Wake ’em Up! How to Use Humor & Other Professional Techniques to Create Alarmingly Good Business Presentations Paperback – January, 1999
by Thomas Antion (Author), Reference (Author)
How to use humor and other professional techniques to create alarmingly good business presentations.
About the Author
Tom Antion is a veteran of more 2,000 entertaining presentations. Besides being a fun and informative convention speaker and corporate seminar leader, Tom has helped thousands of corporate executives, professional speakers, salespersons, and trainers become highly effective communicators … whether they are in one-on-one setting or addressing larger groups. (by Dottie Walters)
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor Publishing; Revised edition (January 1999)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Tom Antion is a small business Internet marketing expert and professional speaker. He’s the ultimate entrepreneur having been in business for himself for over 36 years. Tom has been featured on major media all around the world including the Canadian Broadcast Network, the Australian Broadcast Network and the Tokyo Today show along with hundreds of appearances on Radio and TV and in print in the USA. You can get a free e-course on the “Top Ten Ways to Make Money Speaking” along with free public speaking training videos at GreatSpeaking.com
You can also get a learning brochure and video on Internet marketing at GreatInternetMarketingTraining.com And also visit the only independent licensed Internet marketing school in the country IMTCVA.org
Tom’s consumer advocate work can be seen by watching the trailer to his new TV Show at ScamBrigade.com where you can volunteer to join Antion’s Army against scammers.
Great Speaker Techniques and Ideas!
By S.K. Proulxon March 18, 2012
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has to do ANY kind of speaking, whether it’s for a board room meeting or for professional speaking. Tom Antion presents presentation techniques that include humor and other creative ideas for speakers. My favorite chapter is on what we all fear most, bombing. His chapter on Bombproofing offers many “tricks of the trade” such offering ideas on creating and practicing scripts or “saver lines” when something doesn’t go well. For example, when one of your intended lines doesn’t get the response you were hoping for you could say “I’ve got twenty more bad lines like that one and no one gets out of here until you all start laughing”. Another example is when things like a presentation board falls over and makes a loud crash you can say “Is that a signal I’ve talked to long?”. In other words, Antion offers lots of information and touches on every aspect that a new presenter, or even an old one that needs a shot in the arm, would need including my favorite – having witty comments and ad-libs in your back pocket to keep things flowing!
Some of the other chapters in Tom Antion’s book include Closings, Selection of Material, Delivery, How to Practice, and even Involvement and Interplay. So, while many other books out there on the subject of speaking are often dry and boring, Antion’s is packed with stories and information that is packaged in such a way that you feel like you’re actually at one of his presentations. Get it. You won’t be disappointed!