Category Archives: Bookshelf

No BS About BS

‘Your Call Is Important To Us – the Truth About Bullsh*t’, Laura Penny, Random House, NY, 2005

I  picked up this book for the title and actually read it while traveling. An interesting study of the steaming piles of BS found in advertising, institutions and government.

Communicate with Style

‘People Styles at Work and Beyond – Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships Better’, by Robert Bolton & Dorothy Grover Bolton, American Management Association, NY, 2009.

An excellent discussion of four basic workplace communication styles – Driver, Expressive, Amiable and Analytical – their strengths, weaknesses and need for adaptation.

It’s ShowTime

‘Good in a Room – how to sell yourself and your ideas and win over any audience’, by Stephanie Palmer, Tantor Media, Inc., 2008.

A most interesting take on high stakes pitches and meetings from a former Hollywood studio executive who listened to a lot of pitches in a lot of meetings.

The Maker Revolution

‘The Maker Movement Manifesto – Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers and Tinkerers’, by Mark Hatch, McGraw-Hill Education, Brilliance Audio, 2013.

A fascinating discussion of the Maker Movement and how it’s changing the world with its new, easy to use and inexpensive tools and technologies.

An Audience-Centered Sport

‘Speaking is an Audience-Centered Sport – How to create and deliver presentations that make people sit up, take notice and beg for more!’, by Marjorie Brody, Career Skills Press, Jenkintown PA, 2001.

I reread Brody’s book while traveling. It’s an excellent basic overview with some content contributed by her professional speaking colleagues. Well worth the read.

Small Business Success

‘Growing Your Business!’, by Marc LeBlanc, Beaver’s Pond Press, Edina MN, 1999.

Thought it was time to re-read LeBlanc’s excellent book while on vacation. It’s the smallest, shortest and one of the best resources for small businesses ever. Great idea!

A Very Helpful Book

Last month, I mentioned a reporter included me in her ‘Business Unplugged’ blog entry on business books. Thought you’d enjoy my comments. Read More »

Sales Success

‘Sales Bible – the Ultimate Sales Resource’, by Jeffrey Gitomer, HarperCollins, NY, 2008.

Thought it was time to re-read Gitomer’s great book and his 10.5 Commandments of Sales Success while on vacation. Great idea!

101 Presentation Tips

‘Making Presentations’, by Tim Hindle, part of the DK Essential Managers series, DK Publishing, NY, 1998.

A quick review of 101 tips for creating and delivering presentations … a good simple refresher.

Don’t Let Your Business Bury You!

‘Conquer the Chaos – How to Grow a Successful Small Business Without Going Crazy’ by Clate Mask & Scott Martineau, Gildan Media Corp., 2010.

Six strategies to make your business run smoothly and help you conquer the chaos. Lots of useful take-aways. Well worth the read or listen time.

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