Top 5 books on public speaking
There are many great and informative books that can help you get rid of your fears associated with public speaking. These books help you acquaint yourself with the techniques and methods of the most outstanding speakers of all time. The authors of these books have combined their life experience with hours of research so that you get a thorough knowledge of the subject by just reading and implementing these few books.
A few of the best public speaking books of all time are:
- The Art of Public Speaking—Dale Carnegie: Dale Carnegie is known as the master of public speaking. Whatever he wrote in the early 1900s applies to date in today's world. He is famous for his timeless classic How to Win Friends and Influence People. This book on public speaking carries philosophies about finding success in yourself through confidence, passion, and constant practice.
- Confessions of a Public Speaker—Scott Berkun: This book is a perfect blend of the author's ideas with practicality and some humor. Written by Scott Berkun, this book covers almost every aspect of the art of public speaking. To become a professional public speaker, one needs to do research and practice his art. In any manner, this book is worth the read.
- Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery—Garr Reynolds: Presentation Zen is the popular standout on slides, visuals, and presentation delivery. The author Garr Reynolds is an international communication consultant. The Presentation Zen does borrow principles from Japanese Zen arts. The main takeaway: simplicity, storytelling, and focus are the keys to a memorable presentation.
- Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences—Nancy Duarte: Next on our list, we have Resonate by Duarte. Duarte has won awards for helping business influencers. In Resonate, Duarte expresses her philosophy. This book has a bunch of thought-provoking ideas on telling stories that inspire. The goal is to resonate with your audience in an energizing and influential way.
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive, and Others Die—Chip and Dan Heath: This book reaches beyond public speaking. The authors of this book are two brothers; one is a textbook consultant and developer, and another one who a professor of organizational behavior. Together they have combined their expertise to write down New York Times best-seller book.