From the Inside Flap
Presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent twenty years teaching CEOs and other executives how to deliver successful, profitable IPO road shows. His clients credit Jerry's presentation coaching with helping their companies earn higher stock prices and higher IPO valuations. Weissman's strategies have worked for dozens of big-name business leaders, including founding Yahoo! CEO Tim Koogle, Intuit founder Scott Cook, and Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings.
Now, The Power Presenter gives you the same effective technique, style, and strategy that executive teams from more than 1,000 companies have used to raise financing, sell products, propose partnerships, or seek approval for projects. Packed with case studies of famous power presenters—from Martin Luther King, Jr. to John F. Kennedy, from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama—this book shows you how to deliver a winning speech or presentation that will engage your audience from beginning to end.
You'll follow a seven-step plan for crafting your content into a compelling story. You'll learn how to conquer your fear of public speaking and present with force and conviction, naturally. You'll also learn how to speak with your body language, create empathy with your audience, and integrate your graphics design and animation with your delivery.
For anyone who has to stand up and deliver, The Power Presenter is a master resource filled with proven techniques, practical tools, insightful wisdom, and illustrative, inspiring examples.
From the Back Cover
—Chip Heath, coauthor of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
"Jerry's coaching added tremendous clarity to our IPO presentations. Not only should IPO-bound CEOs read this book, but everyone who gives important presentations."
—Reed Hastings, founder and CEO, Netflix
"Jerry is a coach like no other. If you need to give an important presentation, buy this book. Now. The only thing at stake is your income, your influence, and the success of your cause."
—Scott Cook, founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Intuit
"This book will help you bring out your natural charisma. It's like a bottle of turbo-charged personality. Take a swig, and you'll kick butt."
—Guy Kawasaki, cofounder of Alltop.com, author of Reality Check
"I watched with my own eyes as Jerry created billions in stock market value by teaching CEOs his speaking styles and strategies. Now it's all in a 250-page book. How cool is that?"
—Andy Kessler, bestselling author of Wall Street Meat and Running Money
"Jerry Weissman explains in clear terms how to stand up, be heard, and truly master how to reach people with influence."
—Simon Witts, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft Corporation
"Jerry has the uncanny ability to take the art of communicating and make it feel like science. The Power Presenter is a prescriptive road map to communications confidence and excellence."
—Ron Ricci, Vice President, Corporate Positioning, Cisco Systems