Well Said!

Presentations and Conversations That Get Results

 Well Said!

Author: Darlene Price
Pub Date: August 2012
Print Edition: $21.95
Print ISBN: 9780814417874
Page Count: 256
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417881

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Do presentations make you anxious? Do you wish you could deliver your message in a truly confident and more persuasive way?

For most people, presentations are one of the most difficult parts of their job. Whether it’s speaking to a roomful of people, explaining your budget to the CEO, pitching to a potential client, leading a departmental meeting, or presenting remotely via the Internet, otherwise effective and valuable employees struggle to drive home their message and persuade their audience. Even experienced presenters can fall flat on their faces when the stakes are high.

Rambling, nervousness, excessive detail, over reliance on slides, lack of focus on the audience: These are all common problems —and all easily corrected with Well Said!, the complete how-to-do-it guide to delivering targeted, memorable presentations that get results in every business situation.

The key to truly great presentations is to understand your audience’s point of view and to tell them what’s in it for them. Well Said! helps you make this crucial audience assessment, then carefully analyzes the mechanics of stellar presentations. Packed with tried-and-true tips, tricks, and techniques based on the author’s extensive experience, industry research, and client surveys, the book shows you how to:

• Stop worrying about perfecting your presentation and start connecting with your audience

• Organize your presentation with persuasive logic and an effective structure

• Ensure a dynamic, confident delivery every time

• Engage and involve your audience to make your message meaningful and memorable

• Use PowerPoint more effectively to rein­force your message and optimize impact

• Manage nervousness and create a great first impression

• Cultivate a variety of image enhancers that will subtly lend power to your presentation—and much more

Being able to confidently address a group of decision makers and positively influence their thinking is a sure path to promotion and success, but it’s a stumbling block for many. Believe it or not, you can become comfort­able —even enthusiastic—about presenting your­self and your message with clarity, credibility, and confidence by following the expert guidelines in Well Said!

Darlene Price is the president and founder of Well Said, Inc., a training and consulting company specializing in high-impact presentations and effective communication. Darlene has presented to thousands of audiences across six continents and coached the chief officers and senior executives in more than half the Fortune 100 companies. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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