Presentation Skills Book Wins Award and Publishing Contract

Charlotte, NC (PressExposure) September 15, 2009 -- A book by professional speaker, trainer, and writer Barbara Busey of Presentation Dynamics in Charlotte, NC, has won a Hoffer Book Award. “Stand Out When You Stand Up—An A to Z Guide to Powerful Presentations” has won the First Runner-Up Award in the Business category.

The Hoffer Award recognizes excellence in publishing for independent books. Created to recognize freethinking writers and independent books of exceptional merit, it honors the memory of the American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting outstanding writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. The “Hoffer”-honored winners are chiefly from small, academic, and micro presses, including self-published offerings. Winners of the “Hoffer” are given prizes, honors, and worldwide media exposure, as well as being covered in the “US Review of Books” and published in the annual anthology, “Best New Writing.”

The book, aimed at those who make presentations regularly as part of their business or professional life, is loaded with specific, actionable tips to help anyone get more competent and confident with their presentation skills. Set up in a unique A-to-Z format—with each chapter representing a different letter of the alphabet—the book identifies all of the major issues associated with public speaking and provides guidelines in a readable, often irreverent, style that both informs and entertains. It includes plenty of real-life examples and personal anecdotes, giving the book a human touch that adds to its readability and impact. “It will have you on your way to becoming an effective, memorable presenter quicker than you can recite the alphabet,” quips Busey.

Since winning the award, Busey’s book has been optioned by a Nevada-based publisher, InterPub Group, who is taking on marketing and distribution efforts and has been granted exclusive, worldwide rights for publication of the next edition.

Martin Foner, managing InterPub Group, was almost blasé about the award…“We were deep into negotiations when the award info came through. It was little surprise to us, since we knew exactly what we were acquiring in this arrangement… a diamond in the marketing rough. A great book, simply under exposed to the marketplace. And that, we know how to fix. While we are very excited for Ms. Busey, we believe it is just one of many awards it will win going forward… most of all the reward of many thousands of satisfied users of her information and techniques.”

Barbara Busey has over 19 years of experience training people in the dynamics of presentations. She is the creator of the unique presentation skills training program, The Compelling Speaker. Her clients include companies in retail, banking, media, insurance, manufacturing, information technology, and academia. In addition to her book, Busey has also produced an audio CD, “The Compelling Speaker,” and a DVD, “How to be a Dynamic S.P.E.A.K.E.R.” She has recently launched her Compelling Speaker Certification program, where she trains others to offer the Compelling Speaker training: []

About Presentation Dynamics

Presentation Dynamics offers training, speaking and writing on the dynamics of how you present yourself.
Owner/president Barbara Busey also offers the Compelling Speaker Certification program, where she trains others to offer the Compelling Speaker training: []

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