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Killer Presentation Skills [Kindle Edition]

Mr. J. Douglas Jefferys
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Book Description

A contrarian approach to the art of public speaking that has nevertheless been used by the world's greatest speakers going back to Cato.

Regardless of how you perceive your abilities as a presenter, chances are you engage in the same counter-productive actions and beliefs as 95% of all public speakers today. Actions and beliefs you acquired long ago, and that have worked against you and your audiences ever since. But have you ever wondered how some speakers stand out from all the rest?

The truth is, great speakers are not born, they're trained. Trained in a set of simple physical behaviors known in the speaking business as "The Skills." Doug Jefferys' firm,, has been training professionals from all walks of life in The Skills for over 15 years, and is now making this career-changing knowledge available to you in this entertaining and engaging text format.

The book is filled with links to videos of famous great speakers and original animations that bring the learning alive. In the back are appendices of transcripts of great speeches broken down, line by line, into the exact cadence of the speaker's original delivery.

No self-hypnosis, no fuzzy neuro-reprogramming, no reliance on "positive thinking" exercises that fail at the worst time. The unique training process that takes you from a speaking zero to a speaking hero is available to anyone who chooses to learn the technique and run with it.

Early praise for Killer Presentation Skills:

“I'm a tough critic – especially when it comes to compet-itors – but Killer Presentation Skills is right on the mark. This is an excellent book for everyone who wants to take their presentation skills to the next level.”

- Karen Friedman | Karen Friedman Enterprises
Author of Shut Up and Say Something: Business Communication Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Influence Listeners

“Most courtroom litigators make it all the way through college and law school without ever learning how to effectively speak to a group. I’m here to say that the client whose representation has not read this book has a fool for a lawyer!”

-Suzanne Bender, ESQ.
Noted Philadelphia area Attorney

“In our business, presentations are all we do. And we have to do them right, because we’re basically asking our prospects to trust us with their life savings. Over the years our firm has brought in numerous presentation “experts”, but no method that we’ve ever seen comes close to Mr. Jefferys’ program for creating an atmosphere of both comfort and complete trust for our audiences.”

-James Gallagher, CLTC
Creative Financial Group

“Whether you’ve been speaking for years or just starting out – you need to learn “The Skills.” This book explains what you’ve been doing wrong and more importantly, how to change those behaviors for good. Your audiences will thank you.”

-Julie Terberg - Principal and Creative Director
Terberg Design LLC

"I speak to very large crowds - a thousand or more. I’ve had a pretty good reputation in my field for many years, but not so much as a great speaker. As Jefferys makes clear, speaking well is about acquiring certain behaviors, something anyone can do, and not about being born with a given talent. Now I’m known not for just for my expertise, but for my ability to grab and hold an audience. When I speak, people listen. I absolutely love what I do!”

-Geoffrey Katzenberg, MD

Product Details

  • File Size: 889 KB
  • Print Length: 199 pages
  • Publisher:; First edition (October 17, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006RLTT26
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #914,985 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love my download April 26, 2013
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'Killer presentation skills' was a dream come true for me. I have always wanted to be able to stand up in front of an audience any deliver a speech that would move my audience to action. I have finally found the help and tool I needed. Thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Tutorial - thoroughly recommended January 13, 2014
I have been fortunate enough to have a job that requires me to deliver presentations on a regular basis and I take the business of effective public speaking very seriously. Every presentation is an opportunity to learn, improve and gain a greater appreciation of what made a good presentation really fly or perhaps understand what may have gone wrong in the (hopefully few) instances that a presentation felt mediocre.

To that end I have devoured numerous books, podcasts and videos on this topic over the years and for my money "Killer Presentation Skills" by J. Douglas Jefferys is THE definitive text and instructional video.

We have all seen presenters that really stood out and left a lasting impression - that's why you can still remember them even now. But what was the anatomy of a strong delivery and more importantly can it be bottled? The answer is YES, it can and that is what KPS explains so eloquently.

I keep this text permanently on my Kindle and refer to it often for inspiration and to ensure I stay on my game.
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3.0 out of 5 stars analytical, but has it's moments. March 26, 2013
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After viewing a few YouTube videos of Mr. Jefferys talking about talking, I decided to purchase his book. I finished it a few nights ago. Glad I bought the Kindle edition. The book is an easy read and I could have finished reading quickly but I only read at the end of the day. Frankly,

I think the author delivers a couple of good points and they are scattered throughout. So if you purchase this book, hang on till the end. Conversely, the author delivers too much analysis, for my taste, and that too is delivered throughout. I've never been a big fan of being told, by someone who doesn't know me, why I do or don't do something. In this case the reader's(me) Speaking behavior.

I've been reading about Speaking & Presentations for awhile now, and there wasn't much new here, but I did like some of his phrasing. In many cases that can make a book worth reading. At the end of the book the author asks the reader to write a review here at amazon if you can give it 4-5 stars.

I decided to pass on that offer, but when the amazon request appeared in my in-box I decided to share.
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