Khrushchev's Shoe: And Other Ways to Captivate Audiences from One to One Thousand

Khrushchev's Shoe: And Other Ways to Captivate Audiences from One to One Thousand

Khrushchev's Shoe: And Other Ways to Captivate Audiences from One to One Thousand

Khrushchev's Shoe: And Other Ways to Captivate Audiences from One to One Thousand

Synopsis

People don't want to see how clever you are -- they want to discover how clever they are. This is one of Roy Underhill's guiding principles in Khrushchev's Shoe.

An audience-centered approach to making inventive presentations, this unique book offers lessons from some of today's most diverse personalities such as Garrison Keillor, Larry King, Katie Couric, and historical figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Francis Bacon. A field guide for anyone who will benefit from more effective dialog, Khrushchev's Shoe is ideal for educators, trainers, advocates, and presenters -- or any person who simply wants to do a better job with an audience of even one. Its strategies go beyond bland presentation techniques to reveal the underlying principles that make interaction both more meaningful and more enjoyable.

For casual conversations or formal business interaction, this essential resource contains tools that can be implemented immediately.

Excerpt


MINDS ON!

Success with an audience is one of life's great pleasures. During my years as a craftsman in a historic village, I grew to deeply enjoy interacting with audiences. Of course I was fearful when I was new to the task -- everyone is -- but the folks I encountered every day were intelligent and interested. They had traveled long distances and paid good money to have a pleasurably enlightening experience. They had made an investment in having a good time, and I learned that they would teach you how to succeed -- if you paid attention -- if you took a few chances. You could discover the rules of engagement.

One of the features that people enjoyed most were "hands-on" experiences. Letting them touch things and do things engaged their . . .

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