Description : What to Say and When to Shut Up is a useful and interactive book on persuasive communication for corporates, students, entrepreneurs, and anybody who is looking to make a lasting impression on their audience. Through a practical AEIOU Xtra E framework and examples from inspiring leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Malala Yousafzai, Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King, J.K. Rowling, among others, this book will help you become a persuasive communicator. Rakesh Godhwani’s invaluable advice includes ways to: • Motivate audiences to action • Nail the interview for your dream job • Make impressive business presentations • Pitch to investors to raise money • Sell a product to a client • Negotiate a win-win • Network professionally and socially • Resolve conflicts
Description : For business people looking to get results and up their income, this book divulges no-nonsense strategies that can turn anyone into a powerful speaker who can overcome challenges and influence the right listeners. * Provides hands-on, easy-to-use tools to help anyone improve their business communication skills * Contains original heartwarming stories, examples, and lessons learned from the author's 20-year career in television news, a run for political office, and advising some of the nation's biggest companies * Every chapter contains topical session examples, stories, "Coaching Notes," "Quick Fixes," and subject-related quotes * The index helps readers easily locate specific topics and references to key terms
Description : For business people looking to get results and up their income, this book divulges no-nonsense strategies that can turn anyone into a powerful speaker who can overcome challenges and influence the right listeners. • Provides hands-on, easy-to-use tools to help anyone improve their business communication skills • Contains original heartwarming stories, examples, and lessons learned from the author's 20-year career in television news, a run for political office, and advising some of the nation's biggest companies • Every chapter contains topical session examples, stories, "Coaching Notes," "Quick Fixes," and subject-related quotes • The index helps readers easily locate specific topics and references to key terms
Description : A practicing clinical psychologist for children and adolescents, Anthony Wolf, author of the phenomenal bestseller Get Out Of My Life, But First Can You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? (“I love this book!” —Parenting Magazine) returns with another wise, funny, and eminently practical guide to raising and understanding teenagers. I’d Listen to My Parents If They’d Just Shut Up offers frustrated moms and dads humorous, dialog-based advice and techniques for what to say and not to say when parenting teens today.
Description : Almost everyone has found themselves in a situation where they don't know if they should bite their tongue or speak their mind. When is silence golden and when is it better to speak up? When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up offers practical guidelines for people who want to improve their communication skills. It will help readers explore the cost and purpose of silence, how to ask good questions, how to overcome pressure to remain silent, and more. Using biblical and contemporary examples, this book shares important strategies for discerning God's direction, acting on his word, and building better communication within your workplace, church, and home.
Description : “You forgot to buy milk!” “You never said anything about milk.” “Yes, I definitely did. You never listen.” “I do too listen. You never said milk.” “No, I did say milk. You just don’t listen.” We’ve all been in situations like this one–when a loved one unintentionally provokes a confrontation. What do we do? We stand our ground, push our point, and underscore our reasons. We do it because we know we’re right. What is it, deep inside our being, that refuses to budge, to give in, or to shut up before we’re embroiled in a fight we don’t want? Meet your baby self. According to Dr. Anthony Wolf, this childish personality comes out at home, at work, and in social settings–with spouses, significant others, colleagues, and even friends. The baby self doesn’t know when to back down, it doesn’t compromise, and it can lead you to make rash and, usually, wrong decisions. In this humorous, helpful, and eye-opening guide, you’ll learn how to deal with your baby self when it wreaks havoc on your life. Dr. Wolf provides alternate ways of responding to others when your baby self is ready to scream: It’s not fair! It’s not my fault! You are wrong! He offers ways to avoid the traps that sabotage all relationships, helps us recognize the false reasons we trick ourselves into thinking we are right, and teaches us how to let our mature side do the talking. With scores of examples of how innocent day-to-day conversations can erupt into conflagrations, Dr. Wolf shows you how to disengage fast and easily. The result? Peace, positive dialogue, and happier relationships all around–even if deep down you know you are right! From the Hardcover edition.
Description : In this hilarious and ultimately moving memoir, comedians and real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn prove that in marriage, all you need is love—and a healthy dose of complaining, codependence, and pinot noir. After thirteen years of being married, Annabelle and Jeff have found “We’re just not that into us.” Instead of giving up, they’ve held their relationship together by ignoring conventional wisdom and fostering a lack of intimacy, by using parenting as a competitive sport, and by dropping out of couples therapy. The he-said/she-said chronicle of their intense but loving marriage includes an unsentimental account of the medical odyssey that their family embarked upon after their infant son was diagnosed with VACTERL, a very rare series of birth defects. Annabelle and Jeff’s unforgivingly raw, uproariously funny story is sure to strike both laughter and terror in the hearts of all couples (not to mention every single man or woman who is contemplating the connubial state). Serving up equal parts sincerity and cynicism, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up is a laugh-out-loud must-read for everyone who has come to realize that being “in love” can only get you so far. On Cohabitation He says: “Within days of Annabelle’s arrival, I became very aware that she demanded solitude and had the housekeeping habits of a feral animal.” She says: “The guy had some sort of nudity radar. When I would take my clothes off for even a second, Jeff would be in front of me cheering as if he’d scored box seats at Fenway Park.” On Sex He says: “I want to have sex every day, but Annabelle only wants to do it once a week. So we compromise: we have sex once a week.” She says: “Jeff says talking about money before you have sex is a turnoff, but it’s only a turnoff if you’re talking about not having money. Talking about money before you have sex when you have money is actually a turn-on.” On Pregnancy He says: “For God’s sake, all I wanted to do was have sex without a condom for a little while; now we were moments from bringing a new life into the world!” She says: “My ass was expanding so fast it was like a Starbucks franchise. On every corner of my ass there was a new branch of ass opening up.” From the Hardcover edition.
Description : Mary’s older sister, Gwen, has screwed up everything. Not only is Gwen pregnant at seventeen, but she’s also decided to marry the Creep who knocked her up. Now Mary is powerless to stop her family from imploding. Her parents are freaking out, and to top it off, the Creep has a gross fascination with Mary while Gwen enjoys teasing her to tears for sport. Despite her brother’s advice to shut up, Mary can’t keep her trap closed and manages to piss off Mom so much that it comes to blows. Mary doesn’t know what to do, and all her attempts to get help are rejected. When she finally plans her escape, she fails to consider how it could destroy them all.
Description : Praise and Reviews `Cary Cooper has taught me a lot about communication - this book is a bonus!` Shirley Conran `A though subject, tackled in a fascinating and entertaining way, offering an insight into some of the top managerial minds in business today` Emma Worthington, Series Editor, BBC In a no-nonsense way Shut Up and Listen! tackles the nuts and bolts of communication at work with startling honesty and an avalanche of practical tips. The author's views are supported by comment from and impressive line-up of experts, whose communication strategies drive a range of successful organizations, such as Microsoft, the BBC, Nokia, Arsenal FC, Sainsbury's, HSBC and the Samaritans. Shut Up and Listen! has something for all those who face the difficult challenge of making themselves heard in a multi-delivery-channel business world - whether trying to negotiate a pay rise or struggling to put the WOW factor into a presentation. So if you're fed up of the fads and fashions of commercial life then take a trip back to basics. This isn't coalface, it's the coal!
Description : Girlfriend, Sit down and shut up is a short self help manual for women who misunderstand the do's and don'ts of today's society. It reveals useful tips on relationships, children and self examination. A light-hearted, truthful and informative book for women who have lost their way; looking for a little advice, ready to make a change or just confused about what it means to be a lady.