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Present Like a Pro

Present Like a Pro

The Field Guide to Mastering the Art of Business, Professional, and Public Speaking

Cyndi Maxey, CSP, and Kevin E. O'Connor, CSP

St. Martin's Griffin

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Improve your speaking skills today with this carry-along coach written by two of the top professionals in the field

Sales calls. Weddings. Business conferences. Weekly meetings. We're all called on to speak in public. Often, professional success and advancement depend on it. Yet many people find the experience draining or terrifying, or remain unsatisfied with their own ability to engage and sway an audience. In Present Like a Pro, you'll learn how to:

· Solicit useful feedback.
· Deal with hecklers.
· Gracefully handle A/V malfunctions.
· Sell your point through audience participation.
· Evoke the power of your own life in your talk.
· And much more!

Kevin E. O'Connor and Cyndi Maxey have distilled the knowledge they've acquired from more than forty-five years combined of professional speaking into a concise, easy-to-use guide that will help anyone Present Like a Pro!

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Chapter One

Aristotle Knew the Basics

Power is in the character of the speaker.

Power is in the speech itself.

Power is in the mood of the audience.

Why should you look forward to your next presentation?...

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Watch this video to hear Kevin E. O'Connor, CSP, co-author of Present Like a Pro, talk about the power of using names in conversation and in presentations. O'Connor is a leadership consultant and speaker who specializes in developing technical professionals.

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Praise for Present Like a Pro

“A must-read for aspiring speakers as well as the experienced professional. . . . [A] masterpiece for every speaker.” —Les Brown, author of Live Your Dreams

Present Like a Pro . . . will definitely help you deliver more powerful presentations!” —Dr. Tony Alessandra, author of The Platinum Rule and Charisma

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Cyndi Maxey, CSP, and Kevin E. O'Connor, CSP

CYNDI MAXEY is a communication consultant and speaker who specializes in communication that drives profitable performance. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. KEVIN E. O'CONNOR is a leadership consultant and speaker who specializes in developing technical professionals. He lives in Long Grove, Illinois. Combined they speak more than 200 times per year.

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