PowerSpeak shows you how to engage, stimulate, and maintain an audience's attention. This book focuses on the elements of speaking effectively from a design and a delivery perspective. Dorothy Leeds, rated by Dun's Business Month as one of the top motivational speakers in the country, isolates these essential elements to assure that any speaker can gain and keep the audience's attention. She focuses on the trouble spots of any presentation and the six major faults speakers make.
This book also includes tips and strategies for the following:
o Breaking the fear barrier.
o Ten steps that guarantee a complete presentation.
o How to avoid weak, passive language and make humor your ally.
o Voice and speech exercises.
o How to handle the Q & A portion of a presentation.
o How to develop your own style and project positive body language.
o How to incorporate (or not incorporate) new technology into presentations.
First published by Prentice-Hall in 1988, the original PowerSpeak sold over 35,000 copies. Since then, the need to communicate well one-on-one and to groups, in person and via video- or tele-conference, has become more important for business people in all sectors, levels and industries. In addition to the tried and tested methods and techniques in the original version, The New PowerSpeak includes new information on visual aids and handling the Q&A section of a presentation, new chapters on tele- and video-conferencing, plus moderating panels and facilitating meetings, how to incorporate (or not incorporate) new technology into presentations, and how to apply the PowerSpeak principles to one-on-one communication and voice mail.
The New PowerSpeak will teach readers how to - Overcome the six major speaking faults - Handle the media like a professional - Use power language to deliver the message - Harness the power of humour - Develop a unique delivery style Whether you are at the top of your profession, a manager on the rise or an aggressive salesperson trying to get an edge on your competitors, with The New PowerSpeak system you will develop the poise, add the polish, gain the confidence and demonstrate the excellence that today's business world demands. But most important of all, when you speak, people will listen!