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Take the pain out of presentations. Terrified of speaking in front of a group? Or simply looking to polish your skills? No matter where you are on the spectrum, this guide will give you the confidence and the tools you need to get results. Written by presentation expert Nancy Duarte, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will help you: • Win over tough crowds • Organize a Take the pain out of presentations. Terrified of speaking in front of a group? Or simply looking to polish your skills? No matter where you are on the spectrum, this guide will give you the confidence and the tools you need to get results. Written by presentation expert Nancy Duarte, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will help you: • Win over tough crowds • Organize a coherent narrative • Create powerful messages and visuals • Connect with and engage your audience • Show people why your ideas matter to them • Strike the right tone, in any situation


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Take the pain out of presentations. Terrified of speaking in front of a group? Or simply looking to polish your skills? No matter where you are on the spectrum, this guide will give you the confidence and the tools you need to get results. Written by presentation expert Nancy Duarte, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will help you: • Win over tough crowds • Organize a Take the pain out of presentations. Terrified of speaking in front of a group? Or simply looking to polish your skills? No matter where you are on the spectrum, this guide will give you the confidence and the tools you need to get results. Written by presentation expert Nancy Duarte, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will help you: • Win over tough crowds • Organize a coherent narrative • Create powerful messages and visuals • Connect with and engage your audience • Show people why your ideas matter to them • Strike the right tone, in any situation

30 review for HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations (Harvard Business Reveiw Guides)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nick

    This handy reference guide looks and feels like one of those field guides you might put in a backpack and take into the wilds. In this case, it’s the wilds of public speaking, and this is a useful book to have. It’s arranged in over 50 very short chapters on specific issues presenters might face, such as segmenting the audience, defining your idea, losing the jargon, creating a solid structure, adding emotional texture, making the most of slide software, choosing the right type of slide, avoidin This handy reference guide looks and feels like one of those field guides you might put in a backpack and take into the wilds. In this case, it’s the wilds of public speaking, and this is a useful book to have. It’s arranged in over 50 very short chapters on specific issues presenters might face, such as segmenting the audience, defining your idea, losing the jargon, creating a solid structure, adding emotional texture, making the most of slide software, choosing the right type of slide, avoiding visual clichés, rehearsing your material, getting the most out of Q ‘n A and on and on. All the advice is good, vintage Duarte, and delivered in bite-sized bits that will fit an executive’s busy schedule. More for browsing than reading, this reference guide should be on every public speaker’s bookshelf. If you’re looking for more of Nancy’s thinking, her recent book Resonate lays out her method, and it’s brilliant. Read that one to learn the craft, and keep this guide handy to refresh your memory when you’re getting ready to deliver an important speech.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Excellent book on how to create better presentations. I especially liked the recommendations on how to create effective power point presentations. This book helped me create a presentation that I gave during a job interview... and yes, I did get the job!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Diego

    Great overview for improving your presentation creation and delivery. Powerful advice and insight. Not hard to read as the book is written like a presentation, easy to absorb quickly without losing your attention, which is one of the main points amongst many. Simple advice with powerful results.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Héctor Iván Patricio Moreno

    If you have never read anything about how to make great presentations, read this. It is so complete and concise at the same time it worth completely reading it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sun

    Quick and easy read. Some practical tips but I find skills like giving presentations are better gained through doing than reading.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    Much of what Duarte writes seems like common sense, though it is not so common. I have encountered way too much of the "look at me, I'm so smart" kind of presentations of late. It's about making your audience feel smart, as Duarte rightly points out, not about making yourself look smart. Nice to see my views own views on effective presentations reaffirmed -- and expanded upon.

  7. 5 out of 5

    AngiJo

    This book was a fairly quick read on how to give better presentations. The most important things that I learned were how to develop a presentation step by step starting with an analysis of the audience, engaging the audience before the presentation, drawing out the story and how to use visuals to convey a message. The section of the book on giving virtual presentations was particularly timely as I'm looking for good advice on how to translate in-person trainings to the web. I had not thought abo This book was a fairly quick read on how to give better presentations. The most important things that I learned were how to develop a presentation step by step starting with an analysis of the audience, engaging the audience before the presentation, drawing out the story and how to use visuals to convey a message. The section of the book on giving virtual presentations was particularly timely as I'm looking for good advice on how to translate in-person trainings to the web. I had not thought about all of the ways to engage an audience post-presentation, nor how to use social media to build a buzz around a presentation and this book gave me some useful tips on that. Overall a good read and I got a lot of information in a short amount of time. I will be using what I learned to pitch ideas lead project kick-off meetings, and for update meetings.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Darya

    Telling a story is the key! #bookstoread review is about #presentation #skills How can you succeed in delivering the message? Here are the highlights from Harvard Business Review #HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations 👇 1. Get ready with your audience in mind: content, time for presenting, visuals, etc. 2. Make your ideas interesting to listen to. Deliver the way that will engage you if you were the audience. Would you enjoy your presentation? 3. Use persuasive story patterns. 4. Make an emotional i Telling a story is the key! #bookstoread review is about #presentation #skills How can you succeed in delivering the message? Here are the highlights from Harvard Business Review #HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations 👇 1. Get ready with your audience in mind: content, time for presenting, visuals, etc. 2. Make your ideas interesting to listen to. Deliver the way that will engage you if you were the audience. Would you enjoy your presentation? 3. Use persuasive story patterns. 4. Make an emotional impact with data. 5. Use reverse phyhology and make your story personal. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dariya... #futureskills #futureready #thoughtleadership #digital_citizenship #reading #k12education #digital_literacy #book #presentations #tellyourstory

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Morgan

    This turned out to be much better than I anticipated. So I enjoy the previous work of the author so I expected it to be good, but thought it might be a little stale or textbook, but it wasn't. Read this if you want to improve your presentations. Whether for business, pleasure or whatever this lays out a very nice formula, some good examples and an extremely structured view of how to approach presentations. This doesn't focus on slides and visuals like her previous work (though that was excellent This turned out to be much better than I anticipated. So I enjoy the previous work of the author so I expected it to be good, but thought it might be a little stale or textbook, but it wasn't. Read this if you want to improve your presentations. Whether for business, pleasure or whatever this lays out a very nice formula, some good examples and an extremely structured view of how to approach presentations. This doesn't focus on slides and visuals like her previous work (though that was excellent in it's own right). In fact, this book can guide you on how to do presentations without slides. Want to do a TED talk? This book will prepare you. Yes it's at that level. Overall it's interesting, engaging, and extremely informative.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tri Le

    Quick and easy to digest read about how to improve presentations. The book provides a good high-level description of some key areas of focus. Nancy Duarte starts with how to understand and appreciate your audience. She follows that up with expanding on how to develop the message and the story behind the presentation. Afterwards, she discusses the medium of the presentation (not everything requires PowerPoint) and then goes further into the actual slides and methods of delivery. Lastly she touche Quick and easy to digest read about how to improve presentations. The book provides a good high-level description of some key areas of focus. Nancy Duarte starts with how to understand and appreciate your audience. She follows that up with expanding on how to develop the message and the story behind the presentation. Afterwards, she discusses the medium of the presentation (not everything requires PowerPoint) and then goes further into the actual slides and methods of delivery. Lastly she touches on the impact and follow-through post-presentation. I found the topics useful and very applicable to my work.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ashleigh Mattern

    The HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations provides practical tips from an experienced presenter. Having done many presentations myself, I'd learned some of these tips the hard way, like the importance of practicing, testing your presentation out on other people, and the importance of making your slides look good. But some of the ideas were totally new to me, and I'm excited to try them out the next time I need to do a presentation. I've never thought to record my presentation and watch my perfor The HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations provides practical tips from an experienced presenter. Having done many presentations myself, I'd learned some of these tips the hard way, like the importance of practicing, testing your presentation out on other people, and the importance of making your slides look good. But some of the ideas were totally new to me, and I'm excited to try them out the next time I need to do a presentation. I've never thought to record my presentation and watch my performance, and it makes a lot of sense to research the people you'll be presenting to. I listened to this as an audiobook but I will buy an ebook or paperback before my next presentation as a reference.

  12. 4 out of 5

    JP

    This compact field guide encapsulates the best practices needed to master the full range of business presentation scenarios. The advice is pragmatic and clearly based on real-world experience. What I most appreciated was guidance on distinguishing between the slides used to document information vs. what should be used in an actual presentation. Duarte covers everything else too, including audience perspective, room logistics, technology and how to involve others. It reads quickly and is a worthy This compact field guide encapsulates the best practices needed to master the full range of business presentation scenarios. The advice is pragmatic and clearly based on real-world experience. What I most appreciated was guidance on distinguishing between the slides used to document information vs. what should be used in an actual presentation. Duarte covers everything else too, including audience perspective, room logistics, technology and how to involve others. It reads quickly and is a worthy book to keep handy for future reference.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Fred Rose

    Spare and informative, like a good presentation. I would view this book as more something to glance through when creating a presentation. It's all good information by a great presentation designer. Try one of her other books or many other good presentation books for a more in-depth view. But this is great review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Milkiways

    After reading so many unuseful videos and books finally found this gem. A well-articulated book, which also provides a tip sheet about the structuring the thought process prior, during, and refining steps of the slide deck. There are 2-3 chapters on the social media or off-line presentations. I didn't find them much use though. A separate book on those topics would have been better.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Daron Yondem

    Pretty content heavy. Loved it. Make sure you go slow reading this one to be able to digest all the content. If you can read it during the timeline of a couple of presentations you have to do in real life, that would be perfect!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Annasnova

    Easy, fast, and well-structured read. Great ideas and reminders for building effective presentations. Some of the stuff is aimed at delivering a talk to a larger audience, though I still picked up ideas for regular internal meetings. Assigned reading for the MBA.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Paul Borres

    I've always been fascinated by public speaking. They say the formula for effective speaking and persuasive presentation hasn't changed for over 2000 years, but this is your modern guide to persuasive presentation. Would recommend this guide to go along with Dale Carnegie's books.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Joe

    This is a re-read for me, and I have read other books by Nancy and her team as well. It is all fantastic stuff and very much helps me navigate and overcome some of the stuffiness of work presentations.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Patrick Sheehan

    I so wish I'd read this months ago. A great guide and checklist that somehow manages to impart insight. This might be Nancy Duarte's best book. It is indispensable.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dionis Cenusa

    A useful source of practical information about how to build a successful presentation. Recommend it!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Eduardo Rosas

    Everyone who ever presents to an audience should have this book handy at all times.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sebastiaan Jolie

    Great book! superhelpful tips and illustrations!

  23. 5 out of 5

    anna b

    Good resource book which I will refer to when considering what contents I want to present and how. I will check out Duarte's other books and those mentioned in there.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Robert Rich

    Had to read this one for work. It’s a nice, consolidated reference of best practices for presentations. Nothing groundbreaking but never hurts to have a guidebook on hand.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jay

    Good summary of ideas, but didn't seem too inspirational.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ninh

    The ideas of this book, which is about persuasive and engaging presentation, are uncompellingly presented.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jessie

    Required reading for school.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Josh

    Great resource/reference guide for assembling the right components and frame-of-mind to make a persuasive presentation.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lei Wang

    Mediocre book. Not too much sights. It writes in a concise way. I prefer “Storytelling with Data” over this book

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sofia Sawczenko

    I strongly recommend this book for those who want to improve public speaking

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