HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

Author: Nancy Duarte
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422187101
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discusses how readers can make persuasive presentations that inspire action, engage the audience, and sell ideas.

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing HBR Guide Series

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422184048
Format: PDF, Mobi
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DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a luxury. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage

HBR Guide to Negotiating HBR Guide Series

Author: Jeff Weiss
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633690776
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Forget about the hard bargain. Whether you’re discussing the terms of a high-stakes deal, forming a key partnership, asking for a raise, or planning a family event, negotiating can be stressful. One person makes a demand, the other concedes a point. In the end, you settle on a subpar solution in the middle—if you come to any agreement at all. But these discussions don’t need to be win-or-lose situations. Written by negotiation expert Jeff Weiss, the HBR Guide to Negotiating provides a disciplined approach to finding a solution that works for everyone involved. Using a seven-part framework, this book delivers tips and advice to move you from a game of concessions and compromises to one of collaboration and creativity, resulting in better outcomes and better working relationships. You’ll learn how to: • Prepare for your conversation • Understand everyone’s interests • Craft the right message • Work with multiple parties • Disarm aggressive negotiators • Choose the best solution

Good Charts

Author: Scott Berinato
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633690717
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dataviz—the new language of business A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time “dataviz” was left to specialists—data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What’s more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you’re not doing it, other managers are, and they’re getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company’s success. In Good Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz today is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s—on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. This book is much more than a set of static rules for making visualizations. It taps into both well-established and cutting-edge research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create “feelings behind our eyes.” Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice. Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas.

HBR Guide to Building Your Business Case

Author: Raymond Sheen
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633690024
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"You've got a great idea that will increase revenue or productivity--but how do you get approval to make it happen? By building a business case that clearly shows its value. Maybe you struggle to win support for projects because you're not sure what kind of data your stakeholders will trust, or naysayers always seem to shoot your ideas down at the last minute. Or perhaps you're intimidated by analysis and number crunching, so you just take a stab at estimating costs and benefits, with little confidence in your accuracy. To get any idea off the ground at your company you'll have to make a strong case for it. This guide gives you the tools to do that"--

HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422187616
Format: PDF, Kindle
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ARE YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WORKING AGAINST YOU? To achieve your goals and get ahead, you need to rally people behind you and your ideas. But how do you do that when you lack formal authority? Or when you have a boss who gets in your way? Or when you’re juggling others’ needs at the expense of your own? By managing up, down, and across the organization. Your success depends on it, whether you’re a young professional or an experienced leader. The HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across will help you: • Advance your agenda—and your career—with smarter networking • Build relationships that bring targets and deadlines within reach • Persuade decision makers to champion your initiatives • Collaborate more effectively with colleagues • Deal with new, challenging, or incompetent bosses • Navigate office politics

HBR Guide to Project Management HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422187314
Format: PDF, Kindle
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MEET YOUR GOALS—ON TIME AND ON BUDGET. How do you rein in the scope of your project when you’ve got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention? Whether you’re managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to define smart goals, meet them, and capture lessons learned so future projects go even more smoothly. The HBR Guide to Project Management will help you: • Build a strong, focused team • Break major objectives into manageable tasks • Create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control • Monitor progress toward your goals • Manage stakeholders’ expectations • Wrap up your project and gauge its success

HBR Guides to Being an Effective Manager Collection 5 Books HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633694240
Format: PDF, Docs
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Master the most critical professional skills with this five-volume set that covers topics from personal effectiveness to leading others. This specially priced collection includes books from the HBR Guide series on the topics of Getting the Right Work Done, Better Business Writing, Persuasive Presentations, Making Every Meeting Matter, and Project Management. You'll learn how to: Prioritize and stay focused Overcome procrastination Conquer email overload Push past writer's block Create powerful visuals Establish credibility with tough audiences Moderate lively conversations and regain control of wayward meetings Build a strong project team Create a realistic schedule--and stay on track Manage stakeholders' expectations Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done HBR Guide Series

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422187144
Format: PDF, Kindle
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IS YOUR WORKLOAD SLOWING YOU—AND YOUR CAREER—DOWN? Your inbox is overflowing. You’re paralyzed because you have too much to do but don’t know where to start. Your to-do list never seems to get any shorter. You leave work exhausted but have little to show for it. It’s time to learn how to get the right work done. In the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done, you’ll discover how to focus your time and energy where they will yield the greatest reward. Not only will you end each day knowing you made progress—your improved productivity will also set you apart from the pack. Whether you’re a new professional or an experienced one, this guide will help you: Prioritize and stay focused Work less but accomplish more Stop bad habits and develop good ones Break overwhelming projects into manageable pieces Conquer e-mail overload Write to-do lists that really work

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422172910
Format: PDF, ePub
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Are you preparing an important presentation? Does public speaking make your face flush and your heart race? Are you struggling to create a concise, powerful argument? Packed with practical advice on everything from structuring content to overcoming stage fright, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to master public speaking. Whether your audience is a small group of well-known colleagues or a larger gathering of prospective clients or board executives, learn how to: shape your information to specifically address your audience's needs; prepare visual aids that develop, not distract from, your points; and grab your listeners' attention and hold it. This collection includes: "The Basic Presentation Checklist;" "How to Make Your Case in 30 Seconds or Less," by Nick Wreden; "Coping with Stagefright," by John Daly and Isa Engleberg; "Presentations 101," by John Clayton; "Easy on the Eyes," by Kirsten D. Sandberg; "Plan for Visuals," by Harvard Business School Press; "Why the Best Presentations Are Good Conversations," by Roly Grimshaw; "Connect with Your Audience," by Nick Morgan; "Presence: How to Get It, How to Use It;" "Are Your Presentations Inspiring?;" and "The Twentieth Century's Greatest Speech--What Made It So Powerful?" Harvard Business Review Guides are for busy professionals looking for quick answers to common challenges. They're packed with useful tips and practical advice in a brief, easy-to-read format. Whether you're looking to expand your skills or refresh your existing ones, these guides offer reliable answers to your most pressing problems.