This page replicates the SpeakingPresenting page from the LTD Project Wiki, and makes it editable here.


This page presents a growing list of print and online resources for development of public speaking and oral presentation skills. Additions, corrections, notations, and updates are welcome!


Bibliographic listings

Antonacci, David. (2004). Effective Teaching with PowerPoint: A Learning Theory Approach [PowerPoint presentation & PDF handout]. Retrieved August 30, 2006, from http://www.educause.edu/LibraryDetailPage/666?ID=SWR0417

Effective Presentation Skills. (no date). Retrieved August 5, 2008, from http://effective-presentation-skills.com/
  • eight pages of tips for public speaking engagements, plus links to other sites

Duarte, Nancy. (2011, November). The secret structure of great talks [video posted February 2012]. Retrieved from
  • maps and models oratory structures of Steve Jobs and Rev. Martin Luther King

How-to-Study.com. (no date). Making an oral presentation. Retrieved March 13, 2008, from http://www.how-to-study.com/OralPresentation.htm

InformationLiteracy Wikispaces. (2008). Digital storytelling and PowerPoint reform. Retrieved August 15, 2008, from http://informationfluency.wikispaces.com/Digital+Storytelling+and+Reforming+PowerPoint
  • collection of opinion pieces, illustrations, examples, and tools

Kapterev, A. (2007, July 31). Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it). Retrieved March 6, 2012, from
  • focuses on significance, structure, simplicity and rehearsal (slide 12, ff.)

Kawasaki, Guy. (n.d.). Guy Kawasaki['s] 10-20-30 Presentation Rule [video uploaded by RobinGood]. Retrieved March 6, 2012, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liQLdRk0Ziw
  • "illustrates a simple to remember and truly effective mini-set of rules to conquer PowerPoint typical low-legibility, visual boredom and inability to augment the presentation being delivered" (RobinGood, Aug. 8, 2006).

King, J. (2002) Preparing EFL Learners for oral presentations. The Internet TESL Journal, 8(3). Retrieved October 26, 2006, from http://iteslj.org/Lessons/King-PublicSpeaking.html

KIT. (2011, April 5). Presenters build communities. SlideShare Blog. Retrieved April 19, 2011, from http://blog.slideshare.net/2011/04/05/presenters-build-communities/

  • Presenters help build community around an even[t]
    • We've found presenters to be a helpful group of people. This makes sense, as presenting is, by its nature, a type of sharing. We were delighted (but not surprised) that presenters often go beyond the usual event behavior of presenting, answering questions, and sharing contact information. They curate lists of presentations, borrow and build upon their colleagues’ work, and crowdsource feedback on presentation ideas. You can see what we mean in this blog post [KIT, 2011].
(Your SlideShare Team, newsletter, Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 01:34 [JST])
Mitchell, Olivia. (2009). 4 Multimedia Learning Principles that will Improve Your Slides ["Posted by daniel ... in Slide Tips" on the Slideshare Blog; 2009.02.03]. Retrieved February 18, 2009, from http://blog.slideshare.net/2009/02/03/4-multimedia-learning-principles-that-will-improve-your-slides/

Moulton, S. T., Türkay, S., Kosslyn, S. M. (2017). Does a presentation’s medium affect its message? PowerPoint, Prezi, and oral presentations. PLOS ONE 12(7): e0178774. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178774

Osterwalder, Alexander. ([c.] 2009). Good PowerPoint design - for business presenters [slldeshow]. Retrieved August 10, 2011, from

Peachey, Nik. (2009, February 28). Improve your pronunciation [blog post]. Retrieved July 31, 2009, from http://daily-english-activities.blogspot.com/2009/02/improve-your-pronunciation.html

Saviano, Steven. (2011). A fresh start for Google presentations. Docs Blog, October 19, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011, from

Steer, Dan. (2012.08.02). The best Prezi tips I found today [blog post]. Retrieved December 23, 2013, from

Technologic. (2015, June 20). 10 PowerPoint tips for teachers [blog post. Retrieved July 27, 2015, from

Tufte, Edward. (2003). PowerPoint is evil. Wired, 11(9). Retrieved February 10, 2009, from http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/ppt2.html
  • suggested by rickla (personal correspondence, 2009.02.09)

Webster, F. (2002) A genre approach to oral presentations. The Internet TESL Journal, 8(7). Retrieved October 26, 2006, from http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Webster-OralPresentations.html

Diigo feed

Wish there were more? Check out My Library at Diigo:

Pabeaufait's Favorite Links on presentations from Diigo
URL: http://www.diigo.com/user/pabeaufait/presentations

Prezi-related stuff

Prezi blog posts

Gault, Terry. (2014.02.07). 10 Most Common Rookie Mistakes in Public Speaking [blog post]. Retrieved March 5, 2014, from

Prezi. (2014.05.29). The #PreziTop100 Online Resources Every Presenter Should See [webblog post]. Retrieved June 20, 2014, from
  • Folks at Prezi have compiled a list of popular and high quality resources for presenters and presenters-to-be, and used bold typeface to flag those they deemed to be the best in each of four categories:
    • Articles and Blogs
    • Books
    • Presentations
    • Podcasts and Videos

Prezi. (2017.07.05). Harvard researchers: Prezi is more engaging, persuasive, and effective than PowerPoint [weblog post]. Retrieved January 17, 2018, from https://blog.prezi.com/university-study/
  • This weblog post summarised Harvard researchers research findings (Moulton, Türkay, & Kosslyn, 2017; above).

Prezi. (2018 [n.d.]). The science of effective presentations [webpage]. Retrieved January 17, 2018, from https://prezi.com/the-science/
  • This infographic-style web page represented Prezi-related findings summarised in Harvard researchers ... (Prezi, 2017.07.05; above).

Prezis about presenting

Steer, Dan. (2013.04.03). The four pillars of an effective presentation [Prezi]. Retrieved December 15, 2013, from
  • Steer explains and illustrates the importance of: message, structure, content, and style. He uses his favorite structure, a pyramid structure.

SlideShare Presentation Zeitgeists


Bartelen, Herman; Kostiuk, Malcolm; & Wolf, Henry George VII. ([n.d.]). Great Presentations 1: Plan, Present and Communicate. [n.p.]: R.I.C. Publications.
  • First in a two book series, the second of which is due out in 2013. - ltdproject ltdproject Apr 7, 2013

Harrington, David, & Lebeau, Charles. (1996). Speaking of Speech: Basic Presentation Skills for Beginners. Tokyo: MacmillanLanguagehouse.

Harrington, David, & Lebeau, Charles. (2002). Getting Ready for Speech: A Beginner's Guide to Public Speaking. Medford, OR: Language Solutions.

Hood, Michael. (2007). Dynamic Presentations. Tokyo: Longman Kirihara.

Lucas, Stephen E. (1995). The Art of Public Speaking (5th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

In Japanese

Hosoi, Kyoko, & Fallon, Ruth C. (1996). 初めての英語プレゼンテーション (ビジネス英語の基本スキル (1)). Tokyo: Goken.

倉島, 保美. (2006). 英語プレゼンテーションの技術 : これなら説得できる! 東京 : 日本経済新聞社.
  • (スピーキングⅢ [KGU syllabus])

妻鳥, 千鶴子. (2004). 英語プレゼンテーション : すぐに使える技術と表現. 東京 : ベレ出版.
  • (スピーキングⅢ [KGU syllabus])

In the PUK library

  • Notations in square brackets at the end of bibliographic entries below indicate format (e.g., pbk.: paperback) and catalog locations.

Alley, Michael. (2003). The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid. [n.p.]: Springer-Verlag. [pbk., 3F洋 808, A 41]

Harrington, David, & Lebeau, Charles. (1996). Speaking of Speech: Basic Presentation Skills for Beginners. Tokyo: MacmillanLanguagehouse. [3F洋 428]

Leech, Thomas. (2004). How to prepare, stage, and deliver winning presentations, 3rd ed. [n.p.]: AMACOM. [3F洋 658.4, L 51]

Milne, P. H. (1992). Presentation graphics for engineering, science and business. London: E & FN Spon. [3F洋 006.6, MI 28]

Moriarty, Sandra, and Duncan, Tom. (1995). Creating & delivering winning advertising & marketing presentations, 2nd ed. [n.p.]: NTC Business Books [3F洋 658.8, MO 45]

Nicol, Adelheid A. M.; Pexman, Penny M. (2003). Displaying your findings: a practical guide for creating figures, posters, and presentations. American Psychological Association. [pbk., 3F洋 150, N 71]


Don McMillan: Life After Death by PowerPoint (2008.09.14)

Five Job Interview Tips ... and You! An Odd Todd Cartoon (n.d.)
Retrieved 2014.03.07 from

Created: Aug 4, 2008 7:59 pm
Last revised by: ltdproject on: Feb 1, 2010 11:38 pm

Created: Aug 4, 2008 7:59 pm
Last revised by ltdproject on Feb 1, 2010 11:38 pm