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Whether you’re dealing with one person or one thousand, theability to transmit ideas in a coherent and compelling fashion isone of the most important skills you can ever develop. Want toimpress your colleagues? Convince your clients? Prove your point?The key to success is what you say. To get what you want in life,you have to present yourself forcefully, credibly, andconvincingly.

If you need to land that big consulting job or launch a newinitiative at the office, knowing how to present your case is halfthe battle. Luckily, Presentations For Dummies shows you theway. It gives you all the tools and tips you need to make yourpresentations flawless and effective, including proven adviceon:

  • Relating to your audience
  • Overcoming stage fright
  • Adding flare with personal stories
  • Using humor to loosen up the crowd
  • Making your point with visual aids

From getting prepared to dealing with unexpected problems whileyou’re the focus of attention, this handy guide coverseverything you need to make all your presentations flawless.You’ll learn how to create fantastic, effective visual aidsthat make your point with passion, and a whole lot more:

  • Gathering sources and compiling data
  • Organizing your ideas
  • Improving your timing for maximum impact
  • Using your pre-presentation nerves as an asset
  • Choosing the perfect word in every instance
  • Crafting an introduction, conclusion, and transitions
  • Using PowerPoint to make your point
  • Understanding what body language says about you
  • Simple tricks for every situation

Written by consultant, humorist, and professional speakerMalcolm Kushner, Presentations For Dummies tells youeverything you need to know — and do — to get it rightfrom the start. But be careful, this powerful resource could makeyour presentations so good that you might have to give more ofthem.

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