2015 Summertime Presentation Skills Reading List

Greetings from Avalon Beach

2015 Summertime
Presentation Skills Reading List

By the temperature, the daylight hours, and the lack of politicians, I can tell that it’s summertime here in Washington, DC. I started my summer journeys with a trip to Denver. I was there as a session speaker at the annual meeting of HCEA. I was only in Denver for two days but managed to pack in some time for creative adventures:  renting several Bcycle bikes, visiting South Pearl St. Market, eating lunch at Snooze Union Station, seeing the Cirque du Soleil show Kurios, and filming the video for the 2015 Summer Presentation Skills Readings List. 

I presented on the “Three Critical Skills for Successful Public Speaking.” HCEA gave me a big room, and it was packed with attentive and engaged participants.  It was my fifth time presenting at HCEA in six years, and many of my friends and colleagues returned to share in the experience of the session

As for the Greene family’s summer plans, we’ll miss out on the fun of Hackensack and Bemidji in Upper Minnesota and venture overseas.  I’ll not reveal the location, but we’ll be in my favorite city in the world.

Video was created in Denver, Colorado.

Summer is always a bit more casual, but there’s always time for some reading.  To become a better speaker by the Tuesday after Labor Day search out and read these three great books on the 2015 Summertime Presentation Skills Reading List. Three of the authors, Rick Altman, Julie Terberg, and Guy Kawasaki, will be at this year’s Presentation Summit which will be held in New Orleans. Read the books and start designing your slides in the sand.

For bonus points and a gold star, read these three books and an additional one from any of the previous Summer Presentation Skills Reading Lists.  Have a summer filled with good friends, good food, and good times.

2015 Summertime
Presentation Skills Readings List

Rick Altman - Whey Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck and How You Can Make Them Better1) Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck and How You Can Make them Better
by Rick Altman


Terry Irwin & Julie Terberg - Perfect Medical Presentations2) Perfect Medical Presentations
by Terry Irwin & Julie Terberg



Guy Kawasaki - The Art of the Start3) The Art of the Start
by Guy Kawasaki

Previous Summer Presentation Skills Readings Lists, 2011 – 2014
Wow! I can’t believe that this is the fifth year of the Summertime Presentation Skills Reading List.

2014: The Message of You by Judy Carter; Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo; Smart Talk by Lisa B. Marshall

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


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About Charles Greene III

Charles Greene III is a true Presentation Magician. Working with Fortune 500 companies, he’s a magical spokesperson who delivers product and marketing messages at conferences around the globe. Through his company Corporate Shuffle, Charles has presented at meetings in Bermuda, China, Egypt, France, Mexico, Monaco, Sweden, and, of course, the United States. His clients span a variety of industries and include 3M, Alcon, Coca-Cola, Clorox, Frito-Lay, Johnson & Johnson, Panasonic, and Wells Fargo. Charles’ public speaking and presentation workshops are engaging, educational, and empowering. With more than 25 years of experience as an international corporate spokesperson, Charles leads by example. He captivates attention as he delivers critical presentation skills. His workshops cover the core skills of public speaking as well as presentation techniques learned from decades of corporate presenting. Charles is a guest columnist for Presentation Magazine. He’s been featured in Discover, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Robb Report. When not for revealing the secrets of better public speaking, Charles spends time collecting vintage magic posters, stone lithographs of magicians from 1890 – 1930. To see some of his collection, visit www.MagicPosterGallery.com. He can also make a mean gumbo. Charles was born in Hackensack, NJ. He currently lives in the historic Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.
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