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Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing Itby Peggy Klaus
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Brag! Is Not a "Four Letter" Word
In today's cutthroat business world, where job security is virtually nonexistent, bragging is a necessity — not a choice! Remaining quiet about your successes only leads to being underappreciated and overlooked. Now Peggy Klaus, a world-renowned business coach who helps thousands of top professionals every year, teaches you how to toot your own horn in a way that's sincere, feels comfortable, and is appealing to those you're trying to impress. Filled with self-promotion solutions for both your professional and personal life, Brag! shows you how to spotlight and artfully communicate your most important asset — you! Discover:
? The outdated but still popular bragging myths that can hold you back
? Subtle ways to share your talents without sounding smug or rehearsed
? Self-promotion tips for use at a moment's notice in and out of the office
? Specific, dynamic advice to help you shine in performance reviews and job interviews
? How to harness the power of both voice mail and e-mail to effectively "techno-brag."
"Sample conversations, self-evaluation surveys, advice on avoiding common bragging pitfalls, hints on body language and concrete tips for stay-at-home moms, freelancers, retirees and recent college grads lend a hands-on feel to this valuable business primer." Publishers Weekly
In today's competitive business world, bragging is a necessity — not a choice! Remaining quiet about yourself or, worse, downplaying your successes leads to being underappreciated, or even allowing others to take credit for your achievements. When done with grace and style, bragging promotes your best asset — you!
Now a top business coach teaches you to artfully communicate your talents and accomplishments without feeling or sounding like a walking billboard. You'll gain the motivation and skills that lead to gem assignments, raises, promotions, and stronger professional relationships. And you'll enjoy tooting your own horn in a way that is sincere, feels comfortable, and doesn't turn off those you're trying to impress. Filled with self-promotion dilemmas and solutions for both your professional and personal life, and written for everyone from telecommuters to those who are between jobs, Brag! shows you how to put your best foot forward — while keeping it out of your mouth!
Brag! was published in Warner hardcover in 6/03, and has 25,000 copies in print. ABC's 20/20 did a major feature on Klaus and the book in July 2003. Brag! is based on Klaus's successful series of communication workshops, "Bragging Rites and Wrongs," and The Wall Street Journal featured one of these workshops in its "Managing Your Career" column in Spring 2002. Peggy Klaus is one of the top communication consultants and leadership coaches in the country. She reaches roughly 10,000 professionals per year through speaking engagements, workshops at leading corporations like Disney, and as an instructor at UC Berkeley and Wharton.
The renowned communication expert's subtle but effective plan for selling your best asset - yourself - without turning off those you're trying to impress.
A renowned communication expert introduces a subtle and effective way of selling one's best asset without turning off those they're trying to impress. Klaus, a top communication and leadership coach, has developed a program that will teach anyone to brag--and get away with it.
About the Author
Peggy Klaus, a skilled lecturer, lives in Berkeley, California.
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