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Communication and presentation skills

A range of books, articles and guides to help you successfully develop your communication and presentation skills.

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Featured eBook

Personal impact: What it takes to make a difference
Amanda Vickers, Steve Bavister and Jackie Smith (Pearson Education, 2009)

This personal development guide covers communication and other interpersonal skills useful for professional advancement. It includes chapters on public speaking, networking, assertiveness, and presentation skills.

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Featured article

Conquer your nerves before your presentation
You know the feeling: you're about to give a big presentation and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems inevitable that you're going to mess this up – and everyone will see. Though these are powerful and natural reactions, it's possible to overcome them.

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eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

Assert yourself

Practical advice on assertiveness to help change the way you work and live for the better. Includes a quiz to assess strengths and weaknesses, a jargon-free glossary of key words and phrases plus frequently asked questions about approaching the challenge of developing assertiveness.

Better than bullet points

A guide for trainers to using Powerpoint to create engaging e-learning programmes. It provides in-depth guidance, specific instructions and helpful exercises. It also features a wealth of tools, templates, and examples.

Communication strategies for today's managerial leader

Often individuals move into managerial leadership roles without an awareness of the need to focus on their communication skills. This book provides communication strategies to help individuals manage and lead others successfully. It aims to build a solid communication foundation and to help enhance written, oral and interpersonal communication.

Complete speechmaker

Seeks to be a complete guide to speeches and public speaking. The chapters cover preparation, delivery, language, handling your audience, managing meetings, and useful tips and tricks for improving communication skills. Additional sections include model speeches, classic speeches, and a selection of useful anecdotes.

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Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

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Making global teams work

Managers who lead global teams are up against stiff challenges, including social distance and perceived power imbalances. The article suggests rules of engagement for global team meetings and key messages managers should get across to ensure better communication among their team.

Speaking to the board of directors

Speakers often come unprepared for the realities of communicating to the board room. They may spend days preparing for a board presentation only to be shot down, interrupted or derailed with objections and questions that take the entire presentation off track. This article offers a template for structuring presentations as well as practical presentation skills for handling Q&A sessions, interruptions, questions, and objections.

Conquer your nerves before your presentation

You know the feeling: you're about to give a big presentation and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems inevitable that you're going to mess this up - and everyone will see. Though these are powerful and natural reactions, it's possible to overcome them and improve your presentation skills.

Succeed at change

When making significant changes to the work environment, organizational change management (OCM) can ensure everyone is aligned. Kyle L.Scott explains five key ways to ensure better communication and engagement.

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Small Business Update

Small Business Update is a monthly magazine for SMEs with articles covering the latest regulatory developments, practical advice and hot topics.

Business presentations

30-08-2013

A sales presentation can make or break a deal. Many people dread giving them, others love making a pitch - although that doesn’t mean they are doing it well. However you feel about presentations, you can always improve your approach. Follow these tips to get the basics right and ensure you get your message across.

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