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Publisher's Summary

Take the pain out of presentations.

Terrified of speaking in front of a group? Or simply looking to polish your skills? No matter where you are on the spectrum, this guide will give you the confidence and the tools you need to get results.

Written by presentation expert Nancy Duarte, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will help you:

  • Win over tough crowds
  • Organize a coherent narrative
  • Create powerful messages and visuals
  • Connect with and engage your audience
  • Show people why your ideas matter to them
  • Strike the right tone, in any situation
©2012 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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decent story but

the narrative is horrible. if you have read or listened to other books on the topic take a pass. if it is your first book on the topic it is decent but better material out there

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Great info, maybe not the best narration

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I found the narrator was a bit hard to listen to, and I found myself tuning out, even though the content is good.
I love Nancy Duarte, but don't think this did her ideas justice.

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It was a bit robotic, and technical, not enough warmth given all the talk about emotions in storytelling!

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get a copy in print or at least e-book NOT AUDIBLE

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

this is a good book, just a terrible book for audible. ever other paragraph she was referencing some figure in the PDF and if you aren't looking at it, it is just noise....

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

say UP FRONT....DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE PDF that comes with it.

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Great content but poor accompanying material provided

Unfortunately not all figures available in the accompanying material pdf like figure 5-9 etc... :(

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Great Checklist; Not Suitable for Audiobook

I find this book a great checklist for the entire lifecycle of a presentation: preparation, delivery, follow-ups.

It's not suitable for an audiobook though, as you have to refer to the materials. Rather, get the print.

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Very Helpful

This book breaks down presenting in a helpful way, gives good rules of thumb, and goes beyond by addressing good practices for after the presentation.

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Can't stomach the narrative

The book has useful material, but considering that it's all about presentation, i'm blown away they'd pick such a jarring narrator to present their material!

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update your PDF please

Overall good book, but the attached pdf is missing figures that tie to the book details.

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All you need to prepare for presentations

A great book with the essentials to prepare for a spotless professional presentation.
Contains quality examples and is informative?
Highly recommended