A complete guide to public speaking describes the qualities of a good presenter and discusses openings, nervousness, boredom, audiences, and question handling
"I can see you naked" - visualizing audiences in the buff, as a counter to nervousness - has been taught by presentation experts for years. In this revised edition of "I Can See You Naked" - a delightful guide to presentations of all kinds - Ron Hoff begins by dismissing the technique. "Never talk to a naked audience," is his advice. It's too distracting."I Can See You Naked" is the first book on making presentations that doesn't read like a textbook. The first book to sound like a presentation, look like a presentation, and "play" like a presentation. It is, in fact, a funny, irreverent, entertaining, and highly effective presentation on presentations. And it is a publishing success story - the first edition went back to press seven times and sold well over 100,000 copies. It has been a selection of sixteen book clubs.After four years of success, "I Can See You Naked" is now even better. This fearless new edition of the national bestseller on making great presentations has been extensively revised by author Ron Hoff, making it 25 percent larger than the first edition. It features 16 emphatic new chapters, new illustrations by Barrie Maguire, new photographs, new sidebars and panels, new nuggets to treasure, and scores of ideas ready for use in your next presentation. Why a revised edition? Because a lot has happened to presentations in four years. New to this edition are dynamic new chapters including "The Deadly Game" - how to win competitive presentations; Stand or sit? What's a presenter to do?; "How do you create excitement if you're not Madonna, Prince, or Zig Ziglar?"; "Great props don't have to be proper"; How to make a speech in a strange hotel; Questions that often float through the minds of audiences; Ten points to pin to the wall before your next one-on-one and a guide to "relationships" - the hot, new word in making presentations.Packed with insightful case studies, and personal anecdotes, "I Can See You Naked" clearly and succinctly addresses all your presentation needs. It covers virtually every major concern, providing hundreds of proven techniques, confidence builders, and keen insights that can help you make your presentations more effective. In short, with punchy chapters and sprightly illustrations, this indispensable book tells the reader everything from how to warm up an audience to how to read faces.This book is a jubilant guide to your next presentation - and a reassuring source of confidence as you get ready for the big day.