Paperback ISBN: 0029019869
In Negotiating Rationally, Max Bazerman and Margaret Neale explain how to avoid the pitfalls of irrationality and gain the upper hand in negotiations. For example, managers tend to be overconfident, to recklessly escalate previous commitments, and fail to consider the tactics of the other party. Drawing on their research, the authors show how we are prisoners of our own assumptions. They identify strategies to avoid these pitfalls in negotiating by concentrating on opponents’ behavior and developing the ability to recognize individual limitations and biases. They explain how to think rationally about the choice of reaching an agreement versus reaching an impasse. A must read for business professionals.
Talk Like Ted
The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
Paperback ISBN: 1250061539
A guide to public speaking reveals the top nine strategies of the gold-standard presentation method, drawing on interviews with successful TED conference speakers to outline step-by-step methods for overcoming fears, motivating teams and rendering a presentation more dynamic. 50,000 first printing.
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.
The Pin Drop Principle
Captivate, Influence, and Communicate Better Using the Time-Tested Methods of Professional Performers
Hardcover ISBN: 1118289196
"Tap into the powerful techniques of professional actors and great communicators The Pin Drop Principle is a step-by-step master class for anyone wishing to become a more confident and credible communicator. Lewis and Mills believe all business professionals ought to deliver their message in such an engaging way that one could literally hear a pin drop when they speak. The secret to doing so comes from an unusual world: professional acting. By activating "objective" and "intention"--the main tools of actors (and great communicators)--business people can give their messages meaning and relevance, so the recipients walk away knowing why the message is important and what is in it for them. Empowers business professionals with performance-based delivery techniques--from storytelling to vocal dynamics--essential to becoming a great communicator Written for anyone wishing to engage listeners, establish instant credibility, influence key decision makers, and create a positive lasting impression Based on the Pinnacle Method, one of the most popular and groundbreaking communication skills training methods The Pin Drop Principle is an accessible resource for anyone who routinely needs to present ideas to large or small groups, convey feedback effectively, conduct difficult conversations, and persuade others"--
The Rhetoric of Empire
Colonial Discourse in Journalism, Travel Writing, and Imperial Administration
Paperback ISBN: 0822313170
The white man's burden, darkest Africa, the seduction of the primitive: such phrases were widespread in the language Western empires used to talk about their colonial enterprises. How this language itself served imperial purposes--and how it survives today in writing about the Third World--are the subject of David Spurr's book, a revealing account of the rhetorical strategies that have defined Western thinking about the non-Western world. Despite historical differences among British, French, and American versions of colonialism, their rhetoric had much in common. The Rhetoric of Empire identifies these shared features—images, figures of speech, and characteristic lines of argument—and explores them in a wide variety of sources. A former correspondent for the United Press International, the author is equally at home with journalism or critical theory, travel writing or official documents, and his discussion is remarkably comprehensive. Ranging from T. E. Lawrence and Isak Dineson to Hemingway and Naipaul, from Time and the New Yorker to the National Geographic and Le Monde, from journalists such as Didion and Sontag to colonial administrators such as Frederick Lugard and Albert Sarraut, this analysis suggests the degree to which certain rhetorical tactics penetrate the popular as well as official colonial and postcolonial discourse. Finally, Spurr considers the question: Can the language itself—and with it, Western forms of interpretation--be freed of the exercise of colonial power? This ambitious book is an answer of sorts. By exposing the rhetoric of empire, Spurr begins to loosen its hold over discourse about—and between—different cultures.
As We Speak
How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick
Paperback ISBN: 1439153086
Outlines an empowering approach to public speaking that draws on the co-author's experience with leading companies, covering topics ranging from content and delivery to body language and interpersonal exchanges.
How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity
Paperback ISBN: 0470601787
"Use eye-popping visual tools to energize your people! Just as social networking has reclaimed the Internet for human interactivity and co-creation, the visual meetings movement is reclaiming creativity, productivity, and playful exchange for serious work in groups. Visual Meetings explains how anyone can implement powerful visual tools, and how these tools are being used in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to facilitate both face-to-face and virtual group work. This dynamic and richly illustrated resourcegives meeting leaders, presenters, and consultants a slew of exciting tricks and tools, including graphic recording, visual planning, story boarding, graphic templates, idea mapping, etc.; creative ways to energize team building, sales presentations, staff meetings, strategy sessions, brainstorming, and more; getting beyond paper and whiteboards to engage new media platforms; understanding emerging visual language for leading groups. Unlocking formerly untapped creative resources for business success, Visual Meetings will help you and your team communicate ideas more effectively and engagingly"--
Writing With Style
Conversations on the Art of Writing
Paperback ISBN: 0130257133
A storehouse of practical writing tips, written in a lively, conversational style. Readers lean to develop a writer's sense: the book demonstrates that writing is really applied psychology since it is essentially the art of creating desired effects. Provides an explanation of what effects are desirable and how to create them. An exceptional book that works successfully on several levels simultaneously. Provides new insight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp opener; how to invigorate a banal style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions, and much more. For anyone who needs a reference guide on writing.