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Communication and other skills

Developing Transferable Skills (Success in Research)

by Pam Denicolo  (Author), Julie Reeves (Author)

Succinct and supportive, this book provides doctoral and early career researchers with everything you need to know about developing marketable, transferrable skills—and how they can lead to getting that dream job. 

It illustrates exactly how and when your doctoral degree can be used to build your employability skills in both academic and professional contexts and sets out the basics of acquiring these key transferable skills. Featuring easy-to-implement advice on constructing specialist and generic professional attributes, it gives you the tools, confidence, and active self-awareness needed to handle career challenges and convince prospective employers of your experience.

With coverage of project management, teamworking, communication, leadership and technical training, it is an essential guide for researchers who want to make the most of the skills you already have and to develop the skills you need.

Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up & Own the Room

by Timothy J Koegel  (Author)

It's often reported that the number one fear among American adults is public speaking, but in today's competitive business world, effective communication is a crucial skill -- and the cost of being less than effective is high. From the White House to boardrooms worldwide, Tim Koegel has strengthened the presentations, media relations, and communications skills of CEOs and leaders with his renowned coaching abilities. THE EXCEPTIONAL PRESENTER lays out his techniques in a format perfectly suited to today's busy world. Originally released in limited distribution, THE EXCEPTIONAL PRESENTER has sold over 50,000 copies and has been an airport business bestseller with Hudson Group for more than a year. In this no-nonsense, blow-by-blow handbook, readers will learn how to infuse any type of presentation with energy, confidence, and verve. Whether speaking at a local PTA meeting or national press conference, you will exceed your audience's expectations every time.

TED Talks: The official TED guide to public speaking

by Chris Anderson  (Author)

In Ted Talks Chris Anderson, head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is the official TED guide to public speaking from the man who put TED talks on the world's stage. 'Nobody in the world better understands the art and science of public speaking than Chris Anderson. He is absolutely the best person to have written this book' Elizabeth Gilbert.

Anderson shares his five key techniques to presentation success: Connection, Narration, Explanation, Persuasion and Revelation (plus the three to avoid). He also answers the most frequently asked questions about giving a talk, from 'What should I wear?' to 'How do I handle my nerves?'.

Ted Talks is also full of presentation tips from such TED notable speakers as Sir Ken Robinson, Bill Gates, Mary Roach, Amy Cuddy, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dan Gilbert, Amanda Palmer, Matt Ridley and many more. This is a lively, fun read with great practical application from the man who knows what goes into a truly memorable speech. In Ted Talks Anderson pulls back the TED curtain for anyone who wants to learn how to prepare an exceptional presentation.

Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected

by Devora Zack  (Author)

Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and a successful consultant who speaks to thousands of people every year, found that most networking advice books assume that to succeed you have to become an extrovert. Or at least learn how to fake it. Not at all. There is another way.This book shatters stereotypes about people who dislike networking. They're not shy or misanthropic. Rather, they tend to be reflective they think before they talk. They focus intensely on a few things rather than broadly on a lot of things. And they need time alone to recharge. Because they've been told networking is all about small talk, big numbers and constant contact, they assume it's not for them.But it is! Zack politely examines and then smashes to tiny fragments the dusty old rules of standard networking advice. She shows how the very traits that ordinarily make people networking-averse can be harnessed to forge an approach that is just as effective as more traditional approaches, if not better. And she applies it to all kinds of situations, not just formal networking events. After all, as she says, life is just one big networking opportunity a notion readers can now embrace.

How To Build the ULTIMATE LinkedIn Profile In Under An Hour: Boost Your Branding

by Andrew Macarthy  (Author)

Want to Further Your Career or Find A New Job on LinkedIn?With over 200 million members, LinkedIn is the world's biggest professional social network, and fast becoming the destination for employers to find new workers, and for professionals to showcase their expertise, make new connections, and find fresh career opportunities.

In "How To Build the ULTIMATE LinkedIn Profile In Under An Hour," you'll learn the simple steps and secret strategies you need to take your LinkedIn profile from ordinary to irresistible in next to no time.

Take Your LinkedIn Experience to the NEXT Level...Many people who join LinkedIn cobble together a profile in a few minutes and never touch it again - they are missing out! The people who spend a short time to learn how to harness the true power of LinkedIn are getting found by more recruiters and customers, developing loyal relationships, and significantly furthering their careers.

Science for Survival: Scientific Research and the Public Interest

by Peter Cotgreave (Author)

In the modern world, science and technology touch our lives every day. This text examines the ways in which society interacts with science and the means by which political and other leaders use and misuse science and engineering.