Will Roney

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Book Review – Social Media MBA by Christer Holloman

In Non-Fiction Writing on September 11, 2012 at 10:35

The Social Media MBA: Your Competitive Edge in Social Media Strategy Development and Delivery

We all know social media, right? We can converse in Twitter, plan in Facebook and eat in Foursquare. But what if we didn’t know the difference between our LinkedIn and our Tumblr? What happens when we Stumbleupon when we should be using Delicious? Read the rest of this entry »

Book Review – The Startup of You by Reid Hoffman

In Non-Fiction Writing on April 20, 2012 at 08:53

The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

With credentials such as the building up of the LinkedIn professional networking site, Reid Hoffman needs little introduction, and it is with that sense of expectation that I picked this book up. Read the rest of this entry »

Book Review – 365 Social Media Tips by Karen James

In Non-Fiction Writing on March 18, 2012 at 20:51

365 Social Media Tips: A year of ideas for marketing your business via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more!

How well do you understand new media, and the tools for getting your message out to the masses? Of course there’s Facebook, Twitter and maybe even LinkedIn if you’re being a little professional about it. But are you managing to harness these websites properly, and is there anything that you can do to make the situation better? Read the rest of this entry »

Book Review – Use Your Head, by Tony Buzan

In Non-Fiction Writing on October 27, 2010 at 09:58

How much of your brain do you use? And, do you use it creatively and effectively? And, what about being able to boost your brain to take advantage of the greatest computer we will all ever own? It is a fact of life that we all under-use our brains, and as a result of ‘life’ have the creativity that it can offer stamped out over a lifetime. This is not a good thing as we are all being told that in order to survive economically we need to be thinking smarter, not just harder. Use Your Head, by Tony Buzan has now been published for over 40 years now, and is the result of a lifetime of experience on the part of the author. Tony’s interest in the brain was started after a visit to a library and being told that there wasn’t a user manual for the brain. Fast forward to 1974 and a version of this book was used as a BBC TV Tie-In for a 10-part series of the same title.

I would describe this book as part text-book, part brain exercise and part story of the brains’ evolution. This is not a book that should gather dust on a shelf, as this can become a starting point to getting the most out of your mind to everyone’s benefit.

With sections on understanding concepts such as IQ, natural acumen and memory, the book then goes on to discuss mind mapping, recall techniques as well as  whole selection of exercises to work through that should stretch the most important muscle you have. The book is structured in such a way that engages the reader so that if you have an enquiring mind (and you will if you’ve bought this book), then there is plenty of information and problem solving to chew on.

With more neural connections in the brain than there are atoms in the known universe, can you afford not to boost your brain power.

This book review was originally published on Family Friendly Working, a site packed with advice on flexible work for mums and dads.

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Book Review – Executive Presence, by Harrison Monarth

In Non-Fiction Writing on October 24, 2010 at 18:17

Executive Presence:  The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO

Is there anyone out there who wouldn’t like to be a Richard Branson, a Mark Zuckerberg or a Lord Sugar? I’m guessing that there are quite a few that would love to be in the position of these business titans. But the proper question to ask is what does it take to be a Branson, Zuckerberg or Sugar?

In his book, Executive Presence, Harrison Monarth looks at the factors that make us mere working mortals different from our CEO masters. And the answer is quite simple. Presence. This is the art of influencing people, understanding how they are going to react in any situation, and being able to change behaviours in a way that gets results. The other side of the coin is the effect that you can have by changing yourself – modifying how you are perceived by others, and how that affects how they interact with you. The final aspect is what you do when things go wrong. Master these three things, and you are well on the way to that six-figure salary and the chauffeur-driven car.

This book is full of key information, which will serve you well in your attempt to guide and build up your reputation as someone who can lead, can be trusted and can deliver results. One of the major points of discussion is the effect of personal branding on your rise through the ranks and how it can give you an air of reliable certainty that all large companies are looking for to keep stability and surety.

Whilst Harrison has built this book on his own personal experience in business management, ‘Executive Presence‘ has solid grounding in the latest thoughts and techniques. For that alone, the book is worth its cover price. This is a worthy and required addition to anyone’s business bookshelf, and I for one enjoyed reading it.

This book review was originally published on in the Sue Blake Media Online Book Clubon LinkedIn, a site for professionals to meet and network.

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