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Book Recommendation: The Likeness, by Tana French

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve just finished reading an astonishing well-written novel by the Irish writer Tana French. The Likeness is a police crime story set in modern Ireland. Published in 2008, it foreshadows the collapse of the Irish economy in an orgy of property speculation. Tana French’s novels are set on the edges of Irish society. Her [.]. tana frenc

Recommended: THNKR: PODIUM YouTube Channel

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

THNKR posts original videos in four sub-categories: on books, prodigies, thought leaders and public speaking. I’ve just come across a fabulous Channel on YouTube. The public speaking channel (called PODIUM) is described as Embracing oration & those with something to say. Business Communication Public Speaking Speechwriting YouTub

10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller

Presentation Zen

And reading books is the best form of reading. prefer books over articles and blog posts in the same way that I prefer albums over songs.

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Reference books for design

Joan Detz Speaker Services

keep these books in my library and recommend them highly: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, by Nancy Duarte Envisioning Information, by Edward R. Would you like your PowerPoint presentations to look better? Invest a couple hours to read about design from top design authorities. Tufte.

52 Books in 52 Weeks - 2014 Challenge Wrap-Up

Speak and Deliver

Below is my list of 52 books (which turned into 61 as I added new books along the way) that I set a goal to read and review in 2014.

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Presentation Zen: 10 non-PowerPoint books that can help you create better presentations

Presentation Zen

Books are good, but which ones? Below are ten additional books I can highly recommend; three of them I have recommended before.

Content Marketing Books to Help Sell the C-Level

Content Marketing Today

consider this David Meerman Scott book mandatory reading for all marketers. If so, this book can’t lose. Written by Joe Pulizzi. Chapman.

Book 9 of 52 in 52: The Message of You - Judy Carter

Speak and Deliver

I named ''The Message of You'' as one of my top books of 2013 - and vowed to re-read it this year. It''s THAT good. Hire Judy. Hire me.

Speaker Leader Champion - Book 13 of 52 in 52 Weeks - A Review

Speak and Deliver

In fact, I purchased the book as part of the record-setting attempt. Toastmasters, particularly those who compete, are going to love this book.

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Recommended book

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Thanks to George Chartier (a Federal government speechwriter) for sending this recommendation: “If  you haven’t read Alan Alda’s book, Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, (2007, Hutchinson, London ISBN 978-0-091-92106-4), I urge you to look for it. Tags: recommended books

Mini-review of Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book and eBook

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

A short review of Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook has just been posted on Amazon: Paul Lima’s book Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book or eBook was a valuable resource to me as a new author. recommend this book to all aspiring authors.

Recommended book

Joan Detz Speaker Services

If you enjoy reading about words (and since you’re visiting a speechwriting blog, I’ll assume you do), you’ll find much to appreciate in this wonderful book An Almanac of Words at Play , by Willard R. Espy (author of The Game of Words ).

How to book more business and own your niche

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Heck, she’s even written a book on the topic. Stephanie recommends updating it at least twice a week. Neither worked out for her.

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Book Review: 10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech, by Fletcher Dean

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Dean mentions fellow Ragan presenters Mike Long and Pete Weissman in his book and the forward is by Vital Speeches of the Day editor David Murray, who is also the books’ publisher. It frightens them.” If you are new to speechwriting, this book will go a long way to removing any fears you might have about the challenges involved.

Review of two books on speaking

PowerPoint Tips

I recently read two books on speaking and thought I’d review them together. Jess asked if I’d be willing to review the book.

Presentations in Action - A Review of Jerry Weissman's New Book

Speak and Deliver

The latest book from Jerry Weissman on Speaking is both easy to digest and easy to apply - but it will lead you to some new questions.

Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to publish a book

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to publish a book, by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch. Books Writing book review

Instant Influence by Michael Pantalon - Book 21 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

The book is filled with examples, and a large amount of rationalization and reasoning behind each question and how they may be answered.

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Don't Let the Messenger They Shoot Be You!: A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

For starters, I hate to give negative reviews, but I have to admit, this book didn't do much for me. Mehrabian Study Speaking Books C.

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Book review: Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies

PowerPoint Tips

If you use Office on the Mac, this book is for you! If you’re not familiar with All-in-One For Dummies books, they’re thick!

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Relevant Resources: Books to Kick Off 2012

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The January/February edition lists books recommended by NSA members as inspiration for the New Year. Business Communication Marketing Public Speaking Social Media Speechwriting Book ReviewI help edit SPEAKER Magazine for the National Speakers Association (NSA).

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Recommended book: storytelling techniques

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Star Trek, Time Travel, & Speaking - Book 24 of 52

Speak and Deliver

Like any good science fiction book, I''m going to stretch reality a bit to make this review work in this blog space. Time-Travel is Confusing.

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My 2014 Reading List: 52 Books in 52 Weeks

Speak and Deliver

These are not all speaking books, not all marketing books, not even all non-fiction books. Now''s the time. 4. TBD. 7. How to 50.

Resolved to Start a Speaking Career in 2012? A roundup of recent books to help you get cranking.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

People send me their books regularly for comment, and the last half-dozen I’ve received all are aimed at the level of basic information for beginning speakers.  Christian Communications Handbook Richard Littledale This is my favorite of the book on review here, even though it’s aimed at pastors and Christian communications. 

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Book 2 of 52 in 52: The Attitude Check by Heath Suddleson

Speak and Deliver

Seemed only fair since he covertly recommended his own book for the list in the first place. First Impressions. Probably.).

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Recommended books for the reader on your Christmas list – or for you!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Here are my suggested books for the reader on your Christmas list, or for you if you are looking for something to read: - Still Foolin’ ‘Em – Billy Crystal – Hilarious. If you like funny books, you will love Billy Crystal’s biography. And this book is just that. Seriously. Explicit writing.

Geetesh Bajaj of Indezine.com publishes new e-book on PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

recommend printing out the pages that cover your version and keeping them handy until using them becomes a habit. Of course you do! Resources

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Speaking of Take the Stairs - A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

The only question I had left was about to be answered: could he translate his speaking, his philosophies, his life, into a book worth reading?

5 Reasons why you don't need to write a book | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

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Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This People ask me all the time how they can get a book deal. book is an outdated way to gain authority.

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Humor Book Reviews

Humor Power

I recently read two great books on humor, and I recommend them both to you.  Both books are inspirational, funny and touching.  Jerry Seinfeld described Born Standing Up as “one of the best books about comedy and being a comedian ever written.&#. Born Standing Up gives us a look into the mind of a humor master. .

Recommended reference for speechwriters

Joan Detz Speaker Services

This book contains an international selection (proverbs from Africa, the U.S., If you’re writing speeches for British executives (or speaking to British audiences), you will appreciate the authoritative material in this book The best source for proverbs from England? 

Speak Like a Winner - book review

Executive Speech Coach

The book was an enjoyable and easy read that took less than two hours to digest. believe that he kept his promise.

Recommended reading: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve just finished reading The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work an enjoyable and uniquely insightful book by Alain de Botton. In de Botton’s own words, he wrote the book to “shine a spotlight on the working world,” exploring both its beauty and its beastliness.

Recommended reading: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve just finished reading The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work an enjoyable and uniquely insightful book by Alain de Botton. In de Botton’s own words, he wrote the book to “shine a spotlight on the working world,” exploring both its beauty and its beastliness.

Recommended reading: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve just finished reading The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work an enjoyable and uniquely insightful book by Alain de Botton. In de Botton’s own words, he wrote the book to “shine a spotlight on the working world,” exploring both its beauty and its beastliness.

Recommended: Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Edited by historical lexicographer Elizabeth Knowles, this book is an outstanding resource.  I recommend it in my speechwriting workshops and use it for a wide range of international coaching assignments.  Well documented, with an excellent index

How to Write a Bestseller – 10 Lessons Learned from Jack Canfield and Steve Harrison

Succeed Speaking

It’s no secret that a good book can help you achieve greater success as a speaker. They both have books on leadership.”

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Recommending Gone Girls, and only a few pages in!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I was only a few pages in to Gone Girls, the novel by Gillian Flynn, and I thought, I have to recommend this my blog readers. I'm enjoying the book, but the recommendation was based primarily on this passage. Freelance Writing - General

Your Talk is a Gift

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect” They are bestsellers. His His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. This

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