Besides "picture your audience naked"...
July 2, 2007 1:21 PM   Subscribe

What are some of the leading books/online seminars/workshops/etc. for learning great presentation skills?

There are literally millions of books and speakers out there, but I'd like to find the cream of the crop. The top players, heavy hitters, most popular, gosh-darn-best resources for teaching some lawyers better presentation skills. No need to be lawyer-focused, but the top-tier of that category would be great too.
posted by undercoverhuwaaah to Education (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Watch any Steve Jobs presentation (such as his most recent MacWorld presentation).
posted by mpls2 at 2:12 PM on July 2, 2007

Best answer: I'm a big fan of Beyond Bullet Points. This guy took some basic story-telling advice from Aristotle and turned into a way of engaging an audience. It's better than it sounds.

Presentation Zen is a good blog focused on presentations.
posted by pb at 2:30 PM on July 2, 2007

Watch An Inconvenient Truth.

I don't necessarily agree with Gore's conclusions, and he is not the world's most dynamic speaker, but the presentation is EXTREMELY persuasive. In fact, it's probably even more effective to watch if you are an skeptic of his conclusions.
posted by The Deej at 3:36 PM on July 2, 2007

If you are doing visual aids, Edward Tufte is the absolute best. He has several books and a website
posted by metahawk at 3:44 PM on July 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

I'll second An Inconvenient Truth.
posted by mpls2 at 4:02 PM on July 2, 2007

And I second Steve Jobs.
posted by The Deej at 4:02 PM on July 2, 2007

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