Sunday, November 21, 2010

The speaker's stocking: Email your friends a Kindle book on speaking

Want to inspire, encourage or mentor another speaker during the holidays--and save time and money? Here's an easy, inexpensive and useful option to make anyone a "gifted" speaker:  An emailed gift of a Kindle book on speaking or presenting.

If you're a longtime reader of this blog, you know I recommend the Kindle e-book reader for speakers. Kindle books are easy to purchase right from the device, but this year, you can select a particular book and email it to your recipient.

Your friend might like a Kindle to go with that book--after all, it can hold her books on quotations, speeches and speaking techniques, and even her notes or speech itself (you can email documents to the device, and read from it even in direct sunlight). But she doesn't need a Kindle to read Kindle e-books: Amazon has free apps for mobile devices and computers. Best of all, there are plenty of Kindle books about speeches and public speaking.  Here are a few that demonstrate the range of options you'll find:
Kindle books range from no-cost volumes to much more for textbooks (though the e-textbooks make up for it in lower weight). Most versions of hardcover books are priced just below $10, and many are much lower--making them the perfect office gift or allowing you to inspire more speakers than usual this year. Let me save you some time:  Go here to find Kindle books on public speaking and here to find Kindle books on speeches. Don't forget to use the email option to send your selections to your lucky friends.  (Affiliate links)

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