- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press (January 13, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1432738402
- ISBN-13: 978-1432738402
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #550,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Presentation Skills 201: How to Take It to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter
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In 1992, after 16 years of continuous presenting as a business executive, Bill decided to take his love of presenting and fully dedicate himself to helping others reach new levels of success when they go before audiences. Since then he has worked with thousands of people in both one-on-one and group settings.
In his book "Presentation Skills 201: How to Take it to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter," Bill has drawn from his extensive experience to assemble over 70 tips that have proven to be effective in taking presenters from "good" to "exceptional."
Bill grew up in Toledo, Ohio, graduated from University of Colorado, and now lives in New Jersey with his wife Jan and their two rescued dogs, Kobe and Casey.
Top Customer Reviews
William Steele has done a masterful job of providing a condensed reminder list of key ingredients in an effective presentation. I would highly recommend reading this book (it's very accessible) before any major presentation. I am producing a large event with more than three dozen speakers and have provided Steele's tips to them all to help improve their presentations.
Any book that can potentially change your life is a good book to own. Making great presentations is important to success in business---and life. Being a good presenter can dramatically affect your career success. Presenting 201 can help you become a much better presenter.
There is much more, especially for the experienced presenter who thinks he/she knows it all. You'll find a wealth of information that will make you even a better presenter. Read this and put it in your library, but not on too high a shelf because you'll refer to it often.
I say all of this by way of prelude . . .
I am not given to exaggeration at all, and so I say with the sincerity born of many years laboring in the vineyards of bad presentations -- Mr. Steele's Presentation Skills 201 is, by far, the finest advanced book on presenting I have ever read. It froths with superb and utterly essential advice on every . . . single . . . page. Distilled into powerful instructional nodes, Mr. Steele's book is spot-on again and again. I thought that I had seen and heard it all, given that I view and judge 300 individual and 75 group presentations each year -- but not so. Mr. Steele's work is a reminder that there is always "one more thing" that each of us can learn to hone and improve our own presentation skills.
I recommend this book to anyone who fancies himself or herself an outstanding presenter. It is the perfect tonic to take anyone to a higher level of performance.
Kudos and two thumbs up!
"Presentation Skills 201" is an easy to read book teaching speakers and presenters several different techniques that will help make their speeches more engaging. It's filled with wonderful, useful suggestions and practical applications such as how to make effective use of the "B" key, why you SHOULDN'T use a laptop for reference when speaking, and how to sneak in forgotten information during the Q & A.
The book is organized well with like information grouped for easy reference. The only thing missing, other than a conclusion, is an index. When I read a book that I plan to make future use of, I typically highlight or circle items in the index. "Presentation Skills 201" is definitely a book I will keep around for reference, however, with no index, I've had to dog ear the important pages and highlight the text which detracts from the text. Outside of that, I found the book to be engaging, well written, and dare I say "fantastic".
(My favorite word, used all too often when speaking, is "fantastic". Thanks to Mr. Steel's book, I also now know to focus on limiting my use of such words.)
The target audience for "Presentation Skills 201" is an accomplished speaker looking to enhance their skills. Mr. Steele has effectively written to that target audience creating a useful reference book.
If you want to have quality, high ompact presentations this book is a must-read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
... But the book is just a string of slightly connected sentences, with not much of a logical structure. Some advice good but the structure could use a Writing 101 ...Published 2 months ago by Yaj973
I like to think that I'm a comfortable and confident speaker. This book has provided me additional tips to help take my game to the next level. Read morePublished 6 months ago by B. Wilkins
I enjoyed this book and took away a number of learnings I look forward to implementing. As the author points out in the beginning, this is a collection of tips not a step-by-step... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jay L Sperl
This book contains many advises and techniques to improve our presentations. I recommend it with someone who has experience in public speakings, it will be more helpful. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jorge Aquije
This book give you some good insight on Presentation. Most of the tips are pretty simple but a good refresh in general.Published 19 months ago by G Tse
If you are looking for ways to improve your presentation skills, this book is the way to go! It's a VERY easy read and also very insightful information. Read morePublished on November 15, 2013 by E Neal