This guide for training professionals and others who must deliver ideas to groups of people offers step-by-step instructions for making effective presentations. Training consultant Jolles begins by discussing some of the practical considerations involved in creating and marketing a seminar business. Other topics include (for example) working with adult audiences, using visual aids, and giving feedback. The volume lacks bibliographical references. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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