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
"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
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
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
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
* 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.
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.
guidance here and yes you will stand out -
confident, comfortable and more engaging.
Take the path to
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
these two worlds together in his presentations, workshops
and books, helping people communicate more successfully in 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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