Book Review: The Speechwriter, by Barton Swaim

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Cultural Differences Speechwriting Book ReviewIn 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. The author of The Speechwriter does not dwell on the series […].

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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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

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. Tips From The Top book review business inspiration Jason Womack performance productivity public speaking Wiley Your Best Just Got Better

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Day One review

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here’s my review. Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary review copy from Day One. Products Web/Tech reviewsIf you use a Mac and keep any sort of journal this is an app to look at. If you are a Windows user this is one more reason to make the switch.

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Book Review: The Political Speechwriter’s Companion

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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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.

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Review of PowerPoint 2013–the beta of the next version of PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Review PowerPoint 2013Everyone can now see what the next version of PowerPoint– Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 – will look like.

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Mini review: On Writing Well

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

On Writing Well , 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. by William Zinsser. If you write, or aspire to write, long-form non-fiction, go forth and get this book. Today. Any writer will benefit from the book, but it’s primarily aimed at long-form non-fiction writers. If you write long-form non-fiction, then On Writing Well is your book. The author has an impeccable resume — as a writer and instructor. Solidly written book with lots of excellent examples.

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Review of a new e-book: Visual Presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Review Design Ramgopal Visual PresentationsI recently received a free copy of a new e-book, Visual Presentations: Boring Slides to Visual Presentations in 3 Easy Steps, by M.S. Ramgopal. The author owns a company, Metamorph Training, and has a website at www.Presentation-Process.com.

Book Review: The Art of Immersion, by Frank Rose

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Social Media Speechwriting Book Review storytelling transmediaA decade ago, the tools of communications belonged to a chosen few.

Review: “HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations” by Nancy Duarte

The Presenter's Blog

Now for the confession: This wasn’t the Nancy Duarte book that I initially wanted to review. If you track the world of presentation skills, then you’ll know the name Nancy Duarte as a multi-channel celebrity of the public-speaking world.

Book Review: Discover Your CEO Brand, by Suzanne Bates

PowerPoint Tips

I reviewed Suzanne Bates’ first book, Speak Like a CEO , because it was so related to presenting. I was impressed with the thoroughness with which she researched and covered a topic, so I’ve continued to review her books, even though they are less related to presenting.

Review of “Rebel in the Backseat”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Review of "Rebel in the Backseat". My Books Paul Lima Rebel In The Back Seat review Rebel in the Backseat short story collection

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

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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.

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12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Now, for our fourth challenge: Review Your Image. Review Your Image Challenge 1. Have you joined my 12 Speaking Challenges for 2012 program yet?

Book review: Obstacle Illusions

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Books deaf reviewObstacle Illusions: Transforming Adversity into Success. Stephen J. Hopson was born deaf but quickly learned to speak and began attending public school.

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!

How To Win the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking: A Book Review

Speak and Deliver

All that is said to put this review in it''s proper perspective. World Championship of Public Speaking Ed Hearn Toastmasters Speaking LaShunda Rundles Book Reviews

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Review: Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson

PowerPoint Tips

ReviewThis is the 3rd edition of this very successful and well-known book. Cliff Atkinson was one of the first major presentation experts to talk about ridding slides of bullet points and with the 1st edition of the book, he launched a revolution in slide design.

Book Review: The Age Of The Image, by Stephen Apkon

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Stephen Apkon’s new book, The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens more than lives up to last week’s preview in the Financial Times. This is one of the most thought provoking books I’ve ever read on corporate and political communications.

Review: PowerPoint 2010 Bible

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Book Review: The Freelancer’s Bible, by Sara Horowitz

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Freelance Work Book ReviewHaving heard Sara Horowitz interviewed on KQED Radio I immediately ordered her book The Freelancer’s Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Have the Career of Your Dreams – On Your Terms. An excellent reference for all freelance workers The primary value of this well-designed 462-page book is as a one-stop reference for new freelancers [.].

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Book Review: 10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech, by Fletcher Dean

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Podcasts Speechwriting Book Review Fletcher Dean10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech: The Definitive Guide to Professional Speechwriting, by Fletcher Dean Fletcher Dean is a working speechwriter at the Dow Chemical Company where he is Director of Leadership Communications. He’s also a regular presenter at the Ragan Speechwriters Conference and delivered a half-day workshop at the 2012 event on How [.]

Review of two books on speaking

PowerPoint Tips

I recently read two books on speaking and thought I’d review them together. Jess asked if I’d be willing to review the book. Tags: Resource Review books public speaking

I’m feeling lucky – book review

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Books google reviewI’m Feeling Lucky. The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59. Doug Edwards. This book is for anybody looking for an inside view into the growth of one of the biggest brands in the world.

Book review: The Healthy Programmer.

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Disclaimer: I was given a free review copy, and I run 20km+ races on a regular basis. Books agile programming review This book is a practical guide for computer programmers (or any office worker) who want to get more fit and healthy.

Secrets of Power Presentations Book Review

Executive Speech Coach

book review boardroom presentation skills Power Presentations business presentations public speakingSecrets of Power Presentations by Peter Urs Bender This book first published in 1991 and I first read it around that time.

Book review: Zap: Confessions of a Channel Changer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I admit, I was curious if my thoughts were out of sync with others, so I went to Amazon to see if the book has any reviews and found this: This book takes you straight into the mind of a mentally ill man who is convicted in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. He never speaks a word in the courtroom or to anyone else since the murder and is put into a mental ward for review. Book review Boiok review Zap Confessions of a Channel Changer

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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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Presentations in Action - A Review of Jerry Weissman's New Book

Speak and Deliver

Author's Disclosure - I received Presentations in Action from the publisher in return for a review. As I have shown in past reviews, I aim to be objective in my appraisal - if I don't like it, I say so.).

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A Fast, Easy Way to Add Images to Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

W e know how time consuming and frustrating it can be to look for appropriate images, keeping in mind they are legal to use, without any copyright or resolution issues. … Bitesize Powerpoint Visuals Apps & Add-Ins PowerPoint Presentation Design Reviews Stock Images

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Own Your Industry - Book 23 of 52 in 52 - A Review of Douglas Kruger's latest book

Speak and Deliver

The first time I became acquainted with Douglas Kruger was on DVD - he was speaking in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. He was extremely young, extremely thin, and had an extremely, exquisitely deep voice that anyone short of James Earl Jones would envy. That was in 2004.

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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: Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies

PowerPoint Tips

Review books Mac Office 2011If you use Office on the Mac, this book is for you! Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

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Review of the Targus wireless remote/laser pointer

PowerPoint Tips

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Amazon Book-Review Folly - Author Paying 20 Bucks for Each Review

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here's the deal: The author will pay $20 to each person who will order the book from Amazon, give it a quick read and then leave a review. The book business has come to this.

The Dilenschneider Group - 2 Negative Reviews On Glassdoor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Had I read the negative reviews of working at the firm, posted on Glassdoor , I might have advised her to re-think if she wanted a longer-term stay with The Dilenschneider Group. One review is titled "Worst company to work for."

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How to write perfect press releases … how to choose the right typeface … how to handle intellectual property: Book reviews for anyone who writes

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Technical Communication runs an excellent book review department. In the hard-copy issue I’m looking at (ISSN 0049-3155), the book review section runs from pages 57-79. Books reviewed include: Conquering the Content: A Blueprint for Online Course Design and Development How […]. My 7/5 blog talked about Technical Communication: the Journal of the Society for Technical Communication.

Mini-review of Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book and eBook

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

A short review of Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook has just been posted on Amazon: Paul Lima’s book Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Book or eBook was a valuable resource to me as a new author.