Monday, September 24, 2012

On Creativity

By David Bohm; edited by Lee Nichol
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Creativity is fundamental to human experience. In On Creativity David Bohm, the world-renowned scientist, investigates the phenomenon from all sides: not only the creativity of invention and of imagination but also that of perception and of discovery. This is a remarkable and life-affirming book by one of the most far-sighted thinkers of modern times.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations

Garr Reynolds
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In his internationally acclaimed, best-selling book Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, presentation master Garr Reynolds gave readers the framework for planning, putting together, and delivering successful presentations. Now, he takes us further into the design realm and shows how we can apply time-honored design principles to presentation layouts.

Throughout Presentation Zen Design, Garr shares his lessons on designing effective presentations that contain text, graphs, color, images, and video. After establishing guidelines for each of the various elements, he explains how to achieve an overall harmony and balance using the tenets of Zen simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you’ll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience.

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用演示說話 : 如何籌劃和表達成功的商業演示 (Say It with Presentations)

基恩・澤拉茲尼 (Gene Zelazny) 原著
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Monday, September 10, 2012

Get a Life: Integrate Your Career with Your Life Priorities

Paula Caligiuri
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This Element is an excerpt from Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You (9780137058495) by Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D.

Build a great career on your terms, consistent with your career-related values and your priorities in life.

Like high-dollar lottery winners who kept working, you want to focus on the stimulation gained from doing what you enjoy most. You want a career on your terms, consistent with your career-related values, leaving enough time and emotional resources for those you love. The big news: You don't need to win the lottery to make this happen.

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堆高你的個人資本: 投資自我, 領先群倫 (Customize Your Career)

若慈・烏舍夫 (Roz Usheroff) 原著
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Speak with Confidence: Powerful Presentations That Inform, Inspire, and Persuade

Dianna Booher
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How virtually anyone can be an effective public speaker and give powerful presentations

From nationally respected communications guru Dianna Booher, here is a complete program for business professionals who want to take their public speaking skills to a bold new level. Writing for sweaty-palmed beginners and seasoned execs alike, Booher delivers powerful, battle-tested strategies and tips guaranteed to transform even the most fainthearted presenter into a masterful communicator.

In addition to a clear, systematic presentation of the basics that every public speaker must learn, she offers invaluable guidelines for experienced speakers who'd like to fine-tune their skills, as well as guidance on how to seamlessly integrate multimedia into a presentation. In Speak with Confidence!, readers will learn how to:
• Analyze audiences on the fly and adjust speeches accordingly
• Develop a high-impact style of delivery
• Avoid most speech-planning pitfalls
• Involve audiences and deflect distractions
• Create an executive presence

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人人都要學的 CEO 說話技巧: 贏得注意並達成目標的表達訣竅 (Speak Like a CEO)

蘇珊・貝慈 (Suzanne Bates) 原著
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