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How virtually anyone can be an effective public speaker and give powerful presentations.

From nationally respected communications guru Dianna Booher, here is a complete program for business professionals who want to take their presentation skills and public speaking skills to a bold new level. Writing for sweaty-palmed beginners and seasoned execs alike, Booher delivers powerful, battle-tested strategies and tips guaranteed to transform even the most fainthearted presenter into a masterful communicator.

In addition to a clear, systematic presentation of the basics that every public speaker must learn, she offers invaluable guidelines for experienced speakers who'd like to fine-tune their skills, as well as guidance on how to seamlessly integrate multimedia into a presentation.

In Speak with Confidence!, listeners will learn how to:

  • Analyze audiences on the fly and adjust presentations and speeches accordingly
  • Develop a high-impact style of delivery that engages audiences
  • Think on their feet under pressure
  • Respond to questions with credibility and poise
  • Structure presentations to grab attention
  • Add the finishing touches with effective openings, closings, and transitions
  • Design visuals that support rather than sabotage their message
  • Master storytelling techniques
  • Avoid most speech-planning pitfalls
  • Involve audiences and deflect distractions
  • Create an executive presence
©2003, 2011 Dianna Booher (P)2012 Booher Consultants

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