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Presentation Skills 201: How to Take It to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter

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ISBN-10: 1432738402
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  • 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 (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #398,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Like many of the other reviewers of this book I have read (and taken classes) in how to present effectively. My bookshelf includes three other books about presenting. But this concise book of 70 presentation tips resonated with me more than any other.

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.
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I teach at a university business school in Philadelphia and have been coaching student presentations for years. My own book, The Complete Guide to Business School Presenting: What your professors don't tell you... What you absolutely must know, addresses the needs of this particular niche audience. I own perhaps the largest vintage public speaking book collection in the United States, outside the library of congress (more than 1,000 volumes, going back to 1762).

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!
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Although there are hundreds of books on basic public speaking, Steele truly demonstrates "How to Take It to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter." He stresses the importance of planning, so you can "just talk" to your audience. Among his more than 70 tips are how to use props, gestures, and humor properly; respect your people's time; how to discover and retire your favorite word or phrase; and explain acronyms.

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.
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I have well over a dozen books on presentation skills (including Zen, Jobs, and Weissman) and Presentation Skills 201 is one of the best. This book is no nonsense, just sound advice to elevate your presentation skills. I keep referring to it over and over. So will you.
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In everything we do in life, there's accomplishment and mastery. They are two very different levels of achievement. Accomplishment being learning the task; we're able to say "Yeah, I can do that." Mastery, on the other hand, is being able to say "I'm an expert at that". In his book "Presentations Skills 201", William Steele helps speakers move from being accomplished to masters.

"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.
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If you're already an accomplished speaker but want to improve your skills, PRESENTATION SKILLS 201 by William Steele was written just for you. I've been speaking from both the lectern and the pulpit for 3 decades so I wasn't sure if I would learn much here, but I certainly did. In fact, the book exceeded my expectations.

This book is really about sharpening the saw. You already know how to prepare your speech. Here you'll find some pointers on small details you may be overlooking, such as answering the "so what" question to keep your sales speech focused on benefits, not features; or making a smooth transition into questions and answers. Perhaps you're considered a Power Point Wizard, but you never realized when your presentation might have more impact by simply going to a blank screen. Maybe you just need a few tips on how to deal with a challenging audience.

This is not an all-inclusive be-all, end-all book on public speaking, and who would expect it to be at less than 200 pages, but there is a wide variety of tips, pointers and strategies and every speaker is sure to find something here that will make them a more effective presenter. It is a very quick and easy read that is sure to make you a better presenter.
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