Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

My notes from this book: Questions this book addresses: How often do you say yes simply to please? Or to avoid trouble? Or because "yes" had become your default response?  Have you ever felt yourself stretched too thin? Have you ever felt … [Read more...]

Talk like TED – The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo

"Today, we're all in sales, whether we want to be or not" - Daniel Pink The common skills of the best TED presenters: 1. Passion is the foundation of a persuasive & successful presentation  2. Storytelling helps you to connect … [Read more...]

Give Your Speech, Change the World by Nick Morgan

Give Your Speech, Change the World by Nick Morgan is a fantastic book about the world of public speaking. The following points are what I found most helpful. (Note - quotes are taken directly from the book). History of public speaking Beginning … [Read more...]

To Sell is Human by Daniel H. Pink

The following quotes are taken from To Sell is Human: Once upon a time only some people were in sales. Every day, they sold stuff, we did stuff, and everyone was happy. One day everything changed: All of us ended up in sales - and sales changed from … [Read more...]

The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane

Excerpts from The Charisma Myth: Charisma is the result of specific nonverbal behaviors, not an inherent or magical personal quality. Charismatic individuals choose specific behaviors to make other people feel a certain way. You do not have to be … [Read more...]

Off Balance by Matthew Kelly

"You cannot separate the personal and professional aspects of an individual's life... You have one life that has personal and professional aspects, and these aspects have an incredible influence on each other." People don't really need or want … [Read more...]