Business Presentations Redefined. At some point in your life, you will probably find yourself giving a presentation in front of an audience. Perhaps it’s a major sales pitch or just a project overview; regardless, you’ll need the necessary skills and training to turn that presentation into a success. As many business people know, presentations are vastly different from formal speeches. Rather than a well-rehearsed speech, a presentation is a structured conversation with the sole purpose of moving the business forward. Unfortunately, the traditional resources on business presenters fail to make this distinction and focus on speechmaking. The Orderly Conversation, however, draws a clear distinction between the two and offers a fresh perspective on how to think about your presentations. As you read, you’ll learn how to rethink everything you know about presentations, how to avoid becoming a Nervous Perfectionist, and how to use visual aids to reach your goal.
Learn how to become a confident, effective speaker. What are you afraid of? Spiders? Small spaces? Heights? For many, our biggest fear, more fearful than jumping off a building or out of a plane, is public speaking. But why? Why is public speaking such a terrifying thing? As you’ll find out, speaking in front of strangers is an art that requires practice. Many teachers begin teaching public speaking on how to speak publicly. They study voice, gesture, and the rest but this approach is futile. Instead, the best way to improve is to just do it. In fact, “it is an ancient truism that we learn to do by doing.” Once you have begun speaking, you can then improve by observing your speeches, fixing the mistakes, and listening to constructive criticism. So take the plunge and the rest will fall into place, you’ll be a master speech in no time. Of course, it’ll take lots of practice, but you’ll learn the tips and tricks from author Dale Carnegie to make the most of your practice. You’ll learn everything, including how to overcome your stage fright to the importance of arranging your audience. So if you’re ready to take the plunge, let’s begin.
The perfect book for learning why saying phrases like I don’t know and tell me more is important for turning the wheels of life and coping with the stresses of everyday life. Through a series of candid and hilarious personal essays, Kelly Corrigan discusses the hardest phrases she’s learned to say through her life as a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. Amid her grief after losing her father and her best friend, Kelly details the hardest things she’s learned to say to help her find comfort during trying times. Raising two teenage girls, becoming diagnosed with cancer, and losing her father to cancer, Kelly has been through times that have tested both her patience and her sanity. But despite these times, she has learned from them and more importantly has learned what to say. With phrases like I don’t know and it’s like this, Kelly tells stories from her life as she examines essential phrases that help turn the wheel of life.
Learn How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts Conflicts in relationships are a part of human nature. Everyone is a unique individual with different opinions, values, and morals. It’s no surprise that conflicts arise in friendships, romantic relationships, and even in international relations. When you struggle with conflict in relationships, you may find just how difficult it is to get past them. No matter how hard you try to see another view or explain your own perspective, it’s difficult to come to a mutual understanding. So how can you resolve these emotionally charged differences? Harvard negotiation expert Daniel Shapiro has created a groundbreaking method to bridge the toughest divides. He introduces that the root of each problem is identity. The hidden power of identity fuels conflict, whether it’s with family members, colleagues, or even with world politics. As you read, you’ll learn how to identify the root of conflicts, how the Tribes Effect causes problems in relationships, and you’ll learn the necessary steps to begin mending relationships today.
Learn about the power of the 5 + 50 + 100 rule. Written for anyone who wants to learn top networking hacks, boost their careers, or achieve their career goals, How to Be a Power Connector (2014) lays bare the secrets of the 5 + 50 + 100 rule and serves as your handbook for actionable networking practices.
Learn how to approach difficult conversations and discuss what matters most. Difficult conversations are a part of everyday life. Each day we either attempt or avoid such conversations, whether it’s confronting an underperforming employee or simply disagreeing with a spouse. Unfortunately, these tough conversations are inevitable so perhaps it’s time to learn how to have one productively. Thankfully, authors Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen have put together tips and tricks to help you become better at communicating. As you read, you’ll learn about the common mistakes people make when having difficult conversations as well as how to arm yourself with the tools you need to prevent them. In the end, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively and have difficult conversations without hurting anyone in the process. Keep reading to learn how every discussion has Three Conversations and how you can approach and improve each one for more meaningful, purposeful conversations.
Social Intelligence is a critical study of the emotional intelligence which enriches our lives but is unable to be measured by more traditional forms like an IQ test. Unpacking both the neurological logistics and practical application of social intelligence in our daily lives, this study examines the positive impact of developing our ability to read social cues and understand ourselves in relation to others. Arguing that social intelligence is every bit as vital as intellectual prowess (if not more so), Social Intelligence explores the impact of kindness, thoughtfulness, and self-awareness on our social, psychological, and physical welfare.
Learn how to make your point and have it stick. No matter how confident you may be, the thought of public speaking can cripple even the most powerful members of society. For many of us, the mere thought of speaking to a group of people can elicit anxiety as we think about our worst fears coming true. What if I forget what I’m going to say? What if I look stupid? What if I fail? These fears keep many of us from speaking up, either on stage or at a weekly meeting. Whether we are giving an important presentation to thousands of people or having a one-on-one conversation, the way we communicate and convey information determines our success or failure. In this guide by communication experts Peter Meyers and Shann Nix, you can learn a comprehensive approach for tackling the underlying obstacles that almost all of us experience when faced with public speaking. You’ll learn to master the three building blocks of their approach: Content, Delivery, and State. So whether you’re communicating in crisis or simply facing a difficult conversation with a colleague or friend, Meyers and Nix will teach you how to communicate effectively and help you discover your authentic voice, allowing you to convey your ideas in the most powerful and memorable way possible.
A professional interrogator’s top tips for finding the truth. Have you ever been desperate for information? Maybe you’ve suspected your partner of being unfaithful and you really just want to know the truth. Maybe you’ve caught your best friend in a lie. Whatever the circumstance, at one time or another, we’ve all found ourselves wishing we could just make someone tell us something. Well, now you can! Crafted from the authors’ wealth of expertise as police interrogators, Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime (2014) is your guide to learning the linguistic tricks that result in genuine answers.
The Discomfort Zone (2014) outlines Marcia Reynolds’ vital new method for tackling tough conversations with compassion and finesse. If you’ve ever avoided a difficult conversation because it’s just too tough or you’re not sure what to say, The Discomfort Zone will change your life. Inviting us to enter “the discomfort zone,” an emotional space in which we affect positive change through confronting our negative realities head on, Marcia Reynolds outlines a step-by-step method for making every tough talk a little less stressful and a lot more productive.