No One Will Ever Shoot Holes in Your Ideas Again!
Paperback ISBN: 1564145905
The ability to make an effective presentation, whether it be to peers, bosses, customers, the general public, or the media, plays a major role in your career advancement. This book will give you what you need to speak effectively, with confidence, and in virtually any situation. This step-by-step program can turn even the shakiest speaker into a cool, confident presenter. It gives practical, easy-to-follow guidelines, coupled with the blueprints that will allow anyone apply the techniques immediately. It gives the key to controlling fears, details on how to outline and organize an effective presentation, ways to improve style and delivery, and perfect strategies to captivate any audience. This book will enable anyone be able to walk to that podium with confidence and make a presentation that will impress and inform with the ability to handle even the most difficult questions that may come up during your presentation.
Hardcover ISBN: 0674993772
Brutus gives an account of the Roman tradition of public and lawcourt speeches from its beginning to what Cicero described as the polished and entertaining speeches of his own day. Along the way Cicero has interesting things to say about the influence of the speaker's audience on his style and technique. Also notable here is an autobiographical sketch. Cicero's own very wide practical experience informs Orator, which depicts the ideal speaker. Here he details the principles of eloquent oratory and quotes instructive examples. Both works date from 46 BCE and are dedicated to the author's promising young friend, Brutus, later famous in the conspiracy against Caesar.
Pro Caelio/De Provinciis Consularibus/Pro Balbo
Hardcover ISBN: 0674994922
Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106?43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing more than 900 letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man all the more striking because most were not written for publication. Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty-nine volumes.
Know Your Value
Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth
Hardcover ISBN: 1602865949
A revised and expanded edition of Mika Brzezinski's bestselling motivational title that helps women advocate for themselves - featuring updated statistics, fresh interviews, and powerful new material for the #metoo era. Why are women so often overlooked and underpaid? In her bestselling 2011 manifesto Knowing Your Value-now updated, renamed, and expanded with all-new material--Mika takes an in-depth look at how women can achieve their deserved recognition and financial worth. Prompted by her own experience as co-host of Morning Joe, Mika interviews a wide range of women on their experiences moving up in their fields. Mika shares the surprising stories of power players such as presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, comedian Susie Essman, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, television personality Joy Behar, and many more. She also gets honest answers from the likes of Donny Deutsch, Jack Welch, and other thought leaders about why women are paid less, and what pitfalls women face--and play into. In the new 2018 edition, Mika updates the book throughout with current statistics about women's compensation rates and leadership roles; she adds new interviews with high-profile women (former Obama advisor Melody Barnes, New York Times editor on gender issues Susan Chira, BBC presenter Katty Kay, Blue Cross exec Jeanie Heffernan, Harvard's Victoria Budson, Executive Coach Liz Bentley); and adds new chapters about sexual harassment and "knowing your value" in personal relationships. Know Your Value blends personal stories with the latest cutting-edge research on why many women don't negotiate their compensation, why negotiating aggressively usually backfires, the real reasons why the gender wage gap persists, and what can be done about it. Written in Mika's brutally honest, funny, and self-deprecating style, Know Your Value is a vital book for professional women of all ages
The Official Ted Guide to Public Speaking
Paperback ISBN: 1328710289
Citing the potential of short inspirational talks, the TED curator draws insights from such speakers as Sir Ken Robinson, Amy Cuddy, and Bill Gates to explain how to develop one's unique public-speaking and communication skills.
The Storyteller's Secret
From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't
Paperback ISBN: 1250072239
How did an American immigrant without a college education go from Venice Beach T-Shirt vendor to television’s most successful producer? How did a timid pastor’s son surmount a paralyzing fear of public speaking to sell out Yankee stadium, twice? How did the city of Tokyo create a PowerPoint stunning enough to win itself the chance to host the Olympics? They told brilliant stories. In his hugely attended Talk Like TED events, bestselling author and communications guru Carmine Gallo found, again and again, that audiences wanted to discover the keys to telling powerful stories, inspiring stories that could galvanize movements and actuate global change. And indeed, whether your goal is to sell, educate, fundraise, or entertain, your story is your most valuable asset. A well-told story hits you like a punch to the gut; it triggers the light bulb moment, the ‘aha’ that illuminates the path to innovation. Your story is “a strategic tool with irresistible power,
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"--