Get Smart!: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field

An accessible guide on training the brain to work effortlessly in your favor—from the international bestselling author of the productivity classic Eat That Frog
 
In business and in life, you must be smart to get ahead.  As things shift and change quickly, you need to tap into your brain—learn how to think smartly—in order to make sure that you maximize your opportunities.
 
In Get Smart!, internationally-acclaimed business guru, speaker, author, and productivity expert Brian Tracy has laid the groundwork on how to easily reconfigure your negative thinking patterns and habits, and reprogram your brain to achieve its maximum potential. In this invaluable book, readers will encounter:
 
·         The latest brain research on how to think, in order to get results
·         Practical, easy-to-understand advice and immediately actionable steps and exercises
·         How to train the brain to think correctly and help to create a brilliant future
·         Tapping in to the power of positive thinking
·         How to harness the true potential of the human mind
·         And so much more
 
Whether your goal is making more sales, coming up with better business plans, or simply finding ways to make extra money or have more residual income, this book will serve as your personal express elevator going straight to the top!

Social Movements for Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change

Create real change in the new social movement paradigm

Social Movements for Good is a guidebook for driving change, by taking advantage of the social “currency” that makes movements go viral. Author Derrick Feldmann has spent a career showing organizations how to best reach donors, activists, and employees, and engage a new generation of supporters. In this book, he shares his secrets alongside the stories of today’s most successful social good movements by companies and nonprofits. You’ll learn about the leaders behind these movements, the individuals who responded, and the approaches that made it work. Modern social movements operate within a new paradigm, and this informative guide walks you through how these movements are created, why people get on board, and the strategy and support network that must be in place for it to succeed.

Just going viral isn’t enough to make a movement successful—there must be a plan, and the right people with the right skills to follow through with the execution. This book shows you who you need on your side, what they need to do their jobs, and which tools and methods are proving most effective every day.

  • Read the stories of today’s most successful social good movements
  • Understand how modern social movements are created
  • Learn how to truly activate a new generation of activists and supporters
  • Formulate an approach that makes the public respond to your issue

Effective social movements don’t arise by accident. People don’t spontaneously come together and effect real change. If you want your movement to succeed, you need a solid strategy and the tools to follow through. Social Movements for Good is your roadmap to viral success and the advancement of your cause.

Designing Products People Love: How Great Designers Create Successful Products

How can you create products that successfully find customers? With this practical book, you’ll learn from some of the best product designers in the field, from companies like Facebook and LinkedIn to up-and-coming contenders. You’ll understand how to discover and interpret customer pain, and learn how to use this research to guide your team through each step of product creation.

Written for designers, product managers, and others who want to communicate better with designers, this book is essential reading for anyone who contributes to the product creation process.

  • Understand exactly who your customers are, what they want, and how to build products that make them happy
  • Learn frameworks and principles that successful product designers use
  • Incorporate five states into every screen of your interface to improve conversions and reduce perceived loading times
  • Discover meeting techniques that Apple, Amazon, and LinkedIn use to help teams solve the right problems and make decisions faster
  • Design effective interfaces across different form factors by understanding how people hold devices and complete tasks
  • Learn how successful designers create working prototypes that capture essential customer feedback
  • Create habit-forming and emotionally engaging experiences, using the latest psychological research

The “How To” Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants

This book breaks down the sometimes overwhelming and difficult task of creating a successful grant winning proposal into a series of clear and definable steps that lead to grant success. The implementation of these pro-active grant steps results in government, foundation and corporate grants success.

Whether you are with a non-profit organization, a school district, or an institution of higher education, this step-by-step process will demystify the grants process and help you become a confident and knowledgeable grantseeker.

Researching the grantor, reviewing previously funded proposals, and making pre-proposal contact with the funding source are just a few of the pro-active steps that will help to assure you that what you propose is right for the grantor and that the grantor should therefore select you to fund.
The exhibits/worksheets in The “How To” Grants Manual further support this successful system.

Revisions to grant-seeking strategies have caused the author, working with grantors and advisory groups, to retool the manual’s worksheets and communications templates. These extremely useful supplementary materials are available to students and instructors, contact textbooks@rowman.com for details.

If your organization or institution wants to increase your success in attracting grants, this book if for you. From operating grants to technology to research, this book will help you outline your plan for success.

Design Leadership: How Top Design Leaders Build and Grow Successful Organizations

What does it take to be the leader of a design firm or group? We often assume they have all the answers, but in this rapidly evolving industry they’re forced to find their way like the rest of us. So how do good design leaders manage? If you lead a design group, or want to understand the people who do, this insightful book explores behind-the-scenes strategies and tactics from leaders of top design companies throughout North America.

Based on scores of interviews he conducted over a two-year period—from small companies to massive corporations like ESPN—author Richard Banfield covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • How design leaders create a healthy company culture
  • Innovative ways for attracting and nurturing talent
  • Creating productive workspaces, and handling remote employees
  • Staying on top of demands while making time for themselves
  • Consistent patterns among vastly different leadership styles
  • Techniques and approaches for keeping the work pipeline full
  • Making strategic and tactical plans for the future
  • Mistakes that design leaders made—and how they bounced back

How to Write and Publish a Successful Children’s Book: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Creative Writing Creative Writ)

Children’s books are very special, and have introduced millions of young people to the joys of reading. Single moms and top celebrities alike have penned best-sellers promoting the virtues and values for children to lead happy, healthy lives. There are many different ways that a children s book can be written, from the simplest rhyming picture books to more involved novella stories. Whatever your story may be, publishing it is within your grasp.

How to Write and Publish a Successful Children’s Book provides a complete overview of everything a prospective children s writer needs to complete and publish his or her own children s book. You will start by learning how to recognize the market that your book s style fits. You will learn the basics of the children s book publishing industry and how it is fundamentally different from that of the rest of the publishing industry. You will learn how to choose the right publisher or print on demand printer for your book and how to start preparing the package, with special consideration for illustrations and other aspects of your book that might change the overall presentation.

Top publishers and writers in the children’s book industry were interviewed and have lent their expertise to this book to provide an overview of everything that is needed in the process. You will learn what morals and values publishers and readers look for in good children s books and what you should expect in a publication deal. You will learn how to build a relationship with your editor, what to expect in revisions, and how to learn the process of selling your book.

You will learn how to gain publicity on your own and what you can do to build your book into a long-term career. For anyone that has ever written or is considering writing their own children s book, this book will provide the information and resources you need to get published.

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president’s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice.  Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 288 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version.

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How to Be Financially Successful: A Spiritual Perspective (Ascension Series, Book 15)

The guiding principle in Dr. Stone’s classic work on business and prosperity consciousness is this: If you desire abundance for yourself, dedicate your life to helping others find abundance as well.

As one of the most successful businessmen of the New Age movement, Dr. Stone has written an easily digestible book full of tools and advice for acheiving prosperity. This book conveys esoteric secrets of the universe that, if mastered, can lead to maximum manifestation results.

Based on personal experience and the deep spiritual, psychological and earthly insights from Dr. Stone’s extensive research and application of these principles, this book is like no other in the financial field because it is a holistic approach for life study rather than just another book about money — it will change not only your finances, but your life.

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How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

“You’ll not only break the ice, you’ll melt it away with your new skills.” — Larry King

“The lost art of verbal communication may be revitalized by Leil Lowndes.” — Harvey McKay, author of “How to Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive”

What is that magic quality makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their “Midas touch?”

What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people.

The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book How to Talk to Anyone (Contemporary Books, October 2003) Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques– she takes the reader from first meeting all the way up to sophisticated techniques used by the big winners in life. In this information-packed book you’ll find:

  • 9 ways to make a dynamite first impression
  • 14 ways to master small talk, “big talk,” and body language
  • 14 ways to walk and talk like a VIP or celebrity
  • 6 ways to sound like an insider in any crowd
  • 7 ways to establish deep subliminal rapport with anyone
  • 9 ways to feed someone’s ego (and know when NOT to!)
  • 11 ways to make your phone a powerful communications tool
  • 15 ways to work a party like a politician works a room
  • 7 ways to talk with tigers and not get eaten alive

In her trademark entertaining and straight-shooting style, Leil gives the techniques catchy names so you’ll remember them when you really need them, including: “Rubberneck the Room,” “Be a Copyclass,” “Come Hither Hands,” “Bare Their Hot Button,” “The Great Scorecard in the Sky,” and “Play the Tombstone Game,” for big success in your social life, romance, and business.

How to Talk to Anyone, which is an update of her popular book, Talking the Winner’s Way (see the 5-star reviews of the latter) is based on solid research about techniques that work!

By the way, don’t confuse How to Talk to Anyone with one of Leil’s previous books, How to Talk to Anybody About Anything. This one is completely different!

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  • 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
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