Guide to Presentations
This concise, practical book is written for you if you need to give professional presentations. If giving a presentation makes you nervous, how can you relax? How can you enhance your credibility before, during, and after your presentation? How can you design slides to highlight key data and hold your audience's interest? How can you improve your nonverbal image (gestures, voice, stance, and so forth? How can you make sure your audience remembers the main points of your presentation? How can you become a more persuasive presenter? Like all the books in the Prentice Hall Guides to Advanced Business Communications series, this book is . . . Brief: summarizes key ideas only Practical: offers clear, straightforward tools you can use Reader-friendly: provides easy-to-skim format
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