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Get your projects done without having a Master’s Degree in Project ManagementThere is no shortage of books on project management, yet most of those guides are weighed down with tiresome project management-speak and heavy process. This easy-to-use, step-by-step, plain English guide to project management shows readers how to hit ground running.For beginners who find themselves in charge of a project but have no clue where to start or those who are struggling or feel overwhelmed, Project Management Lite focuses less on the theory and more on the action with simple worksheets and checklists.A
The New York Times bestseller that changed the way millions communicate“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”—from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.”
r] Rid the world of bad presentations with:Engaging Content + Memorable and Simple Design + Powerful DeliveryTogether, these create an unforgettable experience for the audience, The Big Fish Experience.Big Fish Presentations spends every day making the incomprehensible compelling; the mundane interesting; and the complex simple. Whether it’s a presentation about an idea, a product, a service, a business, or a cause, at its heart, it’s a story. The Big Fish Experience will help you tell yours. Learn how to:CAPTIVATEwith the power of story, enticing visuals, and infectious enthusiasmINSPIREwith the perfect pitch, a strong message, and a call to actionENGAGEwith supreme skill and confidence—and achieve your purpose every timeIn this practical, step-by-step guide, you’ll find proven techniques and expert tips on new presentation tools; innovative ways to deliver your ideas; case studies of presentations, which you can emulate immediately; and ways to recover if things go wrong.B
MASTER THE ONE THING ALL GREAT TED TALKS HAVE IN COMMONWhat is the secret to delivering a great TED talk? What is the magic ingredient that makes a TED talk captivating? And more importantly, how can you use those secrets to make your presentations more powerful, dynamic and engaging? To try to answer these questions, I studied over 200 of the best TED talks. I broke each TED talk down in terms of structure, message and delivery. Here’s what I discovered. After studying over 200 TED talks, the one commonality among all the great TED talks is that they contain stories.
Not exactly what you’d expect to hear from a communication expert, but these counterintuitive strategies are precisely what we need to interact productively and meaningfully in today’s digital world. Our overreliance on quick, cheap, and easy means of “staying connected” is eroding our communication skills. Speed steamrolls thoughtfulness; self-expression trumps restraint. Errors and misunderstandings increase. And our relationships suffer.
With startling insights and a dash of humor, Stop Talking, Start Communicating combines scientific research with real-world strategies to deliver a proven approach to more effective communication.
“Only Geoffrey Tumlin could write a book about a serious problem–our mounting communication deficiencies–and make me laugh and learn all the way through it. Witty, smart, and 100 percent accurate, Stop Talking, Start Communicating points the way to a better conversational future.” — Tina Morris, managing director at Standard & Poor’s
“An elegantly analytical, accessible, and enjoyable guide to improving interpersonal communication, Stop Talking, Start Communicating is a key resource for anyone who wants to be a difference-making leader, manager, or team member.” — Eduardo Sanchez, deputy chief medical officer of the American Heart Association
Business Correspondence, Second Edition introduces adult ESL students to the proper formats and approaches to use in basic office communication. It offers students extensive contextualized practice, while extra grammar and punctuation exercises boost students’ basic English skills. Because each chapter centers around an office situation, students are exposed to real language in real situations.Business Correspondence, Second Edition introduces adult ESL students to the proper formats and approaches to use in basic office communication.
Instructors know that Mike Markel’s Technical Communication will prepare their students for any workplace writing situation. No other text offers such a comprehensive introduction to the field while still delivering practical, effective support for students at every level. The eleventh edition has been thoroughly revised to reframe the work of technical communicators in the context of today’s highly collaborative, rapidly evolving digital practices. Fresh, social-media driven sample documents and coverage of the latest tools and technologies ensure that students work with the kinds of processes and products they’ll encounter on the job.
A guide to strategic communication for stronger brands!Powerful brands succeed because of the quality of the long-term relationships they establish with customers and stakeholders. At their foundation, these relationships are built upon consistent and meaningful strategic communications. These communications are developed around a framework that defines business goals, considers the audience’s needs, surveys the competitive environment, identifies a unique value proposition and establishes a metric for success.
All you need to know about making and breaking codes. Gem Codes and Ciphers touches on everything from the smoke signals used by Native American Indians to encryption devices used by government agencies and the military. Not only does this handy, pocket-sized book cover the history of the development of codes and ciphers, it also has practical information and advice on how to make codes and, more importantly, how to break them! Topics covered:• Native American smoke signals, Masonic signals, flags, and semaphore;• Morse code, Braille, ASCII computer language;• Letter substitution – mono- and poly-alphabetic;• Computer algorithms;• Codes and ciphers throughout history• Development of code-breaking devices such as the Enigma machine.
The Information Systems Security Officer’s Guide: Establishing and Managing a Cyber Security Program, Third Edition, provides users with information on how to combat the ever-changing myriad of threats security professionals face. This entirely updated edition presents practical advice on establishing, managing, and evaluating a successful information protection program in a corporation or government agency, covering everything from effective communication to career guidance for the information security officer.T
This unique book explains the basic issues of classical and modern cryptography, and provides a self contained essential mathematical background in number theory, abstract algebra, and probability—with surveys of relevant parts of complexity theory and other things. A user-friendly, down-to-earth tone presents concretely motivated introductions to these topics. More detailed chapter topics include simple ciphers; applying ideas from probability; substitutions, transpositions, permutations; modern symmetric ciphers; the integers; prime numbers; powers and roots modulo primes; powers and roots for composite moduli; weakly multiplicative functions; quadratic symbols, quadratic reciprocity; pseudoprimes; groups; sketches of protocols; rings, fields, polynomials; cyclotomic polynomials, primitive roots; pseudo-random number generators; proofs concerning pseudoprimality; factorization attacks finite fields; and elliptic curves.
Veteran cryptographer's simply and clearly written how-to book provides youngsters 8 and up with all the information needed to decipher 56 secret messages. Funny cartoons and easy-to-follow instructions explain how to break six different codes, including simple letter grouping, reverse trail, shift code, key word code, date shift code and twisted path code. Examples and solutions.
Intended for students—and everyone else who writes for online media—Writing for the Internet: A Guide to Real Communication in Virtual Space is a landmark collection of grounded and practical applications about writing effectively and concisely. It covers just about everything one needs to know about a broad array of topics including online , new media news writing, blogging, micro-blogging, Internet writing technologies, and social media/ownership. At the same time, it addresses theories, methods, and practices used by Internet writers and online journalists from a wide range of backgrounds.T
Only Bovée/Thill texts thoroughly address the new-media skills that employees are expected to have in today’s business environment. Business Communication Essentials presents these technologies in the context of proven communication strategies and essential business English skills.The fifth edition includes updated and new content on social media and technology. Available with mybcommlab!Practice Makes Polished—mybcommlab is the online study tool that helps you polish communication skills so that your ready to tackle the rigors of today’s business landscape.
A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet of our lives. Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen.
The achievements of cryptography, the art of writing and deciphering coded messages, have become a part of everyday life, especially in our age of electronic banking and the Internet. In Code Breaking , Rudolf Kippenhahn offers readers both an exciting chronicle of cryptography and a lively exploration of the cryptographer’s craft. Rich with vivid anecdotes from a history of coding and decoding and featuring three new chapters, this revised and expanded edition makes the often abstruse art of deciphering coded messages accessible to the general reader and reveals the relevance of codes to our everyday high-tech society.
Get Your M.B.A. Part-Time is written exclusively for the professional balancing the demands of home and work with the challenges of getting an M.B.A. This straightforward guide outlines the entire process – from selecting the right program for you to getting admitted to paying for it.Work…School…Career…You can have it all. Filled with advice from professionals who’ve done it, Get Your M.B.A. Part-Time can show you how.Find It! With so many available options, how can you find the program that fits your career goals and your scheduling needs? Get Your M.B
Writing That Works Combining clear advice on the writing process and countless model documents from real workplace settings, “Writing That Works” sets the standard for professional writing books today. More than ever, this eleventh edition reflects the role of technology in the office and the classroom, addressing the most current types of business documents online and in print, providing informative guidelines on selecting the appropriate medium for your document, communication, or presentation, and offering new advice on landing and keeping a job in today’s economy.
A much-needed study of the ins and outs of negotiationH. Peyton Young has brought together the foremost experts from a variety of disciplines that have a bearing on negotiation analysis. Using techniques and examples drawn from fields including game theory, decision theory, economics, and experimental psychology, the contributors to Negotiation Analysis emphasize careful, systematic thinking about the negotiation process and show how recent work in these areas lends insight into an activity that plays such a central role in modern business, diplomacy, politics, and the law.
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