By Phil Stella
Looks like that idea was a hit, as several readers asked for more. So, the list below includes all the workplace communication-related titles I’ve mentioned recently.
“Smarter, Faster, Cheaper — Non-Boring, Fluff-Free Strategies for Marketing and Promoting Your Business,” David Siteman Garland, Gildan Media Group, 2011.
“The Hamster Revolution, Stop Info-Glut — Reclaim Your Life!, Mike Song, Vicki Halsey and Tim Burress, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc., 2007.
“Content Rules — How To Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars And More That Engage Customers And Ignite Your Business,” Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman, Gilden Media Corp, 2011.
“Power of Body Language,” Tonya Reiman, Gildan Media Group, 2010.
“Communicate or Die — Getting Results Through Speaking and Listening,” Thomas D. Zweifel, SelectBooks Inc., 2003.
“The Art of Storytelling — Become a Memorable Speaker,” Doug Stevenson, et. al., 2011, Blackstone Audio Inc.
“Presentations — Proven Techniques for Creating Presentations that Get Results,” Gary McClain, 2007; Adams Media; Avon, Mass.
“How to be a Great Communicator — in Person, on Paper and at the Podium,” Nido Qubein, 2005, Gildan Media Corp.
“Just Listen,” Mark Goulston, 2011, Gildan Media Group.
“50 Tips for Speaking Like a Pro,” Terry Paulson, 1999, Crisp Publications, Menlo Park, Calif.
“The Business of Bullsh*t — a Humorous Guide to the Spin, Hype and Pretense of the Modern World” — Graham Edmonds, Penguin Group, N.Y. 2006
“Courage To Be Naked — the Ultimate Guide to Presenting and Communicating your Message,” Fred Sarkari, 2011
“Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln — 21 powerful secrets of history’s greatest speakers,” James C. Humes, Three Rivers Press, New York, 2002
“101 Secrets of Highly Effective Speakers,” Caryl Rae Krannich, et. al., Listen and Live Audio, 2004
“Public Speaking Superstar – Overcome Stage Fright, Develop Compelling Stories And Riveting Presentations,” Various authors, Made for Success Inc., 2010
So, one simple way to commit yourself to lifelong learning is to regularly read articles and books that can help you grow do your jobs faster, better, smarter or cheaper.
Phil Stella runs Effective Training & Communication, where he empowers business leaders to communicate confidently. A popular trainer and executive coach on workplace communications and sales presentations, he is also on the Cleveland faculty at the University of Phoenix and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. He can be reached at (440) 449-0356.