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

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 63

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

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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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 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 186

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: 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: 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

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 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.

2018 101

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 187

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.

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: 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

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

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

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 159

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: 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

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

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: 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

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 164

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


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: 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.

2014 229

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.

2014 164

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

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

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 [.].

2012 155

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.

Books Reviewed: How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig and Forever, by Pete Hamill

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I heard Matt speak at a recent Marin County bookstore where I purchased his book. (Full disclosure: Matt is the nephew of my good friend James Haig. I’ve not read any of his other writing, but see from Twitter that he has a large and loyal fan base.

2018 158

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

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

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

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

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

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 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: 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!