Jeff Davidson's book, Simpler Living, was Amazon Kindle #1 in its category, first quarter, 2012. Jeff is featured in the NY Times, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Businessweek, Fortune, Organized Executive, and Success.


Jeff Davidson’s book, The Complete Guide to Public Speaking (Wiley, 325 pages, $16.95), was published in Russian by Eksmo. Making good on its title, the book is a comprehensive guide for individuals interested in public or professional speaking offering 47 chapters arranged into 6 broad topic areas including:

  • Identifying and Creating a Dynamite Speaking Topic
  • Developing and Enlivening Your Presentation
  • Marketing Your Presentations
  • Preparing for and Negotiating Speaker Contracts
  • Laying the Groundwork for Effective Presentations
  • Captivating and Inspiring Your Audiences
In addition, The Complete Guide to Public Speaking covers many topics that are traditionally rarely mentioned, such as how to avoid excessive perspiration while speaking, what to do if you “blank out” mid-presentation, how to manage and use “kudo” letters, and ensure that your topic will be in demand.

Mega-author Jeff Davidson’s 36th book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Things Done, was published by Alpha/Penguin Books. The 356-page text addresses such topics as impediments to getting things done, effectiveness versus efficiency, accomplishing long-term tasks, traits of high achievers, and keeping your career in gear.

Davidson is the author of six previous books in The Complete Idiot’s Guide series including Managing Your Time, Managing Stress, Reaching Your Goals, Change Management, Assertiveness, and Reinventing Yourself, which cumulatively have sold a third of a million copies and have been published in 18 languages including French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Korean, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, and Malay. In all, Davidson has written 59 books and spoken to 806 groups over the past two decades, helping people to manage information and communication overload.

Jeff Davidson is featured in an interview where he offers how-to advice for business success on the SCORE Expert Answers website, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Jeff Davidson’s book, The 60 Second Organizer, was published by Adam’s Media of Avon, MA. The 162 page trade paper edition sells for $9.95. Arranged into six broad areas, Jeff offers 60 tips on getting organized, each of which can be read in 60 to 120 seconds. Dr. Warren Farrell of the UCLA School of Medicine and author of The Myth of Male Power wrote the foreword. The 60 Second Organizer also was published in Japanese by Kobunsha, as well as in Arabic by Jarir Booksellers.

Jeff Davidson’s book, The 60 Second Procrastinator (Adam’s Media, 144 pages, $9.95), was published in Japanese by Kobunsha. The slim volume is based on a simple premise: if you’re a procrastinator, the last thing you want to do is read a huge book on procrastination. So, Jeff has provided 60 tips, arranged into 6 broad topic areas. Each of the 60 tips can be read in 60 to 120 seconds. The book was also published in Arabic, Indonesian, and Korean.

Jeff Davidson’s book, The Joy of Simple Living (Rodale Press, 468 pages, $27.95), was published in Chinese by China Water Power Press. The book is a comprehensive guide to simplifying one’s life, taking a room by room, closet by closet, drawer by drawer approach. With a forward by Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author Mark Victor Hansen, The Joy of Simple Living has garnered rave reviews in the Los Angeles Times, Minneapolis Tribune, and Atlanta Chronicle, and was featured in American Airlines’ American Way Magazine, Amtrak’s All Aboard, and two dozen other magazines. Jeff is the Executive Director of The Breathing Space Institute based in Chapel Hill, NC, and is a popular conference and convention speaker, helping people to manage information and communication overload.

Jeff Davidson’s book, Marketing Yourself and Your Career (Adams Media 210 pages, $12.95) was published in English for Southeast Asia by Adquest and will be published in English in India with the Indiana Publishing Company to appear in mid-2006. The book offers a plan for career professionals who seek to rise in their careers without having to play office politics. Instead they learn how to capitalize on the work-related accomplishments they’re already achieving. Davidson, based in Chapel Hill, NC and online at, is a 23-year veteran speaker at conferences and conventions helping people to manage information and communication overload.

Jeff achieved the highest score of 44 speakers presenting at the 41st Annual Congress of the American College of Health Care Executives in Chicago IL. Jeff’s luncheon keynote address, Relaxing at High Speed, had an audience of 1,850 people.

Jeff Davidson’s presentation, Bombarded on all Sides, on the topic of managing information and communication overload to LandAmerica, was featured in the January 15, 2005 issue of Vital Speeches of the Day. The presentation highlights the dire situation of today’s career professionals who are bombarded by competition for their time and attention and face the constant onslaught of information and communication overload. The presentation offers keen insights and fresh perspectives as to what people can do to manage information overload, remain productive throughout the day, and live happy, balanced personal lives. Davidson is the author of The 60-Second OrganizerThe 60-Second Procrastinator, and the forthcoming Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Things Done. This is one of eight times that Vital Speeches of the Day has featured one of Davidson’s speeches. His previous features include Creating More Time and Space in Your Life, Choosing When It’s Confusing, Shortcomings of the Information Age, World Population and Your Life, and Relaxing at High Speed.

Collectively, Jeff’s books have now sold more than 1,464,000 copies worldwide, many priced from $18.95 to $39.95. This is the sales unit equivalent of 3,160,000 in trade paper format selling from $8.95 to $12.95.