5 Books for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

——— Today, there are hundreds of books about … Continue reading → Book Review Presentation Guru books Presentation public speakingI am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community.

2018 199

Book Review: Speechwriting In Theory and Practice

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kjeldsen, Amos Kiewe, Marie Lund and Jette Barnholdt Hansen Reviewed by Neil Hrab, Rhetoric Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day A Book We’ve Long Awaited Speechwriters have hoped for a long time to see a book like this appear in print. Speechwriting Book ReviewSpeechwriting In Theory and Practice, by Jens E.

2019 109

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Book review: The Healthy Programmer.

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This book is a practical guide for computer programmers (or any office worker) who want to get more fit and healthy. The book goes into a lot of detail, and is full of references, real life stories about programmers that have become more healthy, and practical goals and actions.

2013 172

Happy New Year 2017 (and a new book!)

Manner of Speaking

If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading → Book Review Der TED-Effekt Florian MueckI want to wish all readers Happy New Year. I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear.

2017 187

Happy New Year 2017 (and a new book!)

Manner of Speaking

If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might … Continue reading → Book Review Der TED-Effekt Florian MueckI want to wish all readers Happy New Year. I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear.

2017 187

Developing a Sales Strategy for Booking More Speaking Gigs

Speaker Launcher

And the cherry on top – developing a sales strategy for booking more speaking gigs. The post Developing a Sales Strategy for Booking More Speaking Gigs appeared first on Jane Atkinson. There is a lot that goes into building a speaking business.

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Book review: Your Best Just Got Better

The Presenter's Blog

It’s a pleasure to review a book that has changed not only how I achieve results, but most importantly has affected the results that I choose to achieve. This is a book that you can immediately gain from.

2013 225

5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and How to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

If you’re a speaker, or if you want to speak, you should write a book. But if, having heard that, you still don’t have a book, it’s probably because: You aren’t really that serious about this speaking thing, or. You don’t believe you really need a book, or.

2015 266

Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020

Duarte Blog

Thomas Friedman, in the most useful book on modern change that I read this past year, asserted that point plainly: “In the 21st century, knowing all the answers won’t distinguish [.] The post Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020 appeared first on Duarte. Business Strategy books change communication data datastory leadership Nancy Duarte

2020 42

Design an e-book or report cover in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Last week, I talked about how to convert a presentation to a report or e-book. This week, I want to show you how to design a cover for that report or e-book in PowerPoint. But an e-book (I’m not talking about a Kindle book) can be any size.

2015 186

Bob Dilenschneider's "Decisions" - Book Game Interrupted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The advice book "Decisions" will be published by Citadel Press January 1, 2020. On Amazon , the book ranks 2,267,262. " He tried that by placing an ad in The New York Times Book Review section for a vanity biography of Ailes.

2019 56

The Business of Book Publishing - Bob Dilenschneider's "Decisions"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sign network television is a medium in decline: There still are commercials hawking publishing a book as fulfillment of a dream. Just call the number on the screen and that company will do all the heavy lifting to get your book in print.

2020 52

Write Your Book Using The Chunky Method With Allie Pleiter

Speaker Launcher

Others are writing a book but keep getting in their own way. The award-winning bestselling author of over 40 books, Allie […]. The post Write Your Book Using The Chunky Method With Allie Pleiter appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Why you should write your own book.

2019 65

Book review: Obstacle Illusions

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

It is not a long book, and it is very easy reading. However, it is the type of book that you keep going back to. Stephen is a remarkable person, and he has written a remarkable book. Books deaf reviewObstacle Illusions: Transforming Adversity into Success. Stephen J.

10 Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020

Duarte Blog

Thomas Friedman, in the most useful book on modern change that I read this past year, asserted that point plainly: “In the 21st century, knowing all the answers won’t distinguish [.] The post 10 Change Leadership & Communication Books to Read in 2020 appeared first on Duarte. Business Strategy books change communication data datastory leadership Nancy Duarte

2020 40

The Interpersonal Communication Book

The Communication Blog

I want to apologize to users of my Interpersonal Communication Book , 14th edition. The Interpersonal Communication BookA paragraph was omitted in the printing. The following paragraph would be inserted on page 130 before "Personal Distance." Intimate Distance. In intimate distance , ranging from actual touching to 18 inches, the presence of the other individual is unmistakable. Each person experiences the sound, smell, and feel of the other’s breath.

2015 116

Book Review: Speaking Up Without Freaking Out

Professionally Speaking...

In his new book, Speaking Up Without Freaking Out , Matt Abrahams provides the nervous presenter 35 easy-to-use techniques for understanding, managing and minimizing fear of speaking in public. Books Presentation Anxiety presentation presentation anxiety

2012 175

Book Review: Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Book Review: Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book by Paul Lima – [link] Self-publishing is no guarantee that you will sell millions of copies. Paul Lima then goes on to tell you all you need to know to … Continue reading →

Turn a presentation into a report or e-book

PowerPoint Tips

You might find it valuable to create a report or e-book from a presentation. You can then make the e-book/report available for download, or even print it. My e-book Slide Design for Non-Designers was originally an online presentation, but I’ve sold many more copies as an e-book.

2015 158

Presentation books: The Pin Drop Principle

The Presenter's Blog

The acting insights throughout the book serve a purpose, are relevant, and offer pointers and ideas. Weakness : In places the book does indeed seem to tell you how to fake not just honesty, but any number of different emotions. The Pin Drop Principle. by David Lewis and G. Riley Mills.

2012 155

Book Review – Visual Thinking by Emma Bannister

Presentation Guru

If you want to make better presentations, and I think most of us do, Visual Thinking is a presentation design book aimed at real people with a message to share. … Book Reviews Design Principles Resources Visuals books featured Presentation Design Reviews Visual Aids Visual Language

Book Review: The Speechwriter, by Barton Swaim

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In a book that is in part the machinations of The Good Wife and in part the political farce of Yes Minister, Barton Swaim shares insights he gained into the life of a speechwriter during the second term of South Carolina governor Mark Sanford. Cultural Differences Speechwriting Book Review

2015 158

Book Review: The Circle by Dave Eggers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Social Media Book Review The Circle is a dystopian view of Silicon Valley set in a future time that could be, oh, sometime the day after tomorrow.

2013 205

Books - Don't Cite Too Many of Those In Book You're Ghostwriting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She loved everything in the draft of the book I was ghostwriting for her. She told me to delete all the mentions of books. But, ditch the books.    That was even though she was going to be the author of a print book.    Books

2019 56

Review of Nancy Duarte's New Book: resonate

Professionally Speaking...

Like a great presentation, Nancy Duarte's new book, resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences is engaging, relevant and passionate. The book is fundamentally about how to use story to create presentations that produce an emotional impact on the audience.

2010 189

Hackers: book review

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

The book provides an interesting view of the history and growth of computers, seeing through the eyes of the hackers; the somewhat elusive group of people that have never cared much for contention, have pushed the limits of both computing hardware and software, and have at the same time engage in headed and headstrong arguments about computers, hardware and software. The book discusses three main groups of hackers, representing the early era’s of modern computing.

Back to school means … book reports, book presentations, book talks

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Remember: Literacy is more than reading. Does your local school teach the students how to become literate in every way? Reading and writing, yes, but also speaking? Public speaking gets left out of many classroom agendas. Too often, it’s “handled” by English classes. But students deserve learning opportunities to speak in all subject areas: math, […]. Presentation skills Speaker coaching

2019 40

New book, Master Presenter, collects lessons from the world’s top presentation experts

PowerPoint Tips

I’m very pleased to announce a new book, Master Presenter, published by Wiley, which is a compilation of articles from presentation experts who have contributed to the Presentationxpert newsletter over the years. You can order the book from Amazon here: Kindle version.

2013 193

Your Content Marketing (including your books) - That's Not About You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The classic example of the wrong everything in content marketing is the book intended to both brand the author as an expert and to sell the whatever.  Yes, continue to use the first-person "I" in most books. Too much of content marketing is ineffective.

2019 52

I’m feeling lucky – book review

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This book is for anybody looking for an inside view into the growth of one of the biggest brands in the world. Marketers, techies or anybody wanting to learn what it is like working at Google should ready this book. Books google reviewI’m Feeling Lucky.

2011 151

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. When I eventually got to it, I read the entire book cover to cover in a single day. Books Writing book review

New Book for Researchers, Scholars, & Technical Presenters

Presentation Zen

There's a new book just out that focuses on improving the kind of presentations that scholars, researchers, and other technical specialists need to give. The book is Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks by data-visualization pro Jonathan Schwabish.

2016 94

New Book on Listening

The Communication Blog

Here is the TOC for a new book by Sharon Drew Morgen who asked me to post this and to alert readers of this coming book. The book is called What? The book will be out in December at which time I''ll try to post the first chapter. I''m happy to do so. Did you really say what I think I heard? Foreword 1 Author’s notes 3 Introduction 4 Section 1: How do we hear others? 16 Chapter 1: What do we hear?

2014 109

Book Review: 5 Steps To Conquer 'Death by PowerPoint'

Professionally Speaking...

So it won't surprise you that I am in violent agreement with author Eric Bergman when he states in his new book, Five Steps to Conquer 'Death by PowerPoint': Changing the world one conversation at a time , ".slides Books PowerPoint Eric Bergman Five Steps To Conquer PowerPoint

2012 177

The Secret Tool for Booking More Speaking Gigs

Speaker Launcher

The post The Secret Tool for Booking More Speaking Gigs appeared first on Jane Atkinson. One of the most important aspects of building a successful speaking business is remembering that our success is built on the relationships we build.

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Book Your Session Now!

Speaker Launcher

Book Your Session Now! The post Book Your Session Now! I’ll be taking 6 live Focus 40 sessions at NSA’s Influence conference this year. Click here for details. appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Events live event NSA Influence Conference

2018 40

Book Review: Cold Cream, by Ferninand Mount

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

However, Ferdinand “Ferdy” Mount’s autobiography is a delightful book filled with tales of a vanished world.

2014 190

2 Great Visual Storytelling Books for Children

Presentation Zen

Since they were babies they have been exposed to books. As it is the Christmas season, I thought I would recommend two books here that do a great job of presenting their material in an engaging, visual way. The kids don't just listen but repeat phrases from the book — "It's a trap!"

2016 84

Bob Dilenschneider's "Decisions" - Books No Longer Stand-Alone Marketing Platform

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Publishing a book, as Bob Dilenschneider is doing (yet again), can be a powerful marketing tool. Given all the shifts in publishing a book, pre-publication has evolved into a phase when aggressive promotion should be taking place. used to be: A book is the price of entry. Then you need to follow that up with another book every several years. Currently, the advice to ambitious professionals is: A book is useful as part of an integrated marketing campaign. 

2019 43

Book Review: Disrupted, by Dan Lyons

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Cultural Differences Technology Book Review start upsPeople in Limerick like to point out that Angela’s Ashes is more a story of Frank McCourt’s life in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father than it is about growing up in the Ireland of the 1930s. I’d like to point out that Dan Lyons has written more of a story about one dysfunctional […].

2016 109

Book Review: Influence and Persuasion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Duarte Blog

The post Book Review: Influence and Persuasion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) appeared first on Duarte. Audience Book Reviews Message book empathy HBR Nancy Duarte presentation speech

2018 52

Book Review: The Big Book of Kombucha, by Hannah Crum and Alex LaGory

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Big Book of Kombucha is a big (383 page), bold and beautiful book full of a wealth of first-hand information on […]. Hannah Crum (aka ‘Kombucha Mama’) changed my life.

2016 141

Book Review: The Compelling Communicator, by Tim Pollard

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The true value of Tim Pollard’s excellent new book is conveyed by the subtitle: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design. While much of the literature on what makes a ‘compelling communicator’ focuses on cultivating delivery skills and stage presence, Pollard rightly consigns these topics to a brief Epilogue. Rather, his focus on […]. Public Speaking Speechwriting presentation design

2017 159