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.

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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.

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3 Steps to Booking High Fee Speaking Engagements

Speaker Launcher

If you are a public speaker who wants to take things up a notch or two so you can book more high fee speaking engagements; then this article is for you! Let me share three critical elements that all professional speakers booking high fee speaking gigs are doing.

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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.

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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

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

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Freelance Book Editor for Christian Books - REMOTE (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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2020 40

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. While the book is clearly geared towards computer programmers, it would only take a minor adjustment to call it something like “The Healthy Office Worker” While the book uses the Agile programing methodology as a framework, (sprints, retrospectives, unit testing etc), the contents are relevant to anybody spending most of their work days sitting at a computer.

2013 132

Getting Booked with Speakers Bureaus with Tim Mathy

Speaker Launcher

The post Getting Booked with Speakers Bureaus with Tim Mathy appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Want to hear what’s happening with speakers bureaus and how you might become a client? Listen to hear Tim Mathy share his 20+ years of bureau experience and what it takes to stand out.

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: 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. Dave Eggers has crafted a story set in the corporate campus environment of a fictional social media company that will seem all too familiar to anyone who has spent time in the [.]. Culture Shock!

2013 158

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. I’ve read many such books, and this is the first one that has made a permanent change to the way that I work. One simple idea in the book is to carry in your bag a small number of ready to mail Thank You cards.

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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

How to Get Booked with More Associations with Mary Byers

Speaker Launcher

The post How to Get Booked with More Associations with Mary Byers appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Quote: “My favourite thing about associations is that they are all committed to making the world a better place.”

2020 84

Book Review: Leonardo’s Brain, by Leonard Shlain

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Leonard Shlain’s latest, and final, book is a tour-de-force. Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius follows from the spirit of the author’s previous books, most notably The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image and Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light. Taken together, the three books examine […]. Deep End Book Review Leonardo da Vinci

2014 145

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 LanguageA resource for people who have presentations to create as part of their work or studies, and who aren’t professional designers.

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. I’m betting the reason you haven’t published a book yet is because of something in #3. I’ve been working on a book for the past two years.

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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

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Leverage Zoom to Book More Business with Marquesa Pettway

Speaker Launcher

Want to learn how to best utilize Zoom to book more business? The post Leverage Zoom to Book More Business with Marquesa Pettway appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Join me to learn from the Zoom Queen herself, Marquesa Pettway.

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. If you aren’t a designer and yet want to design an e-book or report cover in PowerPoint, you’ll find it a simple way to go. But an e-book (I’m not talking about a Kindle book) can be any size. It gives the book more pages. Insert the cover into your report or e-book.

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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. Hopson was born deaf but quickly learned to speak and began attending public school.

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). Each month I curate the Relevant Resources column – a list of time-saving tools and technologies. Go Ahead and Laugh: A Serious Guide to Speaking with Humor, by Rich [.].

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5 of the Best Books for Public Speakers

Presentation Guru

Today, there are hundreds of books on the market that can help people become better speakers and presenters.… … Build Your Skills Resources books featured inspirationThe best way to become a better speaker is — wait for it — to get up on stage and speak. We never learn faster than when we have “skin in the game”. But we can also learn from others.

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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.

Putting Together a Killer Book Proposal with Chad Allen

Speaker Launcher

Join me to hear publishing expert Chad Allen share what you must include in your book proposal to get it to the top of the heap. The post Putting Together a Killer Book Proposal with Chad Allen appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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. Abrahams' book is a convenient 5" x 7", perfect to fit into a jacket pocket or briefcase for quick reference. For anyone struggling with some degree of presentation fear and anxiety, get this book for your bookshelf [or pocket].

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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 →

Book Review: Keynote Mastery, by Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

My recent review on Amazon of the new book, Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker was incomplete. I need to explain in more detail the many positive elements of Patrick’s story as well as clarify why I referred to it on Amazon ‘flawed’ and show where other emerging speakers can learn from […]. Freelance Work Public Speaking

Am I finally writing my final book?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Am I writing my final book? I have written 25 or more books (I’ve honestly lost count), all but three or four of which are still for sale (print, epub, Kindle and PDF in most instances; check them out at … Continue reading →

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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. A memoir by a shy and retiring British aristocrat with the unlikely title Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes would not usually grab my attention, or warrant a review in this blog. He grew up a member […]. Cultural Differences Speechwriting Margaret Thatcher

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Book Review: Cash Out, by Greg Bardsley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Book ReviewAll these people that you mention Yes, I know them, they’re quite lame I had to rearrange their faces And give them all another name – Desolation Row, Bob Dylan Fear and Loathing in Silicon Valley Greg Bardsley does for Silicon Valley what Hunter S. Thompson did for Las Vegas. His new novel, Cash Out, [.]. Culture Shock!

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?

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Presentation books: The Pin Drop Principle

The Presenter's Blog

It’s my favorite quotes from George Burns, and for “The Pin Drop Principle” it sums up both the book’s number one strength, and its number one weakness: Strength : The book is written from a strong acting and stage perspective, by two gentleman who clearly know their art, and how to apply it to business presentations. The acting insights throughout the book serve a purpose, are relevant, and offer pointers and ideas. The Pin Drop Principle.

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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. I bought my first Kombucha home brew ‘starter kit’ from her over four years ago and have been happily brewing my own ‘booch ever since. Uncategorized Kombucha

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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. But how do you turn a presentation into a report or e-book? You can now insert them as images into your report or e-book. Formatting your report or e-book.

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Book Review: 11 Deadly Presentation Sins by Rob Biesenbach

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

His first book, Act Like You Mean Business: Essential Communication Lessons From Stage and Screen was published in 2011. Rob Biesenbach is an independent corporate communications pro, actor, author and speaker. He is a former VP at Ogilvy PR Worldwide and press secretary to the Ohio Attorney General. Today marks the publication of his new [.]. Business Communication Public Speaking

2014 176

Book Review: Cold Cream, by Ferdinand Mount

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

However, Ferdinand “Ferdy” Mount’s autobiography is a delightful book filled with tales of a vanished world. A memoir by a shy and retiring British aristocrat with the unlikely title Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes would not usually grab my attention, or warrant a review in this blog. He grew up a member […]. Cultural Differences Speechwriting Margaret Thatcher

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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. As Nancy says in the introduction, "This book is simultaneously an explanation, a how-to guide, and a business justification for story-based messaging."

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Produce and self-publish your book. It is not difficult to do!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Book Writers, you do not have to pay several thousand dollars to get your book published by a vanity press or vanity publisher. I’ve self-published 20+ books, and it hasn’t cost me a cent to make my books … Continue reading → Trust me.

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Book Review: The Backchannel

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

How to augment your live presentation using social media Effective public speaking is a challenge for many executives. They must prepare interesting content, overcome stage fright and deliver a speech that will hold the audience’s attention. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, they are increasingly likely to find themselves looking out at a sea of faces [.].

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. Unfortunately, Dilenschneider's book branding is associated with the attempt to distract attention from Gabriel Sherman's "The Loudest Voice in the Room." " He tried that by placing an ad in The New York Times Book Review section for a vanity biography of Ailes.   Yes, a book still can be a promotional tool.

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e-books

The Communication Blog

8.17.2009 e-books An article published in the New York Times , “Moving into a digital future, where textbooks are history,&# discussed the changes taking place in education, specifically the move from written textbook to e-books. A flood of letters/responses are presented in the Times of August 16, 2009, many lamenting the rise of the e-book. The traditional printed text presents information through one channel; the e-book from several.

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. Taken as a whole, there’s a huge wealth of knowledge in this book on a great variety of topics, including messaging, design, PowerPoint techniques, media, persuasion, storytelling, and delivery. You can order the book from Amazon here: Kindle version.

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