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The Snowball Effect [electronic resource]: Communication Techniques to Make You Unstoppable

Andy Bounds
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9780857084002 ( ePub), 9780857083982 (MobiPocket), 9780857083999 (Adobe PDF), 9780857083975 (pbk.)
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Section a: build your core
  • How to prepare communication that works
  • Section b: get more done more quickly
  • Ensure people do what you want immediately
  • Find the time to communicate brilliantly
  • Impress senior audiences, when you haven't much time
  • Ensure people remember your key messages
  • Quickly create presentations that work
  • Have better, quicker meetings and conference calls
  • Only attend the meetings you need to
  • Prepare for meetings in the right way
  • Ensure meetings generate actions, not just discussion topics
  • Run punchy, interesting and effective update meetings (or not have them)
  • Get a quick response to an fyi email
  • Empty your inbox
  • See how much extra time you?ve now got
  • Persuade more people to say "yes"
  • Understand what really motivates people
  • Say things that excite people
  • Align your agenda to everyone else's
  • Get an enthusiastic "yes" very quickly
  • Prove you're someone's best option
  • Make a sale
  • Write a winning proposal or sales presentation
  • Stand out from the crowd
  • Cause long-term change, not a short-term blip
  • Use the best communication channel to get a quick "yes
  • Create titles that instantly grab people
  • Write eye-catching introductions
  • Use analogies to make your point
  • Structure your communications so they're more persuasive
  • Pass an exam
  • Get a job interview
  • Enjoy your job more
  • Ensure everyone : including you : thinks you're great
  • Build powerful relationships quickly
  • Get things right first time
  • Deliver interesting presentations that impress everyone
  • Use "word pictures" to help people remember things
  • Use initials to help people remember things
  • Use games and activities to make your point
  • Enjoy using powerpoint
  • Create great visuals to enhance your message
  • Start a presentation brilliantly (when your audience is large and/or doesn't know you)
  • Appear polished, even if you haven't practiced much
  • Prepare for and deliver an excellent q&a session
  • Ensure your important initiatives succeed
  • Have good two-way conversations
  • Enjoy attending networking events
  • Help people read your documents quickly
  • Improve people's performance through observation and coaching
  • Improve people's performance after annual reviews
  • Improve people's performance when you delegate to them
  • Section E: Eliminate the negatives
  • Stop saying "no" too quickly
  • Say "no" in a way that doesn't cause you problems
  • Come up with good ideas, but can't think of any
  • R emove someone's concerns about what you're planning to do
  • Remove someone's final reason for saying "no"
  • Get good outcomes from challenging conversations
  • Stop procrastinating about having challenging conversations
  • Stop your messages becoming diluted
  • Stop diluting other people's messages
  • Stop hating presentations
  • Avoid people instantly doubting your credibility
  • Stop wasting your time with people who can't make decisions
  • Prevent avoidable disasters
  • Stop saying irrelevant stuff
  • Break the pattern of hearing useful ideas, but doing nothing with them
  • Conclusion: build momentum : to keep your snowball rolling, just turn right
  • Appendix: Useful communication templates
  • And for more help
  • Acknowledgments
  • About andy bounds
  • Index.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes index.
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