When people ask me where do I go for information on how to develop training programs, consulting, and professional presentations I look to ASTD, which stands for American Society of Training and Development.  This group of professionals consists of authors, professional development directors, and education technology providers from all over the world.

Here is the list of hottest books categorized by the type of professional education practice.

I bought Open Leadership by Charlene Li co-author of Groundswell and the ASTD Social Media Report and Web 2.0 Technologies report.


Organizations bring in Doug Devitre when they want to dramatically improve marketing, productivity, and sales performance with the latest technology. He is changing the way consultants consult, coaches coach, and trainers train professionals with his creative approach to using technology focused on business outcomes. The University of Missouri-Columbia Business School Entrepreneur of the Year, National Association of Realtors Business Specialties Hall of Fame Educator, and Certified Speaking Professional of the National Speakers Association brings a power-packed, innovative punch to managing organizational change outlined in his latest book Screen to Screen Selling™ : How to Increase Sales, Productivity, and the Customer Experience With the Latest Technology. Now Doug is focused on creating thought leadership on how businesses can use the Amazon Alexa platform to reduce operational costs and improve workplace productivity.

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