Many people find public speaking can be scary, but it doesn't need to be. In this course, you'll toss out the old "tried-and-true" rules of presentation and in the process transform yourself into a confident, authentic presenter. Former network engineering executive and stage actor Karen Hough uses wit and wisdom to show you how “being bad” at public speaking can really work.
Discover the true purpose of any presentation (hint: it’s not to convey information)
Learn the value of emotions in public speaking—even nervousness and fear
Understand why your voice is more important than your slides
Nail the most critical parts of any presentation: the bookends
Learn how to practice a speech (hint: break your mirror)
Know how to read—and not read—an audience
Get tips for what to do when something goes wrong
Yale graduate Karen Hough teaches public speaking as founder and CEO of ImprovEdge. She is the recipient of the Athena PowerLink Award for outstanding women-owned businesses and is a national conference keynote speaker on topics such as executive presence and presentation skills, negotiation, and leadership.
Karen Hough is the Founder & CEO of ImprovEdge, and has been using improvisation as an engaging learning tool for over 12 years. She is the author of the Amazon #1 category Bestseller, “The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work” published by Berrett-Koehler, and the Yes! Deck, a handy deck of cards packed with exercises, tips and ideas. Karen is working on her second book which will be published in spring 2014. ImprovEdge received the silver Stevie International Award for “Most Innovative Company of the Year 2012” for Women in Business. She is the recipient of the Athena PowerLink Award for outstanding women-owned business, and ImprovEdge is a certified WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise). Ms. Hough writes numerous articles for industry media, and has been featured in ASTD’s T&D magazine, Mashable.com and BusinessInsider.com. She is a national conference keynote speaker on topics such as executive presence and presentation skills, negotiation, and leadership. - See more at: http://www.improvedge.com/ensemble/karen-hough/#sthash.t58SW5ja.dpuf
Comments about oreilly Be the BEST Bad Presenter Ever:
Awesome overview for better presentation skills with specific ideas/techniques you can try now. The focus is on being yourself in an authentic way, and throwing out old rules (like practicing in front of a mirror). Good reminder that even the best presenters PRACTICE!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend