Prentice Hall £9.99
Hall combines a tool-kit, critical pointers and presentation anecdotes from stars in this excellent book. Well-structured and thoughtfully laid out, Brilliant Presentation gives tips for presenters at all levels, from novice to expert. Advice includes boosting self-confidence by proclaiming 'I feel totally shameless today'. Rock on!
- Best of its kind
The Confident Speaker
Harrison Monarth and Larina Kase
This book is full of tips, though there's a danger they can get lost among the many examples. An over-emphasis on what can go wrong means it starts on a negative note, but the authors work hard to give a fresh perspective on public speaking - you don't always have to picture the audience naked to get over your nerves...
Could be useful
Presentations That Change Minds
This is a book to dip into rather than read cover-to-cover. Chapters are helpfully labelled by goals, eg 'Making a financial case' or 'Changing a perception'. There are good insights into audience participation too: plant 'early converts' in the front rows, but the case studies aren't always transferrable to the business world ('Girl scout camp'?).
Of minor interest.