The 100 : insights and lessons from 100 of the greatest speeches ever delivered
Simon Maier and Jeremy Kourdi.
London : Marshall Cavendish Business, 2010.
A unique and fascinating guide for anyone who wants to be a better speaker, this book analyzes the success factors behind the greatest speeches of Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Benazir Bhutto, Jack Welch, Steve Jobs, William Jennings Bryan, and more.
"Present Your Way to the Top reveals strategies for drafting and delivering dynamic presentations that engage, persuade, and motivate audiences and help the presenter get noticed by senior management. "
Say it like Obama and win! : the power of speaking with purpose and vision
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2010.
In speech after speech, Barack Obama has fired up millions of enthusiastic supporters, who in turn helped to carry him to the White House. Obama's ability to reach and inspire audiences isn't simply a product of natural talent, but the result of finely honed techniques that are not only vital in the political arena, but essential in all walks of life.
Eloquent science : a practical guide to becoming a better writer, speaker, and atmospheric scientist
David M. Schultz.
Boston, Mass. : American Meteorological Society, c2009.
Eloquent Scienceevolved from a workshop aimed at offering atmospheric science students formal guidance in communications, tailored for their eventual scientific careers. Drawing on advice from over twenty books and hundreds of other sources, this volume presents informative and often humorous tips for writing scientific journal articles, while also providing a peek behind the curtain into the operations of editorial boards and publishers of major journals. The volume focuses on writing, reviewing, and speaking and is aimed at the domain of the student or scientist at the start of her career. The volume offers tips on poster presentations, media communication, and advice for non-native speakers of English, as well as appendices on proper punctuation usage and commonly misunderstood meteorological concepts. A further reading section at the end of each chapter suggests additional sources for the interested reader, and sidebars written by experts in the field offer diverse viewpoints on reference topics.
Most people dislike presenting, and they allow this feeling to limit their success. Are you one of them? In an age of intense competition and savvy consumers, it makes no sense to hold back and let others have the limelight. Developing your presentation skills and overcoming your limitations will open doors and create opportunities you can't afford to miss.
Funny, direct, and full of examples and no-nonsense advice, this volume is an ideal tool for anyone who needs to do public speaking, including teachers. Judging by his book, it seems likely that Berkun, who was a project manager at Microsoft and since has taught and lectured on innovation and creative thinking, is a terrific public speaker, smart, lively, well-organized, and to the point. Based on years of experience giving talks at conferences, companies, in lecture halls, and on television, his book is direct, practical, and personal in its approach, giving the reader tips on preparation, technology, and understanding and influencing audience behavior. Annotation c2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)