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  • Image of SmartTips: How To Control Q&A Sessions
    Image of SmartTips: How To Control Q&A Sessions

    After delivering a great speech, don't let a bad set of questions afterward bring it down. Use this SmartTips video to help you to maintain control of your Q&A sessions by anticipating the types of questions you will be asked and knowing how to respond.

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  • Image of The Art of Explanation
    Image of The Art of Explanation

    Making Your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand

    by Lee LeFever

    You've done the hard work. Your product or service works beautifully — but something is missing. People just don't see the big idea — and it's keeping you from being successful. Your idea has an explanation problem. The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanation skills and start solving explanation problems. In this summary, author Lee LeFever provides a guide to helping audiences fall in love with your ideas...

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  • Image of Speaking as a Leader
    Image of Speaking as a Leader

    How to Lead Every Time You Speak — From Boardrooms to Meeting Rooms, From Town Halls to Phone Calls

    by Judith Humphrey

    Whether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of a thousand, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well — in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of...

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  • Image of Speed Review: Presentations in Action
    Image of Speed Review: Presentations in Action

    80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters

    by Jerry Weissman

    FT Press, 224 pages

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  • Image of Resonate
    Image of Resonate

    Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

    by Nancy Duarte

    In this executive book summary of Nancy Duarte's bestselling book Resonate, you will learn how to transform any presentation into an engaging journey by leveraging techniques normally reserved for cinema and literature. You will discover how to understand your audience, create persuasive content and elicit a groundswell response.

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  • Image of The Power Presenter
    Image of The Power Presenter

    Technique, Style, and Strategy from America’s Top Speaking Coach

    by Jerry Weissman

    Jerry Weissman is the presentations coach to Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and many of America's top executives, including founding Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, Intuit founder Scott Cook, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings, and many others. Now America's top coach reveals the same powerful strategies he teaches to CEOs in expensive private sessions. Learn why your body language and voice are more important than your words, how to present with poise and confidence naturally, and how to connect with...

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  • Image of The How of Wow
    Image of The How of Wow

    A Guide to Giving a Speech That Will Positively Blow 'Em Away

    by Tony Carlson

    Communications expert Tony Carlson knows what it takes to electrify audiences and make a lasting impact. In The How of Wow, he shares tips on getting attention, empathy and respect from audiences; developing a bigger and better stage presence; and making every speech a memorable and powerful experience for you and your audience alike. Giving speeches is a great way to get recognized and build your personal brand. Tony Carlson helps you gain and enhance your reputation as a public speake

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  • Image of Presenting to Win
    Image of Presenting to Win

    The Art of Telling Your Story

    by Jerry Weissman

    Weissman, a former television producer and veteran of major Initial Public Offering presentations, shows what it takes to connect successfully with your audience. For example, Weissman offers 16 options for logically structuring your presentations.

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    Image of Voice Power

    Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention

    by Renee Grant-Williams

    While everyone has a voice, not every voice is one that gets attention — a personal weakness often overlooked. The concept of “dressing for success” — creating the right appearance — is second nature by now. However, most people are unaware that their voices account for one-third of the total impression they make on others (the other factors are appearance and message). In this summary, Renee Grant-Williams, who has worked with U.S. senators, business executives and sales professionals, as well

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