HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Public Speaking and Presenting
Command the room–whether you’re speaking to an audience of one or one hundred.
If you read nothing else on public speaking and presenting, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you find your voice, persuade your listeners, and connect with audiences of any size.
This book will inspire you to:
Win hearts and minds–and approval for your ideas
Conquer your nerves and speak with confidence
Focus your message so that people really listen
Establish trust with your audience by being your authentic self
Use data and visuals to persuade more effectively
Master the art of storytelling
This collection of articles includes “How to Give a Killer Presentation,” by Chris Anderson; “How to Become an Authentic Speaker,” by Nick Morgan; “Storytelling That Moves People: A Conversation with Screenwriting Coach Robert McKee,” by Bronwyn Fryer; “Connect, Then Lead,” by Amy J.C. Cuddy, Matthew Kohut, and John Neffinger; “The Necessary Art of Persuasion,” by Jay A. Conger; “The Science of Pep Talks,” by Daniel McGinn; “Get the Boss to Buy In,” by Susan J. Ashford and James R. Detert; “The Organizational Apology,” by Maurice E. Schweitzer, Alison Wood Brooks, and Adam D. Galinsky; “What’s Your Story?” by Herminia Ibarra and Kent Lineback; “Visualizations That Really Work,” by Scott Berinato; and “Structure Your Presentation Like a Story,” by Nancy Duarte.
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