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Book Recommendations:

Books are a great way to supercharge your knowledge & gain some practical insights. I include a few of my favorites when it comes to building communication skills & confidence.

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

Chris Anderson has worked with a ton of Ted speakers. In this book, he distills the concepts of what makes a fantastic speech & how to get your ideas out to the public.

No Fear Speaking

Joe Yazbeck is an international speaker who distills the core concepts of public speaking into this book. You learn how to build a speech, practice a speech & deliver it to a live audience.

What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

Joe Navarro is a former FBI agent who had to become fluent in body language. He shares his experience & tips on reading the bodies of others, how to use the body to showcase confidence & how to spot ulterior motives.

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

As a former FBI hostage negotiator, Chris Voss created a home run. Never Split the Difference distills concepts of negotiation to real life examples. He shares his knowledge & explains how anyone can develop the skill of negotiation.

Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

Keith Ferrazzi explains how to create a thriving professional and personal network. The book covers concepts of human nature, social intelligence &how to build one relationship at a time.

How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits

At the core of it all, business comes down to people skills. Judy gives insights into how to build the power-grid, a networking strategy to skyrocket your influence.

Storyteller's Secret

The Storytellers Secret uncovers the secrets of a lot of the top storytellers around the world. The book covers entrepreneurs, pastors & writers. Highly practical & gives you more perspective.

How to Win Friends & Influence People

In this classic, Dale Carnegie does a great job of covering the fundamentals of charisma. You learn the basics of how to listen, use names & make someone feel important.

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

Social Intelligence breaks down social skills into a science. Daniel Goleman delves into charisma, the dark sides of social intelligence, emotional intelligence & much more.

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Emotional intelligence is a great book to learn more about the inner workings of your emotions, perceptions & empathy. Great book to become more responsive rather than reactive.

Personal Branding Tools:

The following tools are all the tools that I currently use in order to run the ArmaniTalks brand.

I include tools for building a website, starting a YouTube channel, starting an email list & creating a podcast.

Ubersuggest

Ubersuggest is a free keyword research tool developed by Neil Patel. In this tool, you get to generate ideas on the latest topics for the content of your website.

WordPress

WordPress is a great platform to build a blog, business site, e-commerce store and many more.

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Woocommerce

Once you are ready to launch products, Woocommerce allows you to set up your own shop. There are analytics, customizable store setup & the ability to run promos.

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Namecheap

Having your domain name set up is important. Namecheap has affordable prices & an easy to use interface.

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Cloudways

Cloudways offers affordable hosting. Plus, they have a 24/7 support team if there are any issues. I’ve found them realiable thus far.

TubeBuddy

TubeBuddy is a free extension that allows you to do keyword research, optimize your videos for SEO & stay updated with analytics.

ShotCut

Shotcut is a free video editing tool that allows you to clean up & modify your YouTube videos before uploading.

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Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera Bundle

The Canon bundle comes with several of other tools which include a memory cacrd, wide angle lens, camera stand & much more.

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PoP voice Lavalier Microphone

The audio quality is important for your YouTube channel. The lavalier mic picks up the audio and has a 26 foot range wire to give you distance.

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Emart 60 LED Portable Photography Lighting Kit

The lighting gives your videos more quality & depth once it is uploaded. These are the 2 lights that I use to liven up my YouTube videos.

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AWeber

AWeber is a simple tool to build your email list & send out your newsletters.

Audacity

Audacity is a free audio software that runs on multiple operating systems. Easy to use & set up.

Audio-Technica ATR2100

The Audio Technica is a highly affordable mic with crystal clear audio. I was surprised by the price initally, but works like a charm for my podcast.

NASUM Adjustable Microphone Stand

The adjustable mic stand allows me to sit or stand while recording my podcast episodes. It also comes with a pop filter included.

Soundcloud Hosting

Soundcloud hosting is a few step process which provides an RSS feed link that you can submit to iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher & more.

Lifestyle:

In this section, I include a few tools, gadgets & resources I leverage in order to get work done. These are tools that help me with my business online & offline.

10 Pack Notebooks Journals

All my journal entries are by hand. To commit to the act of journaling, I normally buy the bundle packs so it last me some time.

Uvex Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses

Spending a lot of time in front of the computer can put a strain on your eyes. The blue blocker glasses give my eyes a therapeautic feel & still allows me to continue to work.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

The Bose headphones have crystal clear audio & a noise cancelling feature. Great tool when you are creating content or going for a walk.

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Toastmasters

Toastmasters is an international public speaking club. Check out a club near you as a guest before deciding to commit to being a member.

Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited gives you quick access to books & organizes them all under one device.

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Audible

Audiobooks are a great resource when you are driving or doing some form of an activity. Allows you to kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

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