Presenting in front of a crowd is not an easy thing to do. There are a lot of things to consider. First, most people are terrified of presenting in front of others – especially their peers. There are many of us that either do not have that fear (unusual, I know), or have conquered that fear – and make it a point to regular present in front of our peers, or other audiences. I am certainly one of the latter.
One of the things I made sure to do when I first joined the DotNetNuke was to brush up on my existing presentation skills. So I immediately began reading books and blogs about and for public presenters. I learned a lot in my research, and through applying these different techniques. For example, these skills are not just important if you’re going to present a session at the next Day of DotNetNuke, or DNN user group. These skills are just as important when speaking to customers, clients, co-workers, and more.
I have in the past briefly touched on some of these resources when I reviewed Presentation Zen, and reviewed Confessions of a Public Speaker. They are both fantastic books that I found a tremendous amount of value in. I was hoping to go a little deeper this time. I’ve had more time to reflect, and have been reading many other resources since then.
Here is a comprehensive listing of all of the recent books that I’ve read and feel could help you as much as they’ve helped me (in no particular order):