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

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Books are good, but which ones? I don't usually suggest PowerPoint or Keynote "how-to" books, but instead recommend reading books from various design and communication fields to stretch your knowledge and perspective. I have almost all of Scott Kelby's photography books.

10 tools for presenting with Twitter

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I don’t recommend trying to scan the twitterstream at the same time as you’re talking. It’s a Twitter ticker bar that runs along the bottom of your slides: Generally, I wouldn’t recommend using this as it’s highly likely to distract your audience.

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

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About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 5 Reasons why you don't need to write a book Posted to: Blogging | Journalism September 14th, 2008 Del.icio.us So I had my agent write a post on how to get a book deal.

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Web Ink Now: Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking

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You are in the book) The Gobbledygook Manifesto -- Cutting Edge! An analysis of gobbledygook in over 388,000 press releases sent in 2006 About David Meerman Scott Have me speak at your next event My books Free ebooks My blog -- www.WebInkNow.com buzz contact me Business TV Channel Recent Comments Marissa Yennie on Are you a craft marketer? Photo of me presenting in Istanbul, Turkey on February 25, 2009 courtesy MediaCat.

How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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Are you hoping to share the learnings found in your awesome book (available for 24.95 Social Proof I also use my LinkedIn profile to get recommendations from people who’ve seen me speak, and I list professional speaker as one of my “jobs&# on the site.

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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. By turning a philosopher’s eye on the intricacies of labor and trade, [.]. Deep End Accountancy Alain de Botton Ernst & Young John Berger Modern Life Tuna Work

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. By turning a philosopher’s eye on the intricacies of labor and trade, [.]. Deep End Accountancy Alain de Botton Ernst & Young John Berger Modern Life Tuna Work

Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech | chrisbrogan.com

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chrisbrogan.com Home About Speaking Rockstars Newsletters Contact Best Of Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech February 23, 2009 · Comments You deserve some great tools, so I’d like to share what I’ve been working on. Look at comic book covers.

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Top takeaways from the PowerPoint Live conference

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He’s coming out with a book by that name. Overall, he recommended embracing this trend. The first part of this post is here. Cliff Atkinson ’s keynote empowered us to be evangelists for better presentations: better results, a better story, better graphics (in that order). He gave suggestions for presentation professionals who need to convince presenters to improve their presentations: Improve the core template. Provide before and after examples. Educate.

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Lost Art of Persuasion - new e-book

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This e-book is about persuasive presentations, and how to succeed. If you need to sell or persuade others, this book will give you a blueprint for creating your presentations. If you're a sales rep, or a business manager recommending proposals, you'll find this e-book an invaluable tool. Discover the 3 mistakes most presenters make in their persuasive presentations.

Insightful Book on Better Speaking

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I love the book “ Great Speeches for Better Speaking ” by Michael E. It’s a smart book that’s written in a very accessible style and tone. The book comes with 2 CDs of all the speeches–that’s 110 minutes of speeches.

Seven tips and one quibble from Joey Asher's book "How to Win a Pitch" : Speaking about Presenting

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If you give sales presentations I recommend you read “ How to Win a Pitch “ I admire Joey Asher’s blog Talking Points , so I did expect to be impressed. The book has the same discipline as a well-planned presentation. Here’s three reasons to read this book: 1. He knows what works and he’s put his winning formula into a book. If you can’t hire Joey to help you, reading his book is the next best thing. Buy the book.

Think naturalness not perfection

Presentation Zen

It was certainly not a perfect presentation technically, so one gentleman asked me how I could recommend such an imperfect, "awful" talk as a sample model to follow. In the post below I said that the presentation by Shai Agassi was my personal favorite of the TED 09 conference.

Charli Jane Speaker Services: 10 Tips to Help Position Yoursel

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Once you can perceive yourself as a participant of the audience than you can start putting the pieces together in building a top notch presentation that your audience will remember and one that will have members coming to you and asking you to get your schedule out because they want to book you.

Books on Madoff Sales Bust - Opining Why

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Even the book by Bernie Madoff's mistress Sheryl Weinstein sold a mere 2000 copies.  We in the book business have to ask why.    Perhaps this opining will prevent another similar disaster in the book industry. Shoot me but books about Jewish personalities, even outsized ones, won't sell as well as books about other ethnic groups, ranging from the Irish [Kennedys] to the Italian [Gotti family.].   Tags: Books

Free Book Publicity

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by Harriet Hodgson Publicity is crucial to book sales. Your book may be the best thing since sliced bread, but I guarantee that sliced bread will get more publicity. Here are some ideas to get your book and name noticed. There may be a Calendar of Events in your phone book.

What’s Your “Book More Business” Strategy

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I typically recommend that people have a 12 month calendar that will allow them to plan and track how they will communicate with their prospects. In any economy being top of mind when the time comes for them to book a speaker, is going to.

On Promoting Books

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On Promoting Books Books do not sell themselves; people sell books. If your book fails to sell, you did not know your market. Review copies are the least expensive and most effective way to promote books. It is easier to promote one book twice than to write a new book. The secret to successful publishing is not to publish more and more books, but to effectively market those books already published.

New: Presentation Zen (2nd Edition)

Presentation Zen

Four years ago my first book Presentation Zen was published by Peachpit Press. Since then I wrote two other presentation books and a sketchbook/storyboard book and a DVD (plus an additional DVD/Book just for Japan).

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Holiday shopping for the speakers on your list

Speak Schmeak

Behind the Hype and Hustle of the Motivation Biz And if you'd like an alternative to the usual Martin Luther King/Lincoln/Churchill "famous speeches" books, how about one that shines the spotlight on historical speeches by women?

Jim Collins and his new book, How the Mighty Fall

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  Jim Collins has written a new book, How the Mighty Fall , and he’s on camera talking about it: [link] Collins is the Marcus Welby of the business world.    Good to Great  purported to identify the characteristics that made a company great, and the recommendations in it at least were actionable.  It’s always dangerous to take on an icon, but here we go. 

Holiday shopping for the speakers on your list

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Behind the Hype and Hustle of the Motivation Biz And if you'd like an alternative to the usual Martin Luther King/Lincoln/Churchill "famous speeches" books, how about one that shines the spotlight on historical speeches by women? Download audio here.

Avoiding public speaking intensifies your fear

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From the book, " Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Phobias :" "When you experience anxiety or panic, you may adopt a variety of strategies in order to avert disaster. For severe anxiety, I recommend the book above for more helpful tools.)

Avoiding public speaking intensifies your fear

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From the book, " Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Phobias :" "When you experience anxiety or panic, you may adopt a variety of strategies in order to avert disaster. For severe anxiety, I recommend the book above for more helpful tools.)

8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool : Speaking about Presenting

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Home Presentation eBook Blog About Best Posts Content PowerPoint Nervousness Delivery Audience Contact Browse > Home / Audience / 8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool 8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool March 1, 2009 by Olivia Mitchell Welcome to this blog - my aim is to make a difference to the success of your presentations. Reply Olivia Mitchell says: March 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm Thanks Jeff - again. Drupalcon DC — 2009.

How to create soundbites in your presentation

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There’s no need to go to a quote book. In his book, Lend Me Your Ears he shares those techniques. What Max does brilliantly in his book is to show how the techniques can be adapted for business presentations. Max Atkinson claims there’s no magic to it.

Be a tease

Speak Schmeak

In addition, if you're like a lot of us giving presentations, you don't want to give everything away in one go because you're also hoping to sell books or products or get hired for your expertise. If you haven't read it, I recommend checking it out now.

Increase Book Exposure Through Author Speaking Engagements

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Authors who pursue speaking engagements gain more attention for their books. Some authors have single-handedly propelled their books to bestseller status through traveling and speaking nationwide on a continual basis. Summary How many books can you sell through speaking engagements?

Charli Jane Speaker Services: 7 Common Mistakes New Public Speakers Make When First Starting Their Business

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Market Your Book with a Movie Trailer

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Animated Trailers My first encounter with movie trailers for print books--rather than films made from books--was the VidLit for John Warners Fondling Your Muse. A VidLit may be an excerpt from a book, or a synopsis.

Here’s a quick way to makeover a bullet-point slide

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From John Medina’s book BrainRules come the following figures: Here are five types of visual evidence. They’re inspired by Dan Roam’s book: 1. My recommendation is not to import these directly from Excel into PowerPoint.

Simple and sticky

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If you haven't yet read Chip and Dan Heath's book, " Made to Stick ," I can't recommend it enough as a guide to creating unforgettable messages. Watch this American Express commercial for a perfect example of a sticky message. I guarantee that the message will stay with you, and the advertiser uses nothing more than simple images and music. Of all the principles of a sticky idea, I think simplicity is my favorite.

Simple and sticky

Speak Schmeak

If you haven't yet read Chip and Dan Heath's book, " Made to Stick ," I can't recommend it enough as a guide to creating unforgettable messages. Watch this American Express commercial for a perfect example of a sticky message. I guarantee that the message will stay with you, and the advertiser uses nothing more than simple images and music. Of all the principles of a sticky idea, I think simplicity is my favorite.

Presentation revelations from PCamp

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2) I CAN get a book written! I recommend checking out these notes if you want a taste of what was shared. Where do I begin to describe the fabulousness of PresentationCampLA ? The space: airy, open and inviting. The people: creative, talented, smart, funny.

Presentation revelations from PCamp

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2) I CAN get a book written! I recommend checking out these notes if you want a taste of what was shared. Where do I begin to describe the fabulousness of PresentationCampLA ? The space: airy, open and inviting. The people: creative, talented, smart, funny.

Thought Trap #8: Emotional Reasoning

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I recommend the book, Overcoming Panic, Anxiety, & Phobias: New Strategies to Free Yourself from Worry and Fear , if you want some good strategies to combat more serious anxiety. Thought Trap #8: Emotional Reasoning Continuing on in the series on Thought Traps.

Rehearse More Effectively

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One of the key methods I recommend is rehearsing out loud so you can hear what you sound like. But recently a wise colleague challenged me when I recommended this approach in one of my bi-weekly Presentation Tips communiques, saying, ".you Learning the best practices of presentation skills through formal training, coaching or reading books is certainly the most effective way to improve.

24 Ways to Improve your Presentation Skills

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Read, Study, Re-read, memorise and generally imprint the following books, blogs and tips on your brain. 1. Read the book Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. 3. Grab the book Speech-Making and Presentations Made Easy by Dr Max Atkinson. 4. Read Presentation Zen , the blog of the book by Garr Reynolds. 11. Read a book or four on writing screenplays. I recommend Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler and Story by Robert McKee.

24 Ways to Improve your Presentation Skills

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Read, Study, Re-read, memorise and generally imprint the following books, blogs and tips on your brain. 1. Read the book Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. 3. Grab the book Speech-Making and Presentations Made Easy by Dr Max Atkinson. 4. Read Presentation Zen , the blog of the book by Garr Reynolds. 11. Read a book or four on writing screenplays. I recommend Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler and Story by Robert McKee.

Charl iJane Speaker Services How to get bookings

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Below is just a handful of tips to help position yourself within the speaking arena and get those speaking engagements booked! So be pleasant, be negotiable and give them the best performance possible and in return they will continue to book you and recommend you!