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  1. Emmy says:

    Done with the survey. Here’s the preference of my book:
    1. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

    I hope I win in the raffle πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  2. Survey has been taken.

    Looking through the list Made To Stick sticks out to me as the book I’d like.

  3. John Fallon says:

    Universal Principles of Design

    Good survey, great site!!!

    Love to connect!!!

  4. Jinesh says:

    Title: Resonate- Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences
    Author: Nancy Duarte

    Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  5. Joan Demisan says:

    ‘Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln Speakers’

    Thank you for all you share in just six minutes.

  6. Jens says:

    Advanced Presentations by Design
    One of my favorite websites. Thanks for the good work!

  7. Jeanne hardy says:

    This has been very helpful. We were looking for exactly this type of information and have changed how we do our presentations.
    Made to stick would be my preference.
    Thank you for the great information.

  8. Thomas says:

    I’ve done the survey.
    My book preferece: “Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion”

  9. Mithun says:

    “Confessions of a Public Speaker”

    Thank you!

  10. MervOlsen says:

    I have completed the survey and would like to say my book of choice for the draw is the one about Lincoln and Churchill.

  11. Colby says:

    Survey done.
    Nancy Duarte’s Resonate.

  12. Lynnae Lathrop says:

    I’m not picky, but my current top three include Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve, and Inspire Your Audience to Action by Kristin Arnold; Resonate by Nancy Duarte; and Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath.

  13. Jim Bob Howard says:

    Survey completed. Book preference: resonate

  14. Shelley says:

    I coordinate training for staff working in the correctional system. I would love to have any publication which I could share with other trainers to improve their speaking skills.

  15. Peggy Ruscitti says:

    Thank you for the book reviews and articles. I gladly completed your survey. The book I would love is “Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures” by Dan Roam. Peg

  16. Brian LaRue says:

    Love to have the book “Made to stick” if I’m a winner. Thanks!

  17. James Kilpatrick says:

    Thanks for putting all this together, Andrew. This is a very informative site. Always filled with useful information.
    I’m interested in “The Story Factor” by Annette Simmons.

  18. Dale Klein says:

    The book I’m interested in is Boring to Bravo.

    Your site is well-done and professionally written. Thank you for the great value you offer.

  19. Terry Hamilton says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to provide some feedback. I believe that this website is a great resource. I looked at the list of books you have reviewed and realized that I have managed to purchase many of them already. However, I still don’t have Slide:ology. Anyways, thanks again.

  20. Carl Eliason says:

    Survey complete. Book preference: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

  21. Jerry Walch says:

    I loved the survey. I think I would like a copy of “Clear and to the Point: 8 Psychological Principles for Compelling PowerPoint Presentations” by Stephen M. Kosslyn

    I always look forward to your newsletters.
    Jerry Walch

  22. A. Johnson says:

    Love the website. My book preference would be The Story Factor or Resonate… really anything that will benefit my junior high students.

  23. Brad Garnett says:

    Survey completed. Book Preference: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

  24. Vivian Aldridge says:

    If I win I would love this book: 10 Presentation Habits
    My College Students – And You –
    Must UN-Learn.

  25. Ben Massen says:

    Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures

  26. charmaine says:

    Thanks for great articles which has helped me tremendously already in the past. I have completed the survey already. Would like this book (still need to improve on my storytelling!):
    The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling
    Annette Simmons

  27. Margaret Mai says:

    I don’t really have a favorite book. Would like to have several: The 25 Public Speaking Skills… and 10 Presentation Habits…

    Thanks for all you do!

  28. Christina Easton says:

    I just finished the survey. My book of choice is Resonate.

    Thanks for all you do!

  29. Becky says:

    I owuld enjoy any book if I was choosen to win. Thank you.

  30. Michael Antony says:

    Thanks for asking my opinion. I always look through SIX MINUTES–always. Usually there’s some printing & posting at my desk involved and sometimes, I’m forwarding something valuable all around the office (we’re all trainers). If I’m selected, “Clear & to The Point” would make a great impact on my training. Thanks.

  31. David Tyler says:

    Great site, glad to help by completing the survey.

    Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve, and Inspire Your Audience to Action

  32. Avril says:

    Andrew is a true professional – he has a very informative website.

  33. Madeline says:

    I took the survey. Book preference: Better Beginnings
    Thanks for a great website!

  34. Jim says:

    Good idea asking for feedback.
    Would like to read “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences”

    Thanks for a useful, helpful site.

  35. D.Fournier says:

    Thanks for the chance to provide feedback. I would love to win Resonate by Nancy Duarte.

  36. Natalie says:

    Yours is one of my favourite sites for public speaking and presentation skills. Always relevant, very useful. Many thanks.
    The book I would like is: Slideology, by Nancy Duarte.

  37. Rui Fernandes says:

    Thank you for the survey – quick and to the point. The book I would like “Better Beginnings: How to Capture Your Audience in 30 Seconds”

  38. Helen says:

    Would love the book Resonate, by Nancy Duarte.


  39. Eddie says:

    Pretty good idea to have a survey. I am looking forward to see results/adjustments…

  40. Love the website and completed the survey. Book choice would be “Better beginnings.” (I already have a lot of the other books on the list πŸ™‚

  41. Ann Singer says:

    Great to see a request for feedback – especially as the site is already well set out and appealing visually, as well as easy and quick to read! The book I would like to have is “Make It Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die” by Chip and Dan heath

  42. Jon Ruark says:

    Slide:ology, please!

  43. Terr says:

    Tough choice, but I’d go with Universal Principles of Design. Love your work.

  44. Jim F says:

    Survey done and my first choice on book is Resonate.

  45. Matthew says:

    Survey completed!


    1st choice: Better Beginnings: How to Capture Your Audience in 30 Seconds

    2nd choice:
    The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling


  46. Azan says:

    Survey done my preference would be:
    The Story Factor (Annette Simmons)
    thank you πŸ™‚

  47. Stephanie Chan says:

    The 25 Public Speaking Skills is a must have for all aspiring speakers

  48. Manju says:

    Finished the survey.
    My choice is the story factor.
    I like your articles because they are easy to read and understand with great examples. Thanks for lot of good speaking tips.

  49. Love the survey Andrew and the book I hope to earn would be Confessions of a Public Speaker. Keep up the great work!

  50. Doug Brock says:

    Any book would be great. I really enjoy the site.

  51. Rich Hopkins says:

    Good to see you more active again. Give the book to someone else πŸ˜‰

  52. Martha L. McCusker says:

    Thanks for opportunity to participate. If I’m lucky, send “Made to Stick”! Thanks.

  53. Andrew Dlugan says:

    Thanks to everyone who has completed the survey. We’ve had a tremendous response so far, and look forward to hearing from many more of our readers.

  54. Akash says:

    Done with the survey πŸ™‚
    Book – Boring to Bravo!

  55. Christopher says:

    Thanks for the regular article!

  56. Colin Laidler says:

    The book I would like is ‘Speak like Churchill, Stand like Lincoln’

  57. Tanis says:

    Thanks for keeping speakers on track everywhere. I’d love to have the book  The 25 Public Speaking Skills Every Speaker Must Have as my go to handbook.



  58. Olga says:

    I’ve done the survey, and if I win I’d love to have
    “Confessions of a Public Speaker”; if I don’t get the book, let it be, as I’ll still have your site) Thank you very much for your work and sharing.
    You’ve inspired me a lot.

  59. John Lesko says:

    “Speak like Churchill” sounds like a wonderful title.

  60. Tony says:

    For completeing the survey I would be interested in “The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking” book

  61. Tim says:

    Survey done
    My choice for the book would be slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations
    by Nancy Duarte

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