Books on Public Speaking


Ted Talks: The Official Guide to Public Speaking; Chris Anderson

This book was invaluable when I started prepping to launch my speaking career! So many powerful tips and it helped me boil down all of my questions, wonderings and worries into a clear trajectory. My husband always reminds me that people are just looking for a connection and this book reinforces that in so many ways. It is about connecting with what you are sharing and inviting others to walk with you in your storytelling and with the tips and tricks shared in this book, you will find yourself increasing in ability and confidence to do so!


Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds; Carmine Gallo

I was sitting down to write a little snippet for this book, but when going to Amazon to pull the link for purchasing, I couldnt have written a better blurb than what I found there:

"Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. TED Talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED―which stands for technology, entertainment, and design―brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking. Public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable."

This is truly an awesome book filled with tangible and concrete take-aways.