This book will protect your audiences from the following disorders:
· Death by PowerPoint
· Compulsive fidgeting
· Losing-the-Will-to-Live Syndrome
Nearly all of us have to pitch or present our ideas, whether in a formal setting like a theatre, at a company conference, in a classroom or even selling a concept one-to-one to our boss.
In Rock your Presentation, Nigel Barlow, a professional keynote speaker and creative coach to many of the world's most famous organisations, gives you inspiring insights and practical techniques to 'rock up' your presentation or speech.
Many of these tips come from exploring what makes great music so moving and impactful, and are easy to apply to make your own talks more dynamic and memorable. Try changing your key for different emotional impact; come up with a stronger chorus and an exciting climax; create your speaker's rider; be a protest singer to unleash your passion; and learn when and how to go unplugged to touch your audience.
Whether you want to create a whole new presentation or tune up a tired old one, Rock Your Presentation will give you plenty of fresh ideas.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
About the author i
Introduction: Why 'Rock'? 1
Part I Making Your Material Rock
1 Your Three-Minute Song: Use a novel structure to make your talk more exciting, engaging and memorable 15
2 Set The Stage: Create a speaker's 'rider' ? preparing your environment and audience 46
3 The Power Chords of Speaking: Write stories, word pictures and lyrics that illuminate your message 71
Part II Rocking Your Audience
4 Sound and Vision ? A Punk Guide to Life by PowerPoint: Experience a vocal and visual tune-up that avoids death by PowerPoint 101
5 Perform: Understand the physical side of stagecraft-using your passion and your imperfections 131
6 Rock The Crowd: Create interaction, getting the listeners? voices and minds into the room 158
7 Rock Your Pitch Up: A top ten of essential methods to grab attention 180
Part III Achieving Mastery in Speaking
8 Get Experienced ? Learning from the Masters: Explore what it means to develop your craft as a speaker 201
9 The Zen of Presenting: Tune in to your audience… 220
Sleeve Notes 230
Coaching, books and resources