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Public Speaking Resources

Speaking Circles
Speaking Circles founded by Lee Glickstein, provides a safe, gentle approach to moving past fear and anxiety to public speaking. Certified facilitators are located throughout the United States and Europe.

Speaking Quest
Travel to the island of Molokai, Hawaii with Speaking Circle Facilitators Doreen Hamilton, Ph.D. and Katherine Mapes-Resnik, M.S. for a week of SpeakingQuest.

The largest public speaking organization in the world. AtToastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment.

Best CEO Presentations Slideshow - Business Week Online
The Great Communicators. What good are ingenious ideas or a grand vision if you can't convey their fabulousness to your audience? Take some pointers from these leaders in this online slideshow.

Ovation Advanced Solutions in Public Speaking
Whether you're an actor or a speaker, Ovation Earprompter Training teaches you how to deliver your material, word-for-word, every time, without notes or memorizing and with complete confidence.

Professional Associations for Trainers and Speakers

American Society of Training and Development
ASTD is a professional association for people with training and development responsibilities in business, industry, education, government, public service and other arenas of human resource development.
San Diego Chapter
National ASTD

National Speakers Association
NSA provides resources and education to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession.
San Diego Chapter
National NSA

Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management.
San Diego Chapter
National SHRM

Technology Resources

Communicate Using Technology
Dave Paradi helps professionals, managers, and executives avoid "Death by PowerPoint" with free articles and learning tools.

Presentations Magazine
Available free by subscription. A comprehensive presenter's resource providing instant access to up-to-date information on technology and techniques for effective communication.

The Presentation Team
Everything for presenters! Services include custom PowerPoint design & enhancement, multimedia/Flash development, video production, and speaker training & coaching. Products include backgrounds/templates, software, books, and A/V equipment

Business Publications

Fast Company
The magazine for a generation of business leaders with high expectations for their companies -- and even higher expectations for themselves. Get a free trial issue and subscription for only $9.97.

Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics and the world.

Selling Power
The most trusted site for professional selling skills, motivation and sales management know-how in the business-to-business environment.

Other Resources

The most complete guide to information about self improvement on the internet. It is designed to be an organized directory,with articles and references to thousands of other websites.

The Training Registry
A training resource locator and directory that lists training companies, trainers, coaches, training workshops and training seminars, consultants and consulting services, training facility rentals, keynote speakers, training products and tools, books, and more.

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