Effective communication is essential for business success. From training new employees to building a rapport with potential clients, the ability to deliver information, whilst achieving maximum impact, is a skill that all business people need, yet many find difficult to master. This fully revised edition continues to provide practical advice, addressing the common problems people face when making a presentation. Ideal for the inexperienced speaker or anyone wanting to improve their communication skills.
Successful Presentation Skills includes tips on how to: Overcome nerves; Be concise; Understand body language; Use visual aids effectively. An indispensible guide to communicating with confidence. Andrew Bradbury is a qualified social psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of designing and delivering training courses in both technical and ‘soft’ skills.
I've read/listened to quite a few books on delivering presentations and speeches (two somewhat different skills). I found this book to be amongst the best in terms of its all round coverage of the subject. If offers sound advice on many aspects from start to finish, including:
* audience analysis
* speech preparation
* materials and visual aids
* preparing the room
* dealing with nerves
* delivering the presentation
* body language (yours and the audience's)
* handling questions
* handling difficulties that may arise
* finishing up.
The book is easy to follow and remember and follows a clear and logical path through the entire process.
Note: The only reason I have not awarded 5 stars is that there was a technical problem with the audio-book and Chapter 11 was blank (perhaps this is because this chapter covers visual material - not sure - if so that should have been explained).
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