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“Jerry Weissman is the Jedi Master of presentations and effective communication. I’ve added this important and to-the-point book to my Jerry Weissman collection. Another fabulous read from the Silicon Valley legend.”
Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen and The Naked Presenter
“Across all fields there is one common trait of leaders: the ability to persuade groups to follow. This is the field guide to persuasion, thus the field guide to successful leadership.”
Scott Cook, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Intuit, Inc.
“These simple lessons make it easier to be much better. Jerry taught me how to capture my audience’s attention in the first minute of my talks with just six words, ‘Tell a story, not a joke.’ What a difference.”
Bill Davidow, Venture Capitalist, author of Marketing High Technology and Overconnected
“Jerry gives you 80 secrets from the world’s best persuaders, compacted into bite-sized chapters that make them easy to read and easy to apply. Taken together they define the dynamics of communication that can and have changed the world.”
Peter Guber, Chairman of Mandalay Entertainment
“There’s nothing I love more than case studies and great presentations. Jerry’s book provides case studies so you can make great presentations. It doesn’t get more enchanting than this.”
Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions
“Loved the book; it is the key to ‘message received’ because what is said is less important than what is heard!”
Vinod Khosla, Partner, Khosla Ventures
“80 presentation lessons from the masters is like listening to football advice from Vince Lombardi--elegant, purposeful, and direct. In this compact but complete book, Jerry Weissman gives you all the right slants on public speaking and presentations.”
C. Richard Kramlich, Chairman, New Enterprise Associates
“Jerry’s coaching has been invaluable for many of our c-suite clients as they prepare for their debut or return to the public markets. His high-impact presentation approach has been tremendously successful.”
Michael Millman, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan—Equity Capital Markets
Want to Make Outstanding Presentations? Learn from the Best!
Legendary presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent decades showing top executives how to make winning, mission-critical presentations. He’s discovered that the best way to teach effective presentation techniques is to show them in action. That’s what he does in this remarkable book.
Presentations in Action serves up 80 outstanding examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, the military--even ancient history--that offer valuable lessons for today’s presenters. From Aristotle to Oprah, Reagan to Obama, Mark Twain to Jerry Rice, Weissman reveals the universal techniques of human communications…and demonstrates how to turn them into powerful solutions for your most important presentation challenges.
One simple, bite-size story at a time, you’ll learn how to supercharge every single element of your message. Then, Weissman shows how to bring them all together and deliver them in an inspiring…unforgettable presentation...sure to captivate and win over any audience!
Weissman shows you how to
Content: Master the art of telling your story.
Graphics: Design PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly.
Delivery: Make actions speak louder than words.
Q&A: Listen more effectively, and handle even the toughest questions.
Integration: Put it all together in one seamless, winning presentation!
Jerry Weissman is the world’s number one corporate presentations coach. His private client list reads like a who’s who of the world’s best companies, including the top brass at Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Intel, Intuit, Netflix, Dolby Labs and many others. Mr. Weissman founded Power Presentations, Ltd. in 1988. One of his earliest efforts was the Cisco Systems IPO road show. Following its successful launch, Don Valentine, of Sequoia Capital, and then chairman of Cisco’s Board of Directors, attributed “at least two to three dollars” of the offering price to Mr. Weissman’s coaching. That endorsement led to more than 500 other IPO road show presentations that have raised hundreds of billions of dollars in the stock market.
Mr. Weissman’s focus widened from coaching IPOs to include public and privately held companies. His techniques have helped another 500 plus firms develop and deliver their mission-critical business presentations.
Mr. Weissman is also the author of three books, the bestselling Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, named by Fortune magazine as one of eight must-reads; The Power Presenter: Technique, Style, and Strategy from America’s Top Speaking Coach; and In the Line of Fire: How to Handle Tough Questions...When it Counts.
Love the hints n tips. I am new to public speaking and doing more speaking assignments than before I retired ( semi! )Published 19 months ago by J. Kash
Though this book is focused on power point presentations, the lessons are taken from a broad range of presentations and performances and can easily be applied to other media... Read morePublished 20 months ago by gagnonorama
Being in the military, I am very familiar with death by PowerPoint! Our presentations are frequently done as a group of slides the presenter has never seen before, until they... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Pigglies
This is a good book. The lessons are great, and really helpful to me. I can get nervous in front of presentations, and some of the lessons addressed that. Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by Dana Buchmiller
One of the best books on presentation skills that I have read. He give a lot of fresh insight on a well established topic. I highly recommend this book.Published on May 15, 2013 by Jon Carrick
I guess most people who happen to read this review have one core goal in mind: How to perform a good presentation? Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by ServantofGod
Certainly helpful for anyone who feels they are lacking in speech/presentation training. Contains some interesting ideas to spark up a potentially dull topic.Published on February 11, 2013 by K Nelson
You'll love this book for many reasons. "Presentation in Action" has 80 mini-chapters of 2 pages each. So you can jump in anywhere and learn something. Read morePublished on January 11, 2013 by Russ Emrick
Basic advice, probably correct as far as it goes, but fairly obvious. Fortunately, the chapters are concise, but I personally didn't find much here of use.Published on December 7, 2012 by JWH