In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well. For managers and teachers-and anyone else who talks and expects someone to listen-Confessions of a Public Speaker provides an insider's perspective on how to effectively present ideas to anyone. It's a unique, entertaining, and instructional romp through the embarrassments and triumphs Scott has experienced over 15 years of speaking to crowds of all sizes. With lively lessons and surprising confessions, you'll get new insights into the art of persuasion-as well as teaching, learning, and performance-directly from a master of the trade.
Like most important events in life, my wandering in the field of training was a matter of accident. Before 1947, the Government was not teaching Hindi. So Gandhiji started Rashtrabhasha Prachar Sabha and I became a Pracharak to propagate the national language. Out of the topics in the curriculum, I was asked to teach Hindi and Urdu poetry â because I was one of the junior-most pracharaks and there was no great demand for teaching poetry.
I was fond of poetry. In teaching poetry, there is a scope for using imagination. This gave me a chance to talk from the right side of the brain controlled by imagination rather than the left side controlled by organized thinking.
Since these lectures were not sourced out of any books, material had to be prepared for each programme. The scripts of these lectures attracted enough attention to record them on audio-cassettes. India Book House issued the first audio-cassettes. Ultimately the combination of these audio-cassettes became audio-compact-disc (ACD).
The lectures cover topics on soft skills. Each management function has some âhard skillsâ comprising techniques which are specific to that function e.g. Network Analysis for Project Management, Inventory Control Models for Material Management, Statistical Quality Control for Production Management, etc., but there are some behavioral skills common to all functions of management. These are the âsoft skillsâ covered by this book. These are useful for participants of training programmes to generate discussions. These are also useful for those who undertake self-development through personal studies to improve their comprehension of the management process which is more of an art than a science and cannot be understood only by persuing management techniques i.e. the hard skills.
About the AuthorSharu Rangnekar is known as one of the management gurus having conducted over 5000 management development programmes in India and abroad. His books In the Wonderland of Indian Managers and In the World of Corporate Managers have become management classics.
From this guru in management comes a lesson on How to Learn Management from Your Wife complete with examples. The book s cover page illustration is by R.K.Laxman and all other illustrations by Vivek Mehetre. The cartoon on this back cover is by Prabhakar Bhatlekar.
The Social Styles Handbook: Find Your Comfort Zone and Make People Feel Comfortable with You.
Backed by a database profiling more than 2 million people, Wilson Learning's Social Styles concepts are powerful, life-changing communication tools. The ways people prefer to influence others and how they feel about showing emotion identify them as Analyticals, Expressives, Drivers or Amiables. You naturally feel comfortable acting within your own style. But to relate well with others, people must consciously adjust their styles to the styles of those around them. The secret is very simple: treat people the way they want to be treated. When you do, you can accomplish much more -- with everyone. Important, proven tools make this a book with broad appeal. It helps people make sense of and take a nonjudgmental approach to our diverse world.
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Success in the professional world depends more on skills than knowledge, as expectations change across time and industry. What prepares you for the corporate world and ensures your success are skills that include communication and a range of soft skills. This book captures the essence of the skills and concepts you need to learn and practise to differentiate yourself in todays business world. These skills are abiding and essential for surviving and succeeding in the corporate world. Fundamental Skills for Budding Professionals offers an insight into twenty seven such skills, compiled through years of experience.
About the AuthorsAfter doing his Masters in Organisational Psychology, Mr. Vikas Shirodkar studied at IIM Calcutta in the Fellow Programme and since 1980 has served the industry, in various capacities, as an HR Professional, for over 34 years. Having retired from General Motors as its Vice President HR, he is now a partner in Basil HR - a boutique HR consultancy firm, while also serving as Coaching & Leadership International (CLI) Indias Executive Director and Dean & Professor Emeritus of Mumbai Educational Trusts Schools of Management at Mumbai. A much decorated HR Professional, he has been nominated to the Hot 40 HR Superstars in Asia by HCA, Singapore, is a two time recipient of the Indira Super Achiever Award, has been felicitated at the hands of the President of India for innovative HR practices and has received an Award for Excellence in HR by BMA, among other recognition.
A Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, Dr. Preeti Shirodkar, with over two decades of experience in teaching English Language and Literature, occupies herself with creative and critical writing and editing. She has successfully undertaken varied research projects, presented papers at various forums, nationally and internationally and has published three books on communication and soft skills bearing the titles Knowing Your Words Worth, Unscrambling Emails and Professional Skills Development. She has taught at various levels in India and abroad, conducted training programmes for the academia and industry and shouldered diverse responsibilities in her career.
Currently, she is serving as an Associate Professor, Communication and Soft Skills at the Mumbai Educational Trust. She is a recipient of the Indira Gandhi Women Achievers Award among others.