Nothing is more important for our professional and personal success than sharing our ideas in public. Yet nothing is more terrifying than public speaking. No wonder success can be so hard. But it doesn’t need to be!
In this engaging and interactive event, best-selling author Dan Roam shows how to turn a dreaded presentation into an extraordinary opportunity. Whether we’re pitching a room full of executives, sharing our idea with co-workers, trying to convince clients, or telling a story around the campfire, Dan can teach us how to effectively deliver our message with truth, story, and visuals. (And a whole lot of fun.)
In his two international bestsellers, The Back of the Napkin and Unfolding the Napkin, Roam taught readers how to solve complex problems and sell ideas by using visual thinking. Now in his latest, Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations, Roam presents a pithy but powerful guide that takes away the jitters and gives anyone the confidence they need to share their story with any audience.
As Roam writes, “As presenters, our goal is simple: To help others see what we see. To do this we entertain, persuade, educate, motivate, and ultimately change our audience. In other words, we create and deliver a report, explanation, pitch, or story so captivating that our audience wants to see things the way we do.” Roam explains in detail how anyone can incorporate pictures, graphics, and—best of all—drawings into a presentation that will keep the audience glued to its seats.
Dan Roam has worked with such leading organizations as Microsoft, eBay, Google, Wal-Mart, Boeing, Lucas Film, Gap, Intel, Cisco, IBM, Kraft, the US Navy, the United States Senate, and the White House. He has appeared on CBS, CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, Fox News, and NPR. Dan’s visual explanation of American health care was selected by BusinessWeek as “The World’s Best Presentation of 2009.”