It’s summertime in the Northern Hemisphere. The daylight hours are longer. The temps are warmer. I’m a happier camper. I’m writing this post while in Bethany Beach, DE. The Greene family is here hanging out with friends for a couple weeks. After the beach there’s a quick trip to Nashville, TN, for presentations with American Express. To end the summer there’s the annual trek to upper Minnesota to join the family at the lakeside cabin near Hackensack, MN.
The spring was filled with lots of flights so I had some extra time for reading. Here are three standout books on presentation skills that I’m recommending for my 2014 Summer Presentation Skills Reading List. Read all and you’ll be a better speaker by the Tuesday after Labor Day. This year’s selections provide excellent information for seasoned speakers who want to take speaking to a more professional level. Regardless of your level of speaking ability, you’ll find great advice and tips in all three of these books.
Video: 2014 Summer Presentation Skills Reading List
2014 Summer Presentation Skills Reading List
1) The Message of You by Judy Carter
2) Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo
3) Smart Talk by Lisa B. Marshall
For bonus points and a gold star, read these three books and one additional book from a previous Summer Presentation Skills Readings List. Have an amazing summer filled with good friends, good food, and good times.
Previous Summer Presentation Skills Reading Lists
2013: The Naked Presenter by Garr Reynolds; Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun; Paid to Speak from the National Speakers Association
2012: Presentations in Action by Jerry Weissman; Boring to Bravo by Kristin Arnold: Mastery by George Leonard
2011: Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds; Resonate by Nancy Duarte; The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo