Truth About Getting Your Point Across, The: ...and Nothing But the Truth
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Lonnie Pacelli is President of Leading on the Edge International (http://www.leadingonedge.com). Lonnie has over 20 years leadership expertise as an executive, project manager, developer, tester, analyst, trainer, consultant, and business owner. During his 11 years at Accenture he built leadership expertise consulting with many Fortune 500 companies including Motorola, Hughes Electronics, and Northrop-Grumman. During his nine years at Microsoft he continued building leadership expertise through development of some of Microsoft’s internal systems, led their Corporate Procurement group, managed their Corporate Planning group, and led company-wide initiatives on Continuous Fiscal Improvement and Training Process Optimization. He has successfully implemented projects ranging from complex IT systems to process re-engineering to business strategies.
Lonnie is also currently CEO of Banzai Sushi (http://www.banzai-sushi.com) in Seattle, WA. Banzai Sushi is the premier manufacturer of frozen sushi products.
Lonnie is also a Principal with Consetta Web Solutions (http://www.small-business-internet-marketing.info) which specializes in web hosting, marketing, and e-book publishing for small businesses.
Lonnie is also a Partner with Ascend Business Solutions (http://www.ascendbusiness.com) which specializes in back-office outsourcing, consulting, and providing leadership expertise for small businesses.
Improving communication skills is the single most powerful step one can take to supercharge a career. What are the best, PROVEN ways to motivate action now, and gain lasting influence in any organization? The Truth About Getting Your Point Across reveals what really works: 59 principles and breakthrough communication techniques. Discover how to recognize an audience's unspoken expectations; run effective meetings; develop powerfully motivating presentations; give teams clear direction; brainstorm and problem-solve efficiently; successfully interview, listen, and give feedback; influence difficult colleagues; make the most of informal communication; and communicate more effectively with global colleagues.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Lou Martino - Analyst,
This review is from: The Truth About Getting Your Point Across: ...and Nothing But the Truth (Hardcover)This book is a great resource. The points discussed are practical, immediately applicable, and will increase the effectiveness of any manager when applied. I intend to keep this book on my desk as both a reference tool and a reminder of what it takes to be an effective leader.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Everyone needs to read this!,
This review is from: The Truth About Getting Your Point Across: ...and Nothing But the Truth (Hardcover)The Truth About Getting Your Point Across...And Nothing But the Truth is an experience-based, practical guide for anyone who needs to get his or her point across in just about any setting. Whether you are a first-line manager in a large corporation, a CEO of a small business, or a president of a PTA, this book will help you navigate difficult communication situations and give you some very practical tips for dealing with a wide range of communications challenges.
The book contains 59 short chapters, or "truths", grouped into 13 real-life parts, as follows:
Part I: The Truth About You and Your Recipient
Part II: The Truth About Setting Direction
Part III: The Truth About Running Meetings
Part IV: The Truth About Developing Effective Presentations
Part V: The Truth About Writing Status Reports
Part VI: The Truth About Brainstorming
Part VII: The Truth About Problem Solving
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This review is from: The Truth About Getting Your Point Across: ...and Nothing But the Truth (Hardcover)I knew some of what Lonnie teaches in these 'Truths', but it's easy to forget in the busy entanglement of everyday work. This is an easily accessible reference which I'm keeping handy at the office to put into practice in meetings and interactions. Lonnie has a direct and memorable way of saying it. He gets his point across!
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Table of Contents
About the Author xviii
Part I: The Truth About You and Your Recipient 1
Part II: The Truth About Setting Direction 21
Part III: The Truth About Running Meetings 41
Part IV: The Truth About Developing Effective Presentations 65
Part V: The Truth About Writing Status Reports 85
Part VI: The Truth About Brainstorming 105
Part VII: The Truth About Problem Solving 123
Part VIII: The Truth About Interviewing 145
Part IX: The Truth About Giving Feedback 167
Part X: The Truth About Being a Good Listener 185
Part XI: The Truth About Informal Communications 199
Part XII: The Truth About Influencing Those Who Don’t Work for You 217
Part XIII: The Truth About Communicating Globally 231
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