Announcing my new book ‘Stellar Presentations’

February 7, 2012 · 7 comments in Stellar Presentations

I am thrilled to announce that my fourth book, Stellar Presentations: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Giving Great Talks has gone live on Kindle. A paperback version should be available by Feb. 22. It is not a social media book.

Stellar Presentations is a brief but deep look at the craft and strategy of presentation. While I focus on startups and conferences, I believe that the book contains useful content for anyone who needs to speak in public.

It is based on my many years experience as a presentation coach, a conference reporter and as a keynote speaker.

It is a very brief book–I guess it will take you about two hours to read. Startups are at their most frantic when preparing to introduce their products, so I’ve tried to cut to the chase and to not waste anyone’s time.

Simultaneously, it covers a lot of ground. Stellar explains the three key questions that starts your preparation process on the right track. It tells you what attendees want from you and what you should expect from them. It explains why credibility is like virginity and why that matters to you as a speaker and it tells you about the secrets of cantaloupe.

It analyzes Powerpoint versus Storytelling, the two most common approaches to a presentation’s structure and it looks at the advantages of being small as a company. It also explains why Steve Jobs was the best presenter in tech history, but why you should ignore what he did on stage.

This is my first self-publishing effort and I had a lot of fun writing Stellar Presentations. To buy, just click on the book cover icon to your right. I’ve tried to make it a fun read as well. Fun makes serious points more memorable as I point out in the book as well.

As a self-publishing project, your feedback is more important to me than it has ever been. And your comments on Amazon will help thers decide if this book is right for them.











Badri February 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm


Thanks for sharing the brief about the book. Will lay hands on it in India and revert with my feedback and comments.

John Cass February 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Congratulations Shel, looking forward to reading… always a fan.

Prasant February 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

This is just awesome and i had seen some tweets of Gautam Ghosh flowing on my timeline about this book. good luck and must be a great feeling of self publishing a book :)

Elliott Ng February 16, 2012 at 12:59 am

Congratulations Shel! I’ll be downloading this on Kindle and enjoying it!

Shawna Coronado February 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Shel -

You know I love your work – best of luck with the latest adventure. The book is needed in the market.


shelisrael February 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Thanks, Leslie. I hope you let me know what you think of it.

Leslie Poston February 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Looking forward to reading :)

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