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19 Nov, 2008

Presenting Magically: Transforming Your Stage Presence With NLP – Book Review

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Presenting Magically: Transforming Your Stage With NLPPresenting Magically: Transforming Your Stage Presence With NLP
by Tad James and David Shepard (Crown House Publishing, May 2001)

Reviewed by Jan Springthorpe

Anyone who is serious about promoting their coaching business needs good presentation skills. However, we all know the fear that the thought of this triggers! If you want to overcome these fears and get to grips with preparing and delivering a great presentation, you MUST read this!

Using NLP techniques, this fantastic resource is full of advice, insights, exercises and techniques that will be appreciated by anyone who wants to confidently project their message (and themselves) to audiences of any size – from 1 to 1000!

This is a gem of a book which gives a superb grounding in how to do exactly what it says on the cover – present magically! I originally borrowed it from a friend but would cheerfully have paid twice the price (currently £19 from Amazon) and now value it a hundred times more. I’ve read articles and books galore on the topic but this book goes straight to Number One in my opinion!


1 Response to "Presenting Magically: Transforming Your Stage Presence With NLP – Book Review"

1 | Vivienne Leach

November 24th, 2008 at 2:29 pm


Thanks Jan for your recommendation to read “Presenting Magically: Transforming Your Stage Presence with NLP”

As you say, there are lots of books and articles on the topic out there and we can turn again and again to this Number One book (in your opinion) to improve our actions by using this vital skill of NLP.

I attended a WE WIN joint event (Women’s Enterprise/Wales Innovation Network) in Cardiff last week and was really inspired by the fantastic compere and the first speaker who must have utilised NLP techniques to inspire really engage with the audience. The room was energised and it was one of the best events I have ever attended!

As a seasoned skills trainer/presenter myself, I am always learning and so I will have no hesitation in getting this book to read and apply whichever of the techniques will enhance my performance. If other coaches do the same then just imagine the energy we’ll create!


Vivienne Leach
Business Consultant and Motivational Coach
“Vitality – for life and learning”

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