Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult & Continuing Education - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Adult & Continuing Education. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Stop Overthinking: 23 Techniques to Relieve Stress, Stop Negative Spirals, Declutter Your Mind, and Focus on the Present (Mental and Emotional Abundance)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult & Continuing Education - August 2021

Overcome negative thought patterns, reduce stress, and live a worry-free life. Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness. Don't get stuck in a never-ending thought loop. Stay present and keep your mind off things that don't matter, and never will. Break free of your self-imposed mental prison. Stop Overthinking is a book that understands where you’ve been through,the exhausting situation you’ve put yourself into, and how you lose your mind in the trap of anxiety and stress. Acclaimed author Nick Trenton will walk you through the obstacles with detailed and proven techniques to help you rewire your brain, control your thoughts, and change your mental habits.What’s more, the book will provide you scientific approaches to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself by ending the vicious thought patterns. Stop agonizing over the past and trying to predict the future. Nick Trenton grew up in rural Illinois and is quite literally a farm boy. His best friend growing up was his trusty companion Leonard the dachshund. RIP Leonard. Eventually, he made it off the farm and obtained a BS in Economics, followed by an MA in Behavioral Psychology. Powerful ways to stop ruminating and dwelling on negative thoughts. -How to be aware of your negative spiral triggers-Identify and recognize your inner anxieties-How to keep the focus on relaxation and action-Proven methods to overcome stress attacks-Learn to declutter your mind and find focus Unleash your unlimited potential and start living. No more self-deprecating talk. No more sleepless nights with racing thoughts. Free your mind from overthinking and achieve more, feel better, and unleash your potential. Finally be able to live in the present moment. Live a stress-free life and conquer overthinking -- BUY NOW.

  • Author: Nick Trenton
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 979-8715048394
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.43 x 8 inches


2. Read People Like a Book: How to Analyze, Understand, and Predict People’s Emotions, Thoughts, Intentions, and Behaviors (How to be More Likable and Charismatic)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult & Continuing Education - August 2021

Speed read people, decipher body language, detect lies, and understand human nature. Is it possible to analyze people without them saying a word? Yes, it is. Learn how to become a “mind reader” and forge deep connections. How to get inside people’s heads without them knowing. Read People Like a Book isn’t a normal book on body language of facial expressions. Yes, it includes all of those things, as well as new techniques on how to truly detect lies in your everyday life, but this book is more about understanding human psychology and nature. We are who we are because of our experiences and pasts, and this guides our habits and behaviors more than anything else. Parts of this book read like the most interesting and applicable psychology textbook you’ve ever read. Take a look inside yourself and others! Understand the subtle signals that you are sending out and increase your emotional intelligence. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. Learn the keys to influencing and persuading others. •What people’s limbs can tell us about their emotions.• Why lie detecting isn’t so reliable when ignoring context. •Diagnosing personality as a means to understanding motivation.• Deducing the most with the least amount of information. •Exactly the kinds of eye contact to use and avoid Find shortcuts to connect quickly and deeply with strangers. The art of reading and analyzing people is truly the art of understanding human nature. Consider it like a cheat code that will allow you to see through people’s actions and words. Decode people’s thoughts and intentions, and you can go in any direction you want with them.

  • Author: Patrick King
  • Publisher: Independently published (December 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 979-8579327079
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.62 x 8 inches


3. ACT Prep Black Book: The Most Effective ACT Strategies Ever Published

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult & Continuing Education - August 2021

Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the Black Book and get a feel for how it approaches the ACT! The fully up-to-date ACT Prep Black Book, Second Edition gives you unique, effective ACT strategies from Mike Barrett, an ACT tutor with clients all over the globe who pay him hundreds of dollars an hour for phone tutoring. In addition to extensive and effective training on every aspect of the ACT, the ACT Prep Black Book gives you detailed, systematic, easy-to-follow walkthroughs for every question in all 3 official practice tests from the current Official ACT Prep Guide.The Black Book is a must-have in your ACT preparation, whether you need to make a perfect 36 to be competitive at an Ivy, score a 10 in each section to claim a sports scholarship, or anything in between. The Black Book works best when used with the authentic ACT questions in the "Red Book," which is the Official ACT Prep Guide , 2018, by ACT, Inc. The Black Book shows you how to beat the ACT, while the Red Book gives you real ACT questions to practice with. (The ACT Prep Black Book has no affiliation with ACT, Inc.)The Black Book and the Red Book are all you need to get your best possible ACT score.The Black Book is the ideal ACT book for 3 major reasons: It covers every aspect of the test with advice that actually works, making it unique in the ACT prep field. It doesn't just review material from your high school classes! Instead, you'll learn to exploit design flaws in the ACT, using its own "ACT tricks" against it. The Black Book contains 600+ detailed, systematic, easy-to-follow walkthroughs for real ACT questions from the Red Book, so you know that what you're learning actually works. You'll see every question from all 3 of the Red Book's official ACT Practice Tests attacked in a way that clearly demonstrates the ideal thought process on the ACT. (You'll need your own copies of those real ACT practice tests, which you can find in the Official ACT Prep Guide , 2018, by ACT, Inc.) The Black Book is a clear, concise roadmap to the ACT. (See the selected highlights below). It explains exactly how every ACT question works, and how to beat it in the least time possible. Selected Highlights from the ACT Prep Black Book: The important differences between the ACT and a normal high school test, and how they influence every aspect of the proper approach to ACT preparation… Why every ACT question can only have one valid answer, no matter how much it might seem otherwise sometimes… How to look at ACT questions the same way ACT, Inc. does when it writes them… Why it’s so important to work with real test questions from ACT, Inc.…and why you shouldn’t pay much attention to the official written explanations for those questions… What you’re actually supposed to do when the ACT asks you about an author’s attitude… The important implications of viewing time as an investment on test day… Why focusing on the wrong answers can be just as important as finding the right one…and how to do it effectively… The simple formula that allows you to crank out a top-scoring essay (that is, if you even need to take the ACT Writing test in the first place)… The special grammatical rules tested on the ACT English section—which may differ from what’s commonly accepted in a high school or college classroom… The unwritten rules for every kind of ACT question… The many ways to approach an ACT Math question, and which ones are likely to work best for you… Why every real ACT Math question can potentially be answered in under 30 seconds… And much, much more than we can fit in this space… Illustrations note: Illustrations, black and white

  • Author: Mike Barrett
  • Publisher: ACT Prep Books; 2nd edition (February 15, 2018)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-0692078396
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.31 x 11 inches


4. Black People Invented Everything: The Deep History of Indigenous Creativity

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult & Continuing Education - August 2021

Who invented the traffic light? What about transportation itself? Farming? Art? Modern chemistry? Who made cats? What if I told you there was ONE answer to all of these questions? That one answer? BLACK PEOPLE! Seriously. And this book is like a mini-encyclopedia, full of more evidence than WikiLeaks and just as eye-opening! Do you know just how much Black inventors and creators have given to modern society? Within the past 200 years, Black Americans have drawn on a timeless well of inner genius to innovate and engineer the design of the world we live in today. But what of all the Black history before then? Before white people invented the Patent Office, Black folks were the original creators and builders, developing ingenious ways to manage the world s changes over millions of years, everywhere you can imagine, from Azerbaijan to Zagazig! With wit and wisdom (and tons of pictures!) this book digs deeper than the whitewashed history we learn in school books and explores how our African ancestors established the foundation of modern society! Have you inherited this genius? What can you do with it? Inspired by solutions from the past, we can develop strategies for a successful future!

  • Author: Dr. Sujan K. Dass
  • Publisher: Supreme Design Publishing; 1st edition (February 1, 2020)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1935721130
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches


5. The Art of Witty Banter: Be Clever, Quick, & Magnetic (2nd Edition) (How to be More Likable and Charismatic)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult & Continuing Education - August 2021

Think quickly on your feet: be smooth, funny, and clever – all at once. Goodbye awkward silences, hello conversational agility. In any interaction, witty banter is almost always the end goal. It allows you to (1) disarm and connect with anyone, (2) immediately exit boring small talk mode, and (3) instantly build rapport like you’re old friends. Flow with the conversational twists and turns like water. The Art of Witty Banter examines the art, nuance, and mechanics of banter and charm to make you awitty comeback machine, the likes of which your friends have never seen. You’ll be able to handle, defend, disarm, and engage others in a way that makes you comfortable and confident with each growing day. Transform "interview" conversations into comfortable rapport. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and Social Skills and Conversation Coach. As someone who teaches people to speak for a living, he’s broken wit and banter down to a science and given you real guidelines on what to say and when. Make a sharp, smart, and savvy impression every time. •Why the questions you use make people freeze.• How to master teasing, witty comebacks, and initiating jokes and humor. •What free association is and how it makes you quick-witted. There’s no guesswork here – you’ll get exact examples and phrases to plug into your daily conversations. •The reactions and exact phrases to make yourself be heard.• The best types of compliments to give and what you’re doing wrong. •What a fallback story is and how it can save you. Never again be boring, awkward, or generic. Conversation is the key to all that you want in life. Moving up in your career, making new friends, and romantic success - it all starts from the same foundation of conversation. So make the most out of them and specialize in witty banter. You’ll have a waiting list of new friends.This is the eighth book in the “How to be More Likable and Charismatic” series as listed below:1. Improve Your Conversations: Think on Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques2. Improve Your People Skills: How to Connect With Anyone, Communicate Effectively, Develop Deep Relationships, and Become a People Person3. The Art of Witty Banter: Be Clever, Be Quick, Be Interesting - Create Captivating Conversation4. Principles of Likability: Skills for a Memorable First Impression, Captivating Presence, and Instant Friendships5. Magnetic Charisma: How to Build Instant Rapport, Be More Likable, and Make a Memorable Impression – Gain the It Factor6. Better Small Talk: Talk to Anyone, Avoid Awkwardness, Generate Deep Conversations, and Make Real Friends7. How to Listen with Intention8. The Art of Witty Banter (2nd Edition)

  • Author: Patrick King
  • Publisher: Independently published (August 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 979-8674002192
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.65 x 8 inches


6. Ideas on Demand: A crash course on creativity. Bust creativity blocks, 10x your ideas, and become an idea machine. (10x Impact)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult & Continuing Education - August 2021

10x your ideas and accelerate your success Do you feel stuck ? Do you feel that the lack of creativity is hurting your career growth ? As a marketer or startup, do you struggle to make your brand or business stand out? Do you see the opportunities but don’t know how to make the most of them? Do you believe that creativity is not your cup of tea? Do you wonder, how innovators, inventors, and great creative minds can generate ideas on demand and create a wow ? How would your life change if you could generate creative ideas at will? What if you could learn the creativity secrets practiced by great creative minds like Leonardo da Vinci, Einstein, Archimedes, Tesla, and business legends like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos? Imagine having the ability to crack every challenge and open the door to an abundance of opportunities . Imagine you being recognized as a go-to person for ideas. The brains of creative people are wired differently. But that’s just half the story. The good news is that you can rewire your brain too. As creativity is a skill and like any other skill can be learned by practicing in the right direction. IDEAS ON DEMAND will show you the way to rewire your brain, become an idea machine, 10x your impact, and achieve your aspirations. This book will help you: Understand 6 major creativity blocks and how to bust them Learn the exact techniques that creative people use to connect the different dots to generate wow ideas. Challenge assumptions to unshackle your creativity. Use constraints to boost your creativity. 10x your ideas and set yourself apart Develop the unlimited self confidence to leap from your comfort zone to 10x zone . Special section on the Power of the Subconscious Mind With the help of some solid research findings, you will understand what exactly happens in the brain during the Eureka or Aha moments. How your subconscious mind plays a critical role in getting those wow ideas. You will also learn different ways to train your subconscious mind to flood you with ideas. Special section on the creativity secrets of great minds

  • Author: Miliind Harrdas
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Arts & Photography


7. Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult & Continuing Education - August 2021

Unleash the Power of Storytelling offers a practical roadmap to crafting and delivering more powerful, persuasive stories that you can use to get more of what you want out of your career and your life. “In this engaging, no-nonsense, and often extremely funny handbook on the craft behind great stories, Rob Biesenbach shares his own storytelling roadmap without hesitation, giving you precisely what you need to raise your business storytelling to an art form." Shonali Burke, ABC, President & CEO, Shonali Burke Consulting "There is no greater skill that will positively impact your career as much as becoming a masterful storyteller. Well-told stories have the power to teach, clarify, and inspire. Rob's experience and unique point of view makes him a go-to authority for ambitious leaders." Patricia Fripp, Past President, National Speakers Association "All the experts suggest you tell stories — but no one tells you how. That's where Unleash the Power of Storytelling comes in. Rob Biesenbach provides a five-step process for crafting your stories, and six ways to ensure they’re relevant to your audience. After you read this book, you’ll never again have to wonder ... ‘but how?’" Gini Dietrich, Founder and Author, Spin Sucks WHAT CAN STORYTELLING DO FOR YOU? Study after study confirms that stories have unparalleled power to break down walls, build trust, and influence people to act. More than facts and data alone, stories are fundamental to capturing and expressing our ideas, wishes, and beliefs … and getting the results we want. The right story can help you: nail a job, interview, earn a raise, close a sale, build trust with an employee or colleague, strengthen relationships with customers, become a more comfortable networker, win over a skeptic, rally a team, align people with a strategy, promote your brand, raise a toast, deliver a eulogy, get out of a speeding ticket, and more ... WHY THIS BOOK? The market is flooded with a dizzying array of books, experts, and resources on business storytelling. This book cuts through the hype to clarify and demystify the storytelling process. Unleash the Power of Storytelling offers step-by-step instructions for finding, shaping and telling powerful stories. You’ll learn about the essential ingredients that go into any good story and how to avoid common storytelling pitfalls. A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE BUSY PROFESSIONAL Taking a fun, no-nonsense approach, Unleash the Power of Storytelling will teach you: the hard science behind why stories work, a simple three-part structure for telling any story, the role of emotion in fueling great stories, how to cut the clutter and focus your story on the essentials, how and where to find great stories, and tips for delivering your stories in the most effective way possible. The book also contains tons of practical examples showing you how to use stories in job interviews, presentations, customer calls, employee meetings — even how to craft the right story for a wedding toast or eulogy!

  • Author: Rob Biesenbach
  • Publisher: Eastlawn Media (February 13, 2018)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-0991081424
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.41 x 8.5 inches


8. Commercial Law Applied: Learn To Play The Game

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult & Continuing Education - August 2021

The principles, maxims and precepts of Commercial Law are eternal, unchanging and unchangeable. They are expressed in the Bible, both in the Old Testament and in the New. The law of commerce -- unchanged for thousands of years -- forms the underlying foundation of all law on this planet; and for governments around the world. It is the law of nations, and of everything that human civilization is built upon. This is why Commercial Law is so powerful. When you operate at the level of Commercial Law, by these precepts, nothing that is of inferior statute can overturn or change it, or abrogate it, or meddle with it. It is the fundamental source of all authority, power and functional reality.

  • Author: David E. Robinson
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 20, 2012)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Higher & Continuing Education
  • ISBN: 978-1478390350
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.36 x 8.5 inches


9. The Best Grammar Workbook Ever: Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage for Ages 10 Through 110

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult & Continuing Education - August 2021

Teachers Love This Book! The Best Grammar Workbook Ever! is a comprehensive instructional guide for ages 10-110. The workbook covers grammar basics, common grammar problems, punctuation, capitalization, and word usage. In addition to a Pretest and Final Test, there are more than 100 practice exercises and tests at the end of each chapter. A complete list of answers is included in one of the appendixes. Other appendixes include commonly misspelled words, commonly mispronounced words, Greek and Latin word roots, and writing tips. The book is written in a friendly and easy-to-use tone. There are helpful hints throughout and a complete index. 2016 award winner from the New York Book Festival.

  • Author: Arlene Miller
  • Publisher: bigwords101; 1st edition (March 28, 2015)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Skills
  • ISBN: 978-0991167401
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.47 x 11 inches


10. The Teaching Today Series: Books 1, 2 & 3: Teaching Yourself, Teaching Online and Creating Your Own Online Courses Compilation. Maximise Income and Monetise Your Knowledge

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Adult & Continuing Education - August 2021

In Teaching Yourself to Teach , you will discover:  Over eight types of learners that will help you appraise your students and come up with the best teaching strategies for each one of them Blended learning techniques that allow you to incorporate digital tools in your real-life classrooms to enhance the learning experience A guidebook on classroom management that will help even the most inexperienced teacher establish authority from the start Numerous tips and strategies for boosting motivation and inspiring students to excel in your class, even if you have some that are currently struggling Simple lesson planning instructions, carefully designed to make sure your classes are of the highest educational quality Tips on how to deal with problematic students and help them overcome their various learning issues In Teaching Online , you will discover:  The difference between classroom and online teaching, and how you can successfully apply real-life teaching methods to virtual media Types of online classes and courses you can combine to provide the best learning experience for your students A complete online teaching glossary, so you’ll never again get confused by all the high-tech teaching jargon Simple, but efficient online teaching practices that will help you create engaging and highly educational learning content A comprehensive guide on online teaching tools , including class management and parent-teacher communication tools Numerous tips and strategies to ease you into the world of online teaching, from adapting class material to choosing the best online grading system Strategies for combining classroom and online teaching to help you create influential blended learning courses In Creating Online Courses , you will discover:  Six incredibly simple steps for creating a killer online course from scratch Bulletproof marketing strategies that work like a charm and will crush your competition Tactics for choosing the most profitable niche and topics for building your online course, even if you don’t have a clear idea of which direction you want to go in The best e-learning platforms to choose from based on your personal preferences and niche How to use social media to promote your course and have it stand out in the market within just a few weeks after launch Straightforward guidance on how best to organize the content of your course to help you attract a broad audience Pricing strategies that will enable you to work less for more money (Hello, vacation!) Common beginner’s mistakes to avoid, allowing you to streamline the process and get ever-closer to achieving your online business goals And much more...

  • Author: Selena Watts
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Higher & Continuing Education, Adult & Continuing Education