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In this article we will be discussing some of the important books on Presentation Skills. Doing a good presentation is something everyone should learn.  Doing a good presentation is not an art but it is science, every one can learn.   It is a very critical component any business.  Over the years many experts shared their experience in many books.  We have chosen these books from two major vendors in the Internet (Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com).  We have also provided links if you are planning to buy these books on line.



We have focused and selected top 20 books which are relevant to Presentation Skills”. Here I will be sharing my experience which I learnt over many years.

Following are the list of books we have discussed in detail in this article.

  1. Boost Your Presentation IQ: Proven Techniques for Winning Presentations and Speeches
  2. The Complete Presentation Skills Handbook
  3. The Presentation Toolkit: Microsoft Office Power Point 2007 Step by Step.Beyond Bullet Points
  4. Develop Your Presentation Skills: Build Your Confidence; Be Charismati.
  5. The Life Skills: Presentation Guide.
  6. Oral Presentation Skills And Non Verbal Communication Techniques
  7. Sales Presentation Techniques (That Really Work!)
  8. Presentations in Action: 80 Unforgettable Presentation Lessons
  9. Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve, and Inspire Your Audience to Action
  10. the Big Book of Presentation Games: Wake-Em-Up Tricks, Icebreakers, an
  11. Presentation SOS: Persuasion in 9 Easy Step
  12. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs : How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience
  13. They Snooze, You Lose: The Educator’s Guide to Successful Presentation
  14. Death by Power Point: How to Avoid Killing Your Presentation and Sucking the Life Out of Your Audience
  15. Presentation Skills Training
  16. Presentation Skills for Students
  17. Presentation SOS: From Perspiration to Persuasion in Nine Easy Steps
  18. Finally I Gave My Presentation!
  19. The 5 Secrets To Making A Powerful Business Presentation
  20. Presentation Excellence

In the following section we will discuss each one of book in detail

1. Boost Your Presentation IQ: Proven Techniques for Winning Presentations and Speeches

Presentation Skills

Author :

Marilyn Pincus

No of Pages

188 pages

Publisher:

McGraw-Hill Professional (1 Jan 2006) | English | PDF

ISBN Number:

ISBN-10: 0071458980

ISBN-13: 978-0071458986

About the Book:

Enhance your Presentation Skills and become a presentation genius without spending painstaking hours practicing and polishing.

Boost Your Presentation IQ reveals how you can create powerful presentations and speeches for any business setting. Through an interactive format that features multiple-choice questions, you will determine your “Presentation IQ.”

Business consultant Marilyn Pincus delivers strategies for determining the best type of presentation to give, sample phrases for attention-getting beginnings and motivational endings, Q&A sessions, effective visual aids, and strategies for putting together a presentation fast.

From the Back Cover :

Improve your presentation skills, gain confidence, and get results–fast!

Whether you’re delivering a keynote address to a large audience or giving news to your staff, the response you generate depends on how well people relate to you.

Management consultant Marilyn Pincus takes you through this entertaining and interactive guide, offering 50 multiple-choice questions to help you determine your “Presentation IQ.”  In minutes, you’ll know where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and discover a wide range of ways to improve your technique.

Inside, you’ll find

  • Strategies for determining the best type of presentation to give
  • Sample phrases for attention-getting beginnings and motivational endings
  • Tips for soliciting feedback.
  • Lists of words to use for success, as well as boring and overused words to avoid.
  • A guide to the most effective visual aids.
  • Advice for handling questions from the audience.
  • A handy cheat-sheet for putting together a presentation at the last minute

“Marilyn Pincus shows you how to have impact whether you are speaking for 5 minutes or 6 hours!”–Joan Burge, Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics, Ltd.

“Help on every page for even the most poised and experienced presenter /communicator…a fresh approach to a subject that bedevils us all…how to effectively reach our audiences.”–Paul M. Sanchez, ABC, APR, Communication Business Leader, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Europe

In minutes, you’ll know where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and discover a wide range of ways to improve your technique and enhance your Presentation Skills.

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2. The Complete Presentation Skills Handbook

About the Author

Suzy Siddons founded her own training company where she works with clients such as Saatchi & Saatchi, BT, British Airways, the National Australia Bank, and IKEA. She has written or co-authored many books, including Project Management Disasters (with David Nickson).

No of Pages:

240 pages

Publisher:

Kogan Page (May 28, 2008)

ISBN Number:

ISBN-10: 0749450371

ISBN-13: 978-0749450373

About the Book

Presentations are required in a hugely diverse range of situations, and effective speakers must be able to get their messages across clearly, succinctly and without boring their audience.

The Complete Presentation Skills Handbook will help anyone become prepared for and confident about giving presentations. Straight forward and authoritative, this book is a guide to giving the right presentation to an audience.

It covers all the questions anyone should ask themselves before giving a presentation.  It presents a checklist that enables readers to tailor their presentations to their own circumstances.

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3. The Presentation Toolkit: Microsoft Office Power Point 2007 Step by Step. Beyond Bullet Points

About the Book:

Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert, Cliff Atkinson

Publisher:

Microsoft Press

No of Pages:

736 Pages

ISBN No:

978-0-7356-2587-7

ISBN 10:0-7356-2587-

About the Book:

Discover how to transform your presentations—and boost your impact and enhance your Presentation Skills.

In this essential, all-in-one toolkit, you get two books that teach essential skills for creating presentations and getting your message across with PowerPoint 2007.

  • With Microsoft Office Power Point 2007 Step by Step. Beyond Bullet Points, you work at your own pace through easy-to-follow lessons and practice exercises.
  • You’ll learn the basics of creating presentation outlines, working with templates and slide designs, adding graphics and special effects, and delivering your presentation in person, on CD, or on the Web.
  • Then, take your presentation power to the next level with BEYOND BULLET POINTS—and Cliff Atkinson’s innovative three-step method for unlocking the amazing story buried in those ordinary, bullet-riddled slides.
  • Discover how to combine the tenets of classic story telling with the power of projected media to create a rich, engaging experience.
  • With easy-to-use templates, advanced tips, and plenty of illustrations and examples, you’ll learn techniques to help you clarify, visualize, and present your ideas so that your audience will remember your important message.

The kit includes two CDs featuring practice files from the STEP BY STEP tutorial, Cliff’s custom templates and checklists, eBooks, and a quick-reference poster for Microsoft Office Fluent™,  part of the 2007 Microsoft Office interface.

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4. Develop Your Presentation Skills: Build Your Confidence; Be Charismati.

About the Author:

Theo Theobald is a writer and business consultant who has worked in senior sales and marketing positions with the BBC.  He is co-author of Shut up and Listen, also published by Kogan Page.

Publisher:

Kogan Page (June 28, 2011)

No of Pages:

168 pages

ISBN Number:

ISBN-10: 0749462787

ISBN-13: 978-0749462789

About the Book:

This book takes a step-by-step approach to developing a great presentation, from unpacking the original brief, to understanding what an audience wants, to constructing compelling content that will keep their attention.

With anecdotes and expert input, Develop Your Presentation Skills covers the essentials of making a;

  • Good presentation,
  • Including advice on how to build confidence,
  • Increase personal competence,
  • Use body language,
  • Maximize effectiveness of room layout,
  • Use technology,
  • And implement disaster recovery methods.

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5. The Life Skills: Presentation Guide

About the Author:

Laurie Cope Grand

Publisher:

Wiley; Pap/Dis/CD edition (August 15, 2000)

No of Pages:

208 pages

ISBN No:

ISBN-10: 0471374458

ISBN-13: 978-0471374459

About the Book:

  • Includes 10 prewritten presentation scripts on a variety of common life topics and problems which will enhance your presentation Skills.
  • Features handouts, visual aids, quizzes, and other powerful presentation tools
  • Dozens of sample contact letters, brochures, press releases, and other practice-building resources

Everything you need to conduct polished presentations and workshops

Means of increasing their visibility within their communities and generating new referrals. For many, they also provide a steady source of secondary income. But creating the myriad documents and graphical materials that go into marketing, organizing, and delivering presentations can be a forbidding task for the professional on the go. Now this book saves you the time and trouble of starting from scratch by supplying you with everything you need to conduct highly professional workshops, seminars, and presentations.

An indispensable resource for experienced and novice presenters alike, The Life Skills Presentation Guide supplies you with following to enhance your Presentation Skills:

  • 10 scripted, customizable presentations covering an array of topics of widespread interest, including anger management, grief, midlife and aging, increasing self-confidence, and more
  • Handouts, visual aids, suggested video clips, quizzes, and other powerful presentation tools
  • Invaluable presentation pointers, including tips on seating arrangements, timing, body language, using humour, and more
  • Sample press releases, brochures and postcards, contact and follow-up letters, and other potent marketing tools
  • A computer disk containing all the scripts and collateral material in the book

From the Back Cover:

  • Includes 10 prewritten presentation scripts on a variety of common life topics and problems
  • Features handouts, visual aids, quizzes, and other powerful presentation tools
  • Dozens of sample contact letters, brochures, press releases, and other practice-building resources

Everything you need to conduct polished presentations and workshops

Buy the Product:

To Buy the Book from Amazon.com, Please click here

To Buy the Book from Barnes & Noble.com, Please click here

Continue Reading more about Books on different Presentation Skills in Part 2/4, Part 3/4, and part 4/4

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