Category Archives: Book Review

A Lesson from Andre Agassi

I recently finished Open, Andre Agassi’s autobiography. It is a terrific book and is one of the best autobiographies that I have ever read. I highly recommend it. The title of the book could not be more appropriate, both for … Continue reading

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Sales Pitches that Snap, Crackle n’ Pop

“When you make a sales pitch, you are not there to close a deal; you are there to open a relationship.” That one sentence captures the essence of a great book on sales: Sales Pitches that Snap, Crackle ‘n Pop … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Podium

Last year, Stephen D. Cohen, author of Lessons from the Podium, kindly sent me a copy of his book. A hectic schedule and already-bulging reading list kept me from getting to it until recently. Lessons from the Podium is a quick … Continue reading

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resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

It’s been said that there are no new stories; there are only new ways of telling the old stories. The same holds true for public speaking and presentation skills. After all, people have been writing about public speaking since Aristotle … Continue reading

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

John Maxwell is an internationally respected leadership expert, speaker and author. He is the founder of EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 126 countries. He regularly speaks to the leaders of a variety … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sentence?

Distilling your presentations into a single sentence or two will help keep you on the right track and ensure that your words, stories, statistics, pictures, props, etc. support, rather than detract from, your message. The next time you give a speech or presentation, ask yourself “What’s my key message?” or, if you prefer, “What’s my sentence?” Continue reading

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