The Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up and Own the Room

The Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up and Own the Room

Timothy J. Koegel

Language: English

Pages: 188

ISBN: 1929774443

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Revised and Expanded Edition

It's often reported that the number one fear among American adults is public speaking. But in today's competitive business world, effective communication is a crucial skill, and the cost of being less than effective is quite high. From the White House to boardrooms worldwide, Tim Koegel has strengthened presentations, media relations and communications skills of CEOs and world leaders alike with his renowned coaching abilities. His new book, The Exceptional Presenter, lays out his techniques in a format perfectly suited to today's busy world.

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presentation? Fast forward to today. Add to your tool box the use of memory sticks, Web-based conferencing, interactive whiteboards, Internet access, streaming media, and wireless connections. The bulb is the least of your worries. All of these new tools can add impact to a presentation. They can also increase the risk of a technology failure. It used to be that you would load up your car for a presentation with your computer, a couple of easels, some markers and a handout. It’s getting to the

built to stand that way. Your wrists, arms and shoulder muscles are relaxed. You look relaxed even when you are nervous. When you are not using your hands to gesture, keep them at your sides. THE MOST COMMON PRESENTATION POSTURE: T-REX The most common posture presenters assume is what I call the T-Rex position. Picture a Tyrannosaurus Rex with those tiny arms dangling in front of its massive body. The arms don’t appear to have a purpose. They just hang there. Presenters frequently assume the

them a question and wait for a response. Use the phrase, “Write this down” followed by a list. Use props: maps, flipcharts, dry erase boards, products, drawings. Set them in various locations in the room. Use these tools to create movement and energy. Use an outline that requires the audience to fill in the blanks. Distance—get to your feet in order to get closer to the audience. It is difficult to ignore someone who is squared up to you, looking you straight in the eye. **Be alert not to violate

never be totally prepared for every question, but we can anticipate questions and practice our responses to those questions. By maintaining your composure, you are able to think clearly and respond appropriately. If you lose your cool, you will most likely lose credibility with the audience. It is critical during Q&A that your non-verbal skills are strong and second nature. Our natural response to pressure is to move away from the source of pressure. Maintain a “move forward” attitude during

aware before proceeding?” “Jill, since we last spoke, have any of your objectives changed?” I have seen presenters deliver entire proposals without once stopping to make sure that their understanding of the situation was still accurate. Only after the proposal did they find out that a critical piece of information had changed and their solutions were no longer relevant. The earlier you ask about changes, the easier it is to adjust your presentation accordingly. 4. End

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