It's always disconcerting when your presentation rhythm is thrown off by the snoring in the room.
Okay, it was never that bad, but as a full-time trainer, I am always looking for ways to engage adult learners. While this book may have presentation speakers as its target audience, ALL of the techniques can be used by those of us who conduct anywhere between four-hour and two-week training sessions. Essentially, anyone who has to stand up in front of others, even if its at a one-hour weekly meeting, can benefit from this book.
Marshall Chiles breaks presentations down into targeted areas (where you should inject humor), then gives the readers basic fundamentals to complete in order to discover humorous ideas. Know that this is a "where-the-rubber-meets-the-road" moment. To quote Chiles, to improve and "in order to be on the level of someone like Michael Jordan, you need to do the work like Michael Jordan." Like anything else in life, this book will work for you if you are willing to put in the time.
Bottom Line: Excellent pointers, easy to understand, a system that can and will work for anyone and everyone.