Recommended Books

Speaking and Speechwriting

Ailes, Roger, with Jon Kraushar. You Are the Message: Getting What You Want By Being Who You Are. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1995.

Arredondo, Lani. How to Present Like a Pro. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990.

Hoff, Ron. I Can See You Naked: A Fearless Guide to Making Great Presentations. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews McMeel, 1992.

Hoff, Ron. Say It In Six. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews and McMeel, 1996.

Hoff, Ron. Do Not Go Naked Into Your Next Presentation: Nifty Little Nuggets to Quiet the Nerves and Please the Crowd. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews and McMeel, 1997.

Humes, James C. The Sir Winston Method: The Five Secrets of Speaking the Language of Leadership. New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc., 1991.

Jeary, Tony. Inspire Any Audience. Tulsa, Okla.: Trade Life Books, Inc., 1997.

Matekja, Ken and Diane Ramos. Hook ‘em. New York: American Management Association, 1996.

Toogood, Granville N. The Articulate Executive. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1996.


Bartlett, John and Justin Kaplan, (Ed.) Bartlett ‘s Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature 17th Edition. New York: Little, Brown & Co, 2002.

Simpson, James B. (Ed.). Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations: Most Notable Quotes from 1950 to Present. New York: Harper Resource, 1997.

Safire, William and Leonard Safir, (Eds.). Words of Wisdom: More Good Advice. New York: Simon & Schuster, A Fireside Book, 1989.

Prochnow, Herbert. A Treasury of Humorous Quotations for Speakers, Writers and Home Reference. New York: Harper Collins, 1969.

Language and Grammar

Bernstein, Theodore M. Do’s, Don’ts and Maybes of English Usage. New York: Times Books, 1977.

Strunk, William Jr. and E.B. White. The Elements of Style 4th Edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Allyn & Bacon, 2000.

Miscellaneous Reference

Wetterau, Bruce. New York Public Library Book of Chronologies. 1990. New York: Hungry Minds Inc., 1994.

Park, Ken. World Almanac and Book of Facts. New York: [World Almanac]
Scripps Howard Company, 2003.