Patricia Fripp of the National Speakers Association recommends You've Got To Be Believed to Be Heard

Self-Directed Learning Resources

Choose from several books and seminars on DVDs created by Decker Communications to help you be more effective in leadership and communication.

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    Communicate to Influence: How to Inspire Your Audience to Action

    There’s no such thing as private speaking. From the boardroom to the water cooler, from voicemail to video chat, even at backyard barbecues and soccer practice, you have the opportunity to influence and inspire action. Every. Time. You. Speak.

    Sure, in business and in life, people check off an action item because they have to. But what if they were so moved that they wanted to do it? You must earn the license to lead. Not by expertise, authority or title alone, but by influence.

    $27.00 Add to cart
  • You’ve Got to Be Believed to Be Heard

    You’ve Got to Be Believed to Be Heard

    In this revised and updated edition of his bestselling book, he distills his expertise into a fresh new approach to speaking, with examples and how-to exercises that anyone can follow. Decker rounds out the behavioral focus of the first edition to include his powerful tool to organize content. Now you can learn to create focused, listener-based messages in half the time. Spend a few evenings with this complete book of speaking, and you will discover how to win the emotional trust of others—the true basis of communicating in any situation.

    $24.95 Add to cart
  • The Decker Method™ Seminar on DVD

    The Decker Method™ Seminar on DVD

    One hour of live seminar excerpts with Bert Decker and the famous Decker Method effective communicating techniques.

    Highlights include:

    • What counts in establishing trust and believability?
    • The difference between the spoken word and the written word
    • Essential behavioral skills with demonstrations and exercises


    $59.00 Add to cart
  • Creating Messages That Motivate

    Creating Messages That Motivate

    Highlights include:

    • How to always have a focused message.
    • What’s usually missing from speaking interactions and presentations
    • Step-by-step guide to create listener-focused messages
    • How to incorporate attention getters and memory hooks
    • Real world applications: meetings, conference calls
    $19.95 Add to cart
  • The Decker Grid DVD

    The Decker Grid™ Seminar on DVD

    These skills will help you:

    • Prepare in half the time
    • Create and maintain focus
    • Build listener-friendly messages
    • Involve and connect with your audience
    $59.00 Add to cart
  • Communication Skills for Leaders

    Communication Skills for Leaders

    Understand the six skills of the leader. This practical workbook format provides tools to guide you through the nine behavioral skills for effective communication. You’ll find several worksheets throughout to help you develop an action plan for further improvement. With practice, you can raise your communication skill into an art form.

    $13.95 Add to cart
  • Decker Grid Folders

    Decker Grid Message Folders

    These 8 1/2″ x 11” folders are made of strong cardstock. Inside you’ll find the Preparation Triangle and Presentation Grid to help you create a focused, listener-based message every time.
    $1.50 Add to cart