Remaining quiet about yourself or, worse, downplaying your successes leads to being underappreciated, or even allowing others to take credit. BRAG! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It. Peggy Klaus, Author . Warner $ (p) ISBN In her book, Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It she argues that in today’s fast-paced, dog-eat-dog world of business.
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Even if you’re an ace at keeping your boss up to speed, remember, he or she might be gone tomorrow. Peggy Klaus makes a persuasive case that self promotion is as valuable a career and business tool as any technical skill.
A lot of it won’t get noticed. This is a book that i know I will re-read many times. She has a questionnaire to get you started and gives tips that seemed actually useful. It makes you more interesting to others, helps others remember you and the things you said, and helps you connect and engage with others.
So we went back in two weeks. I was thrown into it, sink or swim, and not only did I learn to swim, I actually enjoy it. And even then, it was best not to draw too much attention to themselves. The rest is a list of dos and don’ts about hangups that other people have. Her examples covered mainly CEO’s, Presidents, etc. There’s very little instruction on selling ourselves with ease and sincerity. I would advise anyone to at least skim through the book and take a look at the Take 12 inventory.
It’s not my father’s workplace anymore, or even the one many of your mothers may have entered in the s or ’80s. What I like about this book is the so called Myth of bragging. He’s not making it interesting or fun for me to talk with him.
Second, Bill’s tight-lipped “sales are the only thing that matters” mentality is shortsighted. Must for everyone aspiring to reach high at the earliest. If you expect other people to notice your work and for it to speak for itself – well guess what? Feb 01, Yosef rated it really liked it Shelves: When his boss presents his division’s sales results and estimates to senior management, here is what he says: Since most people rarely acquire the skills to promote and talk about themselves, many come to rely on others to do the dirty work and boast on their behalf.
How to formulate brag bites and bragalogues. I said, “I’m sorry, bragg was your name? Don’t brag about yourself. As children, most of us have at least one adoring fan who pushes us along, builds our ego and self-esteem: Even seemingly stable companies can collapse overnight.
Brag: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It
It’s a beautiful California morning. While this book had a cheesy Hollywood flavor, it did give good examples of bad and good storytelling. Fortunately, when she saw her performance on video playback in my studio, she didn’t like what the tape exposed. Ownn then she sat down. Get it free with day trial.
While I like many of the examples in the book, some seemed incredibly long. Indeed, you need to fearlessly use positive feedback as a launching pad for underscoring your hard work and aspirations.
He put himself through school and now spends a lot of his leisure time as a mentor with troubled youth. And, any good story should be about something you know well — in this case you.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A lot of them had great ideas. Most importantly, great advice on and benefits of how to promote yourself without coming off as self-serving. Enter the art of knowing not only what to say about yourselfbut also how to express your talents with grace and impact that compels others. I nursed this baby from beginning to end. I got really excited about it.
You need to cover all your bases and stand out in the eyes of your boss’ boss and that boss’ boss and all the bosses right up to the big boss. I’ve done enough digging. They often either felt awed and cowed by the level of expertise of the people around them, or went the other way and boasted unrepentantly about minor successes.
It could be a little more of a workbook – I know I’m terrible at motivating to do things like that – but I feel like all the information is there.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The tug-of-war between showing humility and showcasing our accomplishments is played out daily across working America, even in the brashest of industries. They’re always planting seeds for the future.
A lot of what she says is just common sense. She recommended it after I gave a toastmaster’s speech about branding yourself and self-promotion.