Reston Book Club - Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less

Reston Book Club - Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less

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About the Book Club Meeting

The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on “Brief” will take place on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. We will meet at the community room in the 1st floor Conference Room at L-3 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club " below.

About the Book

Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less,by Joseph McCormack

(current price is around $16.00 for the paperback plus shipping on Amazon, and less than that for the kindle version. The book may be available at your local library)

Communication is a key aspect of project manager. The book introduces the B.R.I.E.F. approach, which stands for Background, Relevance, Information, Ending, and Follow up, which helps simplify and clarify complex communication. The framework helps to overcome the challenges of inattention, interruptions, and impatience that every professional faces. Brief will help you summarize lengthy information, tell a short story, harness the power of infographics and videos, and turn monologue presentations into controlled conversations.

Event Location

L-3 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Open book discussion

Free meeting for Chapter members.

Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

Purchase the book through Amazon at http://goo.gl/WUrPz2. E-book version is fine. This is also likely to be available through the library, check it out.

Special Instructions
PDU's Available:
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate four to six hours of reading, which converts to 4 - 6 PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Category C: Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.
PDUs Available: 
4.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
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