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A fantastic book to develop your "personal power" and charisma to be memorable and have impact for both men and women
on November 3, 2012
If you're looking for that extra "edge" when you speak, sell, present or connect in a business presentation or meeting environment to build rapport, persuade and sell more effectively with confidence and authenticity, then "Winning Presence for Business Presenters" belongs in your business book library.
What's in this book isn't theory - it contains over 25 years of experience, training, speaking and teaching to tens of thousands of people and hard work that Dean has learned "the hard way."
I know - because I've watched Dean evolve and grow his unique, intuitive, organic and authentic system since the day we met in the late 1980's.
More importantly - I've seen it work with my own eyes and Dean has irrefutable proof that his techniques are effective because the clients he's been coaching have closed over $2 billion dollars in business with these unique and easily learnable set of skills taught by Dean.
Almost 20 years ago, I remember watching Dean make his first business presentation at a billion-dollar a year advertising agency. He stood up, froze and I watched beads of sweat start rolling down his forehead, onto his nose and audibly "splat" on his presentation notes...
That's when I remember Dean making a vow to himself that day to NEVER let that happen again. He was terrified to speak and present - even though he had something great to share and deliver.
Full disclosure: I've known Dean for 25 years, we met through a roommate when I was in my early 20's. We became best friends, then business partners and after ten years, we sold our company "Digital Cafe" and used some of the proceeds of the business sale to make a feature film together. Then we went our separate ways to pursue other interests and raise our families.
Over the next decade, Dean started writing films, working with actors and realized he could apply his skills as a director teaching business people how to develop "winning presence" in a way that's unique, authentic and absolutely true to who you are on a core level.
This isn't about being fake or taking on a false persona to "get what you want" or rely on manipulation or coercion. Instead it's about how to fully engage with your emotional self, connect with your "truth" and overcome fears you probably aren't conscious of that hold you back from achieving your intended outcome.
It's about cultivating your personal charisma and learning how to build chemistry with an individual or group - and being memorable too. People will always remember the individual with the strong "personal power" and "connection chemistry" - and look up to them as a leader.
One thing you'll realize quickly is Dean is a master storyteller. Dean "had me at hello" the first time we met because he is an emotional, engaging presenter and and always communicates from his heart. Dean started developing many of his storytelling and presentation skills at an early age - he and his brother Jon produced five feature-length science fiction movies before they graduated from college! And for any film buffs, they were all shot on Super 8mm - you know, back in the olden days...
Dean's storytelling skills will quickly "rub off on you" - and if you want to be entertained and educated by one of the nicest and kindest men in the business world who's also effective, you can't go wrong with this book.
He's all heart - and like his clients and customers, you'll fall in love with him because he's charismatic and doesn't compromise who he is to be effective.
I think of Dean's work as a form of "time compression" - why not get 25 years of hard-earned knowledge and know-how from an effective teacher...for a couple of bucks that can dramatically change your career and your life? Especially from a guy who had to get there by really going on a personal journey that forced him to face his deepest fears of rejection - with sweat dripping down his nose!
Meet Dean Hyers. A great man who changed my life - and after 25 years, he's still a great friend, someone I'll enjoy growing old with. He's raw, real and I can promise you, this book is a bargain.
Push that pretty orange "Buy" button on this page right now and you'll be well on your way to developing your own "Winning Presence" in a couple of minutes :)