How to Open a Presentation

How to Open a Presentation, by Avi Salmon is a short but useful Kindle book about making the best first impression as a public speaker.

The very first impression that any individual or group of people will have of you is built within a few second. This is a very small window of opportunity and you have to take the advantage to gain interest and undivided attention.

What really intrigued me about the book was its author. As a hardware engineer for Intel (see Avi Salmon’s LinkedIn profile), he’s undoubtedly spent a lot of time listening to dry technical presentations. He’s devoted a large portion of his professional career teaching others to become better presenters. Technology can be a challenging subject to make interesting. As a technical presenter, it is all to easy to spend hours making PowerPoint slides but not thinking much about how you’re going to actually speak about the material. I prepared my last presentation while reading this book and it helped me focus and sharpen my introduction. Avi shares many anecdotes from personal experience which, in my opinion, is the best feature of the book.

How to Open a Presentation is just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, making it an easy purchase decision.

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Dallas Marks

Dallas Marks

I am an analytics and cloud architect, author, and trainer. An AWS certified blogger, SAP Mentor Alumni and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting.

One thought on “How to Open a Presentation

  1. Hi Dallas,

    Interesting. Thanks for the info. I will go through this book if available in eLibrary or OneClick.

    Anyway, I have a suggestion for you. Join Toastmasters. If you looking for honing you public speaking and presentation ability – Toastmasters is the organization you can think of. Not to mention the intangible benefits that you get by networking with tons of people there.


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