||Presentation Success: How to Plan, Prepare, and Deliver Effective Presentations
||Janis Fisher Chan
||American Management Association
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No more boring presentations! Presentation Success gives you what it takes to
succeed-spectacularly-when you stand
up to impress an audience.
Packed with easy-to-use worksheets, strategies, and tips, this self-paced course delivers
success. It helps you
overcome "presentation fear" and makes it easy to plan, prepare, and deliver the kind of
presentations that make people
sit up and take notice.
You'll discover the best ways to prepare your opening, write smooth transitions, plan
your Q&A session, and
troubleshoot potential problem areas. You'll learn how to use body language, communicate
clearly, gain and hold
attention, listen effectively, and elicit valuable feedback. Eye opening self-evaluation
exercises enable you to pull the
pieces together and practice the skills you need to be a resounding success. You can use
the handy resource section to
access timely books, web sites, and media tools to continue your learning.
You'll learn how to:
- Evaluate what your audience already knows, needs to know, and wants to know
- Organize information so points are followed and understood as they are presented
- Avoid "overloading" the audience
- Carefully prepare and use visual and other aids
- Reduce and control your anxiety and nervousness
Employ a step-by-step approach to preparing presentations. Master techniques to overcome
obstacles in delivering successful presentations.
About This Course
As one course among many in the American Management Association's curriculum,
Presentation Success: How to Plan, Prepare, and Deliver Effective Presentations
is designed for anyone who needs to develop effective presentation skills.
This course offers an updated, step-by-step approach to planning, preparing,
and delivering presentations to both large and small groups. Practical tools
include a planning worksheet where you'll evaluate your audience, define
your objectives, choose the right format, select and organize information,
and identify where and how to use presentation aids. A preparation worksheet
will lead you through each step of your presentation, from preparing your
opening and writing transitions to planning your questions and answers
(Q&A) and troubleshooting possible problems. You'll learn strategies for
effective delivery, including tips on using body language, communicating and
listening successfully, and obtaining feedback. In-text exercises enable you to
pull the pieces together and practice the skills you need. A comprehensive
resource section and job aids for quick reference round out the course materials.
Janis Fisher Chan is co-founder of Advanced Communications Designs,
Inc., a training company established in 1980 to help people communicate
clearly and work together efficiently. A specialist in training program design,
Ms. Chan has developed and conducted customized classroom and self-study
courses in making effective presentations, professional writing skills, performance
management, project management, managing teams, and other business related topics.
With her business partner, Diane Lutovich, Ms. Chan is the author of
four self-study writing skills books: Professional Writing Skills, Grammar for
Grown-ups, Writing Performance Documentation, and How to Write Reports and
Proposals. Ms. Lutovich and Ms. Chan are also co-authors of Winning Ways,
an innovative classroom program on appraising performance. Ms. Chan
earned her B.A. and M.A. from San Francisco State University and has completed
post-graduate work in organizational psychology. She has been delivering
winning presentations for over 20 years.
The publisher wishes to thank the following people for their review
of the manuscript of this course: Dennis Becker, President of The Speech
Improvement Company, Inc., Brookline, Massachusetts; Terry C. Smith, an
independent consultant in Arnold, Maryland; and Elayne Snyder, a consultant
and founder of Elayne Snyder Speech Consultants, New York, New York.
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