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SMU-X Survival Toolkit: Making Impactful Presentations
This guide provides useful information and links to resources on SMU-X.
Delivering effective and powerful presentations is critical to your SMU-X project success. It's about making an impact that influences your audience to buy-in to your ideas. The following resources provide some insights on how to deliver impactful presentations for your projects.
Discover how much you can and cannot tell about a person just from their voice and speech patterns. How fast you talk, how much you say, and how long you wait to respond all send messages about the message you are about to convey.
As an experienced pitch and TedX speech coach, David shares his insights on how to pitch and get your ideas heard. According to four principles, his 'Open, three, close' Model and The Pitch Canvas, he explains how to get your audience to engage with your story.
Learn the how with humor and persistence, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the hidden but influential world of brand marketing on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship.
Presentations expert David JP Phillips shares key neurological findings on storytelling and with the help of his own stories induces in us the release of four neurotransmitters of his choice. Find out why is storytelling so powerful, and how we can use it to our advantage?
Brilliant Pitch by Shaun VargaIn business, there is a moment when everyone has to make a pitch; it might be your own personal OK Corral, when the consequences of failure are too painful to even contemplate, but it will always be an occasion where the outcome really matters. Brilliant Pitchnbsp;will equip people to tackle pitch situations (however tough), improve their own skills and, importantly, leave them enthused about the idea of pitching and looking forward to the next one. It will do so first by outlining how to approach any pitch, then how to tailor the approach in different situations. There are secrets from the masters. There are pitch stories.nbsp;(Such as the agency which pitched to British Rail, and deliberately kept them waiting in reception for an hour, with bad refreshments and no explanation for the delay#133;) The book brings the process to life, rather than simply listing things to do. It shows readers how they, too, can become great at pitching. nbsp;Brilliant outcomes: It eliminates the possibility of doing a 'bad' pitch It will helpnbsp;readers get the content and preparation spot on by focusing on the needs of the audience. It will helpnbsp;give readers tons of confidence so they#146;ll not only deliver brilliant pitches, but they#146;ll be eager to pitch time and time again.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;
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Publication Date: 2009-12-07
Pitch Perfect by Bill McGowanMedia guru and Emmy Award-winning correspondent Bill McGowan--coach to some of the biggest names in business and entertainment, including Eli Manning, Kelly Clarkson, Jack Welch, Thomas Keller and Kenneth Cole teaches you how to get your message across and get what you want with pitch perfect communication. He is also a trusted advisor in the C-suites of tech companies like, Facebook, Spotify, AirBnB, Dropbox and Salesforce.com. Saying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, getting a promotion, or getting a pink slip. It's essential to be pitch perfect--to get the right message across to the right person at the right time. In Pitch Perfect, Bill McGowan shows you how to craft the right message and deliver it using the right language--both verbal and nonverbal. Pitch Perfect teaches you how to overcome common communication pitfalls using McGowan's simple Principles of Persuasion, which are highly effective and easy to learn, implement, and master. With Pitch Perfect you can harness the power of persuasion and have people not only listening closely to your every word but also remembering you long after you've left the room.
Call Number: Li Ka Shing Library Books Level 3 HF5718.22 .M336 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
The Complete Guide to Business School Presenting by Stanley K. Ridgley'The Complete Guide to Business School Presenting: What your professors don't tell you... What you absolutely must know' reveals the secret expectations harbored by business school professors when viewing presented material. Designed to offer a competitive advantage to anyone interested in a career in business, this award-winning guide offers a truly unique means of developing powerful presentation skills. It identifies seven verities of speaking that form the bedrock of superior presenting in the twenty-first century, and which imbue any speaker with power, energy and confidence: stance, voice, gesture, expression, movement, appearance and passion. These principles, when studied and applied, can form the foundation of a vast improvement, operating by correlating directly with the inherent values of corporate America.
Call Number: This is an E-Book.
Publication Date: 2012-10-10
The Introverted Presenter by Richard TierneyThe introvert is a personality type that draws energy from the outside inward. According to standard personality testing assessments, most people are introverts and no group is more introverted than technical professionals. Introverts are congenitally programmed to recoil from the prospect of public speaking with fear and loathing, yet making presentations to expert and non-expert audiences is an inescapable requirement for career advancement in any technical field. Presentation coach Richard Tierney rides to the rescue of fellow introverts in the IT and engineering sectors with The Introverted Presenter--his fail-safe guide to delivering competent presentations, no matter how unsuited by nature you might be to the performing arts. This short book lays out the complete process guaranteed to raise you from a debilitating state of terror and aversion to a comfortable place of clarity, calm, and competence--perhaps even brilliance, if you can train yourself to convert the free energy of your fear into controlled performance. Tierney repeatedly warns his introvert readers that they risk presentation fiasco if they skip, skimp, or change the order of any of the ten steps he prescribes for thoroughly and efficiently preparing their presentations. The surefire sequence of steps for The Introverted Presenter begins with defining your presentation's audience and objective. The next step is to write the script of your speech in stages, constructing it on the basis of proven structural rules, cognitive laws, and dramatic tricks. Then you incrementally refine and tighten your script by delivering it iteratively, first in front of a mirror and then in front of increasingly critical test audiences, progressing from your cat to your boss. When you have a well-constructed and sound-tested script in hand and only then, you may create some slides to graft into your script in support of your opening action call and your concluding takeaways, which you commit to memory. Your slides should be limited to the smallest number possible (even zero) and the fewest possible words.