Nov 122012

Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters (Main/UK), by Jerry Weissman, is a repeat freebie in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble, courtesy of publisher FT Press. Note that the Kindle edition is text only, while the B&N freebie is an Enhanced Edition, which requires a NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet. Both stores have both editions, they’ve just put different ones up as free; previously, B&N’s free edition was the text only edition. The Kindle Edition with Audio/Video is marked down to $2.99.

Book Description
World-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives. Here’s what he’s learned: the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. Weissman does just that: he teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don’t just demonstrate what’s universal about effective human communication: they also reveal powerful ways to solve the specific challenges presenters encounter most often.

This book’s five sections focus on each element of the outstanding contemporary presentation: Content: Mastering the art of telling your story; Graphics: Designing PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly; Delivery skills: How to make actions speak louder than words; Q&A: How to handle tough questions; Integration: How to put it all together.

From clarifying “What’s in it for you?” to crafting better elevator pitches, improving flow to using anecdotes, Presentation in Action is packed with solutions–and packed with inspiration, too!

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