Learn more about Nancy Duarte’s Sparkline here. She has an incredible video tutorial that explains the Sparkline in detail and gives examples to prove it works. The chapter and page numbers at the top of the image (above) correspond to Duarte’s most recent book, resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences.
Last year, I attended Christin Upshaw‘s Leadership and Organizational Behavior class, and I was so impressed with their textbook that I recently checked it out at the library. It arrived late last week.
It’s called The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, and I received the revised and updated 10th Anniversary Edition by John C. Maxwell. The book’s front cover reveals that if you follow the 21 laws, people will follow you (Source).
This weekend, I attended a leadership conference here in Orlando hosted by the Association of Junior Leagues International. The text not only ties into public speaking and presentation, but also into the volunteerism and leadership I do in my personal life. So far, I’m on Chapter 5 and have learned about the Law of the Lid (personal effectiveness), the Law of Influence, the Law of Process (leadership as a developing process), and the Law of Navigation. It seems that lately, the nonfiction books I’ve been reading are timed perfectly so that they come into my life when I need their lessons most. My book review will come shortly.
What nonfiction books have you been reading?
Dana Castagnos, Chi Omega alum and Junior League of Greater Orlando 5K C-Chair, hosted the Kim Jessup Warm-Up before the Harvest Hustle 5K. Kimberly Marie Jessup unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 while vacationing in Hawaii. Kim’s passion for helping others and her spirit of volunteerism were apparent to all who met her. She was actively involved with the Central Florida Chi Omega Alumni Association and was also the 2010 Harvest Hustle 5K Co-Chair for the Junior League of Greater Orlando.
The Harvest Hustle 5K was an event very close to Kim’s heart. Even after she moved away from Orlando and transferred to another League last year, Kim was actively involved in the planning of last year’s 5K and was even helping her new League start a race. In Kim’s honor, Chi Omegas were invited to attend the 2011 Harvest Hustle wearing their cardinal and straw. At 6:00 PM in Baldwin Park, before the race began, Chi Omegas gathered for a tribute, a warm-up, and a moment of cheer to celebrate Kim’s life before the event she so loved.
Kim’s memory and legacy will always be with us!