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Craft and deliver outstanding presentations, speeches, demos, and more! Learn how, from the world's #1 presentation coach, Jerry Weissman -- and the experiences of dozens of the world's legendary persuaders! This book distills 75 best practices and techniques Weissman has developed through more than 20 years coaching executives on their highest-stakes presentations. In "WiCraft and deliver outstanding presentations, speeches, demos, and more! Learn how, from the world's #1 presentation coach, Jerry Weissman -- and the experiences of dozens of the world's legendary persuaders! This book distills 75 best practices and techniques Weissman has developed through more than 20 years coaching executives on their highest-stakes presentations. In "Winning Strategies for Power Presentations," Weissman identifies the elements of a great presentation, offering powerful new insights into contents, graphics, delivery, Q-and-A sessions, and much more. Weissman illuminates every technique with a compelling case study, drawing on the positive and negative experiences of communicators ranging from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, Jon Stewart to venture capitalist John Doerr, Stephen King to Mark Twain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. For the first time, he specifically and thoroughly addresses the unique challenges of making persuasive political presentations and speeches. This book also includes brand-new advice on a wide spectrum of "special presentation" issues, ranging from developing a richer public speaking voice to delivering scripted speeches, interviewing like a TV anchorperson to demonstrating products more successfully. "For everyone who must speak and present more effectively in public: executives, managers, professional speakers, business leaders, project leaders, sales personnel, instructors, students, and many others."...

Title : Winning Strategies for Power Presentations: Jerry Weissman Delivers Lessons from the World's Best Presenters
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Number of Pages : 245 Pages
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Winning Strategies for Power Presentations: Jerry Weissman Delivers Lessons from the World's Best Presenters Reviews

  • Jon Cardwell
    2019-04-25 04:50

    MASTER COMMUNICATOR COMMUNICATES MASTERING COMMUNICATIONIf the title of my review sounds like something forged straight from the operations manual of the Department of Redundancy Department, then you're right. It's definitely redundant, because communication mastery is redundant and repetitious and responsive to changing needs, situations and circumstances.If you're looking for a step-by-step guide to show you how to form a presentation from beginning to end, then Jerry Weissman's book, Winning Strategies for Power Presentations, is definitely not the book for you. The title actually hints of that, but the subtitle makes it a little clearer in case there's doubt: "Jerry Weissman Delivers Lessons from the World's Best Presenters."As I am both a preacher and a writer, I recognize that I have not arrived at communicating as efficiently and as effectively I would like. We all should realize that no descendant of fallen Adam can communicate perfectly. We can, however, glean the lessons of others who have grown in the art of communication and presentation.Weissman's book contains seventy-five short chapters, contained within five parts, which present illustrations of various elements of communication. I know that I'm using the word communication rather than presentation much more often, but that's one of the wonderful things about Winning Strategies: it is not merely for power presentations, nor is it only for salesmen, pitchmen or presenters. Winning Strategies for Power Presentations are for communicators of every ilk and kind. This is a book for the writer, the preacher, the speaker, the lecturer, the teacher at large. Its lessons and illustrations are thought-provoking for those who are already engaged on the battlefield of communication and understanding; for those who must sharpen their weapons of words and wield them effortlessly and effectively through the enemies of dull wit and opinionated obstinacy in order to raise a victor's flag high atop heart's keep in the castle of Mansoul.As a Baptist pastor and a preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I was able to easily see the principles presented by Jerry Weissman as those principles that parallel Biblical truth; and with that, there is rather an interesting homiletic course for the knowledgeable Bible student. I would actually be interested in writing a parallel version, which focuses upon pulpit preaching.Now, can I rave about Mr. Weissman's effective communication style in communicating to us powerful communication? Yes. His book for that, is a very effective tool, not only in the illustrations, but also in the way he presents his points. For example, in Chapter 15, "From Bogart to Gingrich," he conveys the idea of the passive voice by using the conversation in the movie classic, Casablanca, between actors Humphrey Bogart and Claude Raines:Captain Renault: What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.Rick: I was misinformed.Memory often works best with association, especially with ideas and concepts. A concept, such as the understanding of the passive voice in communication will, for me, be forever associated with this dialogue excerpt from Casablanca.If you are any kind of communicator at all, Weissman's latest book is not a read-it-and-remember-it book that you get through once and place on the shelf of your library to gather dust among the titles that garner for our self-esteem badges of intellectual honor and achievement: "Yup, read that one." This is a book that I will put on the shelf above my desk as a ready reference. It will be an annual read as I grow as a communicator. Although it may not be a spiritual classic like some of my favorite Spurgeon volumes or The Pilgrim's Progress that I find myself reading a couple times a year (because Bunyan's classic IS that good); nevertheless, Jerry Weissman's fourth book will sit on that shelf alongside those noble volumes and magnificent favorites of mine.Again, if I may indulge a little redundancy-- although the beginner in speech class will glean something, even many great and wonderful things from this book, it will be best received and enjoyed by those who are already engaged in some aspect of communication. The sharp will be honed more finely and those who shine will be polished more brightly.Even if you find that you only have the time to read the first 76 pages, it will be well worth its purchase (in my humble opinion), especially for anyone having to communicate on a professional or casual basis.

  • Alain Burrese
    2019-05-01 02:03

    If you give presentations, Jerry Weissman's “Winning Strategies for Power Presentations” is a must read book full of lessons to ensure your presentations are fascinating, attention-getting, and enthralling. You'll never lose people's attention or put an audience asleep when using the principles and strategies that Weissman shares on giving power presentations.The book contains 75 lessons that you can read cover to cover, or simply read one at a time to gain wisdom in a specific area of your speaking. These lessons, or nuggets of speaking wisdom, are each two to six pages long, and share some extremely powerful strategies to improve your presentations. Besides Weissman's over 20 years of coaching those who speak in public, this book contains wisdom from some of the world's greatest speakers. These include: Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Sir Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Humphrey Bogart, Aristotle, Stephen King, Vinod Khosla, John Irving, George Bernard Shaw, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Rose, Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Carson, Cicero, and many more...The 75 lessons based on these speaking masters deliver priceless practical insights for any speaker. Examples from Jon Stewart to venture capitalist John Doerr, Stephen R. Covey to Mark Twain, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Woody Allen all condensed to bite-sized techniques that can be easily applied to different public speaking. The lessons are divided into five main sections of the book. These are: Section I - Content: The Art of Telling Your Story; Section II – Graphics: How to Design PowerPoint Slides Effectively; Section III – Delivery Skills: Actions Speak Louder Than Words; Section IV – How to Handle Tough Questions; and Section V – Special Presentations. Regardless if you are a beginning speaker or a seasoned professional, this book, and its 75 best practices from the world's best persuaders, contains information, strategies and tips to help you become the best presenter you can be. Incorporating the advice in this book will undoubtedly improve any presentation.Ad an added benefit, this book was enjoyable and interesting to read. The examples from so many powerful presenters kept my interest. It's not another “boring book on speaking...” So don't confuse this with your college speaking 101 text. This book will be helpful to anyone giving a speech or presentation. If you do so frequently, you'll find yourself turning to this book often to constantly improver your performances. “Winning Strategies for Power Presentations” by Jerry Weissman is a book I strongly recommend for anyone giving speeches or presentations. Keep it on your shelf and use it frequently.