Why Your Presentation Sucks

  • by Collin C. Young
  • Narrated by Eric Bryan Moore
  • 1 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Develop powerful presentation techniques for any kind of public presentation. Many of us neglect the importance of storytelling in presentations. This book will introduce you to the most effective strategies and tips that can turn anyone into a persuasive and entertaining public speaker. After explaining what storytelling actually means in our lives and why it is essential to communication, this book will take you through a series of steps that can help you become a master storyteller and enchant your public.
This book draws on academic research to introduce you to the most effective antidotes to stage fright: Since many people experience stage fright when they have to speak in front of an audience, this book also addresses this major aspect of public speaking and provides you with consistent advice that can help you get rid of this problem. Stage fright is a natural phenomenon and many people have intensively researched it and discovered means of dealing with it. It also clarifies why losing stage fright and winning your public go hand in hand.


How to lose the stage fright!
Causes of stage fright
How to drastically reduce anxiety
What to do when you feel nervous before your presentation
Three infallible proven techniques to lose the stage fright
Practical bonus tips
How to win the audience!
Creating a "wow" story
How to impact the audience right from the start
Bonus tips on riveting storytelling technique
Keep the public hooked
What to do if you lose the audience
How to wrap up perfectly

This book is your ultimate guide to persuasive presentations, an irresistible persona, and powerful storytelling skills.

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Great for Speakers and Those with Stage Fright

This was an interesting listen about improving your public speaking skills. If you are someone who does a lot of public speaking, teaching, instruction, or if you are someone who is trying to get over their fear of speaking in front of groups of people, then this book is for you.
I do quite a bit of public speaking, and even I got some great advice and pointers from this short guide.
I will say that the first 15 minutes or so are a little dull, but all-in-all it was well worth the listen.

The narrator was very good as well. 5 stars.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
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Introduction to improving your presentation

TARGET AUDIENCE: Generally for the new presenter. Has some terrific basic ideas of how to get started. Less useful for the seasoned presenter, but does have some good ideas for everyone.

CONTENT: This is an introductory text. Contains good basic ideas of how to improve your presentation skills. It is only a two-hour book, so does not seem to be addressed to people with lots of experience in presentation.

NARRATOR: The narrator did a great job with this book. The book was a little basic for me as I give lots of presentations, but the narrator did keep me listening.

OVERALL: Despite my lower rating (only 4/5 stars) I would absolutely recommend this book to someone who is new at presenting, or needs to work on basic skills. It is a short book that is full of good information.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2016
  • Publisher: Collin C. Young