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Recommended Links for Presentations

Recommended Links for Impromptu Speech

Recommended Print Resources

  • How to Comment on Graphs and Tables
    Gilhooly, V. (2008). "Charts, Graphs and Diagrams," Learnwell Oy English Materials.
  • Anderson, C. (2016). TED talks: The official TED guide to public speaking. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (UL PN4129.15 .A53 2016)
  • Anderson, K., Maclean, J., & Lynch, T. (2004). Study speaking: A course in spoken English for academic purposes. Cambridge University Press. (PE1128 .L962 2004)
  • Dovan, J. (2014) How to deliver a TED talk: Secrets of the world's most inspiring presentations. McGraw-Hill Education. (UL HF5718.22 .D66 2014)
  • Eichler, M. H. (2002). Against all odds: Speaking naturally with idioms. Thomson/Heinle. (PE1128 .E3498 2002)
  • Fragiadakis, H. K., Maurer, V. (2007). All clear 3: listening and speaking. Thomson/Heinle. (PE1128 .F72 2007)
  • Gallo, C. (2014). Talk like TED: The 9 public-speaking secrets of the world's top minds. St. Martin's Press. (UL HF5718.22 .G353 2014)
  • Groskop, V. (2018). How to own the room: Women and the art of brilliant speaking. Bantam Press. (UL PN4192.W65 G76 2018)
  • Hopcroft, F. J. (2019). Presenting technical data to a non-technical audience. Momentum Press. (ebook)
  • Karia, A. (2015). TED talks storytelling: 23 storytelling techniques from the best TED talks. Akash Karia. (CC LB1042 .K37 2015)
  • Kash, A. (2015).How to design TED-worthy presentation slides: Presentation design principles from the best TED talks (How to give a TED talk Book 2). C (UL PN4193.I5 K37 2015)
  • Krantz, W. B. (2017). Presenting an effective and dynamic technical paper: A guidebook for novice and experienced speakers in a multicultural world. Academic Press. (UL Q223 .K69 2017)
  • Kushner, M. (2004). Public speaking for dummies (2nd ed.). Wiley Publishing. (PN4121 .K98 2004)
  • Lucas, S. (2012). The art of public speaking (11th ed.). McGraw-Hill. (UL PN4129.15 .L83 2012)
  • O’Hair, D., Rubenstein, H., & Stewart, R. A. (2013). A pocket guide to public speaking (4th ed.). Bedford/St. Martins. (UL PN4129.15 .O37 2013)
  • Obhi, S. S. (2016). Success in seminars & tutorials: A guide for social science students. Oxford University Press. (CC LB2395 .O35 2016)
  • Rothwell, E. J., & Cloud, M. J. (2016). Engineering speaking by design: Delivering technical presentations with real impact. Taylor & Francis, CRC Press. (UL T10.5 .R63 2016)
  • Sprague, J., Douglas, S., & Bodary, D. (2013). The speaker’s handbook (10th ed.). Cengage Learning. (UL PN4129.15 .S67 2013)
  • Van Emden, J., & Becker, L. M. (2016). Presentations skills for students (3rd ed.). Palgrave. (UL PN4129.15 .V36 2016)
  • Zanders, E. D., & Macleod, L. (2018). Presentation skills for scientists: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press. (UL Q223 .Z36 2018)
  • Zaremba, A. (2012). Speaking professionally: Influence, power, and responsibility at the podium (2nd ed.). M.E. Sharpe. (15 .Z38 2012)


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