You probably hate giving presentations. You probably hate listening to them too. Why? Because most business presentations are too long, too detailed, too boring...and submerged under a blizzard of PowerPoint.
But the single most important presentational tool known to man isn't a slideshow. It's you.
Whether you're speaking to one person across a table, 20 people in a boardroom or 1,000 people in a ballroom, it's all about the words you say and how you say them.
- The Presentation Coach shows you how to use what you've already got to give you clarity, confidence and impact in every speaking challenge you will ever face.
- You'll learn the unique Bare Knuckle 5-step process to effective presenting, and how to apply it to all business speaking, from large-scale presentations to one-to-one client meetings.
- Graham Davies has been coaching high-profile individuals from the worlds of business, politics and entertainment in exactly these techniques for the past 25 years. Now it's your turn.
Praise for The Presentation Coach
"e;Graham Davies is a brilliantly funny speaker who knows how to inspire and enthuse anyone who sees presenting as a bore, a burden or a source of terror."e;
Nick Robinson, Political Editor, BBC
"e;This book really captures Graham's intense and robust sense of coaching. Just like the author, it is amusing, punchy and really comforting to have access to in all presentation situations."e;
Michel Combes, CEO,Vodafone Europe
"e;Required reading for anyone who wants their presentations to enthuse rather than euthanize their audience."e;
Tim Curtis, MD, Northern Europe, Land's End
"e;Graham is a highly effective presentation coach. He is always honest and gets straight to the point. His book is just as direct and entertaining as he is in person."e;
Nick Jeffery, CEO, Vodafone Global Enterprise
"e;I don't know anyone who could wear the label 'the presentation coach' more confidently than Graham."e;
Daniel Finkelstein, Executive Editor, The Times
"e;I use Graham's system strictly and religiously in every speech. In fact on almost every important occasion when I need to get a message across.... You will never regret buying and using this book."e;
George Clarke, MD, Heidelberg UK
"e;Graham helped me develop my very own presentation style, true to myself, with high impact and focused very much on the audience."e;
Phil Clarke, CEO Designate, Tesco
"e;Graham's approach is ruthlessly robust and utterly practical. This book is the next best thing to seeing him in person, and much less of a strain on your budget."e;
Matthew Wilson, CEO Brit Global Markets
"e;...Davies's compelling book illuminates all the pitfalls and provides a simple guide to allowing personality into presentations - radical stuff indeed!"e;
Andy Street, MD, John Lewis
"e;Whether you are a Prime Minister, chief executive or anyone else who needs make an impact, then you must read this challenging and innovative book by Graham Davies."e;
Neil Sherlock, Partner, Public Affairs, KPMG
"e;...I wish Graham had written it 20 years ago..."e;
Richard Klein, MD, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
"e;Never again will you commit the crime of Death by Bullet-Point."e;
Penny Philpot, Group Vice President, Worldwide Partner Services, Oracle
"e;Graham Davis is a talented gagmeister who shows that the best way of exposing a bad argument is with a good joke."e;
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
"e;Reading his book will spur you on to win your own presentational race."e;
Richard Dunwoody, twice winner of the Grand National
"e;Graham completely reframed my approach to presenting. His approach works!"e;
Otto Thoresen, CEO, Aegon UK
"e;A process that you can use no matter what the situation. I heart