Required Reading

For anyone interested in learning how to conquer their own natural trepidation and saying what needs to be said:

An Introvert’s Guide to Better Presentations
“You’re a pretty monkey, and you know where all the bananas are.”

The Moth’s Storytelling Tips
“What do you stand to gain or lose? Why is what happens in the story important to you? If you can’t answer this, then think of a different story.”

Ira Glass On Storytelling
“The power of the anecdote is so great that no matter how boring the material is, it has a momentum in and of itself.”

5 Secrets of Public Speaking From the Best TED Presenters
“When speaking, your objective should be to give the audience a gift of something that you learned.

Tips for Public Speaking from the NY Times
“Focus on one person in the middle of the crowd throughout your speech. Afterward, trail him home.”