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Writing Skills

Eats, Shoots, and Leaves

Lynn Truss

ISBN: 1-592-40203-8

Notes: If you’ve got punctuation challenges, buy this book.  This New York Times bestseller provides excellent lessons on punctuation while thoroughly entertaining you.

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The Gregg Reference Manual

William Sabin

ISBN: 0-07-293653-3

Notes: All groups in business should have at least one copy of this comprehensive manual.  This go-to guide covers grammar, style, usage, and formatting.

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Send

David Shipley and Will Schwalbe

ISBN: 978-0-307-26464-3

Notes: Send is a modern, readable book on e-mail etiquette.  It includes quality examples and will absolutely help you improve your e-mail writing.

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Strunk and White: The Elements of Style

William Strunk and E.B. White

ISBN: 0205632645

Notes: Strunk and White is a classic, must-have book for improving your style of writing.  The book was written long ago but still applies today.

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Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists

Barry Rosenburg

ISBN: 0-13-149863-0

Notes: For all you technical writers, this one will become well-used as you constantly refer back to it.   The information is well-organized with basic- and expert-level tips on technical writing.


Writing High-Impact Reports

Angela Maniak

ISBN: 0-9629337-3-2

Notes: This book couldn’t be simpler to use and apply to organizing and writing audit reports.  It’s by far the best book we’ve found on audit writing and reports.

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Presenting Skills

Beyond Bullet Points

Cliff Atkinson

ISBN: 978-0-7356-2052-0

Notes: This book addresses the number one problem in presentations today: people throwing too many bullets on a bunch of slides and calling it a presentation.  Get this book to help create a theme and story in your presentations.  It’s our number one most-recommended book in all workshops.

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Presenting to Win

Jerry Weissman

ISBN: 0-13-187510-8

Notes: This book provides clear, excellent techniques on planning and delivering presentations.  It also focuses on how to use story-telling in presentations, which is the number one way to engage an audience.

 

 

Meeting Facilitation Skills

Death by Meeting

Patrick Lencioni

ISBN: 978-0-7879-6805-2

Notes: If you attend or conduct meetings, get this cleverly written book that uses a fable to teach lessons on the common challenges we all experience in meetings. Easy reading with spot-on ideas.

 

 

The Secrets of Facilitation

Michael Wilkinson

ISBN: 978-0-7879-7578-4

Notes: Includes effective techniques to generate vibrant discussions and a sound process for reaching consensus in meetings.