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It s the Way You Say it

It s the Way You Say it Author Carol A. Fleming
ISBN-10 9781609947439
Release 2013
Pages 239
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Most people don't like the sound of their voice - but for some, their vocal and communication habits are holding back professional success. Typical problems include: voice pitches too high, nasal and gravelly, mumbling, swallowing of words, speech too soft - people constantly asking to speak up, speaking too fast, difficulty making small talk, difficulty making eye contact, stage fright and interrupting others. Other books address some of these issues but are not grounded in speech science and professional expertise. With dozens of years under her belt as a Ph.D. speech therapist and pathologist, Carol Fleming can get every reader to the right solutions quickly.



It s the Way You Say It

It s the Way You Say It Author Carol Fleming
ISBN-10 9781609947453
Release 2013-02-08
Pages 264
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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Speak Your Mind Effectively! The best, most direct way to convey your intelligence, expertise, professionalism, and personality to other people is through talking to them. But most people have no idea what they sound like. And even if they do, they don’t think they can change it. It’s the Way You Say It is a thorough, nuts-and-bolts guide to becoming aware and taking control of how you communicate with others. Dr. Carol Fleming provides detailed advice and scores of exercises for • Understanding how others hear you • Dealing with specific speech problems • Varying your vocal patterns to make your speech more dynamic • Using grammar and vocabulary to increase your clarity and impact • Reinforcing your message with nonverbal cues • Conquering stage fright An entire section of the book focuses on communication issues in the workplace—interviews, presentations, voice mail, and more. Dr. Fleming puts a human face on her advice through vivid before-and-after stories of forty men and women who came to her for help. “No other skills will position you ahead of your competition as much as good speaking and presentation skills. No book approaches the depth and breadth of Dr. Carol Fleming’s It’s the Way You Say It.” —Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, keynote speaker, executive speech coach, and president of Fripp & Associates



The Well Spoken Thesaurus

The Well Spoken Thesaurus Author Tom Heehler
ISBN-10 9781402243059
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 391
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If you've ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* (*lofty, pretentious word) to impress a crowd, you know what it's like to* (*what it is to) be poorly spoken. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* (*lower echelons) of the English Language. The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary.



Talk Less Say More

Talk Less  Say More Author Connie Dieken
ISBN-10 0470549688
Release 2009-10-02
Pages 176
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Talk Less, Say More is a revolutionary guide to 21st century communication skills to help you be more influential and make things happen in our distracted, attention-deficit world. It's loaded with specific tips and takeaways to ensure that you're fully heard, clearly understood, and trigger positive responses in any business or social situation. It's the first book to deliver a proven method to master the core leadership skill of influence. Talk Less, Say More lays out a powerful 3-step method called Connect, Convey, Convince (R) and guides you in how to use these habits to be more influential. This succinct book solves your modern communication issues in today's demanding, distracted world at a time when interaction skills are plummeting. Communication is the single greatest challenge in business today. It takes just 3 habits to conquer it. Talk Less, Say More will help you achieve more with less. Less wordiness. Less tune-out. Less frustration. You'll gain more time. More positive outcomes. More rewarding relationships.



Training the Speaking Voice

Training the Speaking Voice Author Virgil A. Anderson
ISBN-10 0195365429
Release 1977-03-03
Pages 496
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Training the Speaking Voice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Training the Speaking Voice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Training the Speaking Voice book for free.



The Serious Business of Small Talk

The Serious Business of Small Talk Author Carol Fleming
ISBN-10 9781523094073
Release 2018-03-20
Pages 160
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The Serious Business of Small Talk Becoming Fluent, Comfortable, and Charming You walk into a room full of strangers and you immediately freeze—wait, no you don't. Instead, you start some light, easy banter with the group of people closest to you. Then you move on to another group. At the end of the meeting or the conference or the party, you leave with a whole new set of connections. It's not an impossible dream. No communication skill is more important in the world than small talk, says communication coach Carol Fleming. It's how you negotiate the beginning of all relationships. What is more, Fleming reveals, contrary to what most people say, they actually love small talk. Very few of us don't enjoy chewing the fat, shooting the breeze, or otherwise catching up with loved ones and old friends. That's small talk! It's just the one little bit about strangers that throws people off. Small talk with strangers is a skill, one Fleming has taught to scores of avowed wallflowers. She covers the inner and outer aspects—from the right attitude to how to dress, move around, and introduce yourself. Most importantly, she lays out a series of simple, memorable conversational strategies that make it easy to go from “Nice weather we're having” to a genuine, rewarding give-and-take. Carol Fleming won't tell you what to say. Believe it or not, you've already got what you need inside you. She merely provides the keys to unlock it.



It s the Way You Say It

It s the Way You Say It Author Carol A. Fleming
ISBN-10 1469054574
Release 2014-05-10
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Speech consultant, Dr. Carol Fleming brings unique knowledge and skills to the speaking needs of individuals and corporate clients. She has leveraged her professional background and skills, a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and over thirtyyears of successfully helping clients to improve their communication skills, to write a book that will benefit the individual to refine their voice, words, and demeanor and speak their mind effectively. Dr. Fleming knows what is important to the adult learner and how to streamline the learning process."It's the Way You Say It" offers: Useful vocal self-evaluation toolsValuable tips to solve specific voice problemsExpert advice on how to develop a dynamic voiceAdvice on how to become verbally competent and fluentPractical methods to become well-spokenHow to speak with comfort and confidenceSteps to becomeapproachable and graciousProfessional guidance in conquering stage fright



It s Not What You Say It s The Way You Say It

It   s Not What You Say  It   s The Way You Say It Author Michael Parker
ISBN-10 9781473502703
Release 2014-12-04
Pages 160
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No matter what your speaking challenge is, this inspirational, cleverly illustrated book will ensure you perform with passion, power and persuasion; at your very best. Whether you are chasing a job, planning a pitch, giving a speech at a wedding, presenting to one or one thousand people, you’ll discover how to: -Use the rule of three to win any audience over -Prepare so you can be yourself – but better -Embrace the unknown and conquer any fear Capturing a life time’s work in the art of persuasive communication, this powerful book reveals the principles, tools and tricks to help you become a courageous, memorable, stand-out speaker.



The Well Spoken Woman

The Well Spoken Woman Author Christine K. Jahnke
ISBN-10 9781616144630
Release 2011-09-27
Pages 355
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Sheryl Sandberg advises women to "lean in" to realize their full potential. To do so successfully, women need effective communication skills and a confident presentation style. In this must-have guide, one of the nation’s premier speech coaches shares tested techniques from twenty years of coaching women on what works and what doesn’t. The author details the practices and techniques of successful women to help all women improve their presentation and public speaking skills. With access to her expertise, you’ll learn strategies that will help you present your best self in forums from PTA meetings to TV studios, conferences to classrooms, boardrooms to YouTube. The author has advised First Lady Michelle Obama for her International Olympic Committee speech, provided speaker training to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and coached corporate CEOs and more women elected officials than any other trainer. Every woman can benefit from studying the polished speaking skills of such powerful women. Strategic advice on everything from messaging to hair and hemlines will allow you to come across as polished and prepared. The author includes easy-to-follow exercises so you can try out techniques immediately, from the use of sound bites and secrets to establishing eye contact to what not to do with your hands. Filled with behind-the-scenes advice, this book is for every woman who wants to present herself well, express her ideas with confidence, and earn the respect of any audience. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Power of Being Articulate

The Power of Being Articulate Author Pete Geissler
ISBN-10 1514630044
Release 2015-06-19
Pages 196
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Start with this thought: Your success in your professional, financial, and personal life depends to a great extent on your ability to articulate. I first learned the truth and power behind that statement when I lived in a grimy coal-mining and steel-making town in Pennsylvania, where it was clear that articulate professionals were more successful than the less articulate miners and mill workers. My education continued years later at the top levels of government, business, and academe where I observed power brokers and decision-makers use their considerable skills with language to think clearly, arrive at logical decisions, and convey those decisions clearly to others. And over the years, I saw that my happiest friends and associates were able to communicate clearly with spouses and others with whom they enjoy close relationships. "In short, my intuition told me that language is the root cause of a more fulfilled life. Along came Pete and this book." - John Yasinsky, Former CEO, GenCorp



Better to Best

Better to Best Author David J. Dempsey
ISBN-10 0971516529
Release 2006
Pages 336
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“Even Lincoln would have been impressed!” That is how Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes Inc. described David J. Dempsey's latest book, Better to BEST: How to Speak for Extraordinary Results . . . Every Time! Better to Best is an engaging new presentation skills book for business executives. Step-by-step, with his entertaining writing style and straightforward blend of expert advice, Dempsey shows busy professionals how to distinguish themselves from the thousands of speakers who indifferently deliver presentations loaded with jargon, clichés, and acronyms while relying on muddled multimedia visual aids. This unique presentation skills book provides the ultimate blueprint for speaking with confidence and conviction.



How to be Heard

How to be Heard Author Julian Treasure
ISBN-10 9781633536722
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 308
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HuffPost 20 Best Business Books of 2017 ─ Learn communication skills secrets from one of the most successful TED Talks stars of all time Transform your communication skills: Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Renowned five time TED Talks speaker and author Julian Treasure reveals how to speak so that people listen – and how to listen so that people feel heard. As this leading sound expert demonstrates via interviews with world-class speakers, professional performers and CEOs atop their field, the secret lies in developing simple habits that can transform our communication skills, the quality of our relationships and our impact in the world. Effective speaking, listening, and understanding skills: How to be Heard includes never-before-seen exercises to develop your communication skills that are as effective at home as in the boardroom or conference call. Julian Treasure offers an inspiring vision for a sonorous world of effective speaking, listening and understanding. Communication skills secrets and tips discussed in How to be Heard include: • Sound affects us all: How to make it work for you and improve your wellbeing, effectiveness and happiness. Why listening matters. How listening and speaking affect one another. • The seven deadly sins of speaking and listening: And how to avoid them; the four cornerstones of powerful speaking and listening. • How to listen and why we don’t: Your listening filters, and how to use them. Five simple exercises to achieve conscious listening. Tips from great listeners. Inner listening. • Your voice: The instrument we all play, and how to play it beautifully. The power of your vocal toolbox and how to build your speaking power; tricks of great speakers; simple exercises and practices to develop your voice. • Saying what you mean: How to plan and structure content so you always hit the bullseye. Clean language. Secrets of rhetoric; great speeches unpacked; exercises and methods to achieve clarity, precision and impact. Five danger words to avoid. • Stagecraft: How to deliver a great talk. Practice, preparation, tools and aids, common mistakes and how to avoid them, stage presence - how to act and talk like a top professional speaker and win over any audience. The five most common errors and how to avoid them.



Speaking and Writing Well

Speaking and Writing Well Author Kathy Alba
ISBN-10 0970990901
Release 2001-08-01
Pages 191
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Speaking and Writing Well has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Speaking and Writing Well also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Speaking and Writing Well book for free.



How to Develop a Better Speaking Voice

How to Develop a Better Speaking Voice Author Marjorie Hellier
ISBN-10 1438261624
Release 2011-03-10
Pages 128
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Have you ever heard your voice played back on a tape recorder? The first time you heard it, you probably said, “That's not me.” The following thought was probably, “Do I sound like that when I talk?”And, the third silent thought was,“Better do something about it quick!”But, what to do? How do you start improving your voice? The best solution is to take lessons from a voice teacher. This, however, costs money and takes time, both precious commodities. If your career is in the acting profession, this is the only solution. But, if you are not directly connected with the entertainment world, you will not want to go to such lengthy measures. Having a good speaking voice is an asset in any profession, and nothing is more revealing about your personality than your voice. What does the voice do? It reveals all the emotions inherent in man: anger, frustration,happiness, contentment, etc. Actually, the impression you make on other people is not done with words, but how you speak them. The most important word in the human language today is “communication.”Without it, enemies are made, friendships broken, business lost. When the phone was invented, the bulk of communications was taken from the hands and given to the voice. Yet, while children are taught their grammar and ABC's in school, the art of elocution is ignored. Now, you have reached a point in your life when you realize something is missing, and, being a mature person, you naturally want to correct this lack.“Do it yourself”has become the national password, so your problem is finding a book that is easily understood, practical, and interesting. Look no further, you are holding it in your hands. This book was written by a woman who has made her living by properly using her voice. Marjorie Hellier, actress, singer, lecturer and tutor with twenty-five years' experience in the handling of voices of every age and type, vividly describes her individual (and successful) approach to the art of voice control. Marjorie Hellier has set down all the pertinent facts necessary for improving your voice, and has done it in such a delightful manner, you will find yourself eager to improve. With her simple instructions and illustrations, it will take only a short time for you to notice a remarkable change in the quality of your voice. If you don't believe it, go back to that revealing tape recorder after you have thoroughly digested and applied the principles taught in this book, and hear the pleasing changes with your own ears.



Articulating Design Decisions

Articulating Design Decisions Author Tom Greever
ISBN-10 9781491921517
Release 2015-09-25
Pages 278
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Talking to people about your designs might seem like a basic skill, but it can be difficult to do efficiently and well. And, in many cases, how you communicate about your work with stakeholders, clients, and other non-designers is more critical than the designs themselves—simply because the most articulate person usually wins. This practical guide focuses on principles, tactics, and actionable methods for presenting your designs. Whether you design UX, websites, or products, you’ll learn how to win over anyone who has influence over the project—with the goal of creating the best experience for the end user. Walk through the process of preparing for and presenting your designs Understand stakeholder perspectives, and learn how to empathize with them Cultivate both implicit and explicit listening skills Learn tactics and formulas for expressing the most effective response to feedback Discover why the way you follow through is just as crucial as the meeting itself Educate your stakeholders by sharing the chapter from this book on how to work with designers



Words That Work

Words That Work Author Frank Luntz
ISBN-10 9781401385743
Release 2007-01-02
Pages 368
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The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. With chapters like "The Ten Rules of Successful Communication" and "The 21 Words and Phrases for the 21st Century," he examines how choosing the right words is essential. Nobody is in a better position to explain than Frank Luntz: He has used his knowledge of words to help more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies grow. Hell tell us why Rupert Murdoch's six-billion-dollar decision to buy DirectTV was smart because satellite was more cutting edge than "digital cable," and why pharmaceutical companies transitioned their message from "treatment" to "prevention" and "wellness." If you ever wanted to learn how to talk your way out of a traffic ticket or talk your way into a raise, this book's for you.



The Communication Book

The Communication Book Author Emma Ledden
ISBN-10 9781292063232
Release 2014-08-08
Pages 216
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'A must read for any aspiring executives looking to improve their professional communication skills.' Gordon Tobin, Head of Global Sales University, LinkedIn ‘Insightful, practical and easy to follow. This leads the charge on how to communicate effectively.’ Mairead Fleming, Managing Director, Brightwater Recruitment Specialists ‘Be the best you can be in communicating effectively with your audience. The three-step approach in preparation before you speak is at the heart of it all.’ Michael McDonnell, MBA Programme Manager, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Effective communication is too vital for you to leave to chance. Make sure what you’re saying is simple, clear, compelling and gets results. The Communication Book is your straightforward, practical and expert guide to the secrets of great communication for all the important scenarios you face in business today. With Emma Ledden’s expert help, quick tips and proven three-step visual approach, you’ll learn how to: Plan and prepare – focus on what you want to say and how you’re going to say it. Know yourself – understand what you want, how to get there and how to know when you’ve succeeded. Know your listener – understand what they want, what they’re thinking and how they will feel about what you’ve got to say. Keep in control – learn the secrets to staying on track, feeling confident and managing your reactions. Learn to communicate like a pro so you can instantly connect, engage, influence and get the results you want.