Business Author, Novelist and Business Coach Steve's background spans advertising, integrated marketing and copywriting. He is the author of 'Success before Start-Up' a pre start-up book. His novel 'One Degree North' is an action thriller set in Singapore in the 1960s. Steve is a business start-up coach. He is also proud to be working with Surrey University as well as running seminars at the City of London Business Library. His entrepreneurial experience has been in setting a business in gardening. Spanish Rings are Spanish style flower pot holders. Spanish Rings won the New Product of the Year at launch and has grown into an international mail order company. Please visit: http://www.spanishrings.com.
Transform has been commmended in the 'Words for Wounded' writing competition. The competition supports members of our armed forces who are recoverng either physcially or mentally from the impact of their service experience. Book stocks are expected on 20th November in advance of the launch date of 28th November. A 7 Date library tour has been confirmed with Merton Libraries in London. The format will be a the presentation of excerpts from the book plus Q&A. Steve has been invited to write a 1,000 word article for 'Changing Careers' Magazine. The new website and video: www.transformyourskills.com is now live online. As the book will be of immense help to people who are customer-focused in their working lives - for example employees of banks and building societies, Steve will be introducing the book to potential businesses over the coming weeks. A hard copy of the Book Sampler Download will soon be available too. Go on to the website to download the book sampler PDF. Thank You. FIRST BOOK REVIEW POSTED ON AMAZON 5.0 out of 5 stars At first I was intigued. And then... By Clive Cable on 4 January 2016 Format: Paperback When a friend handed me a copy of Transform Your Communication Skills I thought âWho needs another book on speaking and writing?â I was mildly intrigued by the cover and then I told her Iâd read it later. Over the years Iâve come to realise writing is the number one skill in business and number two is speaking. So I picked up this book to see what was different about it. Iâm glad I did. The author enlists 11 experts to help him make this book special. Most books tend to lose their way after the first few chapters. Not this one. Itâs clear with no fluff or jargon to contend with. You donât read this book cover to cover. You pick areas that you want to improve on and go from there. In the chapter on speaking there are voice warm- up exercise that are extremely valuable. Especially if youâre planning on recording your talk. After all, you want your best sounding voice so you come across like the expert you are. Thereâs chapters on overcoming shyness and building confidence. Most speakers (me included) get nervous right before a talk. Thatâs why I like this chapter. It helps overcome any fears or doubts that always creep into your mind. In the writing section of this brilliant book are pointers on press releases. Proposals and reports. (My two most dreaded writing tasks now made easy.) Then thereâs sections on how to write a business plan. (Who doesnât need that?) Of if you want a better job, then thereâs a section on CVâs and resumes. Because there are 11 other experts contributing this book never runs out of energy. Every topic is well explained. If you wanted anything better than this, youâd have to attend an expensive seminar. This is one resource that will help you for years. *** SECOND FIVE STAR REVIEW VIA AMAZON: VERIFIED KINDLE PURCHASE. 5.0 out of 5 stars The Write Stuff By julie mcsorley on 7 January 2016 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase Steve Bridger has mapped out an extensive and doable guide to making the most of one's own natural communication skills while improving areas of speaking and writing that need attention. The narrative is easy to navigate and well-written, with a contribution from a number of experienced business academics. Well-honed communication skills are an inherent requirement of many work-related enterprises, academic and commercial. This is an excellent resource book for a variety of writing genres, including reports, -business plans, proposals and resumes. The section on public speaking would be extremely useful for post-graduate students presenting research proposals, creative industry specialists, and other areas of industry where future funding will rely on pitching ideas in original, innovative, and coherent ways. A must read for anyone who wants to create more impact through their written and spoken word. ***