Chuck was a US Army Ranger, Bill was a Marine. Both have long and distinguished private sector careers. Their book is a great, quick read that will help anyone who has to stand in front of people and talk. To quote:
This book is for team leaders, task-force point people, managers, directors and vice presidents - the people who don't usually make State of the Union addresses but who are called upon to make those bread-and-butter presentations that drive an organization forward.It takes a straight forward approach to structuring your thoughts and message, condensing the presentation to a an easy and understandable sequence:
- Secure your objective
- Declare victory and rally
With entertaining chapters on each of these phases, it's a great guide to force you to think about how you approach presentations. Coupled with a healthy dose of hatred for PowerPoint, this will make you a better leader. You can buy it at Amazon. And congrats to Chuck and Bill for getting it published and on the shelves!