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Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on career and self-development subjects including business communication, time management, public speaking, negotiation, work-life balance, emotional intelligence, presentation skills, decision-making and more. Browse our list of summary titles to find those that will move your career and life forward.

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    Pitch Perfect

    by Bill McGowan, Alisa Bowman
    Item #: 3630
    Renowned media coach Bill McGowan shows how to communicate with confidence during the pivotal moments of life. He offers Seven Principles of Persuasion to use to establish the right tone for the right message to the right person at the right time. Learn how to overcome common mistakes and implement a better way of communicating using effective verbal and nonverbal language.
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    Brief

    by Joseph McCormack
    Item #: 3619
    Senior marketing executive Joseph McCormack offers a step-by-step approach to getting to the point quickly and delivering every message with maximum impact. Brief describes how to use BRIEF maps, narratives and visual media to make your message more compelling. A master of brevity says less and gets more done –– learn how.
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    How to Say Anything to Anyone

    by Shari Harley
    Item #: 3515
    In How to Say Anything to Anyone, you'll learn how to ask for what you want at work, improve all types of working relationships, reduce the gossip and drama in your office, tell people when you’re frustrated in a way that resonates, take action on your ideas and feelings, and get honest feedback on your performance. Author Shari Harley shares real-life stories of people who have struggled to get what they want at work. With her clear and specific roadmap in hand, Harley enables you...
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    You Can't Lie to Me

    by Janine Driver
    Item #: 3513
    What if you could increase your salary by 15 percent and kick problems and worries to the curb simply by learning how to detect a lie the moment it starts? What if you had an easy-to-use test that tipped you off the instant someone held something back from you? No machine built to date has proven more effective than a well-trained human lie detector, says world-renowned body language expert Janine Driver, a former federal law enforcement investigator who has trained agents at the ATF...
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  • Image of The Art of Explanation

    The Art of Explanation

    by Lee LeFever
    Item #: 3511
    You've done the hard work. Your product or service works beautifully — but something is missing. People just don't see the big idea — and it's keeping you from being successful. Your idea has an explanation problem. The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanation skills and start solving explanation problems. In this summary, author Lee LeFever provides a guide to helping audiences fall in love with your ideas...
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    Real Influence

    by John Ullmen, Mark Goulston
    Item #: 3509
    In this groundbreaking book, authors Mark Goulston and John Ullmen reveal a new model for authentic influence — the kind that creates a strong initial connection and survives long after agreement has been reached. Based on listening, genuine engagement and commitment to win-win outcomes, Real Influence provides a powerful four-step method you can use to: examine your priorities; learn about the key players and what they need; earn their attention and motivate them to hear more...
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    Well Said!

    by Darlene Price
    Item #: 3503
    Face-to-face communication proficiency has become increasingly important in efforts to increase business. It has been said that information and technology alone do not sell — people do. In Well Said! Darlene Price presents field-tested techniques, guidelines and checklists to help you present yourself and your message with clarity, credibility and confidence. When you demonstrate effective presentation skills, decision makers are more inclined to listen, customers are more...
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    Win

    by Dr. Frank I. Luntz
    Item #: 3321
    From the New York Times bestselling author and top pollster Dr. Frank Luntz comes an unprecedented examination of communication excellence and how top performers win in all areas of human endeavor by utilizing superb communication skills. From Mike Bloomberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger to business icons Rupert Murdoch, Steve Wynn, and Fred Smith; to the CEOs of MGM Resorts, J. Crew, and Gibson Guitar; to legendary sports superstars like Larry Bird, Jimmy Connors, and Mike Richter; to...
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    Fierce Conversations

    by Susan Scott
    Item #: 32BS06
    The master teacher of positive change through powerful communication, Susan Scott wants her readers to succeed. To do that, she explains, one must transform everyday conversations employing effective ways to get the message across. This guide includes exercises and tools to take you step by step through the Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations.
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