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This book is about starting and sustaining a technology user group. User groups are a wonderful way to connect with local and like-minded professionals for networking and learning. All the forums and social media on the internet can’t replace face-to-face time spent discussing problems, upcoming technologies, and other pertinent topics. What every user group needs is leaders to organize meetings, find speakers, and connect the community.What every leader needs is good advice and guidance on how to begin a group and nurture new leadership to keep the group sustainable, and Michelle Malcher provides just that right sort of guidance in her book on User Group Leadership.
Karen Hough doesn’t want you to be “perfect.” People fear public speaking because they worry about having to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences to sleep. It’s authenticity and passion that win people over, she says, not “polish.” But you can’t be authentic if you’re following guidelines that drain the life and personality out of your presentation.Karen Hough doesn’t want you to be “perfect.” People fear public speaking because they worry about having to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences to sleep.
Once in a generation, a book comes along that transforms the business landscape. For today’s business leaders, The New How redefines the way companies create strategies and win new markets.
Management gurus have always said “people matter.” But those same gurus still relegate strategy to an elite set of executives who focus on frameworks, long presentations, and hierarchical approaches. Business strategy typically has been planned by corporate chiefs in annual meetings, and then dictated to managers to carry out.
The Trainer’s Guide to Training Most new trainers and presenters know all they need to know about their chosen subject. Unfortunately, few of them actually know how to present what they know. For more than a decade, Robert Jolles’s How to Run Seminars and Workshops has taught tens of thousands of people how to sell, teach, stand up, and deliver an effective training session on almost any subject in almost any setting.This new Third Edition updates this classic guide for anyone who has to get up and move an audience.
PICTURE THIS: A BOLD NEW BUSINESS STRATEGY DRAWN FROM TODAY’S HOTTEST VISUAL TRENDSScientific studies have shown that looking at pictures, drawings, and other graphics engage both sides of the brain–opening the "mind’s eye" and business systems to new possibilities we might not otherwise see. Frustrated by lackluster approaches to strategy, companies are combining illustrations and color with business strategy with phenomenal success.If you want to go beyond drawing on the back of a napkin, this book shows you how.P
The Definitive Guide to Professional BehaviorWhether you’re eating lunch with a client, Skyping with your boss, or meeting a business partner for the first time–it’s all about how you present yourself. The Essentials of Business Etiquette gives you 101 critical tips for improving behavior in any business situation–all delivered in a quick, no-nonsense format."If you are looking for practical guidelines on how to conduct yourself in a business situation, what behaviors you need to use to get ahead, and how to be sure that you do not offend others, read this book!" – MADELINE BELL, President and COO, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia"Pachter has once again done an excellent job at highlighting some key tools to succeed in leadership and how to conduct yourself in the workplace.&
Have you ever wondered why some people earn attention and respect when they speak and others don’t? The secret to their success can be summed up in one word: gravitas.In this revolutionary new book, leading voice coach and speaker Caroline Goyder reveals how to speak so others will listen.Through simple techniques to build your natural gravitas, you will learn how to express yourself clearly with passion and confidence to persuade, influence and engage listeners.By being grounded in your values and capabilities, you will gain the authority needed to make people sit up and pay attention.E
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
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