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The Manager's Guide to Presentations

Lauren M. Hug

Ace the first presentation you deliver as a new manager and make your mark as a rising star in your organization with this book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783000142
Paperback44 pages

About This Book

  • Deliver a confident, compelling presentation that establishes you in your new role
  • Rehearse your public speaking skills to engage your audience and motivate your new team
  • Packed with practical exercises, worksheets and templates designed to help you give an exceptional first presentation as a new manager

Who This Book Is For

If you have recently been promoted to a managerial or leadership position and are facing the first presentation required of you in your new role, then “The Manager's Guide to Presentations” is for you.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Planning Your Presentation
The presentation planning process
Beginning with you
Addressing your concerns
Setting your own personal goal
Identifying your strengths
Leveraging your management skills
Setting your presentation goal
Presentation parameters
Chapter 2: Developing Your Presentation
What should you say in your presentation?
What does the audience need to know?
Why should your audience care?
Why should your audience act?
Why do you care?
Organizing your presentation
Appealing to the audience
Points (informing and persuading)
Fleshing out your presentation
Types of content
A note about slides
Including the audience in your presentation
Introducing interaction
Chapter 3: Practicing Your Presentation
Speaking with authority
Rehearsing your presentation
Preparing for Q&A sessions
Chapter 4: Giving Your Presentation
Before – Managing anxiety
During – Connecting with your audience
After – Obtaining feedback

What You Will Learn

  • Embrace your own unique speaking and leadership style
  • Develop powerful public speaking skills and a confident delivery of presentation materials
  • Connect with team members, bosses and other audience members
  • Define a clear and actionable presentation purpose
  • Develop compelling content that will convince your team to act on your message
  • Communicate information in ways that resonates with your target audience
  • Connect with your audience and command their attention through eye contact, movement and other interactions
  • Solicit feedback from key stakeholders to reinforce your leadership position
  • Develop your signature leadership style and build key relationships by leveraging presentation planning to settle into your new role

In Detail

Lauren Hug, founder of HugSpeak Coaching & Consulting, has been helping people reach and motivate audiences for 20 years. In this concise, friendly guide, she condenses her years of presentation expertise from the courtroom to the boardroom. Your presentations are a crucial part of establishing yourself as a leader. Developing a commanding presence and exceptional public speaking skills will mark you as a rising star within your organization. And it doesn't have to be daunting. Lauren will teach you how to speak with confidence, whether you're presenting to your employees, your boss or external stakeholders.

This accessible, practical book will walk you through the process step by step, from planning and developing your content, through mastering your materials, to delivering a dynamic performance and reaping the rewards in your career. With interactive exercises and templates, you'll learn how to embrace your signature speaking style, engage your audience, craft compelling content and speak like a pro. Along the way, you'll find yourself building relationships with team members and bosses alike, and developing valuable insights into your strengths as a manager. Through her positive and collaborative coaching approach, described as empowering, life-changing, and therapeutic, Lauren will help you shine as both a leader and a presenter.


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