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How to Talk Minnesotan: Revised for the 21st Century
How to Talk Minnesotan
Revised for the 21st Century
Paperback      ISBN: 014312269x
A revised edition of the hilarious Minnesotan culture guide from a former writer for A Prairie Home Companion Fans of the Minnesota-set movie Fargo will love this uproarious culture guide to all-things Minnesotan. With his dry wit and distinctive voice, Howard Mohr won millions of fans across the country on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion. His popular commercials and ad spots, including one for “Minnesota Language Systems,
Play the Part: Master Body Signals to Connect and Communicate for Business Success
Play the Part
Master Body Signals to Connect and Communicate for Business Success
Paperback      ISBN: 0071835482
Teaches business professionals how to use the techniques actors do to communicate effectively during presentations.
Don't Get Me Wrong!: The Global Gestures Guide
Don't Get Me Wrong!
The Global Gestures Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 3981337093
From A as in Australia to Z as in Zimbabwe, this fun, informative and beautiful guide reveals surprising meanings of everyday hand gestures.
Perfecting Your Pitch: How to Succeed in Business and in Life by Finding Words That Work
Perfecting Your Pitch
How to Succeed in Business and in Life by Finding Words That Work
Paperback      ISBN: 0142181226
" A New York Times bestselling author reveals how to find the right words for every situation Whether you are making a budget request, interviewing for a job, ending a relationship, or talking to children about divorce, the crux of success in those andother crucial situations is planned, effective communication. And yet, it is the tool people most often fail to use. In Perfecting Your Pitch, expert consultant and negotiator Ronald M. Shapiro presents his system of scripting, outlined efficiently as the Three D's: Draft, Devil's Advocate, Deliver. Using real-life examples, Shapiro walks readers step-by-step through the process of creating an effective message, preparing for counterarguments, and delivering the results with confidence and grace across a broad range of situations. He also provides an excellent menu of stories and model scripts for communication challenges affecting business, family, friends and consumers. Reaching out to readers of Difficult Conversations and Getting to Yes, PerfectingYour Pitch introduces a simple but powerful system we can all use for great results"--
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Crucial Conversations
Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Paperback      ISBN: 0071401946
Offers techniques for communicating effectively in difficult and important situations to achieve positive results.
Show Me The Numbers: Designing Tables And Graphs To Enlighten
Show Me The Numbers
Designing Tables And Graphs To Enlighten
Hardcover      ISBN: 0970601999
Tables and graphs can more adequately communicate important business information when they reflect the good design practices discussed in this practical guide to effective table and graph design. Information is provided on the fundamental concepts of table and graph design, the numbers and knowledge most suitable for display in a graphic form, the best tabular means to communicate certain ideas, and the component-level aspects of design. Analysts, technicians, and managers will appreciate the solid theory behind this outline for ensuring that tables and graphs present quantitative business information in a truthful, attractive format that facilitates better decision making.
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs
How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0071636080
Expanding on his popular online article, a Businessweek.com columnist breaks down the ten elements and principles used in presentations by the cofounder of Apple and Pixar and explains how to use them to add dazzle to any presentation or seminar.
Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well, Even When It Is Off Base, Unfair, poorly Delivered, and, Frankly, You're Not In The Mood
Thanks for the Feedback
The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well, Even When It Is Off Base, Unfair, poorly Delivered, and, Frankly, You're Not In The Mood
Paperback      ISBN: 0143127136
"The bestselling authors of the classic Difficult Conversations teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms, and coaching into productive listening and learning We swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers-but also family, friends, and in-laws-they all have "suggestions" for our performance, parenting, or appearance. We know that feedback is essential for healthy relationships and professional development-but we dread it and often dismiss it. That's because receiving feedback sits at the junction of two conflicting human desires. We do want to learn and grow. And we also want to be accepted just as we are right now. Thanks for the Feedback is the first book to address this tension head on. It explains why getting feedback isso crucial yet so challenging, and offers a powerful framework to help us take on life's blizzard of off-hand comments, annual evaluations, and unsolicited advice with curiosity and grace. The business world spends billions of dollars and millions of hours each year teaching people how to give feedback more effectively. Stone and Heen argue that we've got it backwards and show us why the smart money is on educating receivers- in the workplace and in personal relationships as well. Coauthors of the international bestseller Difficult Conversations, Stone and Heen have spent the last ten years working with businesses, nonprofits, governments, and families to determine what helps us learn and what gets in our way. With humor and clarity, they blend the latest insights from neuroscience and psychology with practical, hard-headed advice. The book is destined to become a classic in the world of leadership, organizational behavior, and education"--