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11 Deadly Presentation Sins:

A Path to Redemption for Public Speakers, PowerPoint Users and Anyone Who Has to Get Up and Talk in Front of an Audience


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Rob Biesenbach


ISBN 978-0991081417
Format Paperback
Publisher Eastlawn Media
Published January 2014


About the Book

"We've all committed the 11 deadly presentation sins on the way up in our careers. This insightful book will help make sure that your way up doesn't become the way down!"
- Dr. Nick Morgan, author of Give Your Speech, Change the World

11 Deadly Presentation Sins is the perfect book for public speakers, business presenters, PowerPoint users and anyone who has to get up and talk in front of an audience. 

Few skills are more important in business or in life than the ability to present your ideas in clear and compelling terms. A solid presentation can help you:


* Close a sale with a customer
* Earn a raise

* Get a job
* Boost your reputation in the marketplace
* And much more ... 

Escape From PowerPoint Hell

Yet most people are not very good presenters. They put their audiences through a veritable hell on earth with a multitude of sins, from listless delivery to lackluster content, from meandering stories to mundane

11 Deadly Presentation Sins offers a path to redemption for public speakers, PowerPoint users and anyone who has to get up and speak in front of an audience.

More Than 100 Practical Tips

This fun, practical guide is packed with more than 100 indispensable tips you can use right away in your next presentation to help you:

* Analyze your audience's needs and concerns in order to better connect with them
* Open with a bang instead of a whimper
* Focus and structure your content
*Find, shape and tell stories that command attention
* Tap into emotion to win hearts and change minds
* Create beautiful, compelling visuals to support your words
* Deliver a truly energetic performance
* Promote interaction and conversation to keep people engaged
* Make the most of body language to reinforce your message
* Plan and prepare for any contingency
* Finish strong

Did We Mention Fun? 

11 Deadly Presentation Sins combines lessons from the worlds of business and entertainment to help you give the performance of their life. You'll learn from Seth Godin and Star Trek, Romeo & Juliet and Ricky Gervais, Steve Jobs and Saturday Night Live.

Whether you're talking to colleagues, customers or the community, in a boardroom, ballroom or church basement, you'll come away with the confidence and skills you need when all eyes are on you. 


My review

Want to avoid killing your audiences with boredom?  Are you killing your career, your business, your chances of winning that pitch with murderous presentations?    Sin no more.  Resurrect your speaking success with Rob Biesenbach's new book.

Rob brings skills as an actor, a speaker and a PR pro to this book; and not just skills but the entertaining, engaging communication style that made him a success there.

If you want to build your own success as a speaker, use this book.  I don't like books that tell you what NOT to do, and I feared that "deadly presentation sins"  might do just that.  I was mistaken, and happily so.  The book is incredibly positive and encouraging.  Rob provides the theory and the fundamentals of presentation success from energy to engagement, from storytelling to structure, from focus to visuals and much, much more.

I enjoyed his conversational style, his humour and his turn of phrase.  Especially I enjoyed his humility.  These all add up to an encouraging, easy read.  He uses examples from other experts.  He also uses copious examples from his own experience, so I felt that this was guidance from an expert.  More importantly, though, these examples give Rob's readers a multitude of practical ways to implement the strategies he has listed.  This is what takes the book beyond being just another basic read about presentation skills.

Implement the guidance here and yes you will stand out - confident, comfortable and more engaging. 

Take the path to redemption!

About the Author

Rob Biesenbach is an independent corporate communications pro, actor, author and speaker. He is a former VP at Ogilvy PR Worldwide and press secretary to the Ohio Attorney General, and has written hundreds of speeches for CEOs and other executives. He is also a Second City trained actor who has appeared in more than 150 stage, commercial and film productions in the past decade.Rob brings these two worlds together in his presentations, workshops and books, helping people communicate more successfully in the workplace, the
marketplace, and their everyday lives
His first book, Act Like You Mean Business: Essential Communication Lessons from Stage and Screen, was published in 2011 by Brigantine Media.






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