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Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings
This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin’s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman.
Confessions of a Public Speaker
In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well. For managers and teachers — and anyone else who talks and expects someone to listen — Confessions of a Public Speaker provides an insider’s perspective on how to effectively present ideas to anyone. It’s a unique, entertaining, and instructional romp through the embarrassments and triumphs Scott has experienced over 15 years of speaking to crowds of all sizes.
Conversationally Speaking: Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal Social Effectiveness
More than a million people have learned the secrets of effective conversation using Conversationally Speaking. This revised edition provides more ways to improve conversational skills by asking questions that promote conversation, learning how to listen so that others will be encouraged to talk, reducing anxiety in social situations and more.
Earl Nightingale’s Greatest Discovery
Successful broadcaster and inspirational leader Earl Nightingale shares his surefire yet little known secrets for success.
How to be Prepared to Think On Your Feet
Revealing his patented strategies for successful presentations, the author shows how his three-step process of taking care of yourself, your subject and your situation systematically eliminates the worry, anticipates the problems and generally ensures that what you want to say is said well.
How to Develop Self – Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking
Drawing on Dale Carnegie’s years of experience as a business trainer this book will show you how to overcome the natural fear of public speaking, to become a successful speaker and even learn to enjoy it. His invaluable advice includes ways to: – Develop poise – Gain self-confidence – Improve your memory – Make your meaning clear – Begin and end a presentation effectively – Interest and charm your audience – Improve your diction – Win an argument without making enemies.
How to Give a Damn Good Speech
Philip Theibert provides readers with professional speech writers’ techniques to make each and every speech a powerful presentation. Topics covered include how to organize and write a speech, 100 important things you need to know about giving an effective speech, best quotations ever heard, and 365 ideas relating to historical dates and events to weave into your speech.
Just Say a Few Words
Discover Bob Monkhouse’s secrets accumulated from a lifetime’s experience in scriptwriting and speechmaking. With his own golden rules, advice and examples from fellow experts and famous friends, and a wealth of humorous material that worked for him, this light-hearted yet thoroughly practical handbook ensures that you will always be ready to say a few words.
Never Eat Alone
In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his contacts list, people he has helped and who have helped him. And in the time since Never Eat Alone was published in 2005, the rise of social media and new, collaborative management styles have only made Ferrazzi’s advice more essential for anyone hoping to get ahead in business.
Outplace Yourself: Secrets of an Executive Outplacement Counselor
Dr. Logue has developed one of the most comprehensive manuals for job seekers and guidance personnel that I have ever seen. It is packed full of useful information, data, and advice on the topic and is sure to be of value sooner or later in everyone’s career.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
In Put Your Best Foot Forward, two experts in “people reading” identify the four qualities — trustworthiness, caring, humility, and capability — that form the foundation of every great impression. They explain how to convey these vital qualities through personal appearance, body language, voice, and actions, and reveal how particular environments affect the impression one makes. With hands-on tips and advice, they teach readers how to accentuate their positive traits and eliminate negative ones.
Remember Everything You Read
For the first time, in a book, the secrets that have made the completely revised Evelyn Wood learning program so effective and popular are revealed so that the general public may enter this incredible and dynamic learning process.
Remembering People The Key To Success
Could you remember the names and faces of everyone that you’ve met only once? You could, if you’d read this book.
Straight Talk Is More Than Words
Patricia Ball is right on target when she points out how empowering it is to realize that we constantly have choices to make about our actions and response to situations. Once we sense this power, understanding that it is private and inviolable, and that it grows as we grow, we release ourselves from the miscommunication and fear of expressing ourselves that intimidate so many. We learn early in Straight Talk Is More Than Words that the power of choice is ours. We can give it up, but it can never be taken from us without our consent.
The Definitive Book of Body Language
Available for the first time in the United States, this international bestseller reveals the secrets of nonverbal communication to give you confidence and control in any face-to-face encounter–from making a great first impression and acing a job interview to finding the right partner.
The Five Secrets of Speaking the Language of Leadership
James C. Humes was Ronald Reagan’s speechwriter. He also wrote speeches for George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower. He has served as a communications advisor to major U.S. corporations, including IBM and DuPont. He is the author of twenty-three other books.
The Nonverbal Advantage
The workplace is a “blink” world: studies show that we form opinions of one another within seven seconds of meeting and that 93 percent of the message people receive from us has nothing to do with what we actually say. Good nonverbal communication skills are a huge professional advantage, but until now very little has been available to help people hone their ability to use and interpret body language on the job.
The Quick & Easy Way To Effective Speaking
The book that has literally put millions on the highway to greater accomplishment and success can show you how to have maximum impact as a speaker–every day, and in every situation that demands winning others over to your point of view.
The Story Factor: Secrets of Influence From The Art Of Storytelling
Storytelling is the oldest tool of influence, an essential ingredient to the development of culture and organizational life. In this groundbreaking book, maverick consultant, writer, and storyteller Annette Simmons applies the lessons of storytelling to management and leadership. Showcasing stories from the front lines in business, as well as parables, myths, and fables from around the world, Simmons shows how anyone-managers, entrepreneurs, sales and marketing professionals, even social activists-can enhance their communication success by applying the principles of storytelling. From launching new business models to making more effective presentations to getting buy-in for new proposals and initiatives, The Story Factor offers practical guidelines for mastering the art of persuasion and developing more productive relationships with colleagues, employees, bosses, investors, and customers.
The Wit & Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Hundreds of stories, anecdotes, quotes, speech excerpts, and opinions by Abraham Lincoln offer a portrait of the man as a brilliant writer, clever lawyer, and witty politician.
Using Stories and Humor
With endorsements from two of the largest and most influential public speaking groups — the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International– this book is written by an award-winning speaker and storyteller. Stories add depth and interest to any presentation. They get an audience listening, add a change of pace, teach without preaching, provide a context for information, and create a bond between the speaker and the audience. This practical, down-to-earth guide will teach readers how to use stories and humor to support their speaking objectives.
Word Power: Vocabulary for Success
Charles Ickowicz extensively researched the vocabulary of America’s most successful leaders – CEO’s, senators and members of congress as the foundation of this book. The book includes a unique and fascinating test which enables the reader to compare his conversational vocabulary to the actual vocabulary patterns of business and government leaders, as well as, to the vocabulary patterns of students at three of America’s most highly regarded universities. With examples of leaders using these terms, Word Power: Vocabulary for Success brings these words to life.
Writing Great Speeches
With endorsements from two of the largest and most influential public speaking groups — the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International — this book is written by an expert speechwriter whose eloquent voice leads readers through the difficult process of writing a great speech. In these pages a seasoned speechwriter reveals his trade secrets – from analyzing the needs of an audience to leaving them with a satisfying sense of closure – as he guides readers through the process of planning, writing, and honing an outstanding speech. Readers will discover effective ways to connect with an audience, explain concepts, and support ideas, learn how to time and cut a speech when necessary.
You Can Negotiate Anything
Herb Cohen believes the world is a giant negotiating table and, like it or not, you’re a negotiator. Whether you’re dealing with your spouse, boss, department store, bank manager, children, solicitor, or best friend – in every encounter with other people, negotiating is always taking place. And how well you handle those encounters determines whether you prosper happily or suffer frustration and loss. With his helpful and sensible approach Cohen shows that negotiating is a process you can understand and predict – and most importantly, that it’s a practical skill you can learn and improve upon.
Your Memory: How it Works and How to Improve it
Do you want to stop forgetting appointments, birthdays, and other important dates? Work more efficiently at your job? Study less and get better grades? Remember the names and faces of people you meet? The good news is that it’s all possible. Your Memory will help to expand your memory abilities beyond what you thought possible. Dr. Higbee reveals how simple techniques, like the Link, Loci, Peg, and Phonetic systems, can be incorporated into your everyday life and how you can also use these techniques to learn foreign languages faster than you thought possible, remember details you would have otherwise forgotten, and overcome general absentmindedness. Higbee also includes sections on aging and memory and the latest information on the use of mnemonics.
You’be Got to Be Believed to Be Heard
Are you uncomfortable–even afraid–about the prospect of speaking before a group of people? Do you have trouble getting your message across? When you speak, do others listen–or can you feel their attention wandering? Effective communication is essential in business and in everyday life. The most powerful communicators reach not just our minds, but our hearts: They win our trust. You can learn to impress and persuade other people by following Bert Decker’s program in You’ve Got you Be Believed To Be Heard.
Speaking Secrets of the Champions (CD)
Hours of great instruction from 5 world champions! David Brooke, Mark Brown, Craig Valentine, Ed Tate, Darren LaCroix