“All the world is a stage.” – Shakespeare
Business is about persuading others to understand your viewpoint and get them to agree with you. Enter the persuasive presentation.
Give an awesome presentation and you will be better able to get wider acceptance of your ideas or sell more product.
The power to convince and convert is a much coveted skill at the office.
So many presentations, frankly, are horrible.
Well, you are in luck!
Hopefully you gain greater insights and knowledge-share about the entire persuasive process from visiting the resources on this page.
Resources for Persuasive Presentations
Thankfully two main sources of inspiration exist for those who want to sharpen their presentation skills.
First, the late Steve Jobs mesmerized many with his new product unveilings at Apple and that famous graduation speech he gave at Stanford University.
Second, the imaginative and energetic TED-style presentation format is growing in popularity.
Anyone who wants to wow audiences at the next meeting or public address should study these examples.
Find below a list of resources to help you give better persuasive presentations drawing from these two examples and more.
Presentations – Backgrounder
Check out these videos and tips for a general introduction to persuasive presentations.
Other resources for Giving Presentations (affiliate)
Steve Jobs-Style Presentations
One of the indelible legacies of the Steve Jobs was his gift for product introductions.
His 2005 address to students and faculty at Stanford University remains a classic in both the substance and style of the delivery of the message.
Jobs made such an impact in the business world that his selling of ideas is part of the graduate curriculum at Stanford Business School.
Do you sell your own products or ideas like Jobs?
Noted communications coach Carmine Gallo gives you a taste of his successful text on public speaking – Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds (affiliate).
The following slide show from Brooke Estinis a must-see before your next talk with both colleagues and clients.