Mini Book Review: 100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People

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100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People by Susan Weinschenk

I like Susan Weinschenk's other book, "100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People" and always felt that it was unnecessarily restricting itself to a certain audience when it contains so much information that could also be useful for presenters. So I'm glad to see she wrote a book aimed at presenters.

Mini Book Review: Über das Gedächtnis

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Über das Gedächtnis (English title: Memory: A Contribution to Experimental Psychology) by Hermann Ebbinghaus

Why would you want to read a book about the human memory that was published in 1885? As it turns out, Hermann Ebbinghaus' research has since been pretty much confirmed by modern-day researchers. Since I've seen his findings being quoted in other books, I wanted to go back to the source to check.

Mini Book Review: Design For How People Learn

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Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen

At first glance, Design For How People Learn seems to be about e-learning. Don't let that fool you. More than 80% of the book is about learning - and teaching - in general. I'd say the first 6 chapters are pretty much required reading for anyone who is even marginally involved in teaching. For example, if you're giving a presentation, you are also teaching in a way, and you will most certainly benefit from the collected advice in this book.

Mini Book Review: Resonate

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Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte

So, one and a half years after I got the printed version of Resonate, I still haven't finished reading it - but I did just finish the iBooks version. I'm not quite sure how much the two versions differ, though (don't have the printed version at hand right now).

Mini Book Review: The Art of Public Speaking

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The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (aka Dale Carnegie)

I was reading this book on the side, mostly out of curiosity. The book was originally published in 1915(!) and I was interested what, if anything, it has to say that's still relevant to public speaking and presenting almost a hundred years later ...