August Reads

I actually read two books recently and listened to a third on CD … and recommend all three:

’50 Tips for Speaking Like a Pro’, Terry Paulson Ph.D., 1999, Crisp Publications, Menlo Park, CA

One of the sharpest people I encountered in my time with the National Speakers Association. His quick read is aimed more at professional speakers or wannabes, but still has lots of simple ideas we can use.

‘The Business of Bullsh*t – a Humorous Guide to the Spin, Hype and Pretense of the Modern World’ – Graham Edmonds, Penguin Group, NY 2006

Full disclosure here – I really bought this one for the title. But, beyond the clever humor, it takes a good look at workplace communication and corporate-speak.

‘Good to Great – Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t’  Jim Collins, read by author, Harper Collins, NY, 2001, Harper Audio 2009

I’m enjoying experiencing the brilliance of Jim Collins all over again and really enjoyed listening to him narrate his own work.

Happy reading or listening … and learning!