In order to deliver an effective presentation, you need, of course, great presentation skills, which are crucial to your business’ success. There are numerous books on how to improve presentation skills, so it can often be overwhelming if you do not know where to start. Here are 6 books that you should definitely read if you want to improve your presentation skills.
1. Speak to Win by Brian Tracy
If you are not sure where to start, you cannot go wrong with Speak to Win.
Brian Tracy offers solid advice on public speaking that can be used in all kinds of situations, no matter what type of business you have. While reading the book, you will come across many things you already know but needed a reminder of.
2. Resonate by Nancy Duarte
Giving a presentation is very similar to storytelling. You want your audience to be engaged, to believe you, and to remember you, as well as your speech. That is why Nancy Duarte gives special importance to stories and the art of compelling your listeners. This book can teach you to give presentations that your audience will always remember.
3. Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds
If you are finding yourself using Powerpoint for presentations, and always following the same pattern which then ends up being not as effective as you had hoped it would be, you should check out Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds. In this book, you will find useful advice on how to change the design and delivery of your presentation so that you achieve the desired result with your listeners.
4. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo
Everyone who ever watched at least one presentation by Steve Jobs wished they had his presentation skills. If you are one of those people, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs is a book for you. You will get a step-by-step guide on how to enchant your audience just like Steve Jobs and insight into his specific techniques that brought him success.
5. Presentation Skills 201 by William R Steele
If you really want to dedicate yourself to mastering the art of giving a powerful presentation, William R. Steele can help you achieve your goal.
This book covers every aspect of giving presentations so that you can find out how to improve specific skills that you might be missing. These tips are very easy to use and implement in your next presentation.
6. Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun
As a former Microsoft executive and a public speaker, Scott Berkun had his share of presentations and speeches. By following his story, you will gain insight into both his greatest successes and biggest failures, and end up with advice that will make your presentations unforgettable.