People who can't or won't negotiate on their own behalf run the risk of paying too much, earning too little, and always feeling like they're getting gypped. "Negotiating for Dummies", Second, Edition offers tips and strategies to help you become a more comfortable and effective negotiator. And, it shows you negotiating can improve many of your everyday transactions - everything from buying a car to upping your salary. Find out how to: - Develop a negotiating style - Map out the opposition - Set goals and limits - Listen, then ask the right question - Interpret body language - Say what you mean with crystal clarity - Deal with difficult people - Push the pause button - Close the deal. Featuring new information on re-negotiating, as well as online, phone, and international negotiations, "Negotiating for Dummies", Second Edition, helps you enter any negotiation with confidence and come out feeling like a winner.
People who can’t or won’t negotiate on their own behalf run the risk of paying too much, earning too little, and always feeling like they’re getting gypped. Negotiating For Dummies, Second, Edition offers tips and strategies to help you become a more comfortable and effective negotiator. And, it shows you negotiating can improve many of your everyday transactions—everything from buying a car to upping your salary. Find out how to: Develop a negotiating style Map out the opposition Set goals and limits Listen, then ask the right question Interpret body language Say what you mean with crystal clarity Deal with difficult people Push the pause button Close the deal Featuring new information on re-negotiating, as well as online, phone, and international negotiations, Negotiating for Dummies, Second Edition, helps you enter any negotiation with confidence and come out feeling like a winner.
PRE- AND POST-RETIREMENT PLANNING THAT MAKES SENSE GETTING STARTED IN A FINANCIALLY SECURE RETIREMENT If you want to make the most of your retirement years, you have to seriously think about the retirement lifestyle you want and the path that will get you there. In order to do this, you need reliable retirement information that will allow you to properly chart your course. Nobody knows this better than author Henry Hebeler, who retired from the corporate world more than fifteen years ago–and quickly discovered that much of the retirement planning advice available wasn't helping people accomplish their goals. Now, with Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement, Hebeler shares his experience in this field with you and reveals what it really takes to achieve the retirement you want. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement dismisses the assumptions that many popular retirement planning methods make and addresses some of today's most important retirement issues, including everything from planning with realistic economic inputs to neglected subjects such as replacement budgeting, reverse dollar cost averaging, and the need for resiliency when encountering surprise events. Filled with in-depth insights, practical advice, and helpful retirement planning tools, Getting Started in a Financially Secure Retirement will allow you to apply Hebeler's proven principles to your own specific situation–whether you're already retired or still working–and make more informed financial decisions as you plan for the years ahead.
The only guide devoted exclusively to social media metrics Whether you are selling online, through a direct sales force, or via distribution channels, what customers are saying about you online is now more important than your advertising. Social media is no longer a curiosity on the horizon but a significant part of your marketing mix. While other books explain why social media is critical and how to go about participating, Social Media Metrics focuses on measuring the success of your social media marketing efforts. Success metrics in business are based on business goals where fame does not always equate to fortune. Read this book to determine: Why striving for more Twitter followers or Facebook friends than the competition is a failing strategy How to leverage the time and effort you invest in social media How to convince those who are afraid of new things that social media is a valuable business tool and not just a toy for the overly-wired Knowing what works and what doesn't is terrific, but only in a constant and unchanging world. Social Media Metrics is loaded with specific examples of specific metrics you can use to guide your social media marketing efforts as new means of communication.
Don’t let ‘white blindness’ drive you into debt! Make your wedding everything you want it to be on the budget you determine. Are you planning a wedding, but worried about how much money you'll have to spend? In today's tough economic times, planning a budget wedding is more important than ever. This fun, money-saving guide is packed with tips for planning the wedding of your dreams without breaking your bank account! Inside you'll find tons of tips and advice for planning a budget-friendly celebration while still remaining true to your personality, values, and tastes. You'll see how to make and keep your wedding budget; select the most economical time to get married; scope out wedding locations that fit the bill; and incorporate everything from economical to green ideas that emphasize style and elegance. Plus, you get tips and pointers for negotiating with vendors and avoiding hidden expenses and add-ons. Hands-on information for planning a stylish wedding while sticking to your budget How to get deals on gowns, tuxes, cakes, invitations, photography, food, and more Use your creativity (and friends and family) to save money on decorations, food, favors, and wedding attire Cut corners where no one will notice Set your own priorities for your big day Make your celebration unique You don't have to settle for less on your wedding day. Author, Meg Schneider is an award-winning journalist who planned her own wedding for less than $5,000 Budget Weddings For Dummies is the only guide you need to save yourself money, time, and stress while you plan a beautiful, memorable ceremony!
Self-confidence is more than just a feeling inside - it's an indispensable ingredient for success in life. Written by two of the most sought-after executive coaches in the world, Confidence For Dummies, 2nd Edition arms you with proven tools and techniques for overcoming insecurity and social inhibitions, and for learning how to think and behave with more confidence at work, socially, and even in love. Know where you stand - gauge your confidence level, identify which aspects of your life need confidence-building, and find out what's keeping you stuck in place. Get on track - tailor a personal programme for creating the new super-confident you that you want to present to the world. Find your focus - find out how to let go of perfectionism and unrealistic expectations. Project self-confidence - broadcast your new-found confidence to the world and connect more easily with others. Open the book and find: What confidence is and where it comes from. How to connect confidently through social media. Top tips to prepare you for a presentation or job interview. Advice for approaching romantic relationships with confidence. How to say "No" with confidence. Ways to recover quickly from any setback. Learn to: Recognise your strengths and believe in your ability. Develop your confidence both personally and professionally. Get the results you want, whatever the situation.
Understanding how to cool down, slow down, and engage the naturally occurring conflicts among team members is critical to the ultimate success of a team. With this book, your team and its members will gain a deeper understanding of how conflict emerges and how to respond in ways that will leverage conflicts to their advantage. Team members will learn the importance of establishing a safe team climate, agreeing on processes to guide interactions, and use of constructive communication skills in order to develop a conflict competent team. As the authors say, conflict is not to be avoided, but embraced and explored. This often results in new, previously unimagined opportunities, solutions and results. The authors include stories, interviews, and examples that provide entertaining and thought provoking insights. They dedicate one chapter to techniques and processes for addressing team conflict that has gone awry. Runde and Flanagan also include useful tips and tools for assessing your team?s current state of conflict competence and suggestions for addressing the challenges of today?s virtual and geographically dispersed teams.
A professional musician guides serious hobbyists through Pro Tool Pro Tools puts professional recording and music production software in the hands of anyone with the appropriate hardware and the knowledge to use it. Musician and recording engineer Jeff Strong guides you through the latest version of this complex program, offering twice the content of the official guide at a lower price. Eight minibooks cover recording basics, getting started with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managing MIDI, mixing, mastering, and getting your music to the masses. The latest version of Pro Tools offers a whole range of new possibilities for the recording artist; this soup-to-nuts guide explains everything you need to know to take full advantage of it Written by a professional musician and recording engineer who has authored two previous editions of this book as well as Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies and Drums For Dummies Eight minibooks cover recording basics, getting started with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managing MIDI, mixing, mastering, and distributing your music Explains how to configure your computer and attach hardware, proper microphone settings, steps for getting your music to sound the way you want, tips on putting your tracks together professionally, and much more If making music is your passion, Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition is exactly what you need to start sharing your sounds with the world.
Popular leadership blogger gives the low-down on standing up for yourself In Pushback, top leadership consultant Selena Rezvani argues that self-advocacy is critical to success. Yet women initiate negotiations four times less often than men, resulting in getting less of what they want—promotion opportunities, plum assignments, and higher pay. This book shines a light on the real rules of holding your own and pushing back for what is rightfully yours. Drawing on interviews with high-level leaders, Rezvani offers readers in the first half of their career the unedited truth about how women have asked their way to the top and triumphed—and how you can too. Includes interviews with top business leaders such as Marie Chandoha, CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management; Cindi Bigelow, President of Bigelow Tea Company; Fizzah Jafri, COO at Morgan Stanley; Rosemary Turner, President at UPS; and Irene Chang Britt, Chief Strategy Officer at Campbell's Soup Offers a reliable and methodic approach to negotiating and navigating tough conversations Highlights compelling facts and research from the world of psychology and leadership Insightful and accessible, Pushback is a timely resource for savvy women who want to leverage their skills, promote themselves effectively, and fast track their careers.
The bestselling business classic on the power of relationships, updated with in-depth advice for making connections in the digital world. The secret to getting ahead in life, master networker Keith Ferrazzi claims, is in reaching out to other people. In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps - and inner mind-set - he used to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates that led to him being named one of Cram's 40 Under Forty and selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Ferrazzi s form of connecting to the world around him is based on generosity, including helping friends connect with other friends, and he distills his system of reaching out to people into practical, proven principles. Among them: Don't keep score: Its never simply about getting what you want. It's about getting what you want and making sure that the people who are important to you get what they want, too. Ping constantly: It's important to reach out to those in your circle of contacts all the time - not just when you need something. Become the "king of content": Learn how to use social media sites like Linkedln, Twitter, and Facebook to make meaningful connections, spark engagement, and curate a network of people who can help you with your interests and goals. Chock-full of specific advice on handling rejection, getting past gatekeepers, becoming a "conference commando," and more, this new edition of "Never Eat Alone" will remain a classic alongside "How to Win Friends & Influence People" for years to come.
Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals, wives, and mothers with five young children between them who believe that everyone wins when men are full parents and women have full careers. They know that families thrive not in spite of working mothers but because of them. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally: your spouse. What's the starting point? An attitude shift that puts you and your partner on the road to 50/50. Here are real world solutions for parents who want to get ahead in their careers and still get to their children's football matches and school plays; strategies for working mothers facing gender bias in the workplace; advice to fathers new to the home front; and tips for finding 50/50 solutions to deal with issues of money, time, and much more. From "baby boot camp" for new dads to exactly what to say when negotiating leave with the boss, this savvy book offers confidence through fresh ideas for today's families. "Getting to 50/50" presents a compelling case that making it possible for parents to mix professional achievement and family life can strengthen their families.
The secret to getting exactly what you want from life – from the man who has! A businessman who has built up, owned and sold software companies, a nightclub, a bed and breakfast (plus a couple of alehouses), author Robin Nixon knows that worldly success has little to do with the world. It begins with one's self—and one's deepest thoughts. When altered, your thoughts have the ability to impact your behavior and immediate universe, and, indeed, your destiny. Known as «Creative Visualization,» this powerfully simple tool has adherents as well known as Oprah Winfrey. In Creative Visualization For Dummies, Robin Nixon gives you the practical tools for pinpointing your goals, becoming more assertive and self-confident, and increasing energy levels and creativity—while on a new journey of self-fulfillment. Includes useful visualization techniques and exercises that help you tune into the mind/body connection Offers psychological approaches that allow you to take real steps towards success and happiness For those interested in finding a new direction or finally creating their own luck, this tell-all guide—from the man who's capitalized on its secrets—will offer an inspiring game plan for a new beginning.
This is supposed to be the age of instant and constant communication, right? And if you have a business, belong to an organization, or have a cause you want to promote, a great-looking flyer or brochure can say a lot. If you have Microsoft Office Professional, Small Business, or Ultimate on your PC, you already have a great communication tool hidden inside—Publisher 2007. Use it to promote your organization with newsletters, cards, and brochures. This book gets you started with Publisher basics so you can start communicating with your public. Chances are you’re not planning to become a Publisher guru; you just want to use Publisher to get some things done. Then Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 For Dummies is just the book for you! It has just what you need to know to Understand design basics and plan a page Set up a flyer or publication and place text and pictures where they work best Use various Publisher templates Incorporate images and files from other programs Build Web sites with Publisher Prepare your creations for printing or posting online Whether you’re selling a product or service, getting the word out about a not-for-profit organization, or helping out your church, synagogue, or school, Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 For Dummies makes it easy.
From still life to children's parties, make sure you're picture perfect with Tom Ang's guide to taking photographs, now in paperback. Follow straightforward instructions to discover what equipment you'll need, the best approach for each subject and how to compose, light, frame and take great shots. Checklists give instant advice on getting results, while "tricks of the trade" show you how to turn a good picture into a great one. Plus pick up valuable tips on everyday photography, including passport shots and displaying items on eBay.