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Best Public Speaking Books You Should Enjoy

There are countless Public Speaking courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Speak With No Fear: Go from a nervous, nauseated, and sweaty speaker to an excited, energized, and passionate presenter (2019)

 Best Public Speaking Books You Should EnjoyWhen you think of public speaking, do you get nervous, anxious, or even sweaty? Would you prefer never to give a presentation? Do you want to gain confidence in your communication and beyond?This book can help you. You don’t have to be afraid any longer. You don’t have to let communication anxiety keep you from your goals. While my upcoming book will give advanced strategies to master the game of speaking, this book allows you to get in the game and get started.Through this book you will learn 7 strategies you can begin today. These strategies will give you a new…
Author(s): Mike Acker

2. The Art of Public Speaking (International Edition) (2019)

 Best Public Speaking Books You Should EnjoyISBN: 9781260548099 is an International Student Edition of The Art of Public Speaking 13th Edition by Stephen Lucas This ISBN 9781260548099 is Textbook only. It will not come with online access code. Online Access code (should only be purchased when required by an instructor ) sold separately at ISBN 9781260412888 The content of of this title on all formats are the same. Fully updated for the thirteenth edition, the award-winning The Art of Public Speaking offers a time-tested approach that has made it the most widely used college textbook on its subject…
Author(s): Stephen Lucas

3. PUBLIC SPEAKING – Speaking like a Professional: How to become a better speaker, present yourself convincingly and increase your self-confidence through successful communication (2019)

 Best Public Speaking Books You Should EnjoyIf you want to be successful these days, you have to master the art of communication! Only those who present themselves authentically and argue wisely can achieve their goals – whether at work or in their private lives. The book teaches you how to use to playfully improve your speaking and persuasion skills in order to finally get what you want in life. This book offers beginners a good start to master communication. But experts also gain new insights into the world of rhetoric, which makes this work a standard reading when it comes to the art of speech. is aimed at all those who wish to … The strategies outlined in this…
Author(s): Julius Loewenstein

4. Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds (2015)

 Best Public Speaking Books You Should EnjoyIdeas 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…
Author(s): Carmine Gallo

5. TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking (2017)

 Best Public Speaking Books You Should EnjoySince taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form.This “invaluable guide” (Publishers Weekly) explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula, but there are tools that can empower any speaker.  Chris Anderson has worked with all the TED speakers who have…
Author(s): Chris Anderson

6. The Art of Public Speaking (Communication) Standalone Book (2014)

 Best Public Speaking Books You Should EnjoyNOTE: This is a Standalone book and does not include Access card/ Code.The Art of Public Speaking personalizes learning for every student no matter who they are or where they are, ensuring that they come to your public speaking class confident, prepared with the principle foundations, and ready to participate in your teaching and coaching….
Author(s): Stephen E Lucas

7. Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice (10th Edition) (2014)

 Best Public Speaking Books You Should EnjoyThis top-selling, comprehensive introductory public speaking title highlights and develops the theme of “Finding Your Voice.”  It helps students develop as speakers and as people, as they gain presentation skills and confidence, discover causes that interest and engage them, and give them a sense of purpose.  This theme reinforces the book’s primary goal of helping students to become better communicators in their classrooms, workplaces and communities.   MyCommunicationLab is an integral part of the Osborn/Osborn/Osborn/Turner program.  MediaShare allows students to post speeches and share…
Author(s): Michael Osborn , Suzanne Osborn , et al.

8. Public Speaking (10th Edition) (2017)

 Best Public Speaking Books You Should EnjoyFor courses in Public Speaking outlines a comprehensive process for new public speakers to ensure they continually connect to their listeners. Authors Steven and Susan Beebe emphasize the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point in the speech-making process. By focusing student attention on the dynamics of diverse audiences, ethics, and communication apprehension, the text narrows the gap between the classroom and the real world. The includes new speech examples that model effective public speaking, as well as updated content that…
Author(s): Steven A. Beebe, Susan J. Beebe

9. How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking (2017)

 Best Public Speaking Books You Should EnjoyDiscover how to become the best public speaker you can be with this valuable and accessible guide from the world famous Dale Carnegie!Drawing on Dale Carnegie’s years of experience as a business trainer, this book will show you how to overcome the natural fear of public speaking, to become a successful speaker, and even learn to enjoy it. His invaluable advice includes ways to: -Develop poise -Gain self-confidence -Improve your memory -Make your meaning clear -Begin and end a presentation effectively -Interest and charm your audience -Improve your diction -Win an argument without making enemies #47,711 in Books (See Top 100…
Author(s): Dale Carnegie

10. Public Speaking: Choices and Responsibility (2016)

 Best Public Speaking Books You Should EnjoyPUBLIC SPEAKING: CHOICES AND RESPONSIBILITY, 2e delivers a practical, up-to-date resource that will sharpen your public-speaking skills and empower you to make the best choices for your speech audience and situation. Hands-on applications enable you to analyze what you learn and immediately put it into practice. The Second Edition includes new coverage of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence, discussions of TED talks and PechaKucha, extended treatment of fallacies, and expanded emphasis on outlining. New Remix features apply the latest research in business…
Author(s): William Keith, Christian O. Lundberg

Best Public Speaking Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some public speaking books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

An Essential Guide to Public Speaking: Serving Your Audience with Faith, Skill, and Virtue

Author(s): Quentin J. Schultze
Publisher: Baker Academic, Year: 2020, Size: 888 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2488574

Speaking Truth To Power: Singapore's Pioneer Public Servants

Author(s): Hoe Yeong Loke
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2562663

The Art of Public Speaking

Author(s): Dale Carnegie & J. Berg Esenwein
Publisher: Fall River Press, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2361685

Your Guide to Public Speaking: Build Your Confidence, Find Your Voice, and Inspire Your Audience

Author(s): Amanda Hennessey
Publisher: Adams Media, Year: 2019, Size: 863 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2368291

You Got This: Everything You Need to Master Authentic Public Speaking

Author(s): Lisa Kleiman
Publisher: River Grove Books, Year: 2019, Size: 800 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2400931

A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

Author(s): Dan O’Hair, Hannah Rubenstein, Rob Stewart
Publisher: Macmillian Learning, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2401285

Public Speaking and the New Oratory: A Guide for Non-native Speakers

Author(s): Fiona Rossette-Crake
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2468202

The Art of Public Speaking: The Original Tool for Improving Public Oration

Author(s): Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Clydesdale Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2200475

Speaking with the Spirits of the Old Southwest: Conversations with Miners, Outlaws and Pioneers Who Still Roam Ghost Towns

Author(s): Dan Baldwin, Rhonda Hull, Dwight Hull
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2217336

Public Speaking Skills For Dummies

Author(s): Alyson Connolly
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2268292

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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