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Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills
The Essential Guide for Students

First Edition

June 2002 | 228 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Offering practical and constructive advice for students giving presentations, this book presents a detailed explanation of how to conduct a successful presentation and how to feel at ease with public speaking.

The book includes:

  • Real-life examples illustrating how to achieve an effective presentation
  • Explains the importance of body language, voice control and the relationship with your audience
  • Demonstrates an awareness of cross-cultural communication
  • a thoroughly up-to-date analysis of new technologies as a medium through which to communicate.

Written from a practical perspective, this text will be essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers, together with students on professional and vocational courses.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Getting Down to Business
Getting Down to Business
Think Before You Speak  
Getting to Know Your Listeners
Persuasive Strategies
Calling Up the Past to Make Your Point  
Preparing to Present
Structuring for Listeners
Using Language
Using Nonverbal Language
Getting to Know Your Voice
Using Technology
Speaking across Cultures
Selling Your Ideas
Proposing and Pitching  
Handling the Media
Developing Leadership through Speaking


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Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

This book, with its combination of practical tips and case studies from the experts, will help you to become a more powerful and persuasive speaker... As a consultant in speech training, I can recommend it unreservedly.

Clare Willis
Senior Consultant, Speak First Training

This book is well structured and easy to ready. It provicdes students with the essential skills to do well for their presentation.

Dr Jason Tsai
Health and Social Care, Lincoln University
July 14, 2012

Excellent textbook. Students think it's wonderfull too!

Mr Steve McKenna
School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
April 30, 2012

I have been looking for a well written book giving practical advice for my students to gain sufficient confidence and technique to take on the challenge of making presentation.
This book offer good step by step approach with some really good explanation and advice.
Great book for anyone wanting to improve their presentations skills, which includes myself!

Mr Anthony Goddard
Adult education, Tameside College
October 3, 2011

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