Jim Anderson
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Jim Anderson

Dr. Jim Anderson is a talented engineer, teacher, and marketing professional. Born in Iowa City, Iowa his family moved many times during his childhood eventually settling just outside of St. Louis Missouri in Edwardsville, Illinois. Dr. Anderson went on to earn four college degrees: three in Computer Science including a doctoral degree and an MBA in marketing. He has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years for both large companies (Boeing, Siemens, Alcatel, and Verizon) as well as at some start-ups during that whole "dot com" thing.

Dr. Anderson is now the founder and President of Blue Elephant Consulting. Blue Elephant Consulting shows technical professionals and groups how to use their business communication skills to change the world. By using its Clear Blue Knowledge Systems Blue Elephant Consulting shows them how to become successful communicators and set their ideas free thereby changing the world. Dr. Anderson provides consulting, coaching, speaking and training products and services to help in 5 key areas of business communications: public speaking, product management, IT team management, IT department leadership, and negotiating.

Based on his experiences with many different customers, Dr. Anderson has taken the lessons that he's learned in the real world and has documented both the issues and their solutions in the books that he has written. Each book is filled with a unique set of real world challenges that product managers, CIOs, negotiators, IT managers, and public speakers encounter on an almost daily basis. In clear, easy to understand language, Dr. Anderson lays out exactly what the challenge is and then how to go about easily solving it.

In addition to running his company, Dr. Anderson has had the opportunity to teach college courses at multiple universities. While doing this Dr. Anderson discovered that his students had a real need for information on how to get their first job after they graduated. His after class one-on-one discussions about the tips and techniques that today's college students could use to simplify their job search lead to speaking engagements and eventually to the book "Making The Jump: How To Land Your First Job After College!"

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    • How Software Defined Networking (SDN) Is Going to Change Your World Forever

    • The Revolution in Network Design and How It Affects You
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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    SDN is not a revolutionary new technology. Instead, it is better to think of this as being a new way of organizing computer network functionality....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Technical material delivered effectively in audible format

    • By Scott Runner on 07-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Tools Speakers Need in Order to Give the Perfect Speech

    • What Tools to Use to Create Your Next Speech So That Your Message Will Be Remembered Forever!
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    As speakers, we want to create the best speech that we can. In order to do this we can make use of a large number of tools that are available....

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    • Staffing Skills IT Managers Must Have

    • Tips and Techniques That IT Managers Can Use in Order to Correctly Staff Their Teams
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 44 mins
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    All too often we find ourselves in the position of being an IT manager with little or no training on what it takes to correctly staff a team....

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    • How Purchasing Agents & Supply Chain Managers Can Prepare for a Successful Negotiation

    • What You Need to Do Before a Negotiation Starts in Order to Get the Best Possible Outcome
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 43 mins
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    It turns out that most negotiations are over even before they begin. The purchasing team that has spent the most time planning for the negotiation will walk away with the best deal....

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    • Save Yourself, Save Your Job

    • How to Manage Your IT Career
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 51 mins
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    An IT manager's budget controls what he and his team are going to be able to accomplish this year....

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    • Much ado about nothing

    • By Mark Holloway on 10-15-18

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    • Communication Skills for Product Managers

    • The Communication Skills that Product Managers Need to Know How to Use in Order to Have a Successful Product
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 48 mins
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    Do product managers have super powers?...

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    • The Power of Virtualization

    • How It Affects Memory, Servers, and Storage
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    This is a rapidly evolving field. It our hope that by listening to this book, we can provide you with a firm foundation on which to understand what virtualization is and how it is being used....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, a great guide for beginners.

    • By Nick Rundlett on 01-08-18

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    • How to Give a Great Presentation

    • Presentation Techniques That Will Transform a Speech into a Memorable Event
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 52 mins
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    As long as you are taking the time to create and practice a speech, you sure want the speech to make an impact on your audience....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It's geared toward a true beginner

    • By GLS on 12-12-15

    Regular price: $3.95

    • How IT Managers Can Make Innovation Happen

    • Tips and Techniques for IT Managers to Use in Order to Make Innovation Happen in Their Teams
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Every company wants to grow and become more successful. It is generally agreed that in order for this to happen the company cannot stand still....

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    • How a Paralegal Can Prepare for a Successful Negotiation

    • What You Need to Do Before a Negotiation Starts in Order to Get the Best Possible Outcome
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Dr. Jim Anderson
    • Length: 43 mins
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    It turns out that most negotiations are over even before they begin....

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