Saturday, March 29, 2008

Communication resources from YLNI Leadership Institute

Earlier today, I facilitated a YLNI Leadership Institute session on communication, and I promised the class I'd provide a list of resources--things I mentioned throughout the day and resources supplemental to the class. So, here they are. For those of you who attended, thanks for your participation, and good luck with the remaining sessions.

Articles and books
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

“The Brand Called You” by Tom Peters
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

“Employers Cite Communication Skills, Honesty/Integrity as Key for Job Candidates,” National Association of Colleges and Employers

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath

Your Call is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit, by Laura Penny

Blogs (Misc.)

The Daily Dose (Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce/Nicole Wilkins)

Downtown Fort Wayne Baseball (Brian Spaulding)

The Good City (Jon Swerens)

Good URL Bad URL
“The Newbie Guide to Blogging” from

Seth Godin's Blog
SoundBite Back

Employment Communication

“36 Beautiful Resume Designs That Work” by JobMob

Instant Messaging

Google Talk


Yahoo Instant Messenger


“8 Ways to Avoid Conversational Narcissism” by Hello, My Name is Blog

Online Classes--FREE
Communicating Across Cultures from MIT OpenCourseWare

English Grammar in Context from LearningSpace
First Year Chinese from Utah State University

Spanish 1 from MIT OpenCourseWare

Spanish: Espacios p├║blicos from LearningSpace

Presenting and PowerPoint

“70+ PowerPoint and Presentation Resources and Great Examples” by

Create Your Communications Experience
“Deliver a Presentation like Steve Jobs” by Carmine Gallo

“How NOT To Use Powerpoint” by Comedian Don McMillan

“Really Bad PowerPoint (and how to avoid it)” by Seth Godin

Six Minutes: Public Speaking and Presentations Skills


“The World's Most Organized Man” by Joe Kita

OneLook Dictionary Search



Social Networks

Smaller Indiana


ACPL card

Dragon Naturally Speaking


Google Reader

Google Pages


PDF Hammer

PDF Online



Daily Writing Tips

Grammar Girl

Journal Gazette Letters to the Editor
The Lonely Writer (e-book) by Geoffrey Hineman

News-Sentinel Letters to the Editor
“Why Writing Like a College Student Will Kill You Online” by Copyblogger


“Did You Know 2.0” from Shift Happens


JenFisher said...

Thank you so much for your presentation today. The information was very useful and I will definitely be incorporating it into my communication style.

Your time today was extremely appreciated!

Jennifer Fisher

Varun Kaushik said...

Hi Anthony,

Belated thanks for the great seminar on communication. I really did think that you did a stellar job. In fact, I mentioned the powerpoint style you used to someone at work, and they showed an interest in seeing it. I don't think you made a link available to your PowerPoint here, so, if possible, could you email it to me at

Thanks, Anthony, and keep the good work up!

Varun Kaushik
YLNI Leadership Institute '08
American Specialty Insurance