2017 Summer Presentation Skills Reading List

Martha's Vineyard FerryIn 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.

1Presentations 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 AltmanPerfect 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
Washington, DC

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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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