"Those who've mastered the art of giving passionate presentations will want this book pulped. In his breezy, informative style, Dr. Tauber shows just how easy it is to infuse your talks with enthusiasm and spellbind your audience. Don't lend it to your colleagues or they'll finally learn how to match your ratings on the podium!"
"I am very enthusiastic and animated about this new book from Dr. Tauber, an effective "how-to" manual based on research and theory as well as his vast experience as a teacher and presenter. This book covers the gamut of strategies for increasing audience engagement, making it a valuable tool for presenters from all professions and with a wide range of personal styles. The degree of specificity, such as in animation techniques, is exceptional. As a faculty developer, professor, and conference presenter, I will definitely make use of some of the tools contained in the book."
"To learn something is to remember it. So, the more memorable your presentation, the more likely it is that audience members learn the material. Tauber's Projected Enthusiasm offers evidence based techniques to put more oomph in your presentations, whether at work, a conference, or in the classroom. Great book!"
"Robert Tauber has not only identified some of the main behavioral components of enthusiasm, but he also very explicitly shows how these can be successfully learnt. Thus book will be of immense value to anyone keen to improve their presentation skills."
"Tauber's approach to effective presentations is dead-on, both in its rationale and in the mechanics of making it work.
Required reading for early-career professionals in any field; even experienced presenters will find a wealth of clever new ideas to add to their tool kit. The sheer range of clever ideas that can be easily adopted is amazing, and reminds every speaker not to overlook the many ways to enhance their current presentations. Extremely readable while being authoritative, and enthusiastically—even passionately—encouraging."
"I had discovered the usefulness of many of the topics discussed in this book during my many decades of collegiate teaching and presentations. How much easier things would have been, for me and my audiences, if I had thsi book when I started my career. This book should be required for anyone who has to give presentations."
"As a veteran teacher, Dr. Tauber has learned from experience the values of which he speaks in this very readable, focused book. The ideas of many intelligent, informed people literally "fall on deaf ears" when not presented with the enthusiasm that should reveal their passion for their subject matter. Readers in a wide variety of professional fields will find the material comprehensible and immediately useful."
"This book is a resource tool for all professionals when presenting or trying to teach. It is a practical guide urgently needed and a must-read in order to enlighten presentations, to grab the immediate attention of the audience, and to hold that attention so ultimate retention and learning will occur. The book clearly demonstrates how projecting enthusiasm and using proven and established acting skills, results in heightened interest, attention, and positive attitudes to the presentation."
"This has been the first book about teaching theory that I have enjoyed reading. I loved the tips and the quotations, and the enthusiasm and the joy of teaching was palpable. I truly enjoyed reading Projecting Enthusiasm--it made a refreshing change from other teaching books."
"Engaging and written in an easy to read style, this is an invaluable handbook. The detailed Toolkit makes explicit the skills needed to be effective presenter. A wealth of guidance is provided on how to improve and enhance a wide range of skills with a good measure of humour. This book should be essential reading for both new and experienced teachers and presenters."
"Projecting Enthusiasm is a captivating and enjoyable book that contains a goldmine of information for both seasoned and novice presenters. Projecting Enthusiasm belongs on every presenter's shelf!"