Category Archives: Bookshelf

101 Tips for Presenters

 ‘’Making Presentations’, Tim Hindle, DK Publishing, Essential Managers series, NY, NY, 1998

Despite some pix of people in dated attire and old technology reference, the author provides 101 simple tips for creating and delivering effective presentations. Most still work today. Worth the quick read.

Influence Quickly

 ‘Instant Influence – How to Get Anyone to Do Anything – FAST’, Michael V. Pantalon, PhD, Gildan Media Corp, 2011,

The author presents an interesting approach to influencing people – succeeding in only seven minutes with six simple questions.

Lessons Learned from the Gridiron

 ‘Hard Hitting Lessons’, Jim Tabaczynski, 2017

My good friend and favorite PR pro Jim Tabaczynski of the JPT Group shares some simple but not-so-obvious business lessons learned from playing football. Well worth the read.

 

A Quick Refresher

‘Communicate Clearly’, Robert Heller, DK Publishing, NY, 1998

I actually read this little Essential Managers series reference book again. Lots of simple reminders – worth the quick read.

Lots of Great Reads

Readers often indicate that they appreciate my regular listings here in BookShelf, but one asked for a comprehensive list. Great idea. Here you go …

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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.