Best Presentation Software Books

We tested more than 16 of the top presentation software solutions out there to bring you the best of the best.

1. How Highly Effective People Speak: How High Performers Use Psychology to Influence With Ease (Speak for Success)

Author: by Peter Andrei
244 pages

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Why do we think what we think? Think we know what we think we know? Believe what we believe?Like what we like?Do what we do? Why do others trust or distrust us? Respect or disrespect us? Listen to or ignore us?

Reach out to or neglect us?Like or dislike us? Praise or slander us? Believe or doubt us?That’s not all… Why do others follow our lead or stand in our way? Give us opportunities or send them elsewhere? Support our striving for success and appreciate our message or toss it and us aside?

Decades of cutting-edge (but unheard-of) scientific research presents an answer… Because hidden, little-known secrets of psychology influence everything about us… Neglecting them is swimming upstream. You can’t change minds, win friends, or influence people. You can’t earn undivided attention or get the respect you deserve.

You undermine your professional image, stagnate your career, and destroy your confidence until communication makes you anxious. You don’t deserve this.Neither did I. I remember wondering, “Why do people never support my ideas? Why am I drowning in a sea of ‘sorry, maybe later’ (AKA never)?

2. Shit I Can’t Remember: password book, password log book and internet password organizer, alphabetical password book, Logbook To Protect Usernames and … notebook, password book small 6” x 9”

Author: by Frid Huu
120 pages

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Shit I Can’t Remember – this funny notebook is a perfect companion in everyday life! This is the perfect and inexpensive gift for anyone who has problems remembering anything! A great gift for friends, colleagues, office employees, mothers, daughters, sons, dads, seniors, wedding planners, florists.

You can use this notebook for record: Website addresses All usernames and passwords Phone numbers E-mail addresses Software license keys The Pages are arranged in alphabetical orderYou can use this funny notebook at school, at university, at work or at home.

Specifications:Cover Finish: MatteDimensions: 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)Pages: 120

3. Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Author: by Jonathan Schwabish
464 pages

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Now more than ever, content must be visual if it is to travel far. Readers everywhere are overwhelmed with a flow of data, news, and text. Visuals can cut through the noise and make it easier for readers to recognize and recall information.

Yet many researchers were never taught how to present their work visually. This book details essential strategies to create more effective data visualizations. Jonathan Schwabish walks readers through the steps of creating better graphs and how to move beyond simple line, bar, and pie charts.

Through more than five hundred examples, he demonstrates the do’s and don’ts of data visualization, the principles of visual perception, and how to make subjective style decisions around a chart’s design. Schwabish surveys more than eighty visualization types, from histograms to horizon charts, ridgeline plots to choropleth maps, and explains how each has its place in the visual toolkit.

It might seem intimidating, but everyone can learn how to create compelling, effective data visualizations. This book will guide you as you define your audience and goals, choose the graph that best fits for your data, and clearly communicate your message.

4. slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

Author: by Nancy Duarte
O'Reilly Media
296 pages

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No matter where you are on the organizational ladder, the odds are high that you’ve delivered a high-stakes presentation to your peers, your boss, your customers, or the general public. Presentation software is one of the few tools that requires professionals to think visually on an almost daily basis.

But unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. Slide:ology fills that void. Written by Nancy Duarte, President and CEO of Duarte Design, the firm that created the presentation for Al Gore’s Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, this book is full of practical approaches to visual story development that can be applied by anyone.

The book combines conceptual thinking and inspirational design, with insightful case studies from the world’s leading brands. With slide:ology you’ll learn to: Connect with specific audiences Turn ideas into informative graphics Use sketching and diagramming techniques effectively Create graphics that enable audiences to process information easily Develop truly influential presentations Utilize presentation technology to your advantage Millions of presentations and billions of slides have been produced – and most of them miss the mark.

5. Copywriting Secrets: How Everyone Can Use The Power Of Words To Get More Clicks, Sales and Profits . . . No Matter What You Sell Or Who You Sell It To!

Author: by Jim Edwards
Author Academy Elite
328 pages

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What if you could sell anything to anyone? Nobody is born knowing how to sell. But the truth is, you can learn how to sell more …A LOT more … When you discover the right words that make people buy. Copywriting is selling.

Whether online, offline, in video, direct mail, on Facebook, or from the stage, copywriting is how you put words together that make people click, call,or pull out their wallets and buy from you. Whether you’re a coach, author, “funnel hacker”, e-commerce seller, or real estate agent, your ability to create sales copy that drives people to buy determines your paycheck, your lifestyle, and your family’s future.

In the fast-paced, attention-starved, social media-driven world of business today, two facts about your ability to create sales messages (copywriting) stand out:Fact #1: Great Copywriting = Incredible lifestyle, plenty of money, and freedom! Fact #2: Poor Copywriting = Struggle forever and die poor!

Putting The Right Words On Paper And Online Is The Single Most Profitable Skill Everyone Can Learn. This book teaches you street-smart copywriting, which means this book teaches youhow to get results today. (Because we all need to make more sales today …

6. Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

Author: by Dave Gray
O'Reilly Media
290 pages

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Great things don’t happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen at your company? The answer may surprise you: gamestorming. This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies.

The authors have identified tools and techniques from some of the world’s most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. This book is the result: a unique collection of games that encourage engagement and creativity while bringing more structure and clarity to the workplace.

Find out why – and how – with Gamestorming. Overcome conflict and increase engagement with team-oriented games Improve collaboration and communication in cross-disciplinary teams with visual-thinking techniques Improve understanding by role-playing customer and user experiences Generate better ideas and more of them, faster than ever before Shorten meetings and make them more productive Simulate and explore complex systems, interactions, and dynamics Identify a problem’s root cause, and find the paths that point toward a solution

7. PowerPoint 2019 For Dummies

Author: by Doug Lowe
For Dummies
368 pages

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Get up and running fast with the PowerPoint 2019 PowerPoint continues to be the go-to tool for business presentations. The software helps anyone who needs to communicate clearly by creating powerful and effective slideshow presentations featuring data in the form of charts, clip art, sound, and video.

You can even use it to create presentations for the Web. In PowerPoint 2019 For Dummies, expert Doug Lowe shows you how to use this popular tool to make show-stopping presentations that will get your message across and your audience excited.

Create a slide presentation with special effects Work with master slides and templates Collaborate with other users in the cloud Add charts, clip art, sound, and video Want to learn to use PowerPoint quickly and efficiently?Look no further!

8. Mastering Microsoft Power BI: Expert techniques for effective data analytics and business intelligence

Author: by Brett Powell

638 pages

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Design, create and manage robust Power BI solutions to gain meaningful business insightsKey FeaturesMaster all the dashboarding and reporting features of Microsoft Power BICombine data from multiple sources, create stunning visualizations and publish your reports across multiple platformsA comprehensive guide with real-world use cases and examples demonstrating how you can get the best out of Microsoft Power BIBook DescriptionThis book is intended for business intelligence professionals responsible for the design and development of Power BI content as well as managers, architects and administrators who oversee Power BI projects and deployments.

The chapters flow from the planning of a Power BI project through the development and distribution of content to the administration of Power BI for an organization. BI developers will learn how to create sustainable and impactful Power BI datasets, reports, and dashboards.

This includes connecting to data sources, shaping and enhancing source data, and developing an analytical data model. Additionally, top report and dashboard design practices are described using features such as Bookmarks and the Power KPI visual. BI managers will learn how Power BI’s tools work together such as with the On-premises data gateway and how content can be staged and securely distributed via Apps.

9. Effective Data Visualization: The Right Chart for the Right Data

Author: by Stephanie Evergreen
SAGE Publications, Inc
352 pages

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Written by sought-after speaker, designer, and researcher Stephanie D.H. Evergreen, Effective Data Visualization shows readers how to create Excel charts and graphs that best communicate data findings. This comprehensive how-to guide functions as a set of blueprintssupported by research and the author’s extensive experience with clients in industries all over the worldfor conveying data in an impactful way.

Delivered in Evergreen’s humorous and approachable style, the book covers the spectrum of graph types available beyond the default options, how to determine which one most appropriately fits specific data stories, and easy steps for making the chosen graph in Excel.

New to the Second Edition is a completely re-written chapter on qualitative data; inclusion of 9 new quantitative graph types; new shortcuts in Excel; and entirely new chapter on Sharing Your Data with the World which includes advice on using dashboards; and lots of new examples throughout.

The Second Edition is also presented in full color.

10. Great Demo!: How To Create And Execute Stunning Software Demonstrations

Author: by Peter Cohan
308 pages

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Great Demo!Provides sales and presales staff with a method to dramatically increase their success in closing business through substantially improved software demonstrations. It draws upon the experiences of thousands of demonstrations, both delivered and received from vendors and customers.

The distinctive “Do the Last Thing First” concept generates a “Wow!” response from customers.The Great Demo! Method is presented simply and clearly, and is elaborated more fully in each successive chapter, providing a rich toolkit for software sales teams.

Real-life anecdotes, examples, and axioms offer humorous and effective punctuation. Updated with new best practices, tips and techniques, this second edition now includes a complete chapter on remote demonstrations-an area of increased activity and unique challenges. An additional chapter on managing evaluations (for fun and profit) extends the utility of the book to those in sales and management.Great Demo!

Is a terrific read on an airplane or between customer visits. It offers a straightforward process for creating and delivering highly compelling software demonstrations, excellent advice, tips, and the occasional epiphany.

11. Beyond Bullet Points: Using PowerPoint to tell a compelling story that gets results

Author: by Cliff Atkinson
Microsoft Press
352 pages

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Beyond Bullet Points, Fourth Edition Throw away those room-emptying, left-brain slidesand use Atkinson’s book to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an epic.Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind Think beyond bullet pointsand amplify the impact of your message!

Now in its fourth edition, this popular classic illuminates an innovative, step-by-step methodology designed to unlock the amazing visual story waiting to be released from your message. Communications expert Cliff Atkinson shows how to apply classic storytelling tenets and practical, research-based guidelines as you work with Microsoft PowerPointfor memorable, meaningful, and persuasive visual stories.

Change your approachand transform your results! Find your story thread Create an emotional connection to increase your impact. Cut through the clutter Distill your message and get right to the point. Bring your story to life Storyboard your ideas, find your natural voice, and deliver a compelling presentation!

12. Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Author: by Jonathan Schwabish
192 pages

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Whether you are a university professor, researcher at a think tank, graduate student, or analyst at a private firm, chances are that at some point you have presented your work in front of an audience. Most of us approach this task by converting a written document into slides, but the result is often a text-heavy presentation saddled with bullet points, stock images, and graphs too complex for an audience to deciphermuch less understand.

Presenting is fundamentally different from writing, and with only a little more time, a little more effort, and a little more planning, you can communicate your work with force and clarity. Designed for presenters of scholarly or data-intensive content, Better Presentations details essential strategies for developing clear, sophisticated, and visually captivating presentations.

Following three core principlesvisualize, unify, and focusBetter Presentations describes how to visualize data effectively, find and use images appropriately, choose sensible fonts and colors, edit text for powerful delivery, and restructure a written argument for maximum engagement and persuasion. With a range of clear examples for what to do (and what not to do), the practical package offered in Better Presentations shares the best techniques to display work and the best tactics for winning over audiences.

13. Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact

Author: by Stephanie Evergreen
SAGE Publications, Inc
280 pages

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Now in striking full color, Presenting Data Effectively, Second Edition by Stephanie D.H. Evergreen shows readers how to make the research results presented in reports, slideshows, dashboards, posters, and data visualizations more interesting, engaging, and impactful. The book guides students, researchers, evaluators, and non-profit workersanyone reporting data to an outside audiencethrough design choices in four primary areas: graphics, text, color, and arrangement.

The Second Edition features an improved layout with larger screenshots, a review of the recent literature on data visualization, and input from a panel of graphic design experts.

14. PowerPoint 2019 Reference and Cheat Sheet: The unofficial cheat sheet reference for Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

Author: by In 30 Minutes
i30 Media (June 19, 2019)
4 pages

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Updated cheat sheet available for PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 – search Amazon for 1641880597 or ISBN 9781641880596. Do you need a quick reference for MS PowerPoint 2019? The four-panel Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 Reference & Cheat Sheet contains tips, shortcuts, and an annotated list of the most frequently accessed PowerPoint 2019 features for Windows and macOS.

Almost all of the instructions and examples also apply to PowerPoint 2016. Topics include: What the various ribbons in PowerPoint 2019 do Annotated list of PowerPoint 2019 Home ribbon buttons Inserting images, shapes, and videos Adding transitions and animations Creating and saving documents How to change the slide layout Working with MS PowerPoint templates How to export PDFs How print a presentation Keyboard shortcuts for both Windows and Mac users The four-panel reference is printed on 8.

5 by 11 inch high-quality card stock, perfect for desks, walls, and shelves. It has holes for three-ring binders. Fully recyclable and designed for readability. The Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 Reference and Cheat Sheet does not cover advanced features of PowerPoint 2019, the Microsoft PowerPoint mobile apps for tablets and phones, or other Microsoft Office 2019/Office 365 applications.

15. Zoom for beginners: The absolute step-by-step beginner guide to quickly get started with Zoom and run successful classes and virtual meetings. (Zoom Guides)

Author: by Gerald E. Taylor
64 pages

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The ultimate step-by-step beginner guide (With Screenshots)Do you want to learn how to master online meetings with the most popular video conferencing software in the world? Are you feeling overwhelmed by new technology and you feel worried about having to learn new software overnight?

Do you want an easy step-by-step guide with screenshots that will get you started with Zoom? If you answered yes, then you are in the right place! Your step-by-step guidePeople around the world are advancing into the digital world at an exponential rate, so much so that a major part of their day is driven by technology and digital devices.

Our work environment has also witnessed a massive impact by shifting to digital tools that make our lives easier. With recent social distancing practices, a lot of people have turned toward Zoom, which is a video conferencing service that allows multiple users to participate in virtual meetings.

If you are new to this platform, this book will guide you through all aspects of Zoom – what it is, its features, how to use it, and some additional tips. In your short book, you will learn all you need to know to get started with Zoom, starting from the very basics to advanced features.

16. Canvas LMS Course Design: Create and deliver interactive online courses on the Canvas learning management system, 2nd Edition

Author: by Ryan John
292 pages

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A simple, easy-to-follow guide to learning the advanced features and integrated services of Canvas for creating a transformative and personalized educational experienceKey FeaturesSimplify online and hybrid learning with Canvas with the help of this updated second editionDiscover best practices to engage with students as they complete assignments and receive feedback through the GradebookFollow clear directions to use Canvas tools and features for your educational requirementsBook DescriptionCanvas is an online learning management system (LMS) and one of the most powerful teaching tools that educational institutions worldwide have adopted thanks to its streamlined functionality, intuitive user interface, and robust features.

This revised second edition of Canvas LMS Course Design will show you how to design, create, and teach engaging classes in online, hybrid, or fusion settings using the Canvas LMS. The book will guide you through the steps of setting up your Canvas account, creating activities and assignments, designing and customizing the course layout, and teaching your course.