In this series of lectures, Professor Ken Masugi of Johns Hopkins University examines the importance of rhetoric in American politics. Political speeches have, since the nation’s inception, defined and shaped American politics. Professor Masugi demonstrates how the greatest American political speeches take their bearings from the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers. As the lectures proceed, Professor Masugi investigates the rhetoric of America’s most revered statesman, Abraham Lincoln, before exploring the works of other transformational U.S. presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama.
Circle of the 9 Muses: A Storytelling Field Guide for Innovators and Meaning Makers
The action-based guide to powerful, influential organizational storytelling… Circle of the 9 Muses captures the best practices of the world’s most influential story consultants and knowledge workers to help you find, tell, and draw value from your organizational stories as impetus for action. This rich toolbox is loaded with fun, graphical instructions and dozens of [...]
The Art of Mingling: Fun and Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room
Fully revised and updated – with Jeanne Martinet’s trademark wit and practicality, The Art of Mingling hands you the keys to feeling at ease in any social situation. Does the idea of going to a large party make your mouth go dry? Are you more comfortable on Facebook than face to face? You’re not alone: [...]
The Art of Storytelling: Become a Memorable Speaker
Learn the #1 secret of the top professional speakers in the world: how to craft and deliver a riveting story. Exceptional storytelling skills have been proven to build career success. Whether you are at a cocktail party, in the corporate boardroom, or in a routine meeting, your ability to craft interesting stories will have a [...]
Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work
Top leadership researcher, consultant, and coach Susan Fowler says stop trying to motivate people! It’s frustrating for everyone involved and it just doesn’t work. You can’t motivate people-they are already motivated but generally in superficial and short-term ways. In this book, Fowler builds upon the latest scientific research on the nature of human motivation to [...]
Just Listen: Discover the Secret To Getting Through To Absolutely Anyone
You’ve got a business colleague who’s hostile…a client who’s furious…a staffer who’s deeply cynical?how do you get people to do what you want in tough situations like these? In Just Listen, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible. ?Here?s [...]
The Secrets of Power Persuasion: Master the Power of Getting People to See Things Your Way and to Do What You Want!
Master the power of getting people to see things your way and to do what you want! The ability to persuade is priceless! Do you know someone who has an amazing ability to persuade people? That person might be a co-worker who always gets exactly what he or she wants from the company president. Or [...]
Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions Of A Media Manipulator
Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don't know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like me. I'm a media manipulator.
The Charisma Myth
For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: in controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people’s level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you’ll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of [...]
Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. This fascinating and persuasive program argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life.......
Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People: Over 325 Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases for Working with Challenging Personalities
It?s not the work that?s so hard – it?s the people. The micromanaging control freak. The boss who takes credit for everything. The coworker who regularly strolls in late and takes leisurely breaks.There?s no escaping problematic personalities. And there?s no point fighting or letting tensions simmer. Instead, learn to build positive, productive relationships with everyone [...]
25 Ways to Win with People
You’ve read John Maxwell’s best-selling Winning with People, and now you’re ready for some specific action steps to build on the knowledge you gained. 25 Ways to Win With People has just what you need! This complementary companion to the full-sized book is ideal for a quick refresher course on interpersonal relationships. A small sampling [...]