This In Easy Steps Complete Set comprises of three titles, selected to help you to plan and complete your project successfully. And then deliver it to your colleagues, managers, staff, or even to a large audience at a conference.
All three books are written by masters in project management and successful presentations. Here they use the proven In Easy Steps format to pass on their skills:
1. Project Management in Easy Steps
Successful project management is not rocket science but is based on two elements: sound common sense and proven methods and processes. This book covers both and deals with successful project management in a way that is easy to follow for novice project managers while still providing a valuable source of inspiration for the more experienced.
It covers a well-proven approach to risk management, together with valuable insights on how to plan, lead, organise and control a project.
The book takes the reader through the typical project stages with helpful lists of applicable tasks and deliverables. This effectively provides a blueprint for planning an entire project.
2.Giving Great Presentations in Easy Steps
When was the last time you attended a presentation and thought "That was fantastic! I really enjoyed listening to the speaker and learned something today"? It doesn't happen often enough, because most people who present give mediocre talks at best. But it shouldn't be like this.
Presenting information or data, whether it be one on one to your boss, or at an international conference to an audience of thousands, is very much part of modern business and academic life. But such occasions are feared by most people, and even people who are outwardly confident in their work can fall apart at the podium and give the most mediocre presentations simply through anxiety, nervousness and lack of preparation.
We have all watched great presenters in action and envied their talent for public speaking wishing we could do the same. What most people fail to realise is that these awe-inspiring presentation gurus suffer stage fright too but have overcome this through a variety of methods which are explored in this book. Central to their performance is a solid preparation for the event. Every slide has been designed with one aim in mind -- to enhance their talk and emphasise their key messages. They have done their homework, put together a presentation with a clear beginning, middle and end, and have not tried to dazzle the audience with fancy irrelevant graphics and gimmicky effects. The best presenters will use fairly simple slides which serve to complement the spoken presentation.
However, such techniques are not innate but are learned, and this book aims to show you that with effective preparation and good audiovisual aids your key messages will be presented with clarity. By keeping to time and answering questions smoothly, you can give an above-average presentation which will be memorable for the audience.
3. Public Speaking in Easy Steps
Ever been asked to speak in public? Does the thought of it send your pulse racing and your stomach through the floor?
Public Speaking In Easy Steps guides you through every step of the way - from planning, practice and props through relaxation techniques and tried & tested tips on the day itself.
This straight forward guide will give you the confidence to speak to any audience, at weddings and funerals, impromptu office meetings or an international conference of thousands. With its practical, easy-to-follow system, learn how to conquer your fears and make your speech truly memorable. Who knows, you might even enjoy it...