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Perfect Public Speaking and Presentations

Simon Hall
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A guide to take you through everything you need to know to put on a show that goes down a storm and seals the deal, and it’s not just a guide in words – videos accompany all the major points.
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Public speaking is a highly sought after skill. And why?
Because that ability to stand up in front of a crowd, and inform, entice and entertain them, marks you out as a success in life.
Whether you’re pitching an idea for investment, a new product to potential customers, or just giving a speech at a social event, get it right and you’re celebrated. But get it wrong, and you know so many opportunities will pass you by.
That’s where Perfect Public Speaking and Presentations comes in.
It takes you through everything you need to know to put on a show that goes down a storm and seals the deal, and it’s not just a guide in words – videos accompany all the major points.

About the Author

Simon Hall is a Course Leader at the University of Cambridge, runs his own business communication agency, Creative Warehouse, and is a journalist, author, and business coach.

He teaches communication, media, business, writing, presentation, storytelling, and public relations skills at Cambridge, along with universities across England, for government departments, and companies.

Simon has a series of books on communication published, including - public speaking and presentations - writing blogs - how to secure media coverage - and leadership communication - along with eight thriller novels.


  • Introduction
  1. Openings
    1. Classy Clothing
    2. Wonderful Words
    3. Speaking with Style
  2. Endings
    1. The Facts
    2. The Feelings
    3. Clarity and Mercy
    4. Call to Action
    5. The Eyes Have It
  3. Storytelling
    1. Story Structure
    2. Story Ingredients
    3. You’re a Natural
  4. Soundbites
    1. A Brief History of Soundbites
    2. The Threes
    3. Counterpoint
    4. Repetition
    5. Comparators
    6. A Wordsmith’s Warning of Woe
  5. Slides
    1. The Beauty of the KISS
    2. Oversharing
    3. A Slide in a Sentence
    4. Data, Graphs and Charts
    5. Colours, Fonts and Themes
    6. Effects
    7. Beginnings and Endings
  6. Interactions
  7. Online Presenting
    1. Attention Spans
    2. Contributions
    3. Three Dimensional Presenting
    4. In Synch with the Slides
    5. Technical Thoughts
  8. Body language
    1. Own the Space
    2. Nifty Notes
    3. Eye Contact
    4. Posture
    5. Pacing and Pauses
  9. Timings
    1. The Ten Per Cent Trick
  10. Preparation
  11. Conclusion