presentation skills. It is only a two-hour book, so does not seem to be addressed to people with lots of experience in presentation.

    NARRATOR: The narrator did a great job with this book. The book was a little basic for me as I give lots of presentations, but the narrator did keep me listening.

    OVERALL: Despite my lower rating (only 4/5 stars) I would absolutely recommend this book to someone who is new at presenting, or needs to work on basic skills. It is a short book that is full of good information.

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

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