There are many ways to improve your professional knowledge and skills. One way is to increase your knowledge is by reading current and relevant project management books. We've created book clubs that are designed to be small discussion groups led by a facilitator.
It's an informal group meeting for a Saturday morning breakfast and discussion. One person serves as facilitator to guide and promote discussion. It is an excellent way to meet other chapter members and open a dialogue regarding trends and challenges experienced by those in project management roles.
Speak with Power and Confidence: Tested Ideas for Becoming a More Powerful Communicator by Patrick J. Collins
This title offers tips on everything from sitting down for a job review with your boss, to speaking before a courtroom. A comprehensive guide to improved communication skills, "Speak with Power and Confidence" offers tips on everything from preparing for a speaking engagement, to sitting down for a job review with your boss, to speaking before a courtroom, with the media or in a job interview.
It will teach readers how to grab the attention of an audience with their first few words, how to deliver presentations that help close a sale, how to gain the upper hand in any negotiation and how to convey a positive, professional image in job interviews. "Speak With Power and Confidence" will equip readers with the ability to turn on their charisma and self-assurance to mesmerize, whether they're addressing an audience of one or of one thousand. Most importantly, the book gives readers the secrets to gain absolute control of their image, their message and their audiences.
PDU Category: Leadership
Location: La Madeleine Restaurant, 900 Highway 114, Grapevine, TX
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event. Attendees will be responsible for acquiring the book and cover their food/beverage costs at the restaurant. Please register so that we can estimate numbers for the restaurant.
Agenda: Gather at this location and order your breakfast and coffee. Look for the group in a designated area of the restaurant.
Facilitator will open session and handle meeting logistics. Using a book discussion outline, the group will discuss book selection and upon completion will rate the book. This information is then uploaded to the chapter website.
Other book club business includes:
* selection of next book by popular vote (see webpage for details)
* selection of meeting facilitor for next book (volunteer requested)
* Request volunteer to write a review for current book to be posted on chapter website
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