Item description for Inspire Any Audience: Proven Secrets of the Pros for Powerful Presentations by Tony Jeary & Zig Ziglar...
Overview Zig Ziglar calls this "the ultimate presenter's handbook"--and it's easy to see why! "Inspire Any Audience" is every speaker's find-it-fast toolkit of immediately usable tips and techniques. From presentation planning to conquering jitters to getting an action response, personal trainer Tony Jeary covers absolutely everything speakers need to make a splash at the podium.
Publishers Description Timeless wisdom and powerful insights on achieving success from America's top leaders
Simple but profound principles powerful enough to transform any life -- awesome gifts for anyone with big dreams
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Studio: NewLife Book Distributors, LLC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.83" Width: 6.13" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1997
Publisher NEWLIFE BOOK DISTRIBUTORS
ISBN 1589190238 ISBN13 9781589190238
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More About Tony Jeary & Zig Ziglar
Tony Jeary (known as Mr. Presentation(TM)) is recognized as a leading authority on both strategy and presentation effectiveness. Tony impacts organizations from all over the globe via his private Strategic Acceleration Studio. He is the personal coach of many top CEOs from companies including Wal-Mart, Ford, Shell, Sam's Club, and other Fortune 500 companies. He is a devoted husband and the father of two daughters. Tony is committed to encouraging others and furthering the success of his Christian colleagues.
Tony Jeary currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas. Tony Jeary was born in 1961.
Reviews - What do customers think about Inspire Any Audience: Proven Secrets of the Pros for Powerful Presentations?
Practical Jun 13, 2007
If you desire to motivate or keep your audience interested, this is a practical, helpful book.
Less Than It Appears May 21, 2002
If you do long seminars especially all day, this is the best book for such a developing professional speaker that I have read. If you are looking to build a strong 10 to 30 minutes inspiring and/or motivational speech this is definitely not the book for you. If that is what you are looking for then you want Success Secrets of the Motivational Superstars : America's Greatest Speakers Reveal Their Secrets by Michael Jeffreys. Furthermore, Jeffreys is the best overall book on becoming a great speaker. If you are serious about speaking performance you must read this book. If you want to see what an exceptionally well research book looks like read Jeffreys. It is getting harder to find so don't delay. Indirectly Jeffreys shows you how to research by example. Professional speaking is about being a first class expert. Only then develop an entertaining and humorous format and delivery. Or you could shoot for the lower rung of just being funny. Unfortunately, just being an expert does not put you on the ladder.
With the name Zig Ziglar-- his business associate-- all over this book my hopes were to high. The title (Inspire Any Audience) is overdone. Inspire is a misrepresentation. Keep them interested would be more accurate. Page 121 he advises avoiding words like certainly, positively and others. If the word any is not a violation then it will require a Clinton like explanation for the word "is" or in this case "any" from Jeary.
In chapter 8 "Keeping Their Attention" he introduces the concept of business entertainment-a phrase he has trademarked. In the title he uses the words proven secrets. The big secret is that his explanation of business entertainment is shockingly shallow. The worthy gist of is to do bold things to keep the audience engaged. Sorry, Jeary the command to play music, play games and other categories does not cut it. Explain yourself. I get the drift of it enough to say that is the book that Jeary or someone should write. That book would be fresh and exciting. In fact if that book exists I am going to find it.
On page 96 there is a page on gestures. In nearly every speaking book the author is so afraid of mechanical outcomes that they say trite stuff about be natural or be yourself. Give Jeary credit for making an attempt at giving some specific advise about gestures. The book turns me off on paying big bucks for his in person seminar on presentations at this point. There are lots of little tidbits and minor insights through out the book.
Just--- not a block buster book. It is well above average. Of the 40 plus books on speaking that I have read and reviewed on this site this book is at the lower end of the top ten books to read for public speaking improvement. Clearly, a worthy book.
Inspire Any Audience is worth the money and then some but it is not an inspired book that the author was burning to write. It is a darn good survey of techniques to give your customers an interesting day long seminar.
Clear and well written Dec 5, 2001
A fantastic book on a topic one easily neglects. The book is very clear written, enjoyable to read and re-read (a must), and devided into 4 parts: Before the Presentation, Beginning your Presentation, The Body of your Presentation, Closing your presentation. Tony Jeary succeeded in packing tons of useful information in that little book. A great book for the serious presenter!
Best presentation book I've read! Dec 26, 2000
Jerry presents usable ideas in a clear writing style. His methods force you to discover your target and keep you on-message from the introduction to the final summary and close. His Business Entertainment section is worth the price of the book. A must read for *any* presenter, pro or one-timer.
DEFINITELY improved my seminar delivery skills Jul 8, 2000
This book delivers far more than I thought it would when I first purchased it.
My openings have gotten a thousand times better. I've learned how to keep the audiences attention - especially during my longer (2+ hours) seminars. And there's a better flow between changes in topics.
I still pull this book out before all of my major presentations just to make sure I'm still on point. Whether you're a beginner or a professional speaker, I think you'll get a lot of value in this book, not found elsewhere.