Communication and Public Speaking Resources

Top Recommendations from Ty Boyd, Inc. – Books, Groups, Videos, and More

Books, groups, videos, and apps to improve your communication and public speaking.

Here at Ty Boyd, Inc., we don't simply want to teach you effective communication skills, we want to equip you with valuable resources, tips, and tools to continue developing and cultivating the best version of yourself. Below are some of our top recommended resources for continued education and learning.

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

  1. The Million Dollar Toolbox: Of course, our #1 pick is our very own founder, Ty Boyd’s book, “A Blueprint for Transforming Your Life & Your Career with Powerful Communication Skills”


  2. Psychology Today: This a link to a 15 Minute Listening Skills Test (54 questions)


  3. Toastmasters International: Toastmasters has been helping people become better presenters and speakers since 1924. With membership exceeding 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries, it’s likely there’s one you can join in your area. They also offer other professional development resources on their Public Speaking Tips page.


  4. The Most Viewed Commencement Speeches in The History of YouTube: Sometimes a speaker says something so on key that it sticks with you for years to come. All of these speakers below did just that, making them amongst the best speeches of the internet age.


  5. TED Talks: You’re likely familiar with TED’s slogan, “Ideas worth spreading.” TED has grown in popularity in recent years, and many cities now have a local TED event. To further hone your presentation and public speaking skills, we suggest watching TED Talk videos and attending a TED event if you can.


  6. The Public Speaker’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Improving Your Communication Skills: The Public Speaker Podcast helps you to inform, motivate, entertain, and persuade better. Short, practical tips that help you to be engaging and memorable every time you speak, these podcasts are perfect for the commute.


  7. American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States: This site is dedicated to public speeches and speakers of all kinds and includes a speech bank of over 5,000 speeches you can listen to for free, including John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr!


  8. The Public Speaking Project: This website offers information by “a variety of speech professionals who are dedicated to providing free and low-cost instructional materials,” including a free, online public speaking textbook.


  9. The Lost Art of Listening: This is a short article that appeared in Forbes in December of 2018. Written by Kate Delaney who is an Emmy-winning journalist and author.


  10. Breathing Is the Key to Persuasive Public Speaking: Becoming a more powerful speaker starts with our most natural impulse: breathing. Harvard Business Review shares four ways you can improve your breathing technique and, thereby, your speaking voice.


Our Top 3 Communication and Public Speaking Mobile App Recommendations: 

  1. Speeko: With this iPhone app you can increase your confidence in just a few minutes a day by recording yourself practicing for an upcoming presentation and get instant feedback on your vocal delivery style. Said to be the world’s smartest personal speech coach, you can practice and record presentations and pitches on the go.


  2. LikeSo: The LikeSo iPhone app offers a fun and effective way to train against verbal habits and practice speaking articulately, confidently and without all of those “likes,” and “sos.” LikeSo provides a real-time analysis of your speech, including optimal pacing for the fast or slow talker.


  3. Virtual Speech: This iPhone app lets you practice in front of a realistic virtual audience — without leaving the house. Now, you can present to anything from a boardroom to a TED audience. The future is now, speakers.

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