Three Resources to Help You Create and Give Better Talks

Public speaking is often listed as one of people’s greatest fears. Whether you give talks on a regular basis or have to occasionally make a presentation I think you’ll find these resources very helpful:

  • Something to Say by Rob Bell
    This is 7 hours and 45 minutes of Rob’s best teaching on how to communicate. Note: I’ve already listened to it twice (full of so much good stuff).
  • Poets/Prophets/Preachers by Rob Bell
    This is a five part film series devoted to reclaiming the ancient, beautiful, provocative, healing, inspired art form known as the sermon. These five live talks explore the theological, conceptual, practical and personal dimensions involved in giving a talk, sermon, message, or teaching. Note: I actually attended this event back in 2009, I believe, when it took place in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson
    For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED Talk… this is an insider’s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable.

Erich’s notes: Rob Bell is one of my favorite communicators (he’s so talented and always has something significant to say). I think you’ll love both of his resources. I haven’t read the TED Talks book yet but based on some reviews I’ve seen I think you’ll find it to be a great resource too.

Your turn… What are some other resources you’ve found helpful in this area?


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