[Podcast] Turning Your Presentations into a Book

3 honing the writing craft podcast post Aug 24, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

So you have ten years worth of presentations.

And for years, people have said to you, "You should write a book!" You think publishing a book would help with credibility.

No doubt it would.

However, you can't simply take your PowerPoint presentations and shoehorn them into a book. A book is not a presentation. A book is not a speaking engagement. A book is completely different from anything you've ever done before.

In this practical episode, we tackle the topic of presentations and how to begin to mine what you've already created to find the nuggets for a book. Perhaps the first step is to identify three to five common themes in your presentations: What common themes unite your speaking engagements?

Then, reflect on the reaction of those to whom you address in your speaking and online presentations:

Which questions surface most frequently?

When you speak, where do you find the most engagement? Where do the eyebrows raise when you speak?

What do people want to discuss more after you're done?

The goal is to identify a unique book thesis, an idea so fresh and compelling that grips your soul and wants you to start the book writing journey.



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