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Publisher's Summary

A simple road map to the world of professional presentations.

What happens when you're asked to give a speech, professionally or personally? If you get nervous, start sweating, and hope it's all just a bad dream then you aren't alone, but you need help. Painless Presentations proves that speaking doesn't have to be painful, or even stressful. A speech is a means to giving great, helpful material to an audience and the speaker is the vehicle to achieve that goal. This simple-to-read book guides those just beginning their journey into the world of speaking. Painless Presentations teaches the "Dozen Deadly Dangers" to avoid and much more.

  • Explains how to gather information and materials
  • Details the structure of a presentation
  • Describes uses of visual aids and vocal variety
  • Demonstrates how to handle questions

Painless Presentations offers wisdom derived from Lenny Laskowski's thirty-five-year speaking career, delivering more than 2,700 programs to clients in over 178 countries. It will give you no-sweat tips for delivering speeches that win over your audiences every time and teaches you that giving speeches doesn't have to be painful.

©2012 Lenny Laskowski (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Great ideas - Well written - Dodgy narration

Where does Painless Presentations rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book ranks very highly. I would still recommend it even though I knocked points from it for it's narration problems.
It has some great ideas about speaking in public - the main thread I took from it is 'be prepared' !

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lenny is an enjoyable narrator for the most part, however, the tone of his voice can change from chapter to chapter or even from sentence to sentence..I felt that during the editing process, someone had cut and paste too freely and as a result his tone chops and changes.

It's distracting at first listen, but you get used to it.

What about Lenny Laskowski’s performance did you like?

His deadpan delivery grows on you. He has a dry sense of humor which I love.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Stand and deliver....

Any additional comments?

I liked the author's personal touch with anecdotes about his family. He obviously knows a lot about his topic and I got a lot of really great ideas from this audiobook.

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Would you listen to Painless Presentations again? Why?

Yes - the insights and tips from Lenny were invaluable!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lenny

Which scene was your favorite?

All chapters provided valuable tips.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Be Conversational

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