In more ways than one it’s been a steamy summer in Washington, DC. To escape the heat the Greene family will venture to some new North American destinations.
Our first trip was to Martha’s Vineyard via Providence, RI, and Plymouth, MA. Although it was a short stay, we managed to cover a lot of ground on the island. Our favorite spot was The Flying Horses Carousel, to which we made a daily quest. Yes, we caught a few brass rings.
Later this summer we’ll head back to the very familiar lakeside cabin near Hackensack, Minnesota. From that northern location we’ll make a trek up to Winnipeg to see what’s going on in Manitoba. I’m sure that it will be cooler up there.
In the Vineyard I selected three books for the seventh edition of the Presentation Skills Reading list. Hopefully they’ll provide you with some new thoughts and ideas for improving your presentation skills.
Read any one of these books, apply the methods, and you’ll be a much better presenter by the Tuesday after Labor Day. To catch your own brass ring, read all three.
1) Presentations in Action by Jerry Weissman
2) Boring to Bravo by Kristin Arnold
3) Mastery by George Leonard
Have a great summer! Enjoy every precious moment of summertime magic that comes your way.
Previous Summer Presentation Skills Reading Lists
Wow! This is the seventh year of the Summer Presentation Skills Reading List. 2011 was the first year.
2016: Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds; Resonate by Nancy Duarte; The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo
2015: Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck and How You Can Make them Better by Rick Altman; Perfect Medical Presentations by Terry Irwin & Julie Terberg; The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
2014: The Message of You by Judy Carter; Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo; Smart Talkby 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
Charles Greene III Presentation Magician