I LOVE books! Fiction, non-fiction, classics, new authors, business, the works. I feel it is important to continue to stretch our minds through the books we read and the people we surround ourselves with. Often, the people I surround myself with recommend powerful books. I would like to do the same for you, and I hope you will do the same for me! If you have a book to recommend, please send me a note by way of the contact page. We learn from each other.
The books listed below are books I have on my bookshelf (physical and/or virtual). I recommend them all and if you like them enough to make a purchase, kindly do so through the links provided – they are affiliate links and I receive a little something in the tip jar for every purchase you make. It keeps me supplied with funds to buy more books so that I can make more recommendations. It’s great how that works, right?
Persuasive Business Proposals: Writing to Win More Customers, Clients, and Contracts by Tom Sant. This is a very in depth and powerful book with great examples of both good and bad proposals. It will help you clearly think before you write – very valuable!
Who’s Got Your Back: The breakthrough Program To Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success–And Won’t Let You Fail by Keith Ferrazzi. A nine step approach to build ‘lifeline’ relationships. Take what works for you from this…nothing is ideal.
Get Clients Now! A 28-day Marketing Program for Professionals, Consultants, and Coaches by C.J. Hayden. You will use this book as an ongoing reference. Find what works and do it consistently – and see the results!
Nancy Duarte – A master story teller – passionate about presentations before being passionate about presentations was cool, Nancy Duarte is the queen of speech when it comes to both the art and science of communicating ideas through presentations. Her most recent book Resonate is an amazing work.
Garr Reynolds – author of Presentation Zen Published in 2008, this book inspired many, including myself, to rethink how we approached presenting. Influenced by many others himself, Garr illustrates his mindset and approach to presentations with stimulating visuals and telling stories. The book is a meeting of the creative minds – the thought leaders of our time. It is a great place to start.
Edward Tufte - The master at presenting quantitative information in a meaningful way, Edward Tufte has influenced most of the other professionals listed on this page. The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint is a great place to introduce yourself to the Edward Tufte way. And my personal favorite (because I live in a town of Rocket Scientists) is PowerPoint Does Rocket Science-and Better Techniques for Technical Reports.
From ZenHabits.net blogger and minimalist life-styler Leo Babauta comes Zen to Done a simple system to get you more organized and productive. It is a blend of several approaches that Leo has studied with a minimalist twist. There are actually 2 approaches in the book, one more svelte than the other. Highly recommended!
Kindle - an essential piece of equipment if you love books and reading as much as I. It allows me to carry my library with me everywhere. I read more, enjoy it more, and can reference more quickly with this wonderful tool.