2019 Summertime Presentation Book Recommendation

It’s been an amazing summer.  The Greene family went for a month-long trip to the Pacific Northwest.  We stayed in three cities, Vancouver, BC; Seattle, WA; and Portland, OR, and visited a lot more.  It was all super.  Can’t wait to go back.

Each place now holds special memories for us.  In Vancouver we visited with old friends and celebrated Canada day.  In Seattle we watched Fourth of July Fireworks in a park were our daughter took some of her first steps many years ago.  In Portland we barely made it out of Powell’s Books, but did venture out to Crater Lake National Park and the Pacific Ocean at Cannon Beach.  Canon Beach was so nice that, yes, we went twice. 

As we traveled we watched the women’s world cup soccer games.  We did so in all three cities.  In Portland we saw the USA women take the gold.  Go USA women!

Weekend Language by Andy Craig & Dave Yewman

In Portland I found gold in the form of a book, this year’s summertime presentation book recommendation.  It’s called Weekend Language.  It’s by Andy Craig and Dave Yewman. Andy and Dave accurately tell the problem with most corporate presentations and then offer a viable solution.  Get it! On Amazon, it’s only $12.95.

Here’s the inside scoop. Most people are great storytellers on the weekends.  However, when Monday rolls around, they lose their ability to connect with people. They get “corporate” and use slides, jargon, and charts.  This means that they become ineffective presenters.

Break out of that habit.  Use more of your weekend language in your weekday presentations.  This book, Weekend Language, will provide you with lot of new insights and a clear path to being a better storyteller for all of your information.  Read it.  Follow its ideas.  Do so and you’ll be a better presenter by the Tuesday after Labor Day.  I promise.

Enjoy every bit of summertime sunshine and the raindrops as well.  Have a great summer.


Selected Previous Summer Presentation Skills Reading Lists
Wow! 2019 is the ninth year my recommended presentations books.  

2017:  Presentations in Action by Jerry Weissman; Boring to Bravo by Kristin Arnold; Mastery by George Leonard

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

2013: The Naked Presenter by Garr Reynolds; Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun; Paid to Speak from the National Speakers Association

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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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