Dallas, Texas (PressExposure) August 19, 2009 -- On Aug. 18, 2009 at the 9th Annual Southwest Learning Summit and Exposition, Deborah Avrin and Shirley Fine Lee signed their business books for participants. The Learning Summit and Exposition was sponsored by the Dallas, Texas chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (www.dallasastd.org). The event included a resource center where members and visitors could purchase books and meet local authors.
Deborah Avrin, SPHR, works with organizations in their management development, coaching, team building and other communication training. She is a popular keynote speaker at many professional associations on that topic and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Dallas. Sample workplace presentation topics she provides include âCan You Hear Me Now? Tips to Improve Listening Qualityâ and âAdventures in Attitudesâ. Her book, âThe Management Map: Navigation Tools for the New Managerâ (ISBN 9780982090107) offers practical advice for new managers beginning their management journey; using a creative travel metaphor to capture the readerâs interest. From navigating company expectations, to coaching a team and managing time commitments, new managers will appreciate the readable, step-by-step approach. Experienced managers will also benefit from a review of management best practices. For more information on Deborah Avrin or her book, see her website at http://www.ManagementSkillsInc.com.
Shirley Fine Lee is a meeting facilitator and productivity consultant working with organizations on their team building, training development, meeting facilitation, presentation delivery, and other communication needs. She also is a popular keynote speaker at many professional associations. Two of her most popular presentation topics include âMoving Meetings from Boring to Productiveâ and âTime Management for the 21st Century.â Both topics focus on how planning and appropriate action lead to success. The meeting topic is based on her book, âR.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approachâ (ISBN 1419653679). The book is a no-nonsense guide to planning and conducting meetings to make them productive, effectual, and as smoothly run as possible. It is organized in a workbook format, which is ideal for busy individuals who wish to learn these essential skills, in the least amount of time. Mrs. Leeâs book can be used as a self-paced guide or as a training workbook in a classroom or team meetings. For more information on Shirley Fine Lee or her book, check her website at http://www.shirleyfinelee.com.
Both authors offer a free e-newsletter on their websites and often write articles for other print and on-line publications. Avrin and Lee each post regular contributions to the business productivity and leadership blog called âTo Be Productiveâ (http://2bproductive.blogspot.com/), which has contributions by many Dallas/Fort Worth area management consultants and coaches. Many of the contributors to this blog are willing to create custom articles for print publications, corporate newsletters, and professional associations upon request.