Smart Talk

The Public Speaker’s Guide to Success in Every Situation

Author: Lisa B. Marshall

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250029589

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 1402

Have you ever lost out on a promotion? Struggled with a difficult conversation? Been put on the spot and blanked? Imagine if... ...you were better at persuading others and negotiating for what you want. ...you were more fluent at introducing yourself, making conversation, and following up. ...you were better at delivering feedback, receiving criticism, and using positive language. ...you were perceived as more diplomatic and charismatic. Smart Talk applies up-to-date communication research to everyday situations and gives smart, practical, step-by-step directions to achieve results. Smart Talk is no ordinary book— it's the Swiss Army Knife of communication—a comprehensive set of tools to build strong relationships and avoid communication breakdowns. With proven strategies and practical action plans, Smart Talk will help you resolve conflicts, strengthen your natural charisma, and master the art of persuasion. Never again will you dread a holiday party or be rendered speechless at a business meeting. Backed by solid research and written in an engaging narrative style with a warm sense of humor, communication expert Lisa B. Marshall translates her wealth of experience into practical, fresh advice to help you navigate any complex situation, and achieve professional success.

Power Talk

Using Language to Build Authority and Influence

Author: Sarah Myers McGinty

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 9780759521353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9658

Show up on time, work hard, do well, and rise up the corporate ladder? Maybe. Oral communication is the most crucial ingredient in advancement on the job. In Power Talk, Sarah Myers McGinty analyzes the social and psychological elements of speech in the workplace, helping readers hear who's in charge and talk their way ahead. Fast trackers match the right speaking style to the situation and develop a corporate voice that comes across loud and clear. From the voice mail message that gets a call back to navigating a department meeting, listeners will learn how to become their own best spokesperson and advocate.

Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart

Author: Mignon Fogarty

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142995129X

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 1926

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary—one smart word at a time—with Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart. Are you often stumped for the perfect way to say or write something? Do you find yourself using the same words over and over? Grammar Girl to the rescue! This handy reference guide contains 101 words that will enhance your writing, adding nuance, subtlety, and insight. Using these words in speeches, you'll sound confident and articulate—a skill that will benefit you for years to come. Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from historic luminaries such as Leonardo da Vinci and Charlotte Bronte as well as contemporary notables such as Dave Eggers and Rowan Atkinson, this highly useable guidebook gives you the ability to speak and write eloquently at any occasion, setting you up for a lifetime of success.

Confessions of a Public Speaker

Author: Scott Berkun

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449388706

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 8780

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. With lively lessons and surprising confessions, you'll get new insights into the art of persuasion -- as well as teaching, learning, and performance -- directly from a master of the trade. Highlights include: Berkun's hard-won and simple philosophy, culled from years of lectures, teaching courses, and hours of appearances on NPR, MSNBC, and CNBC Practical advice, including how to work a tough room, the science of not boring people, how to survive the attack of the butterflies, and what to do when things go wrong The inside scoop on who earns $30,000 for a one-hour lecture and why The worst -- and funniest -- disaster stories you've ever heard (plus countermoves you can use) Filled with humorous and illuminating stories of thrilling performances and real-life disasters, Confessions of a Public Speaker is inspirational, devastatingly honest, and a blast to read.

Ace Your Interview

Author: Lisa B. Marshall

Publisher: Lisa B. Marshall

ISBN: 0983068100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 924

iTunes Top 25 business podcaster explains how to avoid interview mistakes! Learn new practical techniques (CAGE, PAAQ) to help you position yourself as the perfect fit. This very popular book tells how to:* Project a Powerful Online Image* Become an Interview Insider* Decide & Practice What to Say* Practice Killer Responses* Ace The Telephone Interview* Create a Powerful 1st Impression

The Winning Investor's Guide to Making Money in Any Market

Tried and True Strategies to Invest Like a Pro

Author: Andrew Horowitz

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429950718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6197

Over the past few decades, certified financial planner Andrew Horowitz has helped countless clients make loads of money in the market; now he's written a basic investing guidebook to share his expertise with the rest of us. Want to know the difference between ETFs and mutual funds? He tells you. Want to know how you can possibly select the best investments when you have so many choices? He explains that too. Whether you're just getting started or you want to manage your money more closely, you can invest smarter and Andrew will tell you how. You'll learn: - Which investments you should hold to have a truly diversified portfolio - Ways to choose the best stocks and know when to buy and when to sell - How to make sense of the current economic climate and invest accordingly - The best ways to minimize risk and protect your investments Andrew's blend of expertise and spot-on advice has landed him in numerous national newspapers and on shows like CNBC and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Discover what millions of Winning Investor podcast fans already know: Andrew's straight-shooting style, real-life examples, and quick and dirty tips take the mystery out of the market, put you on the surefire path to investing success, and make the life and future you've been dreaming of yours for the taking

Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again

Author: Mignon Fogarty

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429940573

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 8665

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to focus her attention on those words that continuously confound the masses. In Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again, you'll learn: - When you should use affect and when effect is right- Whether you should you say purposely or purposefully- The difference between hilarious and hystericalPacked with clear explanations, fun quotations showing the word used in context, and the quick and dirty memory tricks Mignon is known for, this friendly reference guide ends the confusion once and for all and helps you speak and write with confidence.

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Author: Mignon Fogarty

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429977494

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 3228

Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether? Grammar Girl is here to help! Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar—but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock-full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk.

A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project

Author: Dr. Marilyn Smith-Stoner, PhD, MSN, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826133177

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 7587

A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project provides an effective, proven blueprint that enables students to disseminate their DNP Projects. This book describes the process of disseminating the final written assignment, as is recommended by the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for graduation from a DNP program. For all DNP graduates looking to make a positive impact on health care today, dissemination of knowledge and research is imperative to initiate quality improvement effectively. By sharing the results of their research, DNPs can improve healthcare. This book provides step-by-step instruction for all methods of dissemination, from print to digital media. The text provides step-by-step instructions for each type of dissemination, and highlights specific resources and their benefits and drawbacks. It includes explanations of how to use social media, web-based platforms, and alternative artistic means. A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project contains a uniquely apt set of resources for the DNP graduate. Key Features: Checklists that illustrate the process of transforming a project to a manuscript or other presentation User-friendly graphics and diagrams that summarize content An Appendix with over 50 links to online resources for dissemination Faculty Guide to help their DNP students through dissemination

Quick and Dirty Tips for Life After College

Your Ultimate Guide to Career Success

Author: Mignon Fogarty,Monica Reinagel,Ben Greenfield,Dr. Sanaz Majd,Laura D. Adams,Adam Freedman,Jason Marshall,Lisa B. Marshall,Amanda Thomas,Richie Frieman,Jolanta Benal,Stever Robbins

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466821752

Category: Reference

Page: 32

View: 7842

Graduating college is a momentous achievement. But once the diploma is awarded and the parties are over...now what? What's the next step? How do we bridge the gap between our college days and the "real world"? That's where the experts at Quick and Dirty Tips come in. Their wisdom and experience will turn your uncertainty into confidence, your ineptitude into skill, and your questions into answers. In this essential guide for life after college, 12 experts from the Quick and Dirty Tips network tackle the most important issues facing every recent grad. Including: - How do I get a job? - Should I go to law school? - How do I lose the weight I gained in college? - Can writing become a career? - Is my resume causing my unemployment? - How do I stock a healthy kitchen on a budget? - How can I use math to land my dream job? And many others! Incorporate this insightful advice into your post-college life and you'll cruise straight to real life success!

100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

How to Get By Without Even Trying

Author: Sarah Cooper

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449483216

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 8884

You know those subtle tricks your coworkers are all guilty of? The constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions? These tricks make them seem like they know what they’re doing when in fact they have no clue. This behavior is so ingrained, so subtle, and so often mistaken for true intelligence that identifying it, calling it out, or compiling it into an exhaustive digest has never been attempted. Until now. Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, 100 Tricks gives you actionable ways to use words like “actionable,” in order to sound smart. Every type of meeting is covered, from general meetings where you stopped paying attention almost immediately, to one-on-one meetings you zoned out on, to impromptu meetings you were painfully subjected to at the last minute. It’s all here. Open this book to any page and find an easy-to-digest trick with an even easier-to-digest illustration, guiding you on: how to nail the big meeting by pacing and nodding most effective ways to listen to your coworkers while still completely ignoring them the key to making your presentations “interactive.” If you hadn’t noticed these behaviors before, you will see them now—from your colleagues, your managers, and soon yourself. Each trick is a mirror to the reality of what happens in meetings, told in the form of hilariously bad advice—advice that you might just want to take. But probably not. But maybe.

The Storyteller's Secret

From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch On and Others Don't

Author: Carmine Gallo

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466882697

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2992

How did a Venice Beach T-shirt vendor become television's most successful producer? How did an entrepreneur who started in a garage create the most iconic product launches in business history? How did a timid pastor's son overcome a paralyzing fear of public speaking to captivate sold-out crowds at Yankee Stadium, twice? How did a human rights attorney earn TED's longest standing ovation, and how did a Facebook executive launch a movement to encourage millions of women to "lean in"? They told brilliant stories. In The Storyteller's Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't, keynote speaker, bestselling author, and communication expert Carmine Gallo reveals the keys to telling powerful stories that inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, launch movements, and change lives. The New York Times has called a well-told story "a strategic tool with irresistible power" - the proof lies in the success stories of 50 icons, leaders, and legends featured in The Storyteller's Secret: entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Sara Blakely, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Sheryl Sandberg; spellbinding speakers like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bryan Stevenson, and Malala Yousafzai; and business leaders behind famous brands such as Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, Wynn Resorts, Whole Foods, and Pixar. Whether your goal is to educate, fundraise, inspire teams, build an award-winning culture, or to deliver memorable presentations, a story is your most valuable asset and your competitive advantage. In The Storyteller's Secret, Gallo explains why the brain is hardwired to love stories - especially rags-to-riches stories - and how the latest science can help you craft a persuasive narrative that wins hearts and minds. "The art of storytelling can be used to drive change," says billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. And since the next decade will see the most change our civilization has ever known, your story will radically transform your business, your life, and the lives of those you touch. Ideas that catch on are wrapped in story. Your story can change the world. Isn't it time you shared yours?

Speak to Sell

Persuade, Influence, and Establish Authority & Promote Your Products, Services, Practice, Business, Or Cause

Author: Dan Kennedy

Publisher: Advantage Media Group

ISBN: 9781599327716

Category:

Page: 200

View: 6015

Master The Art of Public Speaking For Profit Public speaking has been around for centuries, and today, motivational speaking is as popular as ever. And, like a motivational speaker, you can also inspire an audience to open their wallets and give you money! In Speak to Sell, marketing wizard Dan Kennedy shares his secrets, so, whether you are speaking to promote any local business, to book appointments for a professional practice, or sell info-resources or other products at the back of the room...to an audience of 10 or 10,000...you can incite a stampede of response. When you step on the stage, you must intend to turn each and every audience member into a customer. They shouldn t even have a choice in the matter, and failure is not an option. No matter the audience, Dan shows precisely how to do just that. This book will transform your approach to speaking, and by utilizing the valuable techniques presented within, your authority, celebrity, and most importantly, profits, will skyrocket. Inside, you ll discover how to: sell one-to-many and multiply your earnings boost your authority and celebrity craft memorable and persuasive speeches that get results control the speaking environment to ensure success master the Top Four Success Factors of prosperous speakers make big money by speaking-to-sell Learn from serial entrepreneur Dan Kennedy, and turn ordinary speaking engagements into moneymaking machines!"

The 10 Commandments of Money

Survive and Thrive in the New Economy

Author: Liz Weston

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101498374

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9148

From the #1 personal finance columnist on the Internet (Nielsen/NetRatings)-a clear prescription for financial health in the 2010s and beyond. For previous generations, living within your means was a simple formula. Now, with the staggering rise in education, health care, and housing costs, millions of people find themselves skating from paycheck to paycheck with no idea how to move forward. As the most-read personal finance columnist on the Internet, Liz Weston has heard the questions and has the answers. Her 10 Commandments of Money will help readers avoid critical mistakes, survive the bad times, and thrive in the good ones. Just a few of Weston's invaluable pointers include how to: • Balance Your Budget • Pay Down Toxic Debt • Get the Right Mortgage • Pay for College • Save for Retirement • Maximize Your Financial Flexibility Liz Weston's goal is to provide THE practical guide to the brave new world of money. What Sylvia Porter's Money Book was to the 1970s, The 10 Commandments of Money will be for the 2010s. Watch a Video

Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

Transform Yourself from Overwhelmed to Overachiever

Author: Stever Robbins

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429925532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2146

Want to conquer your e-mail inbox once and for all? Need help getting organized and staying focused? Start reading! Millions of people already benefit from the innovative, time-saving tips that Stever Robbins dispenses each week in his #1 ranked Get-It-Done Guy podcast. Now he's come up with a 9-step plan to transform even the most overwhelmed into an overachiever. You will learn to: Beat procrastination by speed dating your tasks: You'll face anything if it's just for three minutes; schedule small, finite periods of time for those tasks that seem too overwhelming to get started on. Give your technology a performance review: Our smart phones, PDAs, and computers often make less work in one area while making much more work in others. Review your technology to make sure it's delivering on its promise. Cut out the small talk: Small talk builds superficial relationships, which is a grand waste of time. Ask better questions to make instant connections that'll benefit you for years to come. Written in the uniquely humorous style Stever is known for, Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More will help you break the bad habits slowing you down and holding you back. Work less and do more—your free time is waiting!

How to Be Alive

A Guide to the Kind of Happiness That Helps the World

Author: Colin Beavan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062236725

Category: Self-Help

Page: 448

View: 6969

“This is the book where self-help turns into helping the world—and then turns back into helping yourself find a better life. Fascinating and timely!”—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet What does it take to achieve a successful and satisfying life? Not long ago, the answer seemed as simple as following a straightforward path: college, career, house, marriage, kids, and a secure retirement. Not anymore. Staggering student loan debt, sweeping job shortages, a chronically ailing economy—plus the larger issues of global unrest, poverty, and our imperiled environment—make the search for fulfillment more challenging. And, as Colin Beavan, activist and author of No Impact Man, proclaims, more exciting. In this breakthrough book, Beavan extends a hand to those seeking more meaning and joy in life even as they engage in addressing our various world crises. How to Be Alive nudges the unfulfilled toward creating their own version of the Good Life—a life where feeling good and doing good intersect. He urges readers to reexamine the “standard life approaches” to pretty much everything and to experiment with life choices that are truer to their values, passions, and concerns. How do you stop placing limits on your potential impact? How do you make your choices really matter in everything from your clothing purchases to your career? How do you find the people who will most support you in your quest for a good life? To answer these questions and more, Beavan draws on classic literature and philosophy; surprising new scientific findings; and the uplifting personal stories of real-life “lifequesters”—people who are breaking away from those old broken paths, blazing fresh trails, and reveling in every step along the way. “There is a movement afoot for a better life and Colin Beavan is its prophet, with a new book as powerful as his already classic No Impact Man.”—John de Graaf, coauthor of Affluenza

Holes

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780307798367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4650

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.

Rich Habits

The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals

Author: Thomas C. Corley

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1934938939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 89

View: 7629

Offers a step-by-step financial success program that is concise, easy to understand and apply.