Now that summer is over, it’s time for me to switch from the lighter, entertaining books that I brought with me while traveling this summer, to reading books that feed my mind and soul. Here are some books I’m just loving.
You know I do a lot of presentations and speeches and I’m always looking at ways to sharpen the saw with my skills. Well, this isn’t just a typical public speaking book. Kate specializes in coaching people to give presentations that have a big impact. She writes from experience working with corporate executives around the world to create better results from their presentations, pitches, and speeches. Here’s a promise made right in the intro: “This book focuses only on the presentation and communication practices that will help you be consistently extraordinary in the eyes of your audiences, with all the good outcomes that may mean for you.” If you ever give presentations or speeches you’ll want to get this book.
Breaking Money Silence: How to Shatter Money Taboos, Talk More Openly about Finances, and Live a Richer Life
By Kathleen Burns Kingsbury
People can be really goofy when it comes to money. Even goofier when they have to talk about it. Kathleen shines a light on all the problems that can be caused by money silence, and then tells how to break through to a healthier, happier, and well-adjusted place. Whether you argue with your honey about money, find it tricky to talk to your parents or kids about money, or even if you’re a financial professional, you’ll want to learn how to make the money conversations work.
Soul Cyphers: Decoding a Life of Hope and Happiness
By Robert Clancy
Want to build your sense of fulfillment? Learn your true worth? Communicate from the heart? Yah, me too! I know and love Robert. He speaks from soul level. He shares soul messages daily on his Facebook page that are beautiful (and has a community of more than half a million following his inspiring messages). If you go to www.soulcyphers.com, you’ll get a bunch of bonuses after you order his book.
Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace
By Erin Gargan
Today’s buyer fields an average of 300 digital messages every single day. I bet you feel like it’s even more than this! In just seconds, people decide whether to open or ignore your outreach online. How can you attract attention, increase influence, and sell smarter in the modern marketplace? This is where Erin Gargan’s sales messaging formula comes in. Her work has been implemented by some of the world’s biggest brands to open more opportunities, ignite profitable relationships, and inspire action from behind the screen.
In this book you’ll learn how to:
- Persuade prospects to engage with you in just 2.5 seconds
- Use psychology to create “must-answer” digital messaging
- Craft the perfect personal, useful, and brief sales message
- Translate your offline persona to be more effective in the online space
- Use language to trigger emotion in your recipients
- Finally leverage social and digital platforms the most effective way
Standing out from behind the screen isn’t easy, but with a more persuasive style you can inspire action every time you type, text, or tweet.
Money – You Got This
By Justin Krane
Justin is just plain funny. He’s a financial life planner and is all about people getting control of their business finances. “Money – You Got This” is a compilation of quick, witty advice on how to look at your business finances and life to make sure you end up with a life you love. Worried he’ll tell you to not buy that latte? He actually tells you to buy it (assuming it helps you feel great and ultimately helps you make more dough). This is a super quick read and perfect for any entrepreneur that thinks they don’t like the financial side of things.