How to speak like a pro, dazzle your audience and get the results you want every time.
The book (hard cover)
“Paul, I bought your book “You Can Present With Confidence”, hoping that I would browse through it from time to time. However, when I started reading it I couldn’t put it down! It is a wonderful book, full of practical tips that can be implemented immediately. I look forward to many more hours of reading this absorbing book. I’ve made notes all over it. It’s now sits on my desk every day.” – Basil O’Hagan, business speaker, founder and CEO of O’Hagan’s Irish Pubs & founder and CEO of Brazen Head.
Present With Confidence – book contents
Discover the tools you need to develop a fearless and commanding presence on the platform.
Chapter 0 – Introduction
Chapter 1 – Believing You Can
Chapter 2 – Overcoming the Five Great Fears
Chapter 3 – Setting a Clear Objective
Chapter 4 – Preparing and Structuring Content
Chapter 5 – Practicing – The Missing Ingredient
Chapter 6 – Visual Impact – You
Chapter 7 – Visual Impact – Data Projection
Chapter 8 – The Power of Your Voice
Chapter 9 – Connecting With Your Audience
Chapter 10 – Turning Question Time To Your Advantage
Chapter 11 – Dealing With Logistics
Chapter 12 – Finishing Touches
Excerpt from the Foreword by Mark Sanborn
To be able to present with power is a key success skill.
This book will show you how to speak and present better, regardless of your current level of skill.
Paul du Toit has demystified what it takes to speak and present well. The first step to meeting any challenge is to understand it. Once you understand the strategies and tactics for communicating with confidence and power, it is just a matter of applying what you know.
Knowledge is also a powerful antidote to fear. Public speaking is something that many people fear. I don’t personally believe the “research” that people fear speaking in public more than death. I do believe that most people believe the odds of being asked to speak are substantially higher than the chance of dying, so public speaking is a more common fear. Knowing what you need to do to be successful will go a long way towards alleviating any fears you might have about speaking. To that end this book will provide you a great service.
Above all, keep asking yourself, “How and when will I use these ideas?” Just as you become an equestrian by riding a horse, you become a speaker by speaking. No book no matter how good will replace the need for practice.
Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader