A light-hearted and funny guide that's not your usual "self-help" book. Rather, this is a collection of lessons both amusingly obvious and impressively useful. Some are truly useful pieces of advice on technical topics with straight-forward explanations, while others are good for a laugh or cover the more ambiguous grey areas of social interactions.
No matter how skilled you may be in your area of study, interpersonal skills and the way in which you present yourself to those around you are paramount to your success. A Student's Guide to Communication and Self-Presentation: Recommendations, Relationships, Resumés, and Interviews is designed to help you develop the communication, interpersonal, and self-presentation skills required to successfully interact with instructors and peers during your academic career, and managers, colleagues, and teams in your post-graduate, working life.
Combining entertaining stories from his own experience, insights from the Bible, and compelling evidence from research, "JP" Pokluda lays out a roadmap for how to navigate life as an adult, addressing topics like - friendships and dating - career and money management - interpersonal conflict - controlling anxiety - recovering from addiction - and discovering your purpose on this earth Anyone struggling to find a footing in the world of adult life will welcome this witty, non-patronizing guide.
In this book, you'll learn the art of choosing and making friends, supporting your friends and letting them support you, maintaining friendships even when your life paths diverge, repairing friendships after a conflict, the difficult decision to break up a friendship, and much more. Life is so much sweeter with good friends by your side.
Part confidence coach and part social manual, this book reveals the reasons behind your reserve and offers real, practical ways to break through the barriers and make a connection. Whether you fear judgement and rejection or just don't know what to say, these simple exercises will equip you with a gold mine of social tools to get you through any situation. Working step-by-step, you'll learn how to approach strangers, strike up a conversation and exit gracefully; by first changing your outlook, you develop the ability to navigate even tricky situations with confidence and ease.
This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. The goal is for you to give the talk that only you can give. But don't be intimidated. You may find it more natural than you think. This is the 21st-century's new manual for truly effective communication and it is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.
From the day you set foot on campus until the day you wear a cap and gown, get advice from a source you can trust: the expert and diverse team of all--star college students and recent grads behind U Chic.
Etiquette means more than remembering to say "please" before you ask your mom to pass the peas. It comes into play in our daily lives as we hopefully strive to behave in a way that makes other people feel comfortable. Although this is far from a dry book of rules for behavior, readers will get a sense of how to use good etiquette when they are out with their friends. They'll learn how some simple steps can actually solve problems when they are out with their pals, and how simply being courteous and kind can make and keep their friends.
What are the rules for business etiquette today? Is it acceptable to text your boss at home? What is the polite way to ask a colleague to take a distracting conversation behind closed doors? What about the use of smartphones in meetings? Excuse Me spotlights dozens of puzzling situations, with suggestions for bridging divides.
The guide assists you in developing a full financial plan, so you can think critically about the costs of college, better assess what you truly can and can't afford, and make sound decisions that will ensure your financial health throughout your academic career. Informative, accessible, and full of real-world examples, this guide will help you develop the financial savvy necessary to navigate the costs associated with investing in your education.