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Don't: How using the right words will change your life

Don’t: How using the right words will change your life

June 19, 2016 No Comments


Why do some people seem to have all the luck? The answer is simple: people with a more positive outlook can recognise opportunities that others miss. How? By converting negativity into a powerfully positive working and personal life.

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Bob Selden’s new book ‘DON’T’ shows you how to avoid the negativity in your life and your relationships. ‘DON’T’ shows you how to filter out negative words and phrases which create both negative thinking in your brain and negative behaviour in your life. The book suggests words, phrases and actions to encourage the very opposite of negativity. You’ll soon learn how positive words can and will activate the positive parts of your mind.

Bob Selden’s ‘DON’T’’ answers the question ‘can the words we use in general conversation actually impact our relationships?’ The answer is yes, we do behave according to the words we hear and use. For example, recent studies show young male drivers increase their speed when they hear words like ‘tough’ and ‘rough’ – yet words like ‘pink’ and ‘gentle’ make them slow down. We are surrounded and misled by thousands of negative messages every day.

Using multiple how-to examples, scientific studies and stories from real-life, ‘DON’T’’ is packed with practical insights into what makes us who we are. Discover how to transform your working and personal life into positive successes which flows from a new understanding of positive action and perception.

What makes some people more successful and dynamic than others? Is it luck, upbringing, training? Or could it be something as simple and powerful as the words we use? Read Bob Selden’s new book ‘DON’T’’ and take a new path.

Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations

August 21, 2012 No Comments

“Crucial Conversations”, has now sold over 2 million copies since it was first published over 10 years ago. And rightly so. Why wait to read and use this book as an adult? This is a book that should definitely be first used in schools (perhaps at the secondary level) at the start of one’s journey into adulthood. Using some of the concepts and techniques outlined in “Crucial Conversations” could save many of us from some of the painful mistakes we make when trying to communicate.

This second edition has all of the good stuff contained in the first, plus there’s the added bonus of links to online video examples and many case studies from people who have applied the techniques successfully. There’s even a section for tough cases such as handling sexual harassment, an over-sensitive spouse and failed trust.

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Conversation Transformation

March 30, 2012 No Comments

by Ben E. Benjamin, Amy Yeager and Anita Simon

Conversation TransformationIt would be unfair to review “Conversation Transformation” purely as a book. “Conversation Transformation” is in fact merely one component of a very good blended learning process. For example, readers are encouraged to take an online pre and post-test of their communication skills. In addition to the comprehensive and well-designed learning exercises throughout the book, the reader is also encouraged to visit online for further exercises or to hear dialogue (for example, because this book is about conversations, it’s almost impossible to illustrate voice tone in the written word).

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The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management

June 11, 2011 No Comments

“The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management: How to Manage the Media in the Digital Age” is a full-blown training course in a book. Author Jane Jordan-Meier has used her vast experience in the media, PR and media-management to craft a resource that will be invaluable to all who face, or may have to face, a crisis.

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The One Minute Presenter

February 11, 2011 No Comments

The One Minute Presenter” is yet another book on the subject of effective presentations and it stands out as one of the best. Not only does author, Warwick Fahy know his topic, but he also knows how to communicate it in a way that engages the reader.

The book is well written and cleverly structured. Like a good presenter should, Fahy grabs your attention from the outset by relating the dropping (and smashing) of a large watermelon from a tall building, to our average attention span – both are a mess! After that start, it’s two short chapters to pose the question “Nobody’s listening” and provide the solution “Help is here”, before introducing the road map of “Your journey”.

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Working With You Is Killing Me

September 18, 2009 No Comments

Working with you is killing me
What a great title for a book! And for the most part, the book lives up to its title. Crowley and Elster set out to help the reader “unhook” from emotional pitfalls in the office and show how to manage difficult personalities. They do both. to an extent.

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