You Did What?!: The Biggest Blunders Professionals Make (A Confident Communicator′s Guide) A study of thousands of fired employees, conducted by Harvard University′s Bureau of Vocational Guidance, revealed that for every one person fired for performance-related issues, two lost their jobs for failure to deal successfully and professionally with other people.Setting yourself apart in today′s highly competitive business environment takes thought and planning. Not only must you have excellent job skills, you must also have excellent people skills.You Did What?! gives you solid techniques that can be used right away to achieve effective results, including:- Quick tips and strategies on professional behaviors.- Real-life stories of how business behavior can make or break your career.- Tools to compete with and differentiate yourself from your competitors.Whether you are a seasoned executive or a recent college graduate, You Did What?! will prepare you to handle a wide variety of business situations correctly.
Compassionate Careers: Making A Living By Making A Difference Many young people today are seeking something more--purpose, meaning, a cause.Compassionate Careers is filled with examples of people who have meaningful jobs in cause-focused organizations. These stories capture their spirit, intelligence, imagination, and heart. The book is an inspirational guide to finding purpose-driven work and offers advice to anyone who feels that sitting on the sidelines is just not enough. It includes:- Stories from people of all walks of life who have jobs that make a difference, including Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, and Dave Matthews.- Information on how to get started in a cause-focused career.- An online assessment that identifies the type of organizational culture for which you are best suited.- Exercises and resources for hands-on exploration of compassionate career opportunities.An old Yaqui Indian proverb reads, 'If you have a choice of paths to take in life, take the path with a heart.' Compassionate Careers will show you how.
The 2-Second Commute Virtual Assistants work from home, providing everything from administrative support to high-end consulting via email, phone and fax. Predicted to be a $130 billion industry by 2008, they don?t commute, they set their own hours, and they get to spend time with their kids. Wouldn?t you like to be a VA, too? The 2-Second Commute will help you decide whether the VA path is a good fit for you.
Living Proof : Onyx Moonshine′s Journey To Revive The American Spirit 'Living Proof' tells the story of how, in just a few short years, Connecticut natives Adam and Pete took Onyx Spirits Company from a start-up concept born in a restored Civil War-era factory to a multimillion-dollar, award-winning spirit distillery by breaking rules, learning from failures, and challenging the status quo. Business lessons distilled from the mind of a moonshiner include: Finding your purpose in business (and life).Setting goals, reaching goals--then setting more goals.Founding a small business and growing it into a big company.Building a highly unique brand.Making money out of thin air (almost). Adam′s ancestors were arrested in 1864 for tax evasion on a shipment of moonshine bound for Canada, resulting in the collapse of Chafee & Co. Distilling. Undaunted by their demise, the family opened the grand Chafee′s Hotel in Middletown, Connecticut, at the dawn of the Roaring twenties, hosting an opulent and infamous speakeasy. The family legacy continues today with Onyx Moonshine.
Scared Speechless: 9 Ways To Overcome Your Fears And Captivate Your Audience Scared Speechless is coauthored by talent rep and 2015 Oscar® publicist Steve Rohr and Dr. Shirley Impellizzeri, a clinical psychologist who has appeared on The Doctors, Hollywood Exes, Workout, and Dr. Drew.It really is true: What you say and how you say it speaks volumes about your professional promise and leadership potential. Whether it′s giving an impromptu sales pitch or keynoting a major business conference, public speaking can make you or break you.Scared Speechless takes a powerful and unique approach that sets it apart from other public-speaking guides. For the first time ever, the psychology behind our fears is used to explain and tame our anxiety. That′s the science. Combine it with the art of organizing and delivering a spectacular speech, and you have the freshest, most entertaining, and effective public speaking book available. This easy-to-use book contains:- Funny, accessible, and practical wisdom you can start using immediately.- Real-world examples and humorous anecdotes.- Advice that applies to every kind of speech in every kind of setting to every kind of audience.Believe it or not, many screen legends still fear public speaking. Just because you′ve won an Oscar® doesn′t make you immune to the jitters!