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Truth About Getting Your Point Across, The: ...and Nothing But the Truth

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Truth About Getting Your Point Across, The: ...and Nothing But the Truth


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Strip away the hype, and discover business communications techniques that really work!

  • PROVEN FORMAT based on Stephen Robbins's 150,000-copy bestseller The Truth About Managing People.
  • EXTENDS THE MARKET for Truth books to everyone--not just managers--with hardhitting tips to get results NOW.
  • SOLID ADVICE FROM A CONSULTANT TO THE FORTUNE 500: on running great meetings, motivating teams, influencing decision-makers...everything you need to be heard and be effective.


  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-187371-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-187371-1

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.

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The Truth About Getting Your Point Across: You and Your Recipient

Table of Contents

Preface  xiii

Acknowledgments  xvii

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

References  247


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