Communication Skills For Product Managers: The Communication Skills That Product Managers Need To Know How To Use In Order To Have A Successful Product

Communication Skills For Product Managers: The Communication Skills That Product Managers Need To Know How To Use In Order To Have A Successful Product

by Jim Anderson
     
 

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Do product managers have super powers? Probably not, but there are some product managers who seem to be more successful than others. These "super" product managers seem to be able to make things happen almost effortlessly. What's their secret?

What You'll Find Inside:
* GOT A MINUTE? THE POWER OF MEETING MINUTES
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Overview

Do product managers have super powers? Probably not, but there are some product managers who seem to be more successful than others. These "super" product managers seem to be able to make things happen almost effortlessly. What's their secret?

What You'll Find Inside:
* GOT A MINUTE? THE POWER OF MEETING MINUTES
* BRAINSTORMING: HOW TO DO IT THE RIGHT WAY!
* HOW QUICKLY DO PRODUCT MANAGERS NEED TO REACT TO BAD PRESS ABOUT THEIR PRODUCT?
* #1 SECRET WEAPON OF A SUCCESSFUL PRODUCT MANAGER

More often than not, when you take a look at how super product managers go about doing their job, you'll quickly discover that they are great communicators. This means that they are able to express their thoughts clearly and get others to quickly understand what they need to have done.

The rest of us can learn a lot from these super product managers. What we need to learn is how to improve our communication skills. Oh sure, we already have communication skills; however, we could always use a little help in making them better.

One of the most important places that a product manager needs to be a good communicator is in business meetings. So much of what affects our product happens in meetings that knowing how to make the most of face-to-face and online meetings is a key part of the product management job. We also have to know how to make sure that that actions that come out of meetings actually get followed up on.

The job of a product manager revolves around communicating with large numbers of different people. This means that we need to know when we should use the phone, email, or face-to-face contact in order to get what we need to have done, done.

Contained in this book are the tips and tricks that you are going to need in order to become a more effect communicator. As you read each chapter, take a moment to think about how you can start to use the information in your job immediately. I think that you are going to be both surprised and pleased with just how much this information is going to help you to clearly communicate what you need others to do for you!

For more information on what it takes to be a great product manager, check out my blog, The Accidental Product Manager, at:

TheAccidentalPM.com

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045616096
Publisher:
Jim Anderson
Publication date:
01/29/2014
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Jim Anderson is a talented engineer, teacher, and marketing professional. Born in Iowa City, Iowa his family moved many times during his childhood eventually settling just outside of St. Louis Missouri in Edwardsville, Illinois. Dr. Anderson went on to earn four college degrees: three in Computer Science including a doctoral degree and an MBA in marketing. He has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years for both large companies (Boeing, Siemens, Alcatel, and Verizon) as well as at some start-ups during that whole "dot com" thing.Dr. Anderson is now the founder and President of Blue Elephant Consulting. Blue Elephant Consulting shows technical professionals and groups how to use their business communication skills to change the world. By using its Clear Blue Knowledge Systems Blue Elephant Consulting shows them how to become successful communicators and set their ideas free thereby changing the world. Dr. Anderson provides consulting, coaching, speaking and training products and services to help in 5 key areas of business communications: public speaking, product management, IT team management, IT department leadership, and negotiating.Based on his experiences with many different customers, Dr. Anderson has taken the lessons that he's learned in the real world and has documented both the issues and their solutions in the books that he has written. Each book is filled with a unique set of real world challenges that product managers, CIOs, negotiators, IT managers, and public speakers encounter on an almost daily basis. In clear, easy to understand language, Dr. Anderson lays out exactly what the challenge is and then how to go about easily solving it.In addition to running his company, Dr. Anderson has had the opportunity to teach college courses at multiple universities. While doing this Dr. Anderson discovered that his students had a real need for information on how to get their first job after they graduated. His after class one-on-one discussions about the tips and techniques that today's college students could use to simplify their job search lead to speaking engagements and eventually to the book "Making The Jump: How To Land Your First Job After College!"

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