Media praise for Propose, Prepare, Present

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"Entrepreneur, author, and analyst Alistair Croll has packed a lot of helpful how-to information into his well-focused new guidebook. "
-- Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions, Novelist, screenwriter, technical writer, and author of nonfiction books

"Typically, this is not the sort of book I read. However, I was looking for something to give me some tips on this subject (conferences) and this book was really what I needed to get an overall look on the topic."
-- Luís Abreu, LA.NET [EN]

"For me, the power of the book is how Alistair Croll combines a comprehensive overview of the nature of industry conferences with a complete guide to selection as a speaker at the events. The author offers a very clear and concise outline of the critical elements to having a speaking submission stand out from the crowd. At the same time, that outline is transformed into a very usable checklist for success. The proven advice shared by Alistair Croll will improve a speaker's odds of selection dramatically. "
-- Wayne Hurlbert, Blog Business World, Business blogger, social media, SEO consultant, speaker

"As I read Propose, Prepare, Present: How to become a successful, effective, and popular speaker at industry conferences by Alistair Croll, the one word that kept going through my mind was "YES!" If you are at all interested in learning how to be a conference speaker, you owe it to yourself to get this book and take it to heart."
-- Thomas Duff "Duffbert",, Co-author of IBM Lotus Sametime 8 Essentials: A User's Guide & IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Administrators Guide

"I still hope to present someday at PASS, so my second book review for the O’Reilly Blogger Review Program is of: "Propose, Prepare, Present How to become a successful, effective, and popular speaker at industry conferences" by Alistair Croll, O’Reilly Media, Inc. Summary This book summarizes a fairly standard way… " Full Review >
-- Andy Lohn,

"It's a short book, its easy to read. Saying that, this books cover only 2 things: help your presentation to be selected by a conference organization and keep your presentation more attractive and effective. The 11 key points, are not easy to apply, and even the one that says that help to be a minority looks like there is no room for your presentation to stand up and shine. The other 10 ones are good. The second objective: improve your presentation. I think it could be presented in a more detail version, and this book doesn't give new tips, or a really good way to apply them." Full Review >
-- Jose Betancur,