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Books to Consider


Toastmasters Book Advice

If you are looking for a new book to make you a better speaker, your fellow Toastmasters have some recommendations. Here are four books, suggested by members on the Toastmasters International Facebook Members Group page, on topics such as mastering the art of conversation and getting your ideas to stick.

 

Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact

BY ANNETTE SIMMONS

Keynote speaker and international business consultant Annette Simmons spotlights the power of relatability through storytelling. She details how personal experiences, well-placed anecdotes and even borrowed tales can build emotional connections with an audience.

 

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

BY CHIP AND DAN HEATH

Urban legends, business origin stories and quirky personal profiles comprise Chip and Dan Heath’s entertaining exploration on sharing ideas. Using a clever acronym as a guide, the authors share insight into why some ideas are more memorable than others.

 

The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design

BY TIM POLLARD

Dull PowerPoint slides and outdated videos won’t hold up to the high standards audiences have for modern presentations. Craft and deliver presentations the mind can easily register and retain with help from master presenter Tim Pollard.

 

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and Life One Conversation at a Time

BY SUSAN SCOTT

In seven simple steps, consultant Susan Scott shows that any conversation, even the polarizing ones on politics or social issues, can blossom into intimate and enlightening discussions.

What book has helped you in your Toastmasters journey? Let us know.