Books on Public Speaking


Being a good public speaker is a good skill to have. It doesn’t hurt to be comfortable with speaking before a lot of people. This skill can get you far in life. The best way to learn about it is to read the best books on public speaking. Here are the best books on public speaking.

How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World’s Most Inspiring Presentations, revised and expanded new edition, with a foreword by Richard St. John and an afterword by Simon Sinek

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How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World’s Most Inspiring Presentations, revised and expanded new edition, with a foreword by Richard St. John and an afterword by Simon Sinek – Best Books on Public Speaking

This book is authored by Jeremey Donovan. TED is popular as a nonprofit organization with the goal of broadcasting ideas worth spreading. They commonly feature notable individuals that can impart priceless knowledge to the audience. The speakers give the “speech of their lives” in about eighteen minutes or less.

TED Talks are popular models for what an ideal speech looks like. Their database contains fourteen thousand speeches that have accumulated billions of views. This book can serve as your guide on how to become a public speaker worthy of TED. And the book is not just about TED Talks. It is a universal guide for any public speaking engagement you might have in the future.

Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte

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Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte

Presentations are meant to resonate with the audience. You can only achieve that if you are successful in providing information, inspiration, and persuasion. You need a good presentation so that your audience won’t feel like you’re wasting their time. There are even instances when they’d just get up and leave because they don’t feel like the speaker is compelling enough. This book will guide you in creating a performance that resonates with the audience. This book isn’t just about speaking properly. There are also guides on how to create the proper visual slides to accompany your speech. The slides are equally important to create a powerful performance.

Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun

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Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun

They say that there is no better learning method than by learning through example. This book walks you through personal sentiments of various public speakers. Their personal sentiments can help you learn through their example. This book is described as hilarious and practical. It provides a personal take on the public speaking business.

This book is even more inspiring because it makes the contributors humanized through their honest confessions. Their mistakes or the challenges they have faced can help you prepare for yours. This can be read by anyone, from teachers to CEOs. This is perfect for anyone who speaks with the goal of making their audience listen to them.

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