David Wagner

Biography

David Wagner is widely acknowledged as one of Asia’s leading authorities on media, crisis, and business communications skills. David has conducted communication workshops throughout the
Asia-Pacific region, the Middle-East and North America.

Over the past 25 years, David has coached over 30,000 trainees including Presidents, CEO’s, Ambassadors and top government officials on communicating persuasively in business and managing the media through effective message delivery. He has conducted over 4,000 workshops for over 420 organizations for firms including Goldman Sachs, Oracle, Johnson & Johnson, Singapore Airlines and Wal-Mart. He has lectured extensively on business communications at a number of institutions including Waseda University in Tokyo and the Institute of Public Administration and Management in Singapore. He is also the author of 22 books in Japan on business communications and language usage with translations in Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Early in his career he worked as a reporter for the Denver Post. Later in Japan, he became a columnist for the Mainichi Daily News and subsequently the Daily Yomiuri. He also created and hosted two nationally televised 3-month series on NHK in Japan on international business skills. These series aired from January to March 1999 and from April to June 2000.

Where to find David Wagner online


Where to buy in print


Books

Foreign Leaders in Japan: Unique Insights on the Japanese
By David Wagner
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This book is a compilation of interviews I conducted while doing a series for NikkeiBP’s ASSOCIE magazine in 2004. The idea behind the series was to interview young leaders of foreign firms operating in Japan to see how they are succeeding in the Japanese market. In addition, I wanted to see how they lead their Japanese employees and what their visions for the future are.
Travel English: Tips to Prevent Communication Headaches on the Road
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This book focuses on language options that will help you in international business and travel situations. It encompasses ideas from a linguistic, cultural, managerial and behavioral point of view. All of the concepts introduced are based on common problems Japanese face using English while conducting business and traveling. They are based on my observations over 25 years.
English Conversations with Friends: Simple Conversations for Non-Native Speakers
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
In almost 70 different situations, I provide you with language tips and insights to help you manage difficult situations. When things go smoothly with friends, there is no problem. But when times are tough or sensitive issues need to be discussed, that is when many people have a tough time.
Written Business English: A Method for Persuading Others
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,090. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This book was written to provide you with options for improving your communicative competence when writing in English. It offers clear, persuasive, and effective methods for achieving what you want by using logic and language as a tool for conveying your written ideas. While this may not sound like anything new to you, the Wagner Method is unlike other techniques.
Proper Letter Writing in English
By David Wagner
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This book covers the basics of letter writing including logic, structure, use of abbreviations as well as detailed feedback on each sample as to why the letter was good and needs improvement. In addition, alternative wording is offered to expand options in expressing ideas.
Forever Foreign
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,810. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book explores my three year odyssey working in Tokyo for a Japanese company in the 1980's. All names have been changed, but the story is 100% true. It was created to convey what life was like for me inside a Japanese company. Originally completed in 1990, I set this book aside until 2012. Twenty years later, much has changed...but much remains the same as Japan's future remains unclear.
優れたビジネス文書の書き方
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: Japanese. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
本書は、英語で文書を書く上でのコミュニケーション能力の上達に役立つノウハウを提供する目的で書かれたものである。考えを伝達する手段としての理論と言葉を活用し、文書の中で改善の余地がある箇所に磨きをかけるための、明確で、説得力のある、効果的な方法が記されている。
Dealing With Dummies in English
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,430. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book is a radical departure from my other works on international business communication. It is designed to give the reader some practical options for venting frustration in dealing with dummies.“Dummies” are people who either do dumb things and/or do things that drive you crazy. It is really a funny book!
Managing Telephone Calls Using English
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,900. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book was written to provide you with options for improving your communicative competence when telephoning in English. It offers clear, persuasive, and effective methods for achieving what you want by using logic and language as a tool for conveying your ideas. It is designed for non-native speakers of English who want to polish their skills on the phone.
Global Business Presentations Using English
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
In this book, you will find many examples based on different situations for effectively conveying your messages in ways that get the results you seek. It has been written for non-native English speakers who know what they want to say but have trouble stating their messages briefly, persuasively, and effectively.
Global Business Negotiations Using English
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,730. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book was written to provide you with options for improving your communicative competence when negotiating in English. It offers clear, persuasive, and effective methods for achieving what you want by using logic and language as a tool for conveying your ideas. It is designed for non-native speakers of English who would like to improve their core negotiation skills.
Global Business Meetings Using English
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,520. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book was written to provide you with options for improving your communicative competence when meeting in English. It offers clear, persuasive, and effective methods for achieving what you want by using logic and language as a tool for conveying your ideas. It is meant for non-native speakers of English who want to polish their meeting skills.
International Business English
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,150. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book focuses on language options that will help you in international business and travel situations. It encompasses ideas from a linguistic, cultural, managerial and behavioral point of view. It is designed for beginners and intermediate English users who have limited international business experience.
Effective Travel English
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,490. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book focuses on language options that will help you in international business and travel situations. It encompasses ideas from a linguistic, cultural, managerial and behavioral point of view.
Effective Communication in English
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,300. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book is series of articles I wrote for the Daily Yomiuri newspaper in Japan on how to communicate effectively in intercultural situations.
Being Polite in English
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,980. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book is the first I have written that focuses on the issue of being direct but sensitive. The book is divided into four sections: Impolite Example, What Went Wrong?, Key Words, and Polite Example. In this way, I believe I have given the reader clear examples of how to avoid trouble in tough situations.
Effective Vocabulary Building in English
By David Wagner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,780. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book offers 1,800+ examples of how to use key words in 10 different categories for business and pleasure. I have endeavored to make the examples realistic and "user-friendly". It is designed for non-native speakers of English who would like to expand their vocabulary effectively.
Effective Teleconferencing Using Questions
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,830. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Getting your point across smoothly can be quite a challenge when speaking in a teleconference call, especially when speaking with fast-talking native speakers. But which is more challenging: speaking with native speakers or talking with people who use English as a second language? The answer to both pose unique challenges.
Effective E-mails Using Questions
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book was written to serve as a basic guide for question handling use when writing e-mails. There are literally hundreds of books on how to write good e-mails available. However, there are few (if any) books available on how to use questions to your advantage when exchanging information by electronic mail. That is the reason I wrote this book.
A Question is the Answer: Using Messages and Questions to Win in English
By David Wagner
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,040. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book focuses on the “skill” part of what I believe can be anyone’s success story. Skill is needed to use opportunities to create a vision and reach a goal. When I speak of skill, I mean a combination of leading assertively, controlling situations (as much as possible), timing, logic and managing situations with questions.
Managing Men in English
By David Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: American English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book confronts men who do inconsiderate or silly things in their verbal relations with women. As I wrote this book, I thought of the many times I have observed men do things to women they would never do to men. I felt certain that women must have a lot of pent-up frustration in dealing with men. So although I am no woman, I wrote with a female readership in mind.
Managing the Media in a Crisis
By David Wagner
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,380. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book provides a complete guide to managing the media in a crisis. It covers the importance of readiness through simulation practice as well as how to control media interactions should the decision be made to engage the media. Full of examples of question management and dealing with difficult situations, it is a must read for crisis managers! It is provided in both English and Japanese.

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