The Power Presenter: Technique, Style, and Strategy from America's Top Speaking Coach

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Learn the successful presentation techniques used in over 500 IPO road shows and featured in The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.

Jerry Weissman is the presentations coach to Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and many of America's top executives, including founding Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, Intuit founder Scott Cook, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings, and many others. The San Jose Mercury News says that Weissman's IPO presentation coaching "is worth 10% on a company stock." Learn why your body language and voice are more important than your words, how to present with poise and confidence naturally, and how to connect with any audience emotionally. Filled with illustrative case studies of Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, and many others, The Power Presenter will bring out the best in anyone who has to stand and deliver.

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JERRY WEISSMAN is America's leading corporate presentations coach with a client list that includes top executives at Yahoo!, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Intel, Netflix, and many others. He has coached more than 500 IPO road show presentations that have raised hundreds of billions of dollars in the stock market. He is the founder of Power Presentations, Ltd., and has helped another 500 firms develop and deliver their mission-critical business presentations. His previous books include In the Line of Fire and Presenting to Win, named as one of eight "must-read" books by Fortune magazine. For more information, please visit

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Jerry Weissman
Jerry Weissman
Jerry Weissman
Jerry Weissman
In Presenting to Win: Persuading Your Audience Every Time, the world's #1 presentation consultant shows how to connect with even the toughest, most high-level audiences--and move them to action. Jerry Weissman shows presenters of all kinds how to dump those PowerPoint templates once and for all--and learn to tell compelling stories that focus on what's in it for their listeners. Drawing on dozens of practical examples and real case studies, Weissman shows presenters how to identify their real goals and messages before they even open PowerPoint; how to stay focused on what their listeners really care about; and how to capture their audiences in the first crucial 90 seconds. From bullets and graphics to the effective, sparing use of special effects, Weissman covers all the practical mechanics of effective presentation--and walks readers through every step of building a Power Presentation, from brainstorming through delivery. Unlike the techniques in other presentation books, this book's easy, step-by-step approach has been proven with billions of dollars on the line, in hundreds of IPO road shows before the world's most jaded investors.

Foreword to the Paperback Edition xxiii

Preface: What’s Past Is Prologue xxvii

Introduction: The Wizard of Aaaahs xxix

Chapter One: You and Your Audience 3

Chapter Two: The Power of the WIIFY 15

Chapter Three: Getting Creative: The Expansive Art of Brainstorming 27

Chapter Four: Finding Your Flow 51

Chapter Five: Capturing Your AudienceImmediately 83

Chapter Six: Communicating Visually 109

Chapter Seven: Making the Text Talk 123

Chapter Eight: Making the Numbers Sing 143

Chapter Nine: Using Graphics to Help Your Story Flow 157

Chapter Ten: Bringing Your Story to Life 189

Chapter Eleven: Customizing Your Presentation 215

Chapter Twelve: Pitching in the Majors 231

Chapter Thirteen: Animating Your Graphics 237

Chapter Fourteen: The Virtual Presentation 257

Appendix A: Tools of the Trade 273

Appendix B: Presentation Checklists 277

Acknowledgments 283

Index 287

Jerry Weissman
Jerry Weissman
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