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.
About the Author
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.
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