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How to Present a Message That Matters, with Diane DiResta

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Certified speaking professional Diane DiResta shares insights for adding power, punch and pizzazz to your presentations—whether you're talking on stage in front of a large audience, making a sales presentation, speaking in the boardroom, or in any situation where your message matters. In this episode of Talking Business Now, DiResta, the author of Knockout Presentations, discusses:

  • Why public speaking is the new competitive advantage—and adds to your ROI
  • Overcoming public speaking fear
  • Increasing your persuasiveness, even in front of challenging audiences
  • Audience expectations in the Digital Age
  • The importance of being audience-centric
  • Using a "speech sandwich" to organize your presentation
  • Avoiding common speaking mistakes
  • Developing your listening skills to enhance your speaking skills

DiResta is the founder and CEO of New York-based DiResta Communications, a consultancy that works with business leaders who deliver high-stakes presentations. She has spoken on four continents and is often quoted in the major media. In addition, DiResta is the past president of the New York City chapter of the National Speakers Association and former media trainer for the NBA and WNBA. Her blog, Knockout Presentations, made the Top 50 Public Speaking blogs.

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