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Public speaking and presentations demystified
Templeton, Melody
Adult Nonfiction PN4129.15 .T36 2010

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. ix
Part 1 - Getting Started
Chapter 1 - What Do I Do First?p. 3
A Jump Startp. 3
Why Are You Speaking?p. 5
Why Are You Speaking?p. 6
Mental Preparationp. 7
Now What?p. 10
Chapter 2 - Audience Analysisp. 15
Demographics: Statistical Characteristicsp. 16
Psychographics: Attitudes, Values, and Interestsp. 19
Situationp. 25
Chapter 3 - Finding Information to Support Your Ideasp. 33
What Information Do I Include?p. 34
Sources of Informationp. 35
Types of Datap. 38
Part 2 - Putting The Pieces Together
Chapter 4 - Putting the Pieces in Orderp. 47
Chronological Patternp. 48
Spatial Patternp. 49
Topical Patternp. 49
Cause-and-Effect Patternp. 50
Problem-Solution Patternp. 51
Value or Importance Patternp. 52
BLUF or Inverted-Pyramid Patternp. 52
Symposium Stylep. 53
Chapter 5 - Creating an Outlinep. 57
Outline Format RuLesp. 58
Scrambled-Message Exercisep. 61
Chapter 6 - Creating an Introductionp. 69
Tips for a Successful Introductionp. 70
Goals for Your Introductionp. 71
Techniques That Get Attentionp. 73
Chapter 7 - Building a Powerful Conclusionp. 83
Avoid Conclusion PitfaLlsp. 84
Goals for Your Conclusionp. 85
Conclusion Techniquesp. 86
Observe and Improvep. 90
Chapter 8 - Using Notesp. 95
Why Should I Use Notes in Addition to My Slides?p. 96
Preparing Your Notesp. 97
Practicing with Your Cardsp. 101
Using Cards During the Presentationp. 102
Chapter 9 - Creating Great Slidesp. 105
Two Words of Warningp. 106
Templatesp. 107
Fontsp. 108
Wordingp. 109
Imagesp. 109
Transitionsp. 110
Using Your Slides with Stylep. 111
A Word About Rulesp. 111
Part 3 - Stand And Deliver
Chapter 10 - Dealing with Anxietyp. 117
Stage Frightp. 118
Methods to Combat Fear While Preparingp. 122
Methods to Combat Fear on the Day of Your Presentationp. 124
Chapter 11 - Are You Listening?p. 133
Listening Distractionsp. 134
Listening Strategiesp. 136
Listening Factsp. 138
Chapter 12 - Keep the Audience Interested by Using Your Voicep. 143
Using Your Voicep. 144
Using Languagep. 147
In Addition?p. 151
Chapter 13 - Nonverbal Communicationp. 155
Elements of Nonverbal Communicationp. 156
Determining Nonverbal Cuesp. 163
Top Ten Negative Nonverbal Cuesp. 164
A Final Word on Nonverbal Communicationp. 167
Chapter 14 - Where Shall We Meet?p. 171
Location, Location, Locationp. 172
Large-Room Arrangements: Fifty Participants or Morep. 172
Midsized-Room Arrangements: Eight to Forty Peoplep. 176
Small-Room Arrangementsp. 179
Room Size and Shapep. 181
Hygeine Factorsp. 182
Chapter 15 - Are There Any Questions?p. 187
When to Take Questionsp. 188
Techniques for Fielding Questionsp. 189
How to Improve Your Answering Skillsp. 192
Part 4 - Special Situations
Chapter 16 - Webinars and Online Presentationsp. 197
Webinars and Teleconferencesp. 197
Preparing to Lead a Programp. 199
Preparing Your Slidesp. 200
The Day Before Your Classp. 200
The Day of Your Classp. 201
After the Sessionp. 202
Chapter 17 - Special Occasionsp. 209
Offering a Toast at a Wedding, Retirement, or Birthday Celebrationp. 209
Eulogiesp. 212
Campaign Speechesp. 213
Making an Introductionp. 214
Chairing a Meetingp. 215
Chapter 18 - Presenting as a Teamp. 219
Why Use a Team of Speakers?p. 220
Preparing for a Group Presentationp. 220
Presenting as a Groupp. 222
Chapter 19 - Stuff Happensp. 227
Risks You Can Avoidp. 228
Risks You Can Prepare Forp. 229
Emergenciesp. 232
Disastersp. 233
Serendipityp. 234
Answer Keyp. 239
Tips from the Pros Biosp. 243
Indexp. 247


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