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Public Speaking Book List

Be the Speaker You Can Be! (Books About Presentation Skills)

  1. Secrets of Successful Speakers by Lillie Walters
  2. You’ve Got to be Believed to be Heard by Bert Decker
  3. This Speaking Husky DIY Institute Book Has Been Read and Reviewed

  4. In the SpotLight, Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking and Performing by Janet Esposito
  5. This Speaking Husky DIY Institute Writing Book Has Been Read and Reviewed

  6. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallow
  7. I Can See You Naked by Ron Hoff
  8. How To Speak Like a Pro by Leon Fletcher
  9. Give Your Speech, Change the World: How to Move Your Audience to Action by Nick Morgan
  10. The Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up and Own the Room by Timothy J. Koegel
  11. Say It Like Obama: The Power of Speaking with Purpose and Vision by Shel Leanne
  12. You Are The Message by Roger Ailes
  13. Present Like a Pro: The Field Guide to Mastering the Art of Business, Professional, and Public Speaking by Cyndi Maxey
  14. Voice Power: Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention by Renee Grant Williams
  15. The Missing Lynx by Stephen M. Gower
  16. Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History’s Greatest Speakers by James C. Humes
  17. Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma by Nick Morgan
  18. Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun
  19. This Speaking Husky DIY Institute Book Has Been Read and Reviewed

  20. Be Heard Now! by Lee Glickstein
  21. This Speaking Husky DIY Institute Book Has Been Read and Reviewed

  22. Public Speaking From The Heart by Jim Turrell
  23. The 7 Principles of Public Speaking: Proven Methods from a PR Professional by Richard Zeoli

Don’t Just Stand Up There – Consider Getting Paid to Stand Up There! (Books About Speaking Professionally)

  1. Speak and Grow Rich by Dottie Walters
  2. The Six-Figure Speaker: Formula for a Six-Figure Income As a Professional Speaker by Cathleen Fillmore
  3. The Wealthy Speaker: The Proven Formula for Building Your Successful Speaking Business by Jane Atkinson

Life is Too Short to Have Too Few Friends (Books About Building Relationships and Inspiring Others)

  1. The Likeability Factor: How to Boost Your L-Factor and Achieve Your Life’s Dreams by Tim Sanders
  2. Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends by Tim Sanders
  3. Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Enjoy Helping Others Excel by Alan Loy McGinnis
  4. First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You by Ann Demarais

To Use PowerPoint or Not to Use PowerPoint? That is the Question.

  1. Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds
  2. Real Leaders Don’t Do PowerPoint: How to Sell Yourself and Your Ideas by Christopher Witt

Checkout Those Hot Bods! (Books About Body Language)

  1. What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People by Joe Navarro
  2. The Definitive Book of Body Language by Barbara Pease
  3. Signals: How To Use Body Language For Power, Success, And Love by Allan Pease

Time For Some One-on-One (Books About Tough Conversations, Negotiation and Influence)

  1. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson
  2. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most by Douglas Stone
  3. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher
  4. Getting Past No by William Ury
  5. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
  6. Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Noah Goldstein

Miscellaneous Books that Should Help One’s Communication

  1. Unleash the Warrior Within: Develop the Focus, Discipline, Confidence, and Courage You Need to Achieve Unlimited Goals by Mack Machowicz
  2. Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod
  3. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath
  4. 10 Days to Faster Reading by Abby Marks Beale by Abby Marks Beale
  5. The Da Vinci Method – Break Out & Express Your Fire by Garret LoPorto
  6. Buying In: What We Buy And Who We Are by Rob Walker