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Brendan

Brendan Waukegan, IL, United States Member Since 2011
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  • "Excellent Frameworks"

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this course. The lecturer is an excellent narrator and sounds very empathetic and understanding. He breaks down the topic into very logical lectures, each focused around very useable frameworks. He frequently references outside studies, but doesn't get bogged down in the details, making it relate to the issue at hand. There are some dramatic enactments of examples which are sometimes cheesy, but overall add to the course. This audiobook is good from start to finish (arguably getting better as it goes), rather than many books, where it's one good idea re-hashed 50 times.

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    The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Michael Dues
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    In 24 lectures brimming with practical tips, tools, and techniques everyone can use to better manage conflict in his or her professional and personal lives, gain the essential skills of conflict management. As presented by Professor Dues, these lectures will show you how to effectively deal with conflicts of all kinds, using the "win-win" model that has dominated the field for the past six decades.

    Brendan says: "Excellent Frameworks"
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  • Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone

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    Some helpful general information. I would have to say that a good deal of the information provided here was common sense. There was also quite a bit of information and tactics that were very unrealistic. The communication or engagement examples seemed exaggerated and not life-real to me, and certainly not applicable to most peoples everyday lives. The focus seemed to be on helping extroverts and type-A personalities listen to those around them better. I have the opposite personality, so I felt the author was not always talking to me.
    I have no doubt that Mark is an incredible counselor and hostage negotiator, but I was looking more for an everyday guide to communicating better and more efficiently with those people that I manage in my small non-CEO world.
    With that said, I do plan to go back over my notes and try to apply some of his strategies in "better listening" with my work & family life. Maybe I should listen to the book again, and be a better listener. Not a terrible listen, just not my favorite.

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  • "Very Classy Book, Great Ideas, Easy..."

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    Wow! Really, wow! What a pleasant surprise. Don't be fooled by this book's average looking cover.

    Firstly, it does exactly what it says on the tin- It tells you where you can find your best ideas and how to capture and build on them.

    But it's much more than that. It's also about finding 'flow' , about silencing your inner critic and other demons for long enough to let your higher self shine It's exciting, motivating and offers some of the very best techniques for overcoming writer's block I've ever come heard.

    If you need some inspiration and motivation to tackle major problems in your life, whether work related or life issues, I strongly recommend you have a listen. You don't need to be a writer to use the techniques. But if you are a writer like me, then you'll find them doubly valuable.

    As you listen you'll find yourself itching to try stuff out. It really is that good.

    I've ordered a hard copy to serve as a permanent writing companion. I know it's going to be a book I keep with me for a long time.

    It's broken down into lots of short chapters. Each one describes a technique and has various exercises to follow. You'll need to stop the program to do the exercises. If you listen straight through without stopping you must then go back to listen again, otherwise you'll miss out.

    As you listen you won't doubt the power of the techniques covered. He's a really good writer and he puts it all down to the techniques he's describing.

    Also, it's been very well recorded and read. The narrator has done a great job. His voice is easy on the ear, well suited to the material and he keeps you listening.

    Do yourself a favour - get this book!


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    Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight and Content

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    • By Mark Levy
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
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    When it comes to creating ideas, we hold ourselves back. Thats because inside each of us is an internal editor whose job is to forever polish our thoughts, so we sound smart and in control, and so that we fit into society. But what happens when we encounter problems for which such conventional thinking fails us? How do we get unstuck? For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting....

    Sherry says: "Writing to right your way"

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    Book 3: Manual for Teachers is written in question and answer form, and provides answers to some of the more likely questions a student of A Course in Miracles might ask. It also includes a clarification of a number of the terms the Course uses, explaining them within the theoretical framework of the Text.

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    You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

    Ralph says: "This is well worth listening too! Main points are."
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    • By Michael D. C. Drout
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    Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout brings his expertise in literary studies to the subject of rhetoric. From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world.

    Jade says: "A Very Unique Read...(J/K)"
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    >Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.

    Michael says: "There is something useful here"
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    Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine). Now, this best-selling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.

    John says: "Best. Parenting. Book. Ever."
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    God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how.

    JUDY says: "Great book! Enjoying it very much."
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    John Robison argues that Asperger's is about difference, not disability. In this book he offers stories from his own life and from the lives of other Aspergians to give the reader a window into the Aspergian mind. Equally important, he offers practical advice - to Aspergians, their parents, and educators - on how Asperians can improve the weak communication and social skills that keep them from taking full advantage of, or even recognizing, their often remarkable gifts.

    SHEILA says: "You have to BE an Aspie to see the full value"
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    • By Anne Lamott
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    A New York Times best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, Anne Lamott was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As much a guide to writing as an exploration of the emotional challenges of being a writer, Bird by Bird offers a candid and often humorous look at how to tackle these varied obstacles.

    Brian C. says: "Funny and Instructive"
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    You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

    Ralph says: "This is well worth listening too! Main points are."
  • Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

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    • By Carmine Gallo
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    TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.

    Carol says: "Gallo cuts to the chase..."
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

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    • By Kerry Patterson
    • Narrated By Joseph Grenny
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    >Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.

    Michael says: "There is something useful here"
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    • By Olivia Fox Cabane
    • Narrated By Lisa Cordileione
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    What if charisma could be taught? 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 sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.

    Chlo-bell says: "An excellent treatment of a fascinating topic."
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    • By Sheila Heen, Douglas Stone
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    Coauthors of the international best-seller Difficult Conversations, Stone and Heen have spent the last 10 years working with businesses, nonprofits, governments, and families to determine what helps us learn and what gets in our way. With humor and clarity, they blend the latest insights from neuroscience and psychology with practical, hard-headed advice. This audiobook is destined to become a classic in the world of leadership, organizational behavior, and education.

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    • By Frank J. Pietrucha
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    In our increasingly complicated and data-driven world, many new developments are so complex that only experts comprehend their nuances. But what they don't grasp is how to tell the world about them. Communicating technical content to nontechnical listeners has fast become a critical 21st-century skill. Explaining what you do and why it's important drives funding, policy decisions, media exposure, public awareness, and customer adoption.

  • Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone

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    • By Mark Goulston
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    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 challenge,” Mark says.

    Joseph says: "Not for everyone"
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    • By Mark Divine, Allyson Edelhurtz Machate
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    Ex-navy commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience, and uncanny intuition. Blending the tactics he learned from America's elite forces with lessons from the Spartans, samurai, Apache scouts, and other great warrior traditions, Divine has distilled the fundamentals of success into eight powerful principles that will transform you into the leader you always knew you could be. Learn to think like a SEAL, and take charge of your destiny at work, home and in life.

    Cid23 says: "Embrace the suck!"
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  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
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    Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” (Parent Magazine). Now, this best-selling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.

    John says: "Best. Parenting. Book. Ever."
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    • By Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
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    Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

    Cynthia says: "Let Me Hear Your Body Talk"
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    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Roger Fisher, William Ury
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
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    Getting to Yes is a straightorward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting taken - and without getting angry. It offers a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict - whether it involves parents and children, neighbors, bosses and employees, customers or corporations, tenants or diplomats.

    John says: "Maybe I Could Go to Four and One-Half Stars"
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    • By James Pyle, Maryann Karinch
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
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    The secret to finding out anything you want to know is amazingly simple: Ask good questions. Most people trip through life asking bad questions - of teachers, friends, coworkers, clients, prospects, experts, and suspects. Even people trained in questioning, such as journalists and lawyers, commonly ask questions that get partial or misleading answers. People in any profession will immediately benefit by developing the skill and art of good questioning.

  • Find Out Anything from Anyone, Anytime: Secrets of Calculated Questioning from a Veteran Interrogator

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Pyle, Maryann Karinch
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
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    The secret to finding out anything you want to know is amazingly simple: Ask good questions. Most people trip through life asking bad questions - of teachers, friends, coworkers, clients, prospects, experts, and suspects. Even people trained in questioning, such as journalists and lawyers, commonly ask questions that get partial or misleading answers. People in any profession will immediately benefit by developing the skill and art of good questioning.

  • Supercommunicator: Explaining the Complicated So Anyone Can Understand

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Frank J. Pietrucha
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    In our increasingly complicated and data-driven world, many new developments are so complex that only experts comprehend their nuances. But what they don't grasp is how to tell the world about them. Communicating technical content to nontechnical listeners has fast become a critical 21st-century skill. Explaining what you do and why it's important drives funding, policy decisions, media exposure, public awareness, and customer adoption.

  • How to Deliver a Great TED Talk: Presentation Secrets of the World's Best Speakers

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    • By Akash Karia
    • Narrated By Matt Stone
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    How to Deliver a Great TED Talk is a complete public speaking system for delivering highly effective presentations and speeches. If you’ve watched TED videos before, you’ve no doubt been inspired and electrified by speeches by figures such as Sir Ken Robinson, Jill Bolte Taylor, Simon Sinek and Dan Pink. If you follow the guidelines and tools in this audiobook, I guarantee that your audience will have no choice but to be wrapped up in your speeches and presentations.

  • Say Like Cicero: Best Speech Techniques

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    • By Quentin Bach
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    Each of us gets in such situations where you need to deliver a convincing and detailed speech - on the exam, at a business meeting, or in the company of friends. This audiobook teaches you how to get out of the position with dignity, because it talks about the art of speech. This audiobook will teach breathing and voice techniques, develop good diction and correct pronunciation, and much more. In conclusion, there are exercises that will help make your voice more sonorous and beautiful. The audiobook is indispensable for of teachers, journalists, and all those whose work is related to public engagement.

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  • IPsihotehniki vlijanija. Sekretnye metodiki specsluzhb [Influence Psychotechnics: The Secrets of Spies]

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    • By David Leroy
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    Navernjaka vy ne odin raz slyshali ili chitali, chto vozmozhnosti nashego organizma bezgranichny. I dejstvitel'no, mozhno nabljudat', kak v kriticheskih situacijah chelovek podnimaet «nepod#emnye» tjazhesti, ne zamerzaet v ledjanoj vode, prekrasno orientiruetsja v prostranstve, poterjav zrenie, pishet kartiny, ostavshis' bez ruk, ili vdrug otkazyvaetsja letet' v dolgozhdannyj zaplanirovannyj otpusk i ostaetsja zhiv, tak kak samolet, na kotoryj on kupil bilet, razbivaetsja. Takih primerov mozhno privesti mnogo.

  • How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide

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    • By Laura Brown
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    With more than 200 how-to entries and easy-to-use models organized into three comprehensive sections on work, school, and personal life, How to Write Anything covers a wide range of topics that make it an essential guide for the whole family. You want your boss to fund a special project. How can you write a persuasive email that will win his approval? It's time to apply to college. How can you write an essay that will stand out? The mother of one of your co-workers has died. What's the best way to express your condolences?

  • Public Speaking Secrets of the Pros: 77 Insider Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Help You Captivate Any Audience...Any Time...Any Place!

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    • By Peter Fogel
    • Narrated By Michael Heuer
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    National Speakers Association speaker, sales writer, corporate trainer, and award-winning humorist Peter "The Reinvention Guy" Fogel has worked or appeared on over 22 television shows. From cruise ships to performing arts centers to corporate America - he has done it all. Now he pulls back the curtain and gives you in the Trenches Techniques learned from over 30 years of public speaking and performing in front of diverse audiences. You too, can captivate any audience you get in front of. It's not hard once you use these insider secrets.

    Robin G Coles says: "Powerful!"