- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 2, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118361776
- ISBN-13: 978-1118361771
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,678,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Painless Presentations
"A master class in public speaking."
Alan Weiss, PhD, author of Million DollarSpeaking and The Consulting Bible
"The equivalent of enrolling in a speaking course in the privacyof your home. Most people who make presentations need a good roadmap Lenny Laskowski has prepared one in this comprehensivebook."
Dr. Tony Alessandra, author of The PlatinumRule and Charisma
"Timeless tools and techniques for successful public speaking.It converts your presentation anxiety into energy. Acquire, apply,and excel as a great speaker!"
Professor M. S. Rao, international leadershipconsultant; author of thirteen books, including Soft Leadership:Make Others Feel More Important
"A very practical book to elevate the quality of the reader'spublic presentations. This book has provided me with techniquesthat my 25 years of professional speaking experience hasnot."
Dr. Donald E. Wetmore, professional speaker,Productivity Institute; author of Organizing Your Life andThe Productivity Handbook
What happens when you're asked to give a speech, professionallyor personally? If you get nervous, start sweating, and hope it'sall just a bad dream, you're not alone. Business professionals,students, politicians, and teachers alike all have encountered theanxiety that comes with public speaking. But PainlessPresentations proves that speaking doesn't have to be painful,or even stressful. Derived from Lenny Laskowski's 35-year speakingcareer, this book details the tools and techniques you need toprepare and deliver an effective, dynamic, and engagingpresentation, such as:
- Learn the seven qualities of any effective speaker
- Gather necessary information and materials in advance
- Master the use of visual aids and vocal variety
- Build self-confidence by being yourself
- Handle difficult questions and tough crowds
About the Author
Lenny Laskowski is an internationally known professionalspeaker and the President of LJL Seminars. He specializes inhelping people make better presentations by delivering workshops,seminars, keynotes, and private coaching to provide practicaltechniques. Lenny combines his popular coaching style withstep-by-step instruction to guarantee improvements in the waypeople motivate and appeal to their audiences. For moreinformation, visit www.LJLSeminars.com.
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It is a widely researched book with great ideas and insights. It is anecdotal, and lively with examples and illustrations. It contains visuals to reach out to the audiences. You can also see the visual demonstrations by Lenny in the book showing right body language postures. It is written in a simple language and conversational tone. This is a good resource for presenters who want excel as professional presenters.
The book provides A to Z of public speaking. Anyone who wants to learn about the length and breadth of public speaking this is the best book under the sun on the earth. If you are passionate about public speaking, read this book more than once. It will change the way you think about presentations, converts your anxiety into energy, and equips you with tool and techniques to excel as a great speaker.