"There are always three speeches for every one you atually gave: the one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave."
~ Dale Carnegie
World Class Presentation Tips
10 Tips for Giving a World Class Presentation from Barking Up the Wrong Tree. All of the tips from this blog refer to academic research findings and include citation information for further investigation. The wise student will recognize the potential for use in research papers.
Watching TED Talks is an excellent way to learn how the professionals do it. "TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Learn more here...
Presentation Skills: Educate, Inspire and Engage Your Audience
A Presentation is not a meeting; it's a Performance! It's your time to stand up, shine and win over your audience with your ideas and your stories. This book is for anyone who has to present their ideas to internal teams, clients, the board of directors or who aspires to give a TED talk. Too often the fear of vulnerability stands in the way of delivering a rock solid presentation. We get hung up on how we talk, how we look, how we move and we forget that we are given the chance to educate and entertain. With the tools included in Presentation Elevation you will soon be the presenter you always wanted to be! How? By focusing on YOU and your style, how to win THEM over finally HOW to create a presentation slide deck that will make you a rock star in the eyes of your audience. If you find yourself opening old Powerpoint Slide decks when creating a new presentation, then this book is for you! If you often find your audience reaching for their smart phones, then this book is for you. If you want to educate, inspire and entertain your audiences of 5 or 500 people then Presentation Elevation is for you! There are many books on HOW to become a better presenter. And many of them are very good yet exhaustive. The goal of this book is for you to be able to read it on the plane from New York to LA and step off inspired and ready to rock and roll your next presentation!