2024 March PMI-OC Book Club Meeting - 1 PDU - VIRTUAL

Power Skills


"The Jelly Effect: How to make your communication stick"

Author:  Andy Bounds

March 21, 2024

Presentation Description

Description of Topic/Presentation:

Back when we were young, we read all sorts of books for leisure, such as “Lord of the Rings”, “Harry Potter”, “A Wrinkle in Time”, etc. There was no requirement except that it was a good and entertaining read! However, things have changed now as adults – we also look for books that help us grow.  Especially, since we are also project managers (or aspiring project managers), we look for relevant books to help us become better project managers, better members of a team, and better leaders.  Let’s make the learning easier and have the material stick by taking part in the PMI-OC Book Club!

At this meeting, we will discuss the current book “The Jelly Effect: How to make your communication stick” by Andy Bounds.  We will explore the content and its themes and discuss possible actionable takeaways for our own projects.

"Andy Bounds taught me more about effective presenting than a lady who'd previously taught two US presidents."

Click here to learn more about the PMI-OC Book Club!

Learning Objectives from the Book:

  1. Learn to communicate project information clearly and effectively to minimize misunderstandings and enhance message impact.
  2. Develop skills for engaging presentations and effective networking to support project success and professional growth.
  3. Master tailoring communication to stakeholder needs for improved engagement and project satisfaction.
  4. Apply communication strategies from the book to lead and motivate project teams more effectively, fostering a collaborative work environment.

Learning Objectives from the Meeting:

  1. Participants will identify and develop actionable strategies to improve their own communication skills.
  2. Attendees will share their own experiences and insights related to the book's concepts, fostering a collaborative learning environment.
  3. Gain more perspective through integrating the perspectives of others.. 


This session will be delivered via online webinar. The link will be sent to all registered attendees before the book club meeting begins. 


5:50 p.m. - Early Login/Networking

6:00 p.m. - Event Start

6:00 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. - Book Club Introduction

6:05 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. - Initial Book Rating

6:10 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. - Book Discussion

6:55 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Post-discussion Book Rating

7:00 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. - Book Takeaways Request & Next Book Selection

7:05 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. - Announcements & Upcoming Events

7:10 p.m. - Event Concluded and Adjourned



In Advance Now Until Registration Cutoff
(2/3/2024 – 3/19/2024)

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Registration Cutoff Date and Time: Must register by March 19th 2024 @ 11:59 p.m.

This will allow us time to send the meeting link to all participants at once.

PDUs: 1.0 - Power Skills


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Type of category: Special Events

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: March 21st, 2024

Hour: 5:50PM to 7:10PM

Registration close date: March 19th, 2024 at 11:59PM

# of PDUs: 1


Double click me!Members: Free

Non-members and Guests: $10.00