What is a 20x20 PechaKucha?
The PechaKucha 20x20 presentation format is a slide show of 20 images, each auto-advancing after 20 seconds. It’s non-stop and you've got 400 seconds to tell your story, with visuals guiding the way.
TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
This I Believe, Inc., was founded in 2004 as an independent, not-for-profit organization that engages youth and adults from all walks of life in writing, sharing, and discussing brief essays about the core values that guide their daily lives.
This I Believe is based on a 1950s radio program of the same name, hosted by acclaimed journalist Edward R. Murrow. Each day, Americans gathered by their radios to hear compelling essays from the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, and Harry Truman as well as corporate leaders, cab drivers, scientists, and secretaries—anyone able to distill into a few minutes the guiding principles by which they lived. These essayists’ words brought comfort and inspiration to a country worried about the Cold War, McCarthyism, and racial division.
What is Toastmasters?
Do you want to practice public speaking, improve your communication and build leadership skills? With Toastmasters, you can break barriers, not your budget. Learn more about the history of the organization and our methodology to help maximize your potential!
Presentations and Public Speaking SparkCharts by SparkNotes Staff
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Publication Date: 2014-02-04
This two-page chart provides tips on: Preparing your presentation Organizational structure Selecting and presenting content Fourteen different types of presentation structures Types of presentation aids Delivery of the presentation Dealing with audience questions Common problems and solutions
Speech Books in our collection
The Naked Presenter by Garr Reynolds
Publication Date: 2010-11-29
When we learn to present naked, we reach our audiences by communicating the essence of the message, stripping away all that is unnecessary and embracing the ideas of simplicity, clarity, honesty, integrity, and passion. If "slideware" is used, the slides never steal the show or rise above serving a strong but simple supportive role.
On Speaking Well by Peggy Noonan
Publication Date: 1999-02-17
For anyone who fears the thought of writing and giving a speech--be it to business associates or at a wedding--help is at hand. Acclaimed presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan shares her secrets to becoming a confident, persuasive speaker.
Presence by Amy Cuddy
Publication Date: 2015-12-22
Learn the simple techniques you'll need to approach your biggest challenges with confidence. Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless.
Public Speaking by Katherine Pebley O'Neal
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Students write lots of reports, but how do they turn their hard work into appealing oral reports? Where can they learn to present their research with flair and style?
Storytelling with Data by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
Publication Date: 2015-11-02
Don't simply show your data--tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data.
Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo
Publication Date: 2015-03-10
Learn the public-speaking secrets of the world's top minds Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively.