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It's often reported that the number one fear among American adults is public speaking, but in a competitive business world, effective communication is an essential skill. This book offers techniques that help readers learn how to infuse any type of presentation with energy, confidence, and verve....

Title : The Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up and Own the Room
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ISBN : 9781929774449
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 188 Pages
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The Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up and Own the Room Reviews

  • Justin Heilman
    2019-04-03 01:02

    It certainly helps but I don’t think it addressed performance anxiety as much as I would’ve liked. If you are already a good presenter or lack nerves, then this book is for you. If you have presentation challenges, I don’t think this book will help with that fear.

  • Amy Egbert
    2019-04-03 03:18

    A decent guide to presenting, Just not earth shatteringA good book with big practical advice. Nothing that completely shifted my thinking, but a few good nuggets of things to pay closer attention to. I'm glad it was so specific.

  • Susan Hutson
    2019-03-27 00:14

    This book offers insight on public speaking. A lot of good information regarding preparing, practicing, engaging with your audience, and has helpful assessments along the way.

  • Drew
    2019-04-09 03:54

    Helpful for anyone who is going in front of the room for the first time.Lacks the key insights to being exceptional.Writing is slow.

  • French Giant
    2019-03-28 23:10

    I freaking despise public speaking. Like the time I had to give the Best Man's speech at my brother's wedding. I knew about 6 months beforehand that I would be giving that darn speech and it was like a black cloud hovering above me the entire time, until D-Day, when he got hitched, I got semi-drunk, and delivered what surely was one of the greatest Wedding PowerPoint Presentations of all time. Or the time I dressed up as Forrest Gump for Halloween in Fifth Grade, stumbling through my lines about life and its stunning correlation to boxes of chocolates. Yes my friends, I have issues.Fast forward to present day, where I have a job that requires me to conduct meetings all of the time. Heck, I don't even enjoy talking to most people in real life...imagine having to do it as part of your job. Now of course I could simply get another job if it really bothered me that much, but I actually really enjoy my job! Can you see the conundrum I'm presented with?With that said, imagine my surprise when I received an inter-office package one day with this book inside. No note, no return address. Nothing but the book. Of course I instantly began wondering if my presentation skills were so bad that someone would anonymously send me this in hopes that I'd read it and improve my skills so that they'd never have to suffer through another one of my meetings. My conspiracy theory was quickly squashed however when I inquired with my manager about the mysterious package. It turns out that everyone in my department received one as a method for us to improve our presentation skills. Phew!The book sat on my shelf for months collecting dust before I came to the realization that even though I despise public speaking, I do enjoy my job and would like to increase my comfort level with delivering presentations and running meetings. Plus, who knows, I figured that it may even help me connect on a deeper level with friends, family, and those random strangers I run into from time to time, but always pretend not to see. Acting like you're talking on your cell phone works wonders in avoiding unwanted conversations, in case you were curious.Like most books of this genre, I found it to be rather dry, however it was a very quick read and offered some very helpful tips and tricks. Koegel walks us through the entire life cycle of a presentation, starting with the initial meeting preparation (agenda, handouts, participants), learning your audience so that you can position your message accordingly, structuring your speech to ensure your most important messages are absorbed and remembered afterwards, proper use of eye contact, body language, and voice tone while presenting, gauging your audience's reaction, conducting a Q& A session, closing a presentation, etc. While I found a lot of this information valuable, I also found that quite a bit of it was not applicable to my current role, as I telecommute and conduct the vast majority of my meetings via conference calls. A more "modern" version would be appreciated. Also, did Koegel really need to use the word "exceptional" so much??? Yes, I get that the book's title is "The Exceptional Presenter" and I get that Koegel's goal is to make us all exceptional speakers, but this book has to hold the all time literary record for the use of the word within one body of text. You know that weird feeling you get when you're watching a movie and one of the characters says the name of the movie while they're talking to someone? That's how I felt every time the word "exceptional" popped up in this book. Am I the only one bothered by this? Probably. Sigh.Anyway, when all is said and done I'd recommend this book for anyone looking to improve their presentation skills, especially those that perform them in front of live audiences. You're certain to find many helpful hints throughout the book. Besides, Koegel used to coach Bill Clinton on his presentation skills back in the day, and we all know how that turned out.NO, not the Monica Lewinsky scandal folks...Jeez.

  • Donovan
    2019-04-17 05:22

    In 2011, as part of my development at work, my supervisor and I identified this book (as well as a communication coach and a workshop on facilitation skills) as part of the development plan to turn me into a dynamic speaker. Not sure if the development plan worked, but the book was outstanding! It is a combination of practical tips, planning advice and great examples and stories. I found it thorough, easy to read and follow, and motivating. There are also interactive questions that help keep you as a reader engaged and focused throughout.It made becoming an exceptional presenter seem achievable. The tips and advice I found throughout the book were put into use with great success this past year and when considering the ROI on the workshop and coach, the value of the book was far greater.I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be a better presenter - no matter the size of the group or how long you have been presenting, you will find something to help you in this book. There are tips for every level, from beginner to advanced presenters. It is a very easy read and I would highly recommend it to seasoned and experienced presenters as well – it would be a great refresher and you may pick up some additional tips you hadn’t thought of in the past.5 Stars!!

  • Othón León
    2019-03-28 01:03

    From the very basics of how to stand in front of your audience, your posture and how to look at them, to what Timothy Koegel calls the "5 components of any presentation" (Purpose, Objective, Position, Result and Action Plan), a book full of very useful insights into the business of successful presentations, a business we all are one way or the other..."Prepare" is mr. Koegel's bottom line here, that is if you are concious of the importance of your everyday "engagements", actually, he is convinced we make presentations in a hundred ways every single day (interviews, meetings, even romance!). His "Rules of engagement" are very business wise by the same token... actually a book I very much enjoyed and from which I remembered some basics and took several "new" tips... "people don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care..." he says and so, take every opportunity to practice and believe what you do when you face an audience, being 1 single person or thousands..

  • Rudolf Waldner
    2019-03-28 01:07

    Terrific read. Crisp and to the point. I learned something from every page and have begun implementing Tim's tactics from page one. Thank you Mr. Koegel.Rudolf J WaldnerMarketing from the Trenches: Your Guide to Retail SuccessThe Corporate Jungle: Animal Personalities Colliding with Job Titles

  • Brian's Book Blog
    2019-04-22 01:07

    Read my full review here: quick and exceptional read on how to become a better presenterThis book was assigned to me by a professor for my Sales Leadership class, he believes that even if you are a great presenter, you should try to become an exceptional one. This book shadows that belief. I would consider myself to be an above average to good presenter, I like talking to people, and have a voice that people describe as "booming" but I still get nervous and have some speaking bad habits.

  • Tim
    2019-04-07 02:18

    An unwelcome gift (one of those, loved your talk here this might help you kind of passive aggression). It is a long pamphlet with illustrations for body language, focused highly on sales (though much is easily translated to the academic realm). The bulk is an acronym (OPEN - Open, Passionate, Engaged, Natural though the author seems to lose interest in that somewhere in the middle of engaged, natural is about three pages long), many stories from the war (whether of salvation or damnation, sales gained and lost over presentations), some forms, and an encouragement to practice. Its brevity means I did not lose too much of my life reading it.

  • Erin Dodge
    2019-04-13 04:12

    I dreaded reading this book for my Childbirth Education certification, since I am already an experienced presenter (public speaking since age 3), do not fear audiences, and have no trouble speaking up. I was pleasantly surprised and humbled by this book. Yes, it confirmed that I'm already doing quite a bit right, but through the exercises I was able to identify more qualities of a good presenter and presentation, plan more efficiently, and take my teaching to a new level. I appreciate it very much.

  • A.J.
    2019-03-26 01:08

    I really enjoyed this book. The principles Koegel gave for becoming an exceptional presenter were ones to live by. The map for each presentation you do has proven to be very useful in my life already. The material was not groundbreaking but it was definitely what I need to hear in regards to presentation. The book is easy to read and is organized very well. This is a manual I will integrate into the way in which I communicate.

  • Martin St-laurent
    2019-04-05 03:54

    I liked that book. It contains many good tricks for people who need to speak or present to an audience, but I would also recommend it to anyone who does not like speaking to a crowd as well. I will of course practice many things I learned in that book. It a book that is engaging and easy to read. A very good book all in all!

  • Derick Warner
    2019-04-08 07:18

    I was required to read this book for a public speaking course. Although the book is very basic it was an excellent guide of what to do and what absolutely should never be done while public speaking. Alas, although the book is very basic, many public speakers I know could use a refresh on the basics.

  • Res
    2019-04-21 05:17

    This is a bully of a book. The kind of book that shouts at you. The kind of book that has a whole chapter on the horrible things that will happen to you if you think 'exceptional' presenting is too much work and decide to settle for competent. Also the kind of book that thinks it's cool to preface all the case studies with "Dateline: Chicago." A Principal Richard Vernon sort of book.

  • Subbu Chandrasekaran
    2019-03-28 01:02

    If you are in the market to face your fear of appearing in front of people, (doesn't need to be a presentation or public speaking), this book is it.. this book is a practical primer to take you from where you are to being comfortable with public appearances .. whether it is to talk 1:1, sales negotiation, addressing a crowd, acting/performing or a presentation.. Very well written book

  • Matt Salazar
    2019-04-01 03:12

    This book is an excellent source and guide to public speaking....I've always considered myself to be a good public speaker...this book makes me better. It's a craft that must be continuously studied and refined through discipline and revised technique...Koegel gives you all the ammunition you need to kick ass in front of a crowd.

  • Didier
    2019-04-23 00:16

    L'art d'une présentation exceptionnelle ! Avec un titre pareil on s'attend à étudier tous les aspect d'une présentation. C'est exactement ce que ce livre fait. Il sert aussi de guide à tout ceux qui souhaite maîtriser l'art de parler en public . C'est un ouvrage complet, à mettre entre toutes les mains !

  • Vince Hinojosa
    2019-04-02 02:05

    Koegel's turned body language and presentation into a science. Anybody that seeks bettering their presentation skills will not be disappointed by reading this book. In laymen terms: Killer presenting isn't something you're born with: it is something that is learned, and it is something that can be mastered!

  • Salem
    2019-04-03 05:20

    This book was lent to me by a colleague, Leonard Adler, who frequently does presentations and found the book helpful. I found plenty of practical, tangible advice throughout it's pages. It would be helpful to have an online resource library for some of the practicing forms though. Altogether I found this book to be thorough, clearly written and a good reference for presentation basics.

  • Danninomics
    2019-04-09 01:11

    I am a naturally outgoing person, but I learned early in my career that charm is no substitute for being organized and poised in meetings and presentations. This book will teach you a lot about how to truly own a room and present like a pro. You still won't be Steve Jobs (too soon!) because that guy was like the Michael Jordan of presenters, but you'll be better than you were before.

  • Gany
    2019-04-17 07:23

    The Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up and Own the Room

  • Nick W.
    2019-03-25 02:11

    Practical handbook to immediately improve presentations. A quick read. Very informative and provides insights for beginners to experts. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Took part in an online class where he presented as well. Really made the words jump from the page.

  • Taryn
    2019-04-02 06:17

    Read spots here and there for a presentation course I took. Good advice, but mostly common sense that can come with a bit of practice and being self-aware rather than reading.

  • Liz
    2019-03-31 05:18

    Read for Management Communication. Fall 1 2015. Direct, useful, and self-aware in how much a book can help. Very well put together! Recommended.

  • Kaleb Michael Schweiss
    2019-04-23 07:21

    Some great tips on presenting. Looking forward to implementing them in my everyday life!

  • Maureen
    2019-03-30 00:19

    Pretty cheesy and intuitive, but also somewhat helpful (had to read for school).

  • Jane
    2019-04-17 02:12

    Decent tips on how to present better. He uses the acronym OPEN UP, goes through things in logical order and gives real life examples.

  • Dana Serini
    2019-04-13 06:04

    I know I learned from this book because I landed a client using strategies in my presentation from this book

  • Jeff
    2019-04-23 02:58

    This was okay. Andy Stanley and Lane Jones' book "Communicating for a change" is much better. Try "Made to Stick" as well.