PRESS RELEASE: Be Influential – Surefire Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills

by Jun 20, 2023Communication, Earning Trust & Respect, Presentation Tips0 comments

Two-time bestselling author, Real Estate & Hospitality expert and Founder of Leaders Exceed, Shannon Alter, is back with her widely anticipated third book ‘Be Influential: Surefire ways to Improve your Presentation Skills,’ out in early June. 

 Whether you’re negotiating deals in the boardroom, leading a team or speaking on stage, presentation and communication skills are key to success, whichever industry you’re in.

With a degree in Theatre Arts and a 30year career in Hospitality and Real Estate, Shannon mastered the art of leveraging her communication and presentation skills to help leaders boost their communication skills, win new business and gain influence. Now, she wants the same for you.

‘Be Influential: Surefire Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills’ gives you tactics and tips you can use to become more influential in any conversation or any presentation, every day, right away. Each chapter covers key skills, such as;


  • Building confidence and owning the room
  • How to hook people in and increase engagement
  • How to overcome Imposter Syndrome and pre-presentation jitters
  • The importance of body language
  • Handling tricky questions

Exercises and key action steps are provided at the end of each chapter for the reader to implement what they’ve learned and step into the shoes of a confident communicator.

Speaking about the book, Shannon said: “When it comes to speaking in public, many of us experience dread or even actual fear at what could happen. Here’s the secret: this boils down to confidence, preparation and editing what you say. With this book you’ll learn how to convey your message with impact and you’ll discover how to make your own presentation feel smoother, more polished and even enjoyable-  every time!’

Whether you’re a young professional climbing the corporate ladder, a seasoned executive or just want to boost and improve your everyday communication, this book will make the difference for you.

‘Be Influential: Surefire Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills’ is available to purchase from and Amazon from $20. Signed copies are also available. 

What other people say about ‘Be Influential: Surefire Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills’:

“I love good storytelling and Shannon Alter is a very good storyteller. Shannon enhances this book with her passion, experience, empathy, and candor… and by painting a picture for the reader by drawing on her own personal stories; she invites us to ‘try on’ the concepts she is teaching, making them all the more relatable and immediately valuable. I was easily able to connect the concepts and stories with situations I have experienced in my life. I only wish Shannon had written this book 30 years ago!”

-Barry Blanton, CPM®, Chief Problem Solver, Principal, Blanton Turner

“Shannon really covered it all in “Be Influential”. This book is full of great in-depth functional knowledge, stories and practical solutions everyone can use, whether they are newer professionals or experienced ones. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend having your highlighter in hand to mark all of the great resources you’ll want to use!”

-Bob Osbrink, EVP, Market Leader, Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

“The most innovative ideas come from a medley of distinct experiences and Shannon proves just that with this publication.  Using lessons learned as a leading commercial real estate pro, further enhanced by her theatrical background, she provides easy-to-read tips and tricks when developing and presenting to an audience. How wonderful would it have been to have had a guide like this when I first started out in my career!  Shannon provides conversational coaching skills with great humor, excellent examples, videos and exercises.  This is a must-read for anyone who presents to one person or 50, whether at their desk or on stage.”

Becky Hanner, Commercial Asset Services & Crestmark Commercial

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