A Useful Guide to Presentations That Rock!

Author: Stephanie Philp
ISBN: 978-1-909025-17-2


These days, presentation skills are an extremely important part of life. It doesn't matter what your role, if you want to get ahead, you'd better be able to present. The problem is that any fool can put together a PowerPoint or Keynote Presentation - and many do!

If you want to influence people, you can't just throw a bunch of words or bullet points up on a screen and expect to wow everyone with your presentation. You can't just talk at them either. You need a presentation that engages your audience: that has good visuals, a few key words, a presenter who is confident and passionate, and a way of involving your audience. Only then will you have presentation that truly rocks.

What the Useful Guide includes:

The Guide takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a presentation that rocks:

  • Defining the outcome of your presentation
  • Achieving sequence and flow in your presentation with storyboarding
  • Incorporating answers to the questions your audience wants to ask
  • Engaging your audience with activities relevant to your presentation
  • Understanding the importance of slide design
  • Using templates, fonts, colour and layout creatively and coherently
  • Carefully selecting and using images to enhance your presentation
  • Knowing how many words to use on each slide
  • Including white space and invisible lines in your slides - and understanding why they are important
  • Avoiding distracting the audience with 'cool' special effects
  • Using checklists and summaries to ensure you've got everything covered
  • Effectively rehearsing your presentation to improve confidence - and iron out any presentation glitches
  • Avoid presentation anxiety and nervousness and present with confidence and clarity

  • Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Prevent your audience feeling overwhelmed and searching for the nearest exit
  • Identify three things that are critical to a successful presentation
  • Keep your presentation under control and avoid the dreaded, 'death by bullet point'
  • Develop a simple structure for your presentation that can be used time and time again
  • Answer key questions - before people even think to ask them
  • Take control of nerves, so you feel completely confident and in control

  • About the Author

    Stephanie Philp is the Director and Head Consultant at MetaMorphosis Ltd. She is a writer, Master Coach and Mentor. As an internationally recognised NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), mBIT (Multiple Brain Integration Techniques) Trainer and in her private coaching practice Stephanie is focused on leading and supporting people to develop more potential.

    Stephanie has had her own private practice since 1994 and is based in beautiful Raglan on the wild, west coast of New Zealand's North Island, from where she consults worldwide.

    She is the also the author of...

  • A Useful Guide to Personal Development
  • A Useful Guide to Being Influential
  • A Useful Guide to Being Resilient
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