A chart that once took ten hours to prepare can now be produced by anyone with ten minutes and a computer keyboard. What hasn't changed, however, are the basics behind creating a powerful visual - what to say, why to say it, and how to say it for the most impact. In Say It With Charts, Fourth Edition --the latest, cutting-edge edition of his best-selling presentation guide -- Gene Zelazny reveals time-tested tips for preparing effective presentations. Then, this presentation guru shows you how to combine those tips with today's hottest technologies for sharper, stronger visuals. Look to this comprehensive presentation encyclopedia for information on:
* How to prepare different types of charts -- pie, bar, column, line, or dot -- and when to use each
* Lettering size, color choice, appropriate chart types, and more
* Techniques for producing dramatic eVisuals using animation, scanned images, sound, video, and links to pertinent websites
Now in this revised and expanded edition of Say It With Presentations, Mr. Zelazny brings together his years of valuable communication experience to show managers_even those with little or no presentation experience_how to prepare winning presentations using his proven methodology and the full range of PowerPoint techniques.
Written in a clear, highly engaging style, this essential business tool covers everything from defining the situation...to developing the right mix of visual aids to interest your audience without overpowering them. Say It With Presentations features a wealth of practical information on:Selecting the best medium_traditional standup presentation, discussion meeting, video conference, or virtual presentation Designing your presentation_knowing what to put in and what to leave out Determining your message_how to make it clear, direct, and appropriate for the intended audience Writing the presentation_crafting the most effective story line, introduction, and ending Making the most of visuals_including computer-driven onscreen presentations with animation, scanned images, sound, video, and links Creating charts, text visuals, and storyboards_to produce the most attractive and convincing presentation Projecting confidence, conviction, and enthusiasm_to hold audience attention and generate interest in your ideas Rehearsing the presentation_to search out imperfections and make the event as compelling as possible Setting up facilities and equipment_to ensure that everything is working smoothly and geared for a first-rate presentation Applying your delivery skills_putting together all the oral, video, and audio effects and delivering them at the right pace Getting used to answering questions_by preparing for and anticipating post-presentation queries from the audience
Filled with scores of helpful illustrations, this wide-ranging sourcebook also explains how to take humor seriously and incorporate it into a presentation...and how to use the “Audience Bill of Rights” to focus clearly on the needs of the audience.
Comprehensive and completely up to date, the new edition of Say It With Presentations contains all the skills-building information, methods, tips, and pointers that business professionals need to win over clients and reap greater financial rewards.
Master presenter Gene Zelazny has shown thousands of professionals around the world how to design and deliver successful presentations. Now, he combines his bestselling Say It With Charts with his Say It With Charts Workbook into one comprehensive volume-complete with an all-new CD that lets you download and implement Zelazny's potent PowerPoint charts, graphs, and visuals!
This first-of-its-kind Toolkit reveals time-tested tips for putting your message in visual form and translating data into eye-catching, persuasive charts and multimedia presentations. Zelazny offers step-by-step advice on selecting and preparing the right charts, emphasizing key points, and encouraging your audience become active participants. He also shows you how to use today's digital technologies to create easy-to-follow, attention-grabbing visuals. Nowhere else will you find such comprehensive, authoritative information on:The different types of charts for any presentation Audience-tested techniques for communicating information Hands-on recommendations for lettering size, color, appropriate chart types, and more Techniques for dramatic eVisuals using animation, scanned images, sound video, and links to pertinent websites Tactics for customizing graphics to specific audiences
Die siebte, aktualisierte Auflage dieses Bestsellers enthält alle wichtigen Punkte der Vorauflagen und zeigt darüber hinaus, wie Sie auf Ihrem Computer perfekte und einprägsame Charts auswählen.
Dieses Buch ist ein Standardwerk für alle, die ihre Aussagen klar und prägnant vermitteln wollen. Für Entscheider, Verkaufsmanager, Managementberater, die in einem Konferenzraum direkt zu ihren Zuhörern sprechen oder weltweit über Bildschirme kommunizieren.