The ESTEEM Program (Engineering, Science, Technology Entrepreneurship & Excellence Master’s) is a one-year Masters of Science Program. It has been developed as a joint program of the College of Science, College of Engineering and Mendoza College of Business. The objective is to provide Science and Engineering graduates the skills required to take science and/or engineering inventions and translate those inventions into commercial ventures while strengthening their science and/or engineering skills.
Earlier this week, Jerry Weissman presented to a group of senior financial executives at the Financial Executives International (FEI) Silicom Valley Chapter Dinner Meeting at the Palo Alto Hills Country Club.
FEI provides exclusive peer networking for chief financial officers, controllers, treasurers, tax executives and finance and accounting professors in academia. Its membership base is 15,000 strong with chapters throughout United States and Canada.
Other speakers in 2009 included Joshua Bolten, former White House Chief of Staff; Ronnie Lott, NFL Hall of Famer; and, Tom Campbell, former US Congressman.
Dr. Kai Fu Lee, former Preseident of Google Greater China and founder of Innovation Works, says it best,”This book, The Power Presenter, is an excellent exposition into what makes a great communicator, and how to become one, starting from the inside. Using the very persuasion techniques it teaches, this book applies plain language, fun examples, and convincing demonstrations to lead the reader to absorb and internalize the concepts, and gain the skills and confidence to truly become a power presenter.”
Jerry frequently travels abroad for speaking engagements and coaching sessions. His most recent trip was to Cairo for Ideavelopers.
Ideavelopers is an Egytptian integrated finance venture developement
and incubation firm that partners with technology entreprenuers to
greatly increase their odds of success.
On the Ideavelopers website, you will find links to a wealth of online resources that range from informative to educative to news to advice as well as to a variety of documents and whitepapers that they publish regularly.
Jerry worked with a number Ideavelopers portfolio companies, coaching the group on the Power Presentations Core Program.
Wave Publishers has purchased the rights to translate and distribute Jerry Weissman’s The Power Presenter in Japan.
The book’s Chapter 10, “What Every Speaker Can Learn from Barack Obama,” was of particular interest to the publisher because of the popularity in Japan of President Obama’s public speaking skills. Since Obama took office, there have been many articles in the Japanese press about how the Japanese are learning English from him. Many of their lessons have come from the 2008 release of the international best-selling book “The Speeches of Barack Obama,” which sold nearly a half million copies in only 3 months and an audio CD of his speeches, which has sold over 200,000 copies.
The Nobel acceptance speech was noteworthy for its clear structure, or the use of an overarching roadmap. Flow Structure is one of the seven steps of story development in Chapter Four of The Power Presenter, “How to Prepare Your Content.” In the Nobel speech, Obama chose two Flow Structures: Problem/Solution and Chronology. The problem was the seeming dichotomy of the award of a peace prize to the head of a state engaged in two wars; the solution was his definition of a “just war.” He then supported his definition with a chronological history of past wars and future steps toward peace.
Power Presentations - Wednesday, November 04, 2009
On October 28, Jerry Weissman was coached an encore session for the Entrepreneur Boot Camp: Build your Business in a Slow Growth Economy, hosted by Silicom Ventures.
Jerry coached a group of 40+ entrepreneurs on How to capture Your Audience Immediately.
This hour long Boot Camp included several interactive exercises. One of his most well received exercises included coaching several participants in real time to develop and deliver their own Opening Gambits.
A123 Systems, an electric-car battery maker soared more than 50% on its first day of trading as a public company. Demand was so strong that underwriters boosted the number of shares sold by more than 50%. The Wall Street Journal reported that “underwriters substantially marked up the price at which those shares were initially sold to the public. A123’s stock had been expected to come to market somewhere between $8 and $9.50 a share and was instead priced at $13.50, for a total deal value of $380 million. Shares ended the day at $20.29.”
Shanghai Daily published getAbstract’s Top Five USA Business Books. We are proud to announce The Power Presenter as one of Top Five Business Books on this list.
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