Listening to podcasts is one of the best ways to multitask – you learn something new at the same time as you can tick off your to-dos. There are thousands of podcasts out there, but over the years I’ve built up a favorite podcast list covering PowerPoints, presenting and public speaking.
I love podcasts – they are like music to my ears. I always make sure I have a great playlist of podcast episodes ready when I go on my powerwalks or when I know I will spend a lot of time in the car or travel. I listen to a lot of different podcasts on different subjects but my favorites are podcasts about own passions. I only wish there were more dedicated podcasts to the actual craft of creating presentations and PowerPoints – most are focusing on giving presentations and speeches).
These are my favorite ones that cover PowerPoint, presenting, public speaking (in random order):
The Presentation Podcast
Produced by Troy Chollar, Nolan Haims and Sandra Johnson and is all about “conversations about the business of presentation design”.
Present Beyond Measure
Produced by Lea Pica and is “located at the intersection of analytics, data visualization, and digital analytics”.
Produced by Stephanie Evergreen and Jonathan Schwabish and covers “strategies and advice on how to design and deliver great presentations”.
(This podcast recently closed down so there will be no new episodes – but the archive is full with good stuff. Unfortunately their website has expired – but you can find old episodes on iTunes or in any podcast player like Pocket Casts).
This Moved Me
Produced by Sally Koering Zimney and talks about the “art of public speaking for presenters and creatives who believe that a good talk can move the world”.
The Public Speaker
Produced by Lisa B. Marshall and help you “inform, motivate, entertain and persuade better”.
Produced by Dr. Michelle Mazur and is a podcast for “speakers, entrepreneurs, leaders and change agents who love speaking both onstage and off”.
What the Speak
Produced by Bryan Kelly and teaching “how to kick ass when you speak, present or pitch”.
Steal the Show
Produced by Michael Port and is a “fast track to the skillset that will enable you to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time”.
The eLearning Coach
Produced by Connie Malamed and shares “fresh ideas and actionable tips for success with creating online and mobile learning experiences”.