Presentation Magic!: Achieving Outstanding Business Presentations Using the Rules of Magic Paperback – 15 May 2011
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Part practical guide, part business book and part personal anecdote, this is a unique book and one which I would recommend to anybody whose role requires presentation. Anyone who has ever been bored to death putting together yet another identikit PowerPoint presentation (sound familiar?) NEEDS this book.
What's fascinating about the book is the way it dips in and out of psychology (the principles of magic being ultimately about reading people) and anecdote, and Fitzherbert is as at home talking about ways to gain conviction and be oneself within a presentation, as he is discussing the technical details. Did you know, for example, about the "Six Rule"?
The appendix is particularly useful with top tips and flow chart that provide a quick sense-check ahead of a key presentation.
As I read the advice on avoiding overstressing,about never switching to autopilot amd about gaining the audience's attention and breaking their "pattern" I thought this was an usually useful book. It's also systematically and helpfully laid out.
It's the best book on presenting I've read, full of good and practical ideas. Here's my favourite:"a smile on your face can be heard in your voice."
I bought it ahead of doing my first ever proper business presentation. The presentation went well and I think the advice in the book helped, particularly in terms of presentation, cutting slides and getting the audience to come to the 'right' conclusion (i.e. the one I wanted them to) on their own.
Don't read in bed though, as if you're planning a presentation your brain will start going with new ideas from the book (on how to make your presentation better) and you won't be able to sleep...
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