The Modern Presenters Handbook


by Jim Macnamara
ISBN0 7248 0840 X (132 pages)

First published in 1996 by Prentice Hall Australia and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Management, this practical handbook is now out of print in hard copy, but available as an e-book for downloading.

This valuable practical handbook covers:

  • Understanding your audience – the who, what, where, when, why and how of presentations;
  • Knowing your venue – how to be comfortable with the room layout, seating, lighting, lectern, screen, projectors, etc (and how to avoid them tripping you up);
  • Planning your presentation – even the most apparently ‘natural’ presenters plan their structure according to well-proven methods;
  • Working from a script or notes – what works best for you;
  • Presentation aids – the vital aids that can give your presentation zing such as visuals, video and DVDs, whiteboards, videoconferencing, satellite communications – but avoiding Powerpoint ‘phluff’;
  • The importance of practice;
  • Tips on delivery – reducing and controlling nerves; understanding body language; dress and enhancing your voice;
  • After the presentation – how to handle questions and the importance of handouts.

 A feature of this handbook is that covers all the basics of good public speaking style as well as modern presentation techniques down to details such as radio microphones, infra-red pointers, data projectors and PC presentations.

Add to Cart this e-book for just AUD $20.

Craft Activity Survey 
Tell us about your domestic craft activities
E-Electioneering: Use of New Media in the 2007 Australian Federal Election research study released.
• Jim Macnamara presents refereed paper at the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) 2008 conference, Wellington New Zealand