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 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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    • Technology That Every CIO Needs to Know About

    • How CIOs Can Stay On Top of the Changes in the Technology That Powers the Company
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    As the CIO of your company, it's your job to stay on top of all of the different forms of technology that the company uses to accomplish its business goals....

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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
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    • 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....

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    • By Scott Runner on 07-01-18

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    • IT Manager Budgeting Skills: How IT Managers Can Request, Manage, Use, And Track Their Funding

    • By: James Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 54 mins
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    • Product Failure Lessons for Product Managers

    • Examples of Products That Have Failed for Product Managers to Learn From
    • By: Jim Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Anderson
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    Product failures are never something that a product manager wants to talk about. We all live with the secret dread that someday the product that we are responsible for might turn out to be a failure...

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    • How to Rehearse in Order to Give the Perfect Speech

    • How to Effectively Rehearse Your Next Speech so that Your Message Will be Remembered Forever!
    • By: Jim Anderson
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    • Length: 48 mins
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    Every time we are asked to give a speech, we feel a sense of nervous energy flow through our body....

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    • Unstoppable Negotiating: How to Wrap Up a Negotiation and Get the Deal That You Want

    • How to Develop the Skill of Closing in Order to Get the Best Possible Outcome from a Negotiation
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    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    All negotiations have to come to a close. When your next negotiation reaches this stage, you want to make sure that you are going to be able to walk away with the best deal possible....

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    • CIO Communication Skills Secrets

    • Tips and Techniques for CIOs to Use in Order to Become Better Communicators
    • By: Dr. Jim Anderson
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    • Length: 53 mins
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    Isn't technology a wonderful thing? As CIO you are in charge of one of the most technologically sophisticated parts of the company....

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    • How to Heal a Broken Leg Fast!

    • Understanding How to Deal with a Broken Leg in Order to Start Walking Again Quickly
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    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
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    First off, I'm very sorry that you have an interest in this topic. I suspect that either you or someone that you know has broken a bone....

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    • What CIOs Need to Know in Order to Successfully Manage an IT Department

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    At the heart of being a CIO is the responsibility to manage an entire department of technical professionals....

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