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This book is built around the idea that PR as a communications discipline has no boundaries. It is the PR professional's manual for creating that specific type of mindset and building the necessary skills to meet today's communications challenges, which include mastery of the fundamentals, cultivating unbridled curiosity and creativity, the art of listening, and never losing sight of business objectives. This book will be highly marketable to PR students and novices looking to break into the industry, and to junior and mid-level PR practitioners interested in learning new skills which they can use to gain a creative edge on thier competition.
Author: Sandra StahlPublisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-0-9991871-0-4 FORMAT: 280x120 mm Bookbinding: Hardback Number of pages: 200
What makes a great salesperson? What beliefs, attitudes and behaviors are linked to being a top performing salesperson? What impact does culture, industry and sales context have? And does a formal sales methodology or process make a difference? This book is for any sales professional, or indeed anyone involved in the sales process of their company, who wants to learn the secrets of successful selling. Based on interviews and analyses (qualitative and quantitative) of 1000 of the world's leading salespeople, across a mix of industries, cultures and context, the authors present the most rigorous evaluation of how salespeople behave and how they are driven. In doing so, they reveal the secret code behind consistent and high-level success in sales. The authors of The Salesperson s Secret Code combine hard data with intelligent insight to show, with verve and skill, how the world s best salespeople continue to thrive in uncertain times and how others can learn from their success. Sales is now an integral part of every role, making this an essential read for all business professionals. Daniel Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human This is a practical manual for anyone who wants to be better at selling. It is full of useful tips and wise advice from experts who really understand their craft. If you want to close more deals, then this is the book to help you win. Luke Johnson, Chairman of Risk Capital Partners, former Chairman of Channel 4 Television, and The Sunday Times columnist The Salespersons Secret Code uses great research to tap into what makes the best sales people tick. Simple, easy to understand and filled with insight. It should be a must read for all those who want to be successful in sales and all those who want to recruit the best sales people. Chris Newitt, Global Sales Director, Jaguar Land RoverAuthor: Ian Mills, Mark Ridley, Ben Laker, Tim Chapman Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-00-1 FORMAT: 198x129 mm Bookbinding: Hardback Number of pages: 292 pp
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What if you could get people to listen to you in every situation? And in addition, get them to want to listen? Would that make life easier? Rhetoric is not the art of speaking - it is the art of getting others to listen.This book does not deal with the history of rhetoric - nor is it a book that teaches you how to 'talk nicely' - as many people might think when they hear the word 'rhetoric'. This book will teach you to speak effectively and increase the motivation of your listeners. Teaching you how to be professional and personal, without being private. Elaine shares her own experiences, and suggests with humour and warmth how to tackle difficult situations. Selling 60,000 copies in Sweden, this revised edition boasts completely new examples and rhetorical tricks.Author: Elaine Eksvard Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-43-8 FORMAT: 216 x 138mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 240 pp
From Brexit to Trump, communication has never clearly been so influential, continually centre stage in influencing our hearts, minds and essentially the narrative of our civilisation. We are surrounded by the impact of good and bad communication, both in our own lives and in the world stage. And we are swayed, even against better judgement by persuasive communicators. This book will give people simple usable tools to improve and enrich their communication in 5 key areas, so they feel more confident and effective in meetings, presentations, interviews, social situations and can even have arguments more effectively! For the very first time, readers will be able to read about and apply a unique methodology that has been taught successfully to hundreds of happy clients since 2008 - and the opportunity to experience gems from that method at a fraction of the price of a session.Author: Emma Serlin Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-41-4 FORMAT: 180x120mm Bookbinding: Hardback Number of pages: 128 pp
Virtually everyone sells in some capacity today, and we can become better at selling by becoming smarter at it. In today s highly competitive marketplace, creating an advantage through sales is imperative. Distilled into this single, handy-sized volume are twenty tips, advice and techniques to help anyone to improve their sales capability. It provides insights and tools to develop a more considered, smarter approach to overcoming any sales-related problem and situation. Each piece of advice is accompanied by graphic aids to aid understanding.Author: Mark Edwards Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-1-911498-31-5 FORMAT: 180 x 120mm Bookbinding: Hardback Number of pages: 128 pp
A cross between a business book and a storybook, How Coca-Cola Took Over the World is a collection of 101 accessible, enjoyable and informative tales of some of the world's greatest brands, including Tiffany's, Mercedes, Apple, Pinterest, Chanel No. 5, Corona, Brewdog, Spanx, LG, KFC, WWF, Guinness World Records and Coca-Cola. The stories are arranged into sections covering brand origins, brand naming and identity, marketing strategy, communication, innovation and repositioning and renovation. For each story, the author has drawn a moral - a marketing principle that can be applied to many brand and marketing challenges facing businesses today. When pulled together as they are by the author in the final chapter, they provide the reader with a compelling and inspirational toolbox.Author: Giles Lury Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 1911498258 FORMAT: 198 x 129mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 192 pp
Understanding the goals of the world of business and dealing with the development of new solutions calls for a basic ingredient: creativity. And yet, just being, or wanting to be creative is not enough – it is essential to train and develop this ability in order to achieve results. In other words, we need a guide to show us the way and provide us with the tools needed to progress. Designpedia is an essential manual for Design Thinking which brings together all the tools you need to achieve innovation and entrepreneurship goals and is organised around four basic processes: mapping, exploring, building and testing. It also reveals how, as long as you use the right tools, you can create original and effective solutions. Includes case studies to show how this is working for big companies (Orange or BBVA) as well as startups (Dovase or Bydsea). Author: Zaragozá, Rafael , Gasca, Juan Book Details Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-1-907794-49-0 FORMAT: 203x203mm Bookbinding: Paperback w/ flaps Number of pages: 256 pp
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Digital transformation is at the top of the agenda at banks and insurers across the globe. And operational excellence and cost efficiency are the key themes moving traditional banking and insurance to the digital world: digitalizing processes and optimizing operations. Cost reduction is absolutely necessary, no doubt about that. But many banks and insurers see the digitalization of processes as the end results, when all these efforts are really just bringing the basics up to date. What they do is restore the past; they are not creating the future.
The financial services industry is in a new phase. Banks and insurers have to operate much closer to the market. Digital technologies and changing customer behavior are changing the fundamentals of the industry; too fundamental to be solved by cost focus alone.
In Reinventing Customer Engagement, bestselling authors Roger Peverelli and Reggy de Feniks introduce a practical set of guiding principles to help bankers and insurers make the next leap and close the gap between “digital transformation to restore the past” and “digital transformation to create a future”:Author: Roger Peverelli and Reggy de Feniks Book Details Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-1-907794-49-0 FORMAT: 203x203mm Bookbinding: Paperback w/ flaps Number of pages: 256 pp E-Book Version
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This book exposes the marketing secrets and lessons learnt from one of the world’s most exciting global brands – Coca Cola – and how you can apply them to your own brand. It explores the core beliefs and principles that were needed to evolve one of the most powerful marketing machines on the planet that worked successfully across cultures and fast-changing environments. The author was part of a team of outstanding individuals and agencies that generated better, faster and more effective marketing on an unprecedented level. Through a combination of research, theory and real-life experience, Lamelas explains why and how marketing works, and offers a proven framework to help you master your own marketing strategy.
Author: Javier Sanchez Lamelas
In a quest to maintain market position and improve profits in today’s fast-paced, competitive market place, organizations need to become more and more customer driven. A customer-driven organization maintains a base of loyal customers by recognizing that customer service and product quality are fundamental to maintaining a competitive advantage. These organizations have incredibly strong, inspirational and charismatic leaders with strong culture and behavioural norms or even rules that guide everyone how to function within the organization. They think that their way is the only way!
This book explains how the environment and culture created in some of the world’s greatest customer-focused companies resembles the mindset created by a cult. It is by understanding the “anatomy” of such companies that we, too, can embark upon a journey of customer excellence within our companies.
Author: Oke Eleazu
This book is about icons – exceptional organizations (orchestras, restaurants, sports teams or companies) with an aspiration to make or do something special, and to go on doing so, year in, year out for decades. This is what gives these organizations their undeniably iconic status.
By selecting 14 iconic organizations (including ElBulli, McKinsey, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Procter & Gamble, the All Blacks) and researching what characteristics make them different from others, the authors discovered a “competency spiral” which these organizations exhibit in their success. Attracting and retaining the right people; forging individuals into a team; and achieving outstanding results, time after time, through continuous improvement and adjustment – these are the key competencies required to achieve iconic status.
Author: Xavier Bekaert, Gillis Jonk, Jan Raes & Phebo Wibbens
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We live in times of great change. Or so we are told. Headlines blast messages about clashes between tribes, civilisations, political factions, East and West. We are told that unless we abstain from eating meat, flying or enjoying other modern amenities, the planet is doomed. We live in times of trouble. Of crossroads. Of signs of decline. We live in special times. In turn, future thinking is often reduced to people having opinions about other people’s opinions.
As opposed to manifesto, in manifesto many small ideas are created to inspire one person, your- self. By sharing the vision of the future, we can avoid telling stories and instead strive to surround ourselves with as many strange, conflicting ideas that we can in order to immerse ourselves in future possibilities and possible futures. Incorporating recognisable examples, Minifesto will illustrate how the world changes when a single individual does something new.
Author: Magnus Lindkvist