Narrated by Leah Mether6 hr 39 min
Leaders! Do you have days when you feel like you’re communicating with toddlers rather than adults in the workplace?
Are you tired of dealing with sulking, tantrums, personality clashes and poor performance?
If you are not getting the results you need as a high-performance leader, this book is for you.
In it, you will learn a new approach to communication that will radically improve your leadership effectiveness.
Communication is the KING of the so-called “soft” skills that are essential in the modern workplace. Yet most of us have had little or no training in how to communicate effectively, particularly under pressure.
We haven’t been taught the FOUNDATIONS of GREAT communication.
In Soft is the New Hard: How to Communicate Effectively Under Pressure, communications and soft-skills specialist, Leah Mether, gives you the complete solution: a step-by-step process that underpins communication and lays the foundations for success.
Mether’s proven strategies will help you:
· defuse conflict
· manage yourself under pressure
· inspire individuals and teams to action
· influence decisions and outcomes
· lead your team through change, restructure or transition
· deliver difficult messages
· communicate clearly in an emergency or crisis
No-one is a perfect communicator, everyone can improve. And with this book, Mether shows you how.
Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED ? which stands for technology, entertainment, and design ? brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.
In his audiobook, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.
Carmine Gallo's top 10 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Talk Like TED will give anyone who is insecure about their public speaking abilities the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives.
The opinions expressed by Carmine Gallo in TALK LIKE TED are his own. His audiobook is not endorsed, sponsored or authorized by TED Conferences, LLC or its affiliates.
Public speaking can be terrifying. For David Nihill, the idea of standing in front of an audience was scarier than cliff jumping into a thorny pit of spiders and mothers-in-law. Without a parachute or advanced weaponry. Something had to change.
In what doesn’t sound like the best plan ever, David decided to overcome his fears by pretending to be an accomplished comedian called "Irish Dave" for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals, and shows as possible. One part of the plan was at least logical: he was already Irish and already called Dave.
In one year, David went from being deathly afraid of public speaking to hosting a business conference, regularly performing stand-up comedy and winning storytelling competitions in front of packed houses. And he did it by learning from some of the best public speakers in the world: stand-up comedians.
Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker shows how the key principles of stand-up comedy can be applied to your speaking engagements and presentations to make you funnier, more interesting, and better looking. (Or at least two of the three.) Whether you are preparing for a business presentation, giving a wedding toast, defending your thesis, raising money from investors, or simply want to take on something you're afraid of, this book will take you from sweaty to stage-ready.
"The best public speaking audiobook of all time.” —BookAuthority
"David Nihill talks funny. He also writes funny. But his book isn't just entertaining, it's incredibly useful. It's packed with effective and easy-to-implement tips that have helped me in my presentations." —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically
"Your next talk will be 10 times more entertaining if you read this book." —Charlie Hoehn, author of Play It Away