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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (May 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780132489621
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132489621
  • ASIN: 0132489627
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #974,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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!

About the Author

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.

 


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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 Yahoo!, Intel, Intuit, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Dolby Labs and many others.

Mr. Weissman founded Power Presentations, Ltd. in 1988. One of his earliest efforts was the Cisco Systems IPO roadshow. 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 nearly 500 other IPO roadshow 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 firms develop and deliver their mission-critical business presentations.

Those same techniques form the basis of Jerry's publications. The book, Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, covers his concepts of story development and graphics design. His second book, In the Line of Fire: How to Handle Tough Questions...When it Counts, and its companion DVD, In the Line of Fire: An Interactive Guide to Handling Tough Questions, cover his Q&A techniques.

The DVD contains lessons from the book, illustrated by video clips of tough Q&A sessions in the public arena. It includes press conferences, media interviews and presidential debates, featuring the 2004 debates between President George W. Bush and John F. Kerry.

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I read this book very slowly, just one lesson a day to let them sink in.
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"Presentations In Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons From The Masters" by Jerry Weissman was an easy book to read.
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This book provides examples that really make the authors points and techniques easy to comprehend and put into practice.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Corinne H. Smith VINE VOICE on May 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
With this new volume, veteran presentation coach Jerry Weissman has both summarized and updated the advice he offered in his three previous books: Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition, 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. Here, 80 vignettes give us ideas about how to be better presenters: really, to be more successful performers and speakers. The one- or two-page examples include real-life tales from celebrities, politicians, athletes, and business folk. A few appearances by President Obama serve to further update the approach. These are stories about what to do and what *not* to do when you're speaking in front of a group. We can learn from both.

As we scan through the pages, we come across Weissman's mantras, repeated here and there for emphasis. "Make it hard for your audience, and they will make it hard for you," he says, more than once. He explains the best ways to begin speaking, and the optimum placements and postures for standing or sitting. He shows us the benefits of pausing. He also suggests conducting your speech as a person-to-person conversation. Many PowerPoint users need to understand the differences between a graphics presentation and a document or handout. The slides should *supplement* your remarks, not mirror or replace them. Otherwise, why are you there?
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"Presentations In Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons From The Masters" by Jerry Weissman is a book full of practical advice and tips to make presentations more effective, regardless of what or why you are presenting. Weissman, author of the bestselling "Presenting to Win" collected 80 lessons, from various master speakers, and organized them under the topics outlined in his earlier books. The first two sections, Content: The Art of Telling Your Story and Graphics: The Correct Way to Design PowerPoint Slides compliment his first book "Presenting to Win." The third section, Delivery Skills: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, relates to the lessons taught in "The Power Presenter." Section four, Q&A: Handling Tough Questions, covers some the topics Weissman wrote about in his book, "In The Line of Fire." Section five, Integration: Putting it All Together, compliments the lessons in all of the books and the first part of this one. However, you do not have to read all of those earlier books to benefit from this one. This book, and the lessons it contains, stands on its own as a good book to help a person make their presentations more effective.

The 80 lessons in this book are case studies of people who actually speak, and each one is one to three pages long. Most are two pages. The lessons are simple, but that does not mean they are not very important. The speaker who practices and incorporates all of the tips from this book will undoubtedly increase the effectiveness of their presentations.

Some of the speakers Weissman looks at for lessons include Andrew Weil, M.D., Steve Jobs, President Reagan, Frank Sinatra, President Obama, and many more.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 26, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Professional presenter, and author, Jerry Weissman has written this book to bring together all the major points from three of his previous books: Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition, 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. Mr. Weissman states in the Introduction, "This book consists of 80 new case studies from the front of the room. They are grouped into five sections mapped to the three original books, where you can find the basic techniques in full: Section I - Content: The Art of Telling Your Story, Section II - Graphics: The Correct Way to Design Power-Point Slides, Section III - Delivery Skills: Actions Speak Louder than Words, Section IV - Q & A: How to Handle Tough Questions, and Section V - Integration: Putting it All Together. The first two sections relate to Presenting to Win, the third section, The Power Presenter, the fourth, In the Line of Fire, and the fifth incorporates all three books."

Now, I have not read the three previous books, but I didn't find that hindered my ability to grasp the material at all. True to his craft, Mr. Weissman presents the ideas in this book in a fluid, concise, and easy to follow fashion. All of the concepts are simple to utilize. Take this quote for example, "Redirection, relaxation, and visualization adapted to presentations will help control the butterflies.
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