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Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds
By Carmine Gallo
Carmine Gallo analyzes the most popular TED talks and offers practical tips the reader can implement about how to execute engaging presentation or sales pitches. Need an easy read on how to develop persuasive public speaking skills? Look no further. He outlines 9 ‘secrets’ of the most effective TED talks and provides tools to effectively communicate ideas to ensure you will have your audience at the edge of their seats.
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended On It
By Chriss Voss
The title of this book isn’t just blowing smoke, Chris Voss was the former lead international hostage negotiator for the FBI who has had to negotiate when lives were on the line. Voss outlines nine principles to become more persuasive and offers practical tips on how to negotiate effectively. It is an educational and entertaining read as he retells specific cases he has had to solve with the skill of negotiation. This is a must read to develop your communication ability in addition to your knowledge of behavioural psychology and emotional intelligence.
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
By Roger Fisher, William Ury & Bruce Patton
Negotiating is a key skill applicable to all areas of life, this book will teach you how to negotiate through conflict in a way that the two parties reach a mutually beneficial win-win outcome – to get to yes. The book outlines four simple principles and is intended to provide a framework to develop bargaining strategies that can be applied to reducing rent, negotiating a salary or a mortgage and tools that can be used in everyday communication. It provides both textbook theory, techniques and anecdotal success stories to negotiate effectively.
Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People
By Vanessa Van Edwards
Vanessa Van Edwards has spent years investigating the behaviour of others. This book offers tips on how to understand human behaviour to captivate, develop influence and thrive in social situations. This book will help you to develop social intelligence, make better first impressions, read body language and facial expressions, and have interesting and meaningful conversations to make lasting connections.
“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.”
– Paul J. Meyer
“Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively.”
– Theo Gold
“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.”
– Anthony Robbins
“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.”
– Brian Tracy