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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Why Aren’t You Getting Booked More?

Speaker Launcher

Speakers say they don’t get booked enough. The post Why Aren’t You Getting Booked More? Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing building a speaking business Get Paid to Speak getting more speaking bookings marketing professional speakerWhenever we do a survey of our clients, the same results come back time and time again. So, what might be the cause? Let’s explore a few key areas to get your ideas flowing and taking action in the right direction.

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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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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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Retiring - No, You Don't Want to Write That Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What an opportunity to finally write that book on sales or leadership or using spirituality to overcome adversity. They are excited about a book idea. Then I share the realities of the current book market. Overall, however, the era of The Book is over. Retirement.

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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 158

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

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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

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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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: 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.

Outsmarting Your Comfort Zone - Free Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

    Books careersHere it is, hot off the press  Download Over50OutsmartingYourComfortZone. Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees.

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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.

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Book Review: Bad Blood — Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For anyone with even a passing interest in executive communications in Silicon Valley, Bad Blood is a must read. Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou delivers a step-by-step history of Theranos, a Silicon Valley startup headed by the young, charismatic founder and Stanford drop-out Elizabeth Holmes. He has written a masterful, suspenseful tale of […]. Business Communication Theranos

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Leveraging your Uniqueness to Book More Business with Jessica Pettitt

Speaker Launcher

This is why we’re talking today about how to book more business by […]. The post Leveraging your Uniqueness to Book More Business with Jessica Pettitt appeared first on Jane Atkinson. This is why we’re talking today about how to book more business by leveraging your uniqueness. Check out Jessica’s book, Good Enough Now, HERE. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast being unique to book business book more business jessica pettitt setting yourself apart from competitio

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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.

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 151

Book Review: The Great Oom: The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America, by Robert Love

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Long before Lululemon, Bikram Hot Yoga and the ubiquitous downward facing dog, yoga was being taught in small studios in San Francisco, New York and the Hudson River Valley.

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Selling Secrets for Booking More Gigs with David Avrin

Speaker Launcher

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Book Bundle. The post Selling Secrets for Booking More Gigs with David Avrin appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by The Wealthy Speaker Book Bundle. David Avrin will share some of his secrets about the systems and processes needed to book more speaking gigs. .

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The Nonverbal Communication Book Preface

The Communication Blog

Recently, I published The Nonverbal Communication Book with Kendall Hunt. The Nonverbal Communication Book. The Nonverbal Communication Book is one of many textbooks currently available for the popular Nonverbal Communication course. This book, however, is different in several important respects. Focus of The Nonverbal Communication Book. Plan of The Nonverbal Communication Book. Ways of Using The Nonverbal Communication Book.

2013 109

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.

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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.

2015 130

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

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.

Book Review: Illuminate, by Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Casting Light on the Dark Arts of Communications Any book on communications that starts out quoting 19th century French sociologist Émile Durkheim has my attention.

2016 151

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.

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Post-Book Era - Long Form, Substance, Thought Leadership All Back, But Not Necessarily Packaged as Books

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Don't cite so many books. People don't read books any more." I was ghostwriting a book on an alternative therapy for her. A sign of the post-book times, the books which are being published have to be put together differently.   Books

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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

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5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and a FREE Guide 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 130

The Nonverbal Communication Book TOC

The Communication Blog

Here is the Table of Contents for The Nonverbal Communication Book. The Nonverbal Communication Book. Welcome to The Nonverbal Communication Book. Welcome to the Nonverbal Communication Book [Preface]. the nonverbal communication book nonverbal communication table of contents Nonverbal Communication Contents in Brief. Part One. Foundations of Nonverbal Communication. Introducing Nonverbal Communication. Part Two. The Codes of Nonverbal Communication.

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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

The Ultimate Collection of Books to Improve Your Skills

Presentation Guru

… Build Your Skills Inspiration Resources books featured inspirationI guess it all comes down to the old nature vs nurture debate.

2017 75

Wanting to Work With Smart Clients - Maybe We Should Steer Clear of Publishing + Those Committed to Do Old-Line Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One niche I am tending to rule out are those associated with publishing - both those in publishing per se such as Conde Nast and those determined to publish an old-line hard cover book that will be listed on Amazon. 

2018 52

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

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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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

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Genre Glut - Yet One More Book on TrumpWorld, Due Out Sept. 11 By Bob Woodward

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For months, under a low profile, he has been interviewing sources and reviewing documents for his new book "Fear: Trump in the White House." And, is there really a market for this kind of book after we all had so much fun reading Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

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