"I am a technical trainer by trade.
After some very disparaging and pointed criticism of my
presentation style, I videotaped myself to see if these
harsh comments had any merit. I was pretty distraught.
Worse than that, I had another important training
presentation in less than a week.
"I did some hasty internet searches
to find some kind of comprehensive public speaking
training and lucked upon this DVD. The DVD cover
purported to show you 'everything you need to
know' about how to deliver presentations and keep
the audience with you 'every step of the way.'
"I got the 90 minute DVD overnighted to me and watched it
as soon as I got it. I was prepared for a lot of the
typical public speaking conventions - make eye contact
with the audience, etc.
"I was prepared to be quite bored by the DVD but was
willing to sit through it because I was desperate. Also,
I am an insanely compulsive note taker and fully
expected to jot down all the useful bits of information
I could get as I watched the DVD.
"I was wrong on both accounts. I was absolutely riveted
by the speaker, Doug Jeffreys. I could see at once that
the unconventional but totally sensible techniques he
showed were immediately useable. More impressive that
that, I didn't have to take any notes. The presentation
was so effective that I actually learned by just
watching and listening to him. As a trainer, I
absolutely aspire to this!
"I took public speaking classes in college and I've read
a few books over the years on public speaking. I have
NEVER come across the simple but effective approach he
uses. He also explained quite clearly why this approach
"That sealed the deal for me and I immediately applied my
techniques to a training presentation I had days later.
"I was taken aback by the reaction I got from my
audience. I noticed that many people were looking at me
intensely - and their gaze was not letting up! After the
presentation was over, a few of them came up to me and
actually thanked me for my effective training.
"Since then, I have had quite a few more training
sessions and each one has been overwhelmingly positive.
I get comments like 'I thought I was going to be
bored to tears but you had me interested the entire
time' or 'this was the best presentation I've
seen'. The funny thing is I haven't changed the
content of my training. The only change is the
presentation skills I acquired from the one-time viewing
of the DVD.
"I give the DVD 5 stars out of 5 because it does what it
purports to do - show you 'everything you need to
know' about how to deliver presentations. I cannot
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front of an audience."
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son looked down, stammered and did not come across well.
son then wanted to run for the Key Club International Vice President
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and 9 foreign countries. I thought it was impossible but agreed if
he would use this DVD and learn how to be an effective speaker.
competed in Orlando FL on July 12-15th and won the election. I could not
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times of economic uncertainty,
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interviews for important positions today often include
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Discomfort and counterproductive behaviors
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Presentation Skills is a 90-minute video that
will change forever the way you think about speaking
Although speaking to a
group is reported to be the Number 1 human fear, the
truth is a bit more nuanced. The presenter in
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clearly demonstrates that we only BELIEVE we fear
public speaking because our most common behaviors when
in the spotlight produce exactly the same
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Then, because of what
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Not because we're weak, or think negatively, or are
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The amazingly good news
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been giving financial presentations for my
firm for over 10 years and thought I knew it
all. Boy, did this video open my
with a whole new take on what really constitutes
proper eye-contact, Jefferys then takes you
step-by-step through a set of fairly easy to
follow rules about what you can and can't put
into your slides. I redid my main presentation
according to the Rules, delivered it with his
techniques on audience contact, and first time
out got the greatest reception of my public
can't imagine anyone in business who couldn't
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Wouldn’t it be great if when you presented,
people actually listened?
Microsoft claims there
are over 30 million PowerPoint presentations given every
business day. What they don't say is that most of
those presentations never accomplish what their
presenters set out to do - that is, achieve true
knowledge transfer. In fact, rather than engage
audience members in the point at hand, most
presentations send listeners off on "journeys of
self-discovery" as they desperately try to figure
out for themselves what all those convoluted
images up on the screen are supposed to mean.
As the audience drifts off, the speaker invariably reads
this disconnect as a failure of his delivery skills, and
anxiety builds. Credibility falters, and the message is
It doesn't have to be this way.
Conquering Death by PowerPoint is the
definitive video on modern presentation design, written
and performed by one person who has been developing
computer-based on-screen presentations since the
beginning of the personal computer era, and long before
Windows or PowerPoint.
Jefferys’ volume encompasses both presentation design
and delivery, based on his 25 years experience as a
corporate trainer, professional speaker, and
presentation developer. Mr. Jefferys leaves no doubt
that there is an inextricable relationship between
design and delivery, and that you can’t do either well
without a good understanding of the other.
Audiences will be
delighted to know that this is a
take-it-home-and-use-it-in-business-tomorrow class of
book. Everything that Mr. Jefferys brings forth in this
often entertaining discourse applies to the presentation
you’re working on right now. The video is structured
“The Seven Basic Rules” of presentation
design, and before Jefferys tells you what to do, he
tells you why.
In the penultimate chapter, Jefferys takes square aim at
Tufte, considered in many circles to be the
pre-eminent guru on visualizing information, and who has
spent much of this century writing and lecturing on the
“dangers” of using PowerPoint in scholastic,
scientific or other “serious” environments.
Yet by offering an amazingly clear and easily understood
alternative design to the infamous “Boeing” slide,
considered by Tufte to be proof that PowerPoint killed
the seven Columbia astronauts, the author irrefutably
demonstrates that properly constructed slides actually
can deliver exactly the intended message, and that the
only danger is the lack of training most people receive
before being taxed to design and give consequential
produced 1-hour video, guaranteed to keep you visually
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sets, will not only change forever the way you view presentation design and delivery, it delivers the tools you need to make those changes now.
Follow these rules, and you will save your next audience from
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