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How to Present

The Ultimate Guide to Presenting Live and Online

Bowden, Michelle


2. Edition October 2022
368 Pages, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-91235-4
John Wiley & Sons

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Learn the secrets of successful speaking, communicating and presenting

Do you get nervous when presenting at work? Do you want to showcase your knowledge, influence people and accelerate your career? How to Present reveals the winning formulas that ensure you are a confident, clear and influential presenter every time.

Presentation skills expert Michelle Bowden shares her internationally proven system for exceptional presenting, starting with analysis (plan what you would like to achieve), then design (put your presentation together) and delivery (communicate your message for results). This second edition is fully updated with all new strategies for presenting in online and hybrid sessions. Presenting online can be effective and engaging--you just need to know what to do, and then do it!

How to Present will help you:
* maximise your impact in meetings, conferences and conversations
* manage your nerves so you feel calm and confident
* engage your audience and master the art of persuasion
* structure your message cleverly and with deliver with authority
* command attention and achieve your goals

Whether you're speaking to one person or thousands, live or online, this is the essential guide to becoming an outstanding presenter who is memorable for all the right reasons!

Foreword xiii

About the Author xv

Thank You! xvii

Introduction: Welcome to This Book xix

1. Persuasive presenting at a glance 1

Phase 1: Analysis: Be clear on your goals 17

2. Working out what you want to achieve from your presentation 19

Phase 2: Design: Write your presentation 43

3. Structure your message 45

4. Design your presentation 55

5. Script your presentation 65

6. Finalising your Persuasion Blueprint 123

7. Watch your language! 135

8. The art of storytelling 153

Phase 3: Delivery: Captivate your audience 169

9. Warm up your mind 171

10. Warm up your body and voice 183

11. Managing your nerves 195

12. Speak with confidence 203

13. Congruent body language 211

14. Engage and entertain 227

15. Dealing with difficult people 241

16. Using visual aids 249

17. Setting up the room for live presentations 273

18. Getting positive feedback 279

19. Delivering your message virtually 285

20. Engaging online audiences 301

And now it's up to you 323

Appendix: Presenter checklist 327

Index 333
MICHELLE BOWDEN CSP is an authority on persuasive presenting. The bestselling author of How to Present and How to Persuade, she's a multi-million-dollar pitch coach to well-known names in international business, from banking and finance to IT, pharmaceutical, retail, telecommunications, and more. Michelle is the creator of the Persuasion Smart Profile(r), a world-first psychological assessment tool that reports on your persuasive strengths and weaknesses.