Spice Up Your Speaking Presentations

by James Ocque



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/22/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781463405366
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781463401658

About the Book

A droning monotone or a presentation laced with distracting 'filler words or phrases' can negate the desired effects on an audience. The objective of a communication or presentation is either to inform, persuade or motivate the listener. From a simple 'yes' or 'no' answer to a Question to a presentation spanning several hours, it is the responsibility of the speaker to keep his or her listener engaged. "Make Your Next Presentation Gourmet" is a summary of what I have learned during my years of making presentations. It is based on years of evaluating and mentoring speakers,: Identifying their presentation strengths and making suggestions on ways to improve. The scope of the contents starts with choosing a topic and ends with the presentation before an audience. It includes the story of how one person overcame the terror of speaking and gave a memorable presentation to her management. It is intended to be an aid for the occasional presenter at their company, agency or organization; to those wanting to speak in public; or to those that want to speak more confidently and effectively at a public forum. It is presented in a concise format for quick reading and ease of understanding.

About the Author

Jim Ocque has varied experiences making presentations. His presentation activities include speaking at Toastmasters International Clubs and training sessions for over 20 years, mentoring new Toastmaster members, serving as a lay pastor, speaking at technical conferences and making presentations to community organizations. His speaking experience includes informative presentations to company management, persuasive sermons at church, motivational presentation to community clubs and organizations, and technical presentations at seminars. These experiences have given him insight into the different types of skills required for the various types of presentations. His audiences have been varied enabling him to assess the effectiveness of different presentation techniques. He received an Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.