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Reference books for design

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I keep these books in my library and recommend them highly: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, by Nancy Duarte Envisioning Information, by Edward R. Would you like your PowerPoint presentations to look better? Invest a couple hours to read about design from top design authorities. Tufte.

10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller

Presentation Zen

A man will turn over half a library to make a book." And reading books is the best form of reading. Great guy.) (4) It''s free!)

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Write a Book. Change the World.

Content Marketing Today

Great business books do change the world. You may have the beginnings of a great business book lurking within your brain.

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Duarte’s Diagrammer™: 4,000 Diagrams at Your Fingertips for 99 cents each

Duarte Blog

to photocopy each of the pages of each of the books, so she could set to work cutting them to pieces, and sorting them. registered in the U.S.

GUEST POST: A literary agent reflects “On Authors and Book Talks”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

On Authors and Book Talks By Debbie Carter of Waverly Place Literary Agency Living in the hub of America’s book publishing capital, I see new books churned through New York’s publicity machine of readings and TV talk shows. Every new book competes for a slot in bookstores, libraries, bars and colleges.

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Don't Let the Messenger They Shoot Be You!: A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

For starters, I hate to give negative reviews, but I have to admit, this book didn't do much for me. Mehrabian Study Speaking Books C.

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For authors who have books available in French libraries …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

My own books have been translated into Japanese, Dutch, Polish and Spanish. So far, my books have not been translated into French – but if you’re an author of a book that appears in French […]. In 2017, HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH will be published in Chinese – both in print and ebook.

Presentation Skills Book – The Presenters Edge (2nd Edition)

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I'm excited to announce that the updated version of my book on presentation skills, the Presenters Edge is very close to launching.

Toddlers & Books: Miller Public Library, Hamden, Connecticut

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Print books still cast their spell on toddlers.    But the excitement seems to be about the print books

Get your Book in Print Without Going Broke

Speaker Launcher

Writing the book can often be the easy part! I adore my book design team at Heidy Lawrence Associates. Booking Speecheslink].

Public Speaking Book Roundup: Duarte, Livingston, Smith and Boettinger

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The pile of new books on public speaking people have sent me regularly gets too high to be safe, and then I work through them to see what’s most useful.    In this case, it’s the wilds of public speaking, and this is a useful book to have.    As such, it’s a more technically-focused book than Duarte’s. 

Libraries: Already rebranding as Third Places

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On November 13th, I might swing by the North Haven, Connecticut Memorial Library to hang out at the "Cooking with Paula" free meetup.

The Public Library - Building Community, One Special Event At A Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Like all library special events, it was free. The public library has been the heart of the community. People watch.

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

Presentation Zen

Books are good, but which ones? Below are ten additional books I can highly recommend; three of them I have recommended before.

Ofelia Zepeda - Tribal Voice from Desert Overtakes Crowd at Woods Library, Tucson, AZ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

April is National Poetry Month and the Woods Library , based in Tucson, Arizona, hosted  this special event. 

"Zero to One" By Peter Thiel - 23 On Waiting List At Woods Memorial Library

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Woods Memorial Library is not in San Francisco or Manhattan. "   Books Web/Tech Yet, the folks know their memes.

Intelligence: Libraries gone within 5 years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Public libraries are all sorts of entities, ranging from where we can borrow books to where we can hang out as third places. During the past few weeks I have been talking with those who man the front desks of libraries.    Communities are less and less willing to support the library any more. 

North Haven, Connecticut Public Library: The place that keeps us working

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The North Haven, Connecticut Public Library has evolved into the working person's secret weapon.    The staff at the New Haven Public Library stepped right up to the plate.    She directed me to several books.  I thank all the staff - and the taxpayers who support the library.

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Library of Congress & Digital - Is there a gap?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  There on Caller ID was: 202-707-5000 - Library of Congress.    The issue was:  In order to receive a copyright the book has to be "sold" or "published."    The implication was that a book would not have been sold or published on Christmas Day.   Maybe but unlikely. 

How to start building a library of photos

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

They asked where they could find a library of good photos that their department could use in presentations. How do you create a library of the ones you find suitable for your business? To this library that you build from the stock photography sites, add photos that you take yourself. Wouldn't it be great if this existed?

People I’m Grateful for #8: Nancy Duarte

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Book Reviews 12. This blog is the eighth in a series of blogs on people that have added something important to the world of communications. 

Phone box becomes the world's smallest library and a worldwide news story

Max Atkinson

Jan Fisher (interviewed HERE ) came up with the idea of a book-exchange, as the travelling library no longer comes to the village.

Books - Hey, Dude, We Read Differently

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unlike little children who flock to the public library for story-time, we don't have the time for the "experience" of reading.

Shark-Bait - In Addition to the Trump Administration, 6 Other Targets

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

E-BOOKS AS MARKETING TACTICS. Print books which are purchased from Amazon are back. The library should run a contest for sticky names.


Books - That's What Clients Want, Or, More Accurately, Need

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this era of disruption, one thing hasn't changed: Published books remain the price of entry. Then you are a book ghostwriter.

8 gifts to encourage your favorite public speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Conference organizers and program chairs, if you book speakers throughout the year, stock up on these options. books we like affiliate links

Presentation Skills Book – The Presenters Edge (2nd Edition)

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I'm excited to announce that the updated version of my book on presentation skills, the Presenters Edge is very close to launching. If you've been putting of polishing your presentation skills then the Presenters Edge is a must have addition to your library for 2017. Make 2017 the year you transform your presentation skills.

Book Stores: No Business for the Ambitious

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, we expected more woe in the book store category after Borders Group filed for bankruptcy.  Books careers Current Affairs

Books: Are Hardbacks Over?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After an initial good week or two, books which were supposed bestsellers aren't selling too well.    I buy books for the ideas, not for the prestige of displaying it on my office bookshelf.    Instead I will scurry off to the library, as I am doing today, to again check it out.

5 Ways to Present Naked

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Along with his earlier books, Presentation Zen , and Presentation Zen Design , The Naked Presenter is a beautifully designed book with a series of elegant insights into how to present effectively.      Following are 5 of the best lessons from the new bookBook Reviews  1. Your book received negative review

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   Consumers review the products, especially books.    Some are experts in the field the book was about. 

Yes, A Book Is Still "Price Of Entry" - Agent/Publisher Route, Self-Publishing, Home-Publishing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A book functions as a multi-dimensional marketing and sales tool. Therefore, you have consider how you go about publishing your book.

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Win by Telling Great Stories with Peter Guber

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Peter Guber has written a masterful additional to the storytelling library shelf with his book, Tell To Win.   My only complaint is that he doesn’t tell you how to craft a story beyond the familiar three-part opening challenge – struggle – resolution that is the stuff of hundreds of similar books on the scene. 

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New book by alum getting good attention

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Speechwriter Jim Holtje’s new book on corporate storytelling is off to a great start. Ask for The Power of Storytelling in bookstores, online and in libraries Jim’s done a guest blog on CNBC and is also writing an article for PRSA’s Strategist.

Book Review: Advanced Presentations by Design

Duarte Blog

I really like this book. It’s a book that should be in everyone’s presentation library. Tags: Book Reviews Design book maui nancy presentation Video So much that I’m reviewing it while on vacation. Advanced Presentations by Design takes a 10-step approach to writing and designing a presentation.

Books: Traditional Niches, Bookstores Hit Hard

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

While sales of e-books soar, those of mass market paperbacks dive 30 percent and adult hardback 11 percent in January, reports Jason Boob of MEDIABISTRO.COM.   Like the public library, the role of the book store has to be reconfigured.  Books  In the cafe, there was not one open table. 

Controversy Sells Book in Tough Market: Murdoch defender's book gets a bounce

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This weekend in THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE , none other than executive editor Bill Keller told us to forget about writing a book

Five factors that make you more memorable

More than PowerPoint...

You can book me for live workshops, or take my classes online in the content library. Cute dog,” I said as we grew closer.

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Writers as Drunks - New book "The Trip to Echo Spring" looks at occupational disease

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Scott Fitzgerald's book "The Great Gatsby" there has been renewed interest in how booze did the young genius in.

10 resources for finding women's speeches--and using them in yours

The Eloquent Woman

Steinem, and was surprised when she could not find one in any of the resources available within her small college library."