20 Best Speaking Books

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Best Speaking Books

Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House by Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House Press Secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. A trusted confidante of the President, Sanders advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. She was at the President’s side for two and a half years, battling with the media, working with lawmakers and CEOs, and accompanying the President on every international trip, including dozens of meetings with foreign leaders―all while unfailingly exhibiting grace under pressure. Upon her departure from the administration, President Trump described Sarah as “irreplaceable,” a “warrior” and “very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job.”

Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by Carmine Gallo

Ideas 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 fear of public speaking.

PUBLIC SPEAKING - Speaking like a Professional: How to become a better speaker, present yourself convincingly and increase your self-confidence through successful communication by Julius Loewenstein


If 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 PUBLIC SPEAKING – Speaking Like a Professional teaches you how to use simple strategies 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.

Speak With No Fear: Go from a nervous, nauseated, and sweaty speaker to an excited, energized, and passionate presenter by Mike Acker

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 perspective, they will prepare you, and they will give you actions to practice. As you implement these strategies, your fear will begin to fade. 

It can easily seem like everyone is a gifted speaker when you watch TED talks or compare yourself to skilled co-workers giving presentations. Don’t get caught up in the costly comparison trap. Instead, take action to improve your ability and to overcome your fear.

How to Develop Self Confidence and Improve Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie

Drawing on Dale Carnegie’s years of experience as a business trainer, this book will show you how to improve self-confidence and overcome the natural fear of public speaking, to become a successful speaker, and even learn to enjoy it. This book discusses the ways of opening and closing a talk and keeping the audience interested.

Words That Change Minds: The 14 Patterns for Mastering the Language of Influence by Shelle Rose Charvet

Learn how to use the right words with the right people, and get through the “Communication Wall”

Have you ever felt like you were talking to a wall? Well, that’s a very accurate description of what’s happening when 2 people are communicating! Everyone has a metaphorical “Communication Wall” around them to protect them from “bad people”. But in all of our walls, we have left some bricks out, to let the “good people” communicate with us.

The problem in communication is not the wall, because the wall is standard equipment that everyone has. The problem comes from the holes where the bricks have been left out. The holes come in specific shapes, unique to each person.

The Art of Public Speaking (Communication) Standalone Book by Stephen Lucas

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.

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson

Since 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. 

Is God Speaking to Me?: How to Discern His Voice and Direction (Harvest Pocket Books) by Lysa TerKeurst

Have you ever wondered if God still speaks to us today? Or do you worry that what you’re perceiving as God’s voice is really just your own thoughts? You’re not alone.
In Is God Speaking to Me?, Lysa TerKeurst shares her own wrestling with these questions and how God has taught her to more clearly discern His direction in her everyday life.
Using Scripture, encouraging personal stories, and practical application, Lysa will help you:

  • Stop merely going through the motions of life by learning how to recognize and respond to the Lord’s divine appointments for you.
  • Uncomplicate the idea of listening to God as you use five key questions to help you determine if what you’re discerning is from Him or not.
  • Discover the joy of truly walking with the Lord as you learn how to live in expectation of hearing from Him.

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The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word by Joyce Meyer

#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer teaches readers how to create change in their lives and truly receive God’s blessings. Includes powerful Scriptures covering over 50 topics, such as patience, loneliness, and wisdom..

The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform by Grant Baldwin and Jeff Goins

Do you have a message you want to get out into the world? Have you ever dreamed of speaking for a living? Is there something you have to say but just aren’t sure what to do next? The Successful Speaker is a proven, easy-to-follow guide to helping you do just that.

Whether you want to speak at your next board meeting or community gathering, start making some extra money on the side, or become a full-time professional speaker, Grant Baldwin knows how to get you from here to there. Why? Because he’s done it himself and has coached over 2,000 speakers.

Always a Guest: Speaking of Faith Far from Home by Barbara Brown Taylor

From beloved writer and renowned preacher Barbara Brown Taylor comes a new collection of stories and sermons of faith, grace, and hope. Taylor, author of the best-selling books Holy Envy and An Altar in the World, among others, finds that when you are the invited guest speaking of faith to people you don’t know, one must seek common ground: exploring the central human experience. Full of Taylor s astute observations on the Spirit and the state of the world along with her gentle wit, this collection will inspire Taylor s fans and preachers alike as she explores faith in all its beauty and complexity.

Public Speaking for Success: The Complete Program, Revised and Updated by Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie, author of the legendary How to Win Friends and Influence People, began his career as the premier “life coach” of the twentieth century by teaching the art of public speaking. Public speaking, as Carnegie saw it, is a vital skill that can be attained through basic and repeated steps. His classic volume on the subject appeared in 1926 and was revised twice-in shortened versions-in 1956 and 1962. This 2006 revision-edited by a longtime consultant to Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc., and the editor in charge of updating How to Win Friends and Influence People-is the definitive one for our era.

The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack

We know the universe had a beginning. With the Big Bang, it expanded from a state of unimaginable density to an all-encompassing cosmic fireball to a simmering fluid of matter and energy, laying down the seeds for everything from black holes to one rocky planet orbiting a star near the edge of a spiral galaxy that happened to develop life as we know it. But what happens to the universe at the end of the story? And what does it mean for us now?

70 Reasons for Speaking in Tongues: Your Own Built in Spiritual Dynamo by Dr. Bill Hamon

Speak in Tongues?

About 95 percent of Spirit-baptized Christians don’t understand the purposes and benefits of speaking in tongues.

More than 600 million Christians have received the gift of the Holy Spirit, yet most do not utilize this precious gift to its full potential. And many who do speak in tongues on a regular basis do not fully understand all the benefits this gift brings.

You can learn how to use your spirit language to see prayers answered, activate more faith, receive healing and victory, and increase God’s love and power within your life and ministry.

Speaking Being: Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger, and a New Possibility of Being Human by Bruce Hyde and Drew Kopp

Speaking Being: Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger, and a New Possibility of Being Human is an unprecedented study of the ideas and methods developed by the thinker Werner Erhard. In this book, those ideas and methods are revealed by presenting in full an innovative program he developed in the 1980s called The Forum―available in this book as a transcript of an actual course led by Erhard in San Francisco in December of 1989. Since its inception, Erhard’s work has impacted the lives of millions of people throughout the world. Central to this study is a comparative analysis of Erhard’s rhetorical project, The Forum, and the philosophical project of Martin Heidegger. Through this comparative analysis, the authors demonstrate how each thinker’s work sometimes parallels and often illuminates the other.

Speak Up by Miranda Paul and Ebony Glenn

Join a diverse group of kids on a busy school day as they discover so many different ways to speak up and make their voices heard! From shouting out gratitude for a special treat to challenging a rule that isn’t fair, these young students show that simple, everyday actions can help people and make the world a better place.
 

Now You're Speaking My Language: Honest Communication and Deeper Intimacy for a Stronger Marriage by Gary Chapman

Now You’re Speaking My Language from multimillion selling author Gary Chapman (The Five Love Languages) encourages husbands and wives to offer steadfast loyalty, forgiveness, empathy, and commitment to resolving conflict, thus encouraging each other in spiritual growth. With great clarity, Dr. Chapman shows how communication and intimacy are key points in developing a successful marriage by focusing on these principles: Lasting answers to marital growth are found in the Bible, Your relationship with God enhances your marriage relationship, Communication is the main way two become one in a marriage, and Biblical oneness involves sex, but also intellectual, spiritual,emotional, and social oneness.

That Was Awkward: 7 Secrets of an Awkward Networker by Sean W Hand

As a professional networker, Sean W Hand attends over five networking events per week. The one lesson he’s learned is that no matter who is in the room, no matter how confident he is, no matter what topics are discussed — Sean can always rely on the fact that networking is AWKWARD.But in this powerful little book, Sean divulges his seven secrets to cut through the natural awkwardness of meeting new people and build powerful, long-term relationships for success. Let’s face it—in this world, it’s not what you know. It’s who you know. By practicing the simple techniques in this book, you’ll know more people—the right people—and build a network strong enough to propel you far beyond your wildest ambitions!

The Black Book of Speaking Fluent English: The Quickest Way to Improve Your Spoken English by Christopher Hill ,

In the world we are living in, English has become the common language that people from different countries and cultures can use to communicate with one another. There are many reasons why people would want to learn English, but for a lot of them; It is work-related. Most large companies around the world require their employees to speak English. In some cases, these companies are requiring their workers to only use English at the workplace.

English has also been referred to as “the language of business”. If you have ambitions to become an international businessman or to work at some bigger companies, it’s almost essential that you’re able to speak English fluently.

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