Top Public Speaking books recommended by experts

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Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Understanding the concepts of Public Speaking starts with understanding the fundamentals. On your way to mastery, it's crucial for you to understand how certain concepts were derived, and why things work like they do. Starting with these resources is the best way to do so.

Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Just as the author's first book helped presenters become visual communicators, Resonate helps you make a strong connection with your audience and lead them to purposeful action. The author's approach is simple: building a presentation today is a bit like writing a documentary.

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How to win friends and influence people. How to stop worrying and start living

How to win friends and influence people. How to stop worrying and start living

Some key points include showing genuine interest in others, remembering people's names, encouraging others to talk about themselves, and making the other person feel important. These principles can be applied when other methods of influence or persuasion seem to fail.

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How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations

How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations

"How To Deliver A TED Talk" is a complete guide for creating presentations that inspire others through your story. Based on intensive study of the most popular TEDTalks, this step-by-step playbook shows you how to select your topic, craft your narrative, master your delivery, and refine your design.

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Win Every Argument

Win Every Argument

Win Every Argument' by Mehdi Hasan is a guide on how to become a better debater through logically valid arguments, avoiding fallacies, and mastering rhetorical skills. It's a useful tool for anyone interested in improving their communication and persuasive abilities.

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Public Speaking for Authors, Creatives and Other Introverts: Second Edition

Public Speaking for Authors, Creatives and Other Introverts: Second Edition

In this book, I'll share everything I know as a professional speaker, author, and introvert. It includes the practicalities of speaking, as well as mindset issues like anxiety, plus the business side if you want to make speaking an income stream

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Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today's world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations.

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Specializations and Deeper Public Speaking Knowledge

You've got your basics in order โ€“ time to move on to some advanced and specialized concepts. Public Speaking is evolving every day, these books can help you master it.

You Got This: Everything You Need to Master Authentic Public Speaking

You Got This: Everything You Need to Master Authentic Public Speaking

Which of these phrases best describe your speech presentations? Lisa Kleiman is a speaking consultant with a passion for communication. She has coached hundreds of individuals and facilitated classes, workshops, and seminars across the globe. In You Got This , she shares her secrets about stepping out in front of any group and successfully delivering your message with clarity, confidence, and authenticity.

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