Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals - Achieving Excellence
Format: Adobe eBook
BIC: BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT, Business communication & presentation
BISAC: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / Meetings & Presentations
Published: 23 Sep 2010
Your technical skills and professional expertise are evidence of your ability to accomplish difficult tasks. Strong presentation skills can help you further advance your career. The ability to present articulately to customers, management, peers and others can significantly enhance your credibility, clout, and professional status. Delivering presentations at work or professional events is an unbeatable way to gain a reputation as a valued employee and an expert in your field.
If you have ever tried to get out of giving a presentation because of nerves, or if you feel there is room for improvement in your presentation techniques, then Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals is for you.
This book gives you invaluable tips on how to make your presentation clear and accessible, how to interact with your audience and how to retain their interest while keeping your anxiety under control. Naomi Karten has used her vast experience — both positive and negative — on the front lines of public speaking to provide key advice (and many chuckles!) in this engrossing read for the technical professional.
By following the advice contained this book, you can take the stress out of the exercise and start delivering presentations that will engage your audience and make your ideas and arguments memorable.
Friendly, practical guidance on improving your presentation skills and impact. Learn how to avoid common presentation mistakes with this book.
1: Overview of the Basics
2: Finding Your Voice
3: Attributes of Good and Bad Presentations
4: Presentation Anxiety and How to Tame It
5: Key Steps in Shaping your Presentation
6: Openings and Closings
7: Interaction and the Adult Attention Span
8: The Powerful Impact of Stories
9: Using (Without Misusing) PowerPoint
10: Logistical Preparations
11: Presenter Survival Kit
12: The Vital Role of Practice
13: How to Make a Winning Impression
14: How Not to Annoy Your Audience
15: How to Handle Audience Questions
16: How to Manage a Difficult Audience
17: How to Conquer Nervousness
18: Presenting to Management
19: Presenting to Customers
20: Presenting to Your Team
21: Presenting to a Foreign Audience
22: Presenting at Conferences
23: Presenting Webinars
24: Presenting with Co-Presenters