Digitally Speaking: How to Improve Student Presentations with Technology (Stenhouse Publishers, 2012)
Well Spoken: Teaching Speaking to All Students (Stenhouse Publishers, 2011)
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Own Any Occasion is the perfect antidote for the fear of public speaking. Anyone who gets nervous speaking in front of people will benefit from this book.
Enjoying Erik Palmer’s session on How You Say It. We are only 3 minutes in and everyone has already laughed more times than I could count. Fabulous speaker. To say that Erik is engaging is an understatement.
“While you are a terrific speaker, I think your most fine tuned communication ability is listening. You understood what we needed and then built an informative, entertaining, “spot-on” presentation for us.”
“Wow. Incredibly useful and important information and very engaging presentation.”
I have presented in multiple settings and this book is a reminder of what to do before, during, and after the presentation. I have paid for coaching and professional speaking consulting. This is the book that I needed 20 years ago. All speakers and communicators make mistakes. I would have avoided some basic mistakes if I read this book several years ago. After I read this book, I saw immediate results in my next presentation. The author shares how to communicate in multiple settings and how to improve. If you are preparing to speak with an audience of 3 or 3,000, I highly recommend this book!
“Ideas I can use right away.”
“This is the most comprehensive book, written with delightful style and humor and above all with details that are specific and instructive. Well Spoken has the answers. I’m buying several copies for friends and family and grandchildren who are all in the arena of today’s corporate world. Everyone will benefit from this finely honed book!!”
“I am in week 2 of teaching a public speaking unit based on Well Spoken,
and it is just fantastic so far because of Erik’s ideas.”
“Brilliant, funny, informative, helpful.”
“Our teachers absolutely love teaching PVLEGS to their 1st – 4th graders! We now use the PVLEGS oral communication rubric to help evaluate students in this area. We have seen marked improvement in our 2nd graders’ oral communication skills; specifically those that were exposed to the use of PVLEGS in 1st grade the year before…”
“Wow. Amazing. Thank you for showing and not just talking.”
“Well Spoken provides a thorough guide for any teacher or school interested in integrating speaking into the curriculum.”
“Erik was a fantastic speaker. I am enriched by it!”
“Palmer’s new book is perhaps the best resource for teachers of any content area. It is concise (only 148 pages), clear, and organized, with practical ideas and suggestions that can easily be implemented into any classroom, not just English classrooms. The question of how to teach oral communication skills more effectively seems to come up quite a bit in my English department, and Palmer’s book is the perfect little handbook full of answers and ideas to get teachers started!”
“He was absolutely excellent–the best one.”
“I should have been prepared for the utter lack of professional resources related to speech pedagogy. I was not. Fortunately, one of my students discovered your book and website…You have provided an indispensable professional resource.”
“Palmer’s ideas are an excellent resource…I have already seen an improvement based on his ideas…”
“Perfect! So glad I didn’t miss this… Great & accurate & usable.”
“I have been recommending your work with teachers ALL OVER THIS CITY! We use PVLEGS all the time…and refer to your comments/feedback frequently.”
Let me start by telling you that I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation in Nashville this past week. Clearly you are embracing the tenets of what you preach.
I have found that the most obvious things in education are typically the ones overlooked, yet most important. Five minutes into your talk I found myself saying…DUH!, why aren’t we doing this? I think your work is going to be game changing for our students.