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This is the Strunk & White of reference books for presentations at C-Level meetings. It needs to be read and then re-reviewed before every presentation by upper- and middle-management executives before they attempt to persuade those at C-Level to approve their proposals. The seven deadly challenges & and how to respond to them make this book a must. The intimate look into the personalities and motives of a number of Silicon Valley C-Level executives is a special bonus -- and invaluable for any presenter who needs to understand his audience. --George Petty

This book is amazing! It combines practical advice from the author that is supported and driven by actual quotes from senior executives. This is not just hearsay; it is straight from the horses mouth. Having photos of the people who are quoted made it even more personal, and having imbedded links to live videos is an added bonus. This is a cookbook, workbook, and motivational book all in one, and a great resource for anyone who has to present to senior staff. --John Warren

This book should be required reading at every business school and in the hands of any anyone planning to move up the corporate ladder. Speaking Up is the best resource out there to prepare professionals to present to executives. I wish I had a book like this 20 years ago. Most people don't know how different it is when you present to the C-level. Most of us learn to do it by trial and error and we have the battle scars to prove it. The book gives you strategy, best practices and information from the executives' point of view. The links to the videos are great because you can see things in action. I will definitely use this book with my clients. Highly recommended. --Jill Wesley

About the Author

Bio: Frederick Gilbert, PhD Rick is the founder and chairman of PowerSpeaking, Inc., a speech communication training company in Redwood City. For 25 years, PowerSpeaking has been dramatically improving the way people communicate and grow their careers. With its highly skilled trainers and facilitators, PSI delivers over 300 programs a year nationally and around the world. Before starting his own company, Rick held quality improvement and communications management positions with Hewlett Packard and Amdahl corporations in Silicon Valley. Rick's coaching of over 200 senior-level executives led to the creation of the award winning Speaking Up: Presenting to Executives. The program won The 2004 Best Buys by Training Magazine, was recommended by Fortune Magazine, and won the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning award for 2011. It features video interviews with 21 C-level executives about how to present effectively at top level meetings. His book, Speaking Up: Surviving Executive Presentations will be out in January, 2012.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 195 pages
  • Publisher: PSI Publications; First edition (March 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615583385
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615583389
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,561,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I had a challenging experience when presenting to my company's board of managers some while ago. At that moment I was really affected by it, but after reading "Speaking Up: Surviving Executive Presentations" I suddently understood where I did wrong and what I needed to do from now on in similar circumstances.

I would strongly recommend this book to any person aiming to achieve a deeper understanding of the top level management's world and set herself for a successful career.
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This did not even measure up to being trivial. This was a major stretch to turn half a dozen pages of material into a book, and he didn't pull it off. Gilbert may be a good presentation consultant / coach, but as a book author he comes up short. The core themes were repeated and repeated and repeated ad nauseum. Everything of importance could have been said in 6-7 pages. And actually was. And then it was said again. And again. No thanks.
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When I first selected this book, I thought it was going to be more tactical, but very quickly realized this was a valuable set of career strategies. The premise, while seemingly simple is well delivered through the context of specific types of meeting scenarios. As I read this, I thought back to the few executive meetings I've attended and now have a better perspective on what went on and more importantly, how best to prepare and respond.
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I finally got some uninterrupted time and read Speaking Up on a west coast flight home - what a fabulous book. And then I used a few of the very important principles in a difficult presentation over the weekend...The book is awesome, awesome, awesome! The examples, the principles are so neatly and clearly laid out...thank you
It is a real treasure and I will use it again. I'll be sending a few friends copies...it's a pocket tool to get a message heard!
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