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Book Capsules, July 2020

Confidence is a Choice: Real Science. Superhero Impact
Alyssa Dver
Mind Full Press, 212 pp., $14.99

When you walk into a room, do you bring confidence? Exuding true confidence is easier said than done, and as Dver asserts, you cannot fake it. Confidence is power, and from dating to decision making, it affects almost every aspect of our personal and professional lives. In Confidence is a Choice, Dver helps readers see confidence through a scientific lens, discover ways to master it as a skill, and apply it to everyday living. The concepts she presents will be most edifying to leaders, individuals charged with building up others, and anyone looking to become more confident and powerful.

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Short Sims: A Game Changer
Clark Aldrich
Taylor & Francis, 266 pp., $69.95

Incorporating interactivity in digital spaces is essential to creating the most effective learning experiences for participants. Sims—or short, interactive simulations—are a tool that can help provide rich, robust experiences for learners. In his book, Aldrich draws upon years of research and experience to present proven best practices to use when formatting interactive simulations. He covers coding, graphics, game development, and more. Seemingly targeted to those who have a flair for tech, Aldrich guides readers on how to create content that is responsive and engaging. This read will stretch your imagination and help you become sims savvy.

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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