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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

Effective business writing
Forsyth, Patrick (Kogan Page, 2009)

This book teaches you how to write informatively, persuasively and memorably and tackles many forms of communication such as letters, emails, faxes, press releases, newsletters, advertisements, reports and proposals.

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Featured article

Selling to your manager
Harvard Business Review, January/February 2015, p.72-79 
Seven tactics to guide you through successfully pitching your ideas to senior executives.

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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.

Effective business writing
Forsyth, Patrick (Kogan Page, 2009)
This book teaches you how to write informatively, persuasively and memorably and tackles many forms of communication such as letters, emails, faxes, press releases, newsletters, advertisements, reports and proposals.

Give great presentations: How to speak confidently and make your point
(Bloomsbury, 2005)
This practical book contains step-by-step guidance, top tips, common mistakes and advice on how to avoid them, with strategies to help you cope if things don't go to plan, and special sections on how to manage nerves and boost your message with your body language.

The Concise Adair on communication and presentation skills
Adair, John (Thorogood Publishing, 2003)
This classic encapsulates John Adair's writing on the art and skills of effective communication. It is equally valuable whether you are at the start of your career or looking for an expert refresher course.

Bridging the culture gap: A practical guide to international business communication
Penny Carté; Chris Fox (Kogan Page, 2004)
A practical guide for international business people on how to avoid misunderstandings caused by a lack of knowledge of local language or etiquette. Describes a series of short business scenarios to address issues such as perceptions of right and wrong, negotiating styles, and body language.

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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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Selling to your manager

Seven tactics to guide you through successfully pitching your ideas to senior executives.

8 ways to be a better public speaker in 2015

Top tips from public speaking experts on talking without trepidation to deliver a truly inspiring speech.

We're learning - Are you listening?

Article looking at the effect of listening styles on the ways learners absorb information.

For good writing, think of good speech, written

Writing coach Paula LaRocque offers tips on writing and editing for clarity, brevity and accuracy.

What's in it for me?

Audiences stop reading if they don't see the benefit. These five techniques persuade readers to stick with you.

The art of report writing

Tips from the author on how to write better business reports.

The executive's guide to better listening

Strong listening skills can make a critical difference in the performance of senior executives, but few actively cultivate them.

Small Business Update

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

How do I plan a sales presentation?

01-11-2014

Advance planning can make all the difference for a business presentation. Read our tips on how to get your presentation off to the best start.

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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