Present You Way To The Top, David J. Dempsey, JD, McGraw Hill 2010, 9780071739948.
What steps do you take to get ready for a presentation? Do you go out of the way to avoid speaking publicly? If you answered with such responses as, “I wait to the last minute,” or “I’d rather have a root canal than speak in public,” then perhaps a thorough read of Dempsey’s book would be a good first step!
I have had friends that have had great success with Toastmasters. And then there are those that need a little nudging to get started. If you’re a small business owner, then you need to be able to articulate your vision. If you need a stepping stone to feel more comfortable before Toastmasters, then Present Your Way To The Top may be the book for you.
I feel that anyone can become a good communicator. While there’s no guarantee that you’ll achieve such oratory greatness as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr or John F. Kennedy, you can still develop the skills and passion to communicate your vision. That’s where Dempsey’s book comes in. It is packed with such tips as:
- Master the Mental – believe and envision yourself delivering a successful presentation
- Channel Your Anxiety – learn how to transform your stage fright
- Prepare Methodically – don’t wait until the night before!