8 must-read books for communicators

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8 must-read books for communicators

  1. 1. 8 must-readbooks forcommunicatorsFrom the popular post onRagan.com and thedon’t get caught blog
  2. 2. Chase’s Calendar of Events • Puts the 12,500 special days, weeks, months, holidays and anniversaries into calendar form • Helps you plan your events with or around major holidays • Average 34 events per day!
  3. 3. ProBlogger • “Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income” • Advice on content, measurement, monetizing and more • Updated in 2012
  4. 4. The Freelancer’s Bible • “Everything You Need to Know To Have the Career of Your Dreams—On Your Terms” • How to set up, whether to take the leap, financial issues, workspace and more • Great whether you work with a lot of freelancers, or dream of becoming one
  5. 5. The Associated PressGuide to Punctuation • More specialized than the AP Style Guide (which gets updated in July) • Settle those office debates about serial commas and parentheses
  6. 6. Trust Me, I’m Lying • “Confessions of a Media Manipulator” • Controversial • Cautionary tale • Clues to why your media efforts are met with skepticism
  7. 7. Power Verbs for Presenters • “Hundreds of Verbs & Phrases to Pump Up Your Speeches and Presentations” • Coming in February, available for pre-order • Using active verbs makes your speech more concrete and persuasive, research shows
  8. 8. Beyond Argument • “A Handbook for Editorial Writers” • From the Association of Opinion Journalists • Learn how they do it, and how you can do it better
  9. 9. Network Like an Introvert • “A New Way of Thinking About Business Relationships” • Useful whether you are an introvert or extrovert • A new spin on networking, and useful for everyday office interactions
  10. 10. See more on the DGC blogSocial media & media relations strategiesDenise GravelineWashington, DC-based communications consultant

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