After a recent talk at Elmhurst College, a student reached out to me for a list of books that would help him learn more about becoming a successful freelancer and public speaker; he's graduating soon and knows the job market is still tight. Of course, I want to be a selfish promoter of my book and say, "Public Speaking in the Digital Age." But it's really your basic step-by-step approach to learning presentations.
For those already good at outlining, organizing, and some elements of style, the following books are excellent reads:
Here's the slide deck. Some additional notes are provided in the HaikuDeck itself. This slide deck illustrates the use of good design principles: constraint, consistency, balance.
Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app
I frequently speak on a variety of topics. Last night, with my co-author Derrick Williams, we spoke on the topic of mass incarceration. This was part of the Black History Month speaking series at Southern Illinois University. If you want to learn more about how communication scholars are tackling the issue, check out this blog or buy this book. Derrick and I have a chapter in the book titled: "Prisoners Rise, Rise, Rise!" Hip hop as a Ciceronian Approach to Prison Protest and Community Care."