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15 Successful Communications Lessons (Collection) (FT Press Delivers Collections) [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

Make Your Point, Get Heard, Get Understood, and Get Action!


Get results! Master breakthrough communications techniques for every audience and every medium–from PowerPoint to face-to-face conversations! Learn to succeed at everything from making a great first impression to communicating complex data…listening effectively to managing a flood of email!


From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Jerry Weissman , Mark Magnacca , Terry Fadem , Jurgen Wolff , David M. Levine , and many more


Included in this collection:  

  • Less Is More: The Proper Use of Graphics for Effective Presentations (Jerry Weissman)
  • Grabbing Your Audience’s Attention Immediately: If You Don’t, Your Presentation May Be Doomed (Jerry Weissman)
  • Don’t Make Them Think!: Creating the Best Flow for the Elements of any Great Presentation (Jerry Weissman)
  • Grab Your Audience’s Attention: First Impressions Set the Presentation On–or Off–Course (Mark Magnacca)
  • Presenting to Win : How to Use Animation Effectively to Tell Your Story (Jerry Weissman)
  • Presenting Data in Charts and Tables: Categorical and Numerical Variables (David M. Levine and David F. Stephan)
  • How to Get Your Presentation Audience to Aha! (Jerry Weissman)
  • Capturing Your Audience Immediately (and You Are Off to a Great Presentation!) (Jerry Weissman)
  • Great Questions: The Most Important Tool in a Manager’s Toolbox (Terry J. Fadem)
  • How to Guide Conversations Toward Extraordinary Results (Jurgen Wolff)
  • Unasked Questions Are Foolish Ones (Terry J. Fadem)
  • Create Your Personal Questioning Style (Terry J. Fadem)
  • How to Keep the Email Monster from Eating You Alive (Jurgen Wolff)
  • How to Ask the Best Probing Questions (Terry J. Fadem)
  • The Role of Listening in Asking the Right Questions (Terry J. Fadem)


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About the Author

Natalie Canavor’s publications, articles, Web sites, and scripts have won international recognition. She successfully launched four monthly national magazines for business and professional audiences and directed all communications for New York State’s largest educational agency, where she supervised hundreds of publications and advised leaders on PR strategy. Her journalism credits include numerous features for The New York Times and Newsday. She consults for Adelphi University’s Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership.


Claire Meirowitz, an award-winning author, has served as project manager and copy editor for many leading business, technology, and educational publications and for publishers including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CMP Media LLC, Ziff-Davis Media, Interex, and United Technical Publications. She has managed projects and edited materials for IBM, Microsoft, HP, Intel, Cisco Systems, Computer Associates, Kodak, Merant, MOCA, and Qwest.


Jerry Weissman, the world’s #1 corporate presentations consultant, is known worldwide for his confidential executive coaching sessions. His private client list reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s great companies, including the top brass at Yahoo!, eBay, Intel, Intuit, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, and many others. His techniques have helped nearly 400 client firms hone persuasive IPO road show presentations that have raised hundreds of billions of dollars. He is author of Presenting to Win.


David M. Levine is Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Computer Information Systems at Bernard M. Baruch College (City University of New York). He is nationally recognized as a leading innovator in business statistics education and is coauthor of such best-selling statistics textbooks as Statistics for Managers Using Microsoft Excel, Basic Business Statistics: Concepts and Applications, Business Statistics: A First Course, and Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists Using Microsoft Excel and Minitab.


David F. Stephan is an instructional designer who has pioneered the classroom use of technology and is a leader in making Excel more accessible to statistics students. He has coauthored several textbooks with David M. Levine.


Mark Magnacca has invested 15 years in discovering what sets great communicators apart. He recently brought his insights together in the book So What? As founder and president of Insight Development Group, Magnacca’s seminar and training programs have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and on CNN’s MoneyLine. He has helped thousands of entrepreneurs, salespeople, and executives adopt the mindset that makes them indispensable in any economic cycle. A participant in the Strategic Coach Master’s Program, he is also author of The Product Is You.


Jurgen Wolff is a writer, teacher, hypnotherapist, and creativity expert who has created the courses Beyond Brainstorming, Create Your Future, Hypnotic Writing, and The Creative Breakthrough Workshop. Wolff has presented at venues ranging from the University of Southern California to the University of Barcelona, the Skyros Institute to The Academy for Chief Executives, Grundy-UFA to Columbia-Tri-Star. His books include Do Something Different, Your Writing Coach, Successful Scriptwriting, Top Secrets: Screenwriting, and Successful Sitcom Writing. He also edits the popular Internet creativity newsletter, Brainstorm.


Terry J. Fadem is a veteran manager with 25 years of experience ranging from supervising steel workers (J&L Steel), to managing in a major corporation (DuPont), to working with start-up companies. His business venture teams have been profiled in books and periodicals, and he has also been a frequent speaker and consultant on strategic management issues. Fadem is currently Managing Director, Corporate Alliances at the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also a member of the Core Team of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at The Wharton School. In addition, Fadem is President of the Biomedical Research and Education Foundation

Product Details

  • File Size: 1406 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
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  • Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003U9UVWU
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reminders of things we really already know August 28, 2010
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This is an excellent book. Like so many business effectiveness books, if you really consider what you are hearing, it is mostly motherhood and apple pie, but the author does an excellent job of making most chapters an "Ah-Ha" moment. Well written, crisply delivered and some really good messages. I finished it an afternoon and it was well worth the (initially looked expensive) price.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good November 10, 2010
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I purchased two other books (Kindle) from the same author (I am a professional speaker in Brazil) and before I read them I found this one and decided to begin with it. It is very practical and easy to read, like any presentation should be. The book itself might be your best lesson on how to communicate your ideas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff March 15, 2011
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There's a lot of great and helpful info in these short essays! Although written mainly for those in the business field, it would be nice for others (anyone who speaks or gives presentations)to read and practice some of the skills presented here: how the audience's eye travels on a visual presentation, how to catch your audience's attention at the start of a speech, how to think of your audience and their needs when trying to persuade them.

I teach speech class to high school kids and found/was reminded of helpful things to tell my students.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good lessons July 10, 2012
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I read this from cover to cover, so to speak, and found it to be a valuable tool. Many of the lessons are common sense but it still gives good pointers of successful communication. I am a college-level instructor and always looking for better ways to "reach" my students. Anything that helps me communicate better is always good. I recommend this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another viewpoint. June 23, 2012
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Good enough...but doesn't have a Table of Contents. Not sure I agree with everything the author(s
But it represents another viewpoint.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Book June 22, 2012
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Picked this book up when it was free on Amazon and have really enjoyed reading it. Lots of helpful tips and pointers.
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