Present like a pro

| March 8, 2011

Title: Present like a pro : the field guide to mastering the art of business, professional, and public speaking
Authors: Cyndi Maxey and Kevin E. O’Connor
Publisher: New York : St. Martin’s Griffin, 2006
Check it out! PN4129.15 .M368 2006

From the publisher: Sales calls. Weddings. Business conferences. Weekly meetings. We’re all called on to speak in public. Often, professional success and advancement depend on it. Yet many people find the experience draining or terrifying, or remain unsatisfied with their own ability to engage and sway an audience.
In Present Like a Pro, you’ll learn how to:
· Solicit useful feedback.
· Deal with hecklers.
· Gracefully handle A/V malfunctions.
· Sell your point through audience participation.
· Evoke the power of your own life in your talk.
· And much more!

Kevin E. O’Connor and Cyndi Maxey have distilled the knowledge they’ve acquired from more than forty-five years combined of professional speaking into a concise, easy-to-use guide that will help anyone Present Like a Pro!

About the authors: Cyndi Maxey is a communication consultant and speaker who specializes in communication that drives profitable performance. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Kevin O’Connor  is a leadership consultant and speaker who specializes in developing technical professionals. He lives in Long Grove, Illinois.

On the web: Click to read the review from Publishers Weekly