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Public Speaking Bible Becomes Category Best Seller
Staten Island, NY: July 12, 2004 — Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message With Power, Punch, and Pizzazz reached #1 on Amazon.com’s top selling public speaking books and #2 on top selling business communication books on Saturday, July 10th. Author Diane DiResta is excited about Knockout’s success, and says that audiences may have been turned on to the book following a series of recent interviews she delivered on national radio.
Since it was first published by Chandler House in 1998, Knockout Presentations has consistently ranked among Amazon.com’s best-selling public speaking and business communication books. By the end of last week, it ranked #1 out of 1,823 titles in the public speaking category, #2 out of 492 titles in the business-communication-meetings and presentations category, #2 out of 1,827 titles in the business presentation category, and #30 out of 5,303 titles in the general business communication category. As of Saturday, July 10th, it had an overall Amazon.com sales rank of 5,350.
Knockout author Diane DiResta says that an increase in publicity has contributed to the book’s sudden rise to the top. Over the last few weeks, DiResta, a NY-based executive speech coach and media trainer, has been making the rounds on the radio circuit, providing expert commentary on breaking topics in the news. Several weeks ago in interviews broadcast across California, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire airwaves, DiResta discussed Ronald Reagan’s impact on presidential communication. Last Friday, she commented on Kerry’s pick of Edwards as VP running mate in an interview heard on WOWO AM, Fort Wayne Indiana. On the same day, she was also featured on “Financially Speaking,” an AM talk show for businesswomen in the Boston area.
DiResta says she is thrilled that her book continues to attract new readers across the country. “I think Knockout Presentations stands out from other public speaking books on the market because the techniques are practical and well-tested, collected from over 15 years of experience training executives, sales people, and sports celebrities in public speaking. It offers hundreds of bite-size tips readers can use every day when presenting in meetings, or speaking one-on-one with clients.”
Aimed at executives, managers, sales professionals, trainers, small business owners, or anyone in the public speaking realm, Knockout Presentations takes readers through advanced public speaking techniques, similar to the ones DiResta teaches in her workshops and seminars. It can be purchased at most major on-line bookstores, including BarnesandNoble.com.