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Books we love

Zen of Books

Garr Reynolds, the author of a terrific blog on communicating through presentations called Presentation Zen, posted a list of some of his favorite reads on the subject. But he says, "ironically, the books are not about presentations." The following are a few of his suggestions. To read the entire list please click here.

The Zen of Creativity

If You Want to Write

The Laws of Simplicity

A Whole New Mind

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Books we love

MarCom Books

Want to get the message across to get the revenue in? Professional copywriter Dianna Huff writes the Marcom Writer Blog, a website about marketing communications, copywriting and related topics. Here are some of the books she recommends:

Cashing In With Content by David Meerman Scott

Words that Sell by Richard Bayan

The Corporate Blogging Book by Debbie Weil

Writing White Papers by Michael A. Stelzner

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Everyone can write. But not everyone can write well.

We all learn to write at school but then society makes a distinction between 'writers' and 'the rest of us.' A writer sits in a garret and writes poetry. The rest of us write memos. It's a false division.

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Blog Du Jour

Presentation Blogs

Need to make a presentation to your client, company or school? Language is key -- but so is body language. These blogs tackle the craft and magic of powerful presentations, from words to gestures to tools (do not fear PowerPoint, just use it wisely):

Power Presentations

Presentation Zen

Create Your Communications Experience

Great Public Speaking

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If you've heard them once, you've heard them a thousand times: "Back to the drawing board." "Get our ducks in a row." "Do the heavy lifting." "Think outside the box." We're talking clichés, the banal staples of business meetings, conference calls, speeches, and web content. You're tired of them; I'm tired of them. Yet when push comes to shove, when our feet are to the fire, and--especially--at the end of the day, we keep coming back. Like moths to that bright, hot, flickering thing. It's a losing battle, the fight against clichés. But I'm tanned, rested, and ready; I have my game face on; I came to play; I'm good to go! Clichés, prepare to meet your unmaker.

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Principles of Presentations

David Maister, a management guru and author, writes a blog on professional life. In a recent post he discussed presentations and pitches: "When giving a presentation, you can focus on one of three things: your material (we must cover all these slides), yourself (let me impress you), or your audience (let me serve you in some way). Guess which it should be." Want the answer? Read the post here.
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My company, Articulate, runs regular seminars in London aimed at getting companies (rather than individuals) to write better. Two questions always resonate: how to encourage staff to write better and how to give feedback. Get them right and you are on your way to being an articulate business.

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