- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (27 Aug. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0273730673
- ISBN-13: 978-0273730675
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.7 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,384,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Brilliant Presentation: What the Best Presenters Know, Do and Say (Brilliant Business) Paperback – 27 Aug 2009
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Brilliant Presentation was picked as the "best of its kind" in Management Today in November '07:
'Hall combines a tool-kit, critical pointers and presentation anecdotes from stars in this excellent book. Well-structured and thoughtfully laid outBrilliant Presentation gives tips for presenters at all levels from novice to expert. Advice includes boosting self-confidence by proclaiming 'I feel totally shameless today.' Rock on!'--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
What does it take to present with impact, confidence and flair?
Brilliant presenting can transform your career, save companies and make things happen. Its a core business skill and if you want to get on, you need to be brilliant at it. How do you do it? Hard work, motivation, practice and, your secret weapon, Brilliant Presentation.
Brilliant Presentation covers every aspect of presenting, from preparation and planning right through to dealing with nerves and mastering the art of presentation performance. Packed full of anecdotes from the most accomplished presenters around, youll find all the tools, tips and encouragement you need to make a sensational presentation.
- Learn the five levels of presentation mastery
- Discover how to make your presentation powerful, colourful and memorable
- Always feel confident and inspired to give it your very best shot
'Hall combines a tool-kit, critical pointers and presentation anecdotes from stars in this excellent book.'
Management Today voted the book the best of its kind
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Top Customer Reviews
There are better books out there.
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience
Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (Voices That Matter)
It will do your presentations (and thereby your career) the world of good.
However, the book does have SOME useful information, if you can get past the pompous style of the author who seems to think that using big words to explain simple concepts makes him sound more intelligent, despite the fact the he advises clarity over complexity as a key part of good presentations.
I found this book quite annoying with very little insightful information worth underlining. The author's style is just all over the place and at times quite boring and pointless to be perfectly honest. He also tells of how he once ate "half an Airwick solid air-freshner in front of an astonished account team to prove how pure and safe it was" "I remember feeling so strongly that there had never been a better bluer loo cleaner" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA What a passionate individual. This book is surreal
While many other books on presentations give advice on how to research an audience and the importance of practice, this one gives really good advice on how to pull together your slide presentation. By nature I am quite a wordy person (ie I write slides that are quite wordy), but this book gives solid advice on how to condense the words down and how to include pictures and images that really bring a presentation to life.
If you are already have done a bit of presenting, then this book is probably the very best book I've come across on how to hone your presentation skills.
I think many people will devour the wealth of information and he rightly steers clear of being an expert in all areas - so he advocates getting voice training for example rather than trying to put vocal techniques into print himself. (That's for the likes of me!)
His mantra is PREPARATION and in this he is thorough as one would expect and of course you need to PRACTISE.
How to use power point is given a large amount of time and the overall feeling is that anyone can improve their skills and indeed how necessary it is to be striving for the next level. As a performer myself I realised how much is aligned to what I do and how much pefromers can offer to the business market.
The author gives good advice but it's a bit dull, it doesn't inspire you to leap up on stage and talk which I think is where it fails. It doesn't excite.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
delivery nxt day what a service . great book and good price Alan Wise BSc (Hons ) PsychPublished on 26 Aug. 2014 by alan wise
I found this book really useful. Some good sound basics for a presentation, but in the end its down to the person involved, however with the basics in place, it certainly helps. Read morePublished on 2 Jan. 2012 by sean61
I've done quite a few presentations, and this book is in my opinion a good collection and summary of the technicalities of doing presentations. Read morePublished on 29 Jun. 2009 by J. Butler
An utter con, do not waste your time buying this pap.It should be renamed a "Guide to Powerpoint Presentations". Read morePublished on 4 Feb. 2009 by A. C. Smith
For years I could do good or very good presentations. Recently, I applied for some jobs where I needed to do a presentation as part of the interview. Every time I got rejected. Read morePublished on 8 Sept. 2008 by K