The Well Spoken Woman

Author: Christine K. Jahnke
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 9781616144630
Release Date: 2011-09-27
Genre: Self-Help

Sheryl Sandberg advises women to "lean in" to realize their full potential. To do so successfully, women need effective communication skills and a confident presentation style. In this must-have guide, one of the nation’s premier speech coaches shares tested techniques from twenty years of coaching women on what works and what doesn’t. The author details the practices and techniques of successful women to help all women improve their presentation and public speaking skills. With access to her expertise, you’ll learn strategies that will help you present your best self in forums from PTA meetings to TV studios, conferences to classrooms, boardrooms to YouTube. The author has advised First Lady Michelle Obama for her International Olympic Committee speech, provided speaker training to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and coached corporate CEOs and more women elected officials than any other trainer. Every woman can benefit from studying the polished speaking skills of such powerful women. Strategic advice on everything from messaging to hair and hemlines will allow you to come across as polished and prepared. The author includes easy-to-follow exercises so you can try out techniques immediately, from the use of sound bites and secrets to establishing eye contact to what not to do with your hands. Filled with behind-the-scenes advice, this book is for every woman who wants to present herself well, express her ideas with confidence, and earn the respect of any audience. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Well Spoken Woman

Author: Christine K. Jahnke
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 9781616144623
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

"In this must-have guide, one of the nation's premier speech coaches, Christine K. Jahnke, details the practices and techniques of successful women to help all women mprove their presentation and public speaking skills. With access to her expertise, you'll learn how to present your best self in forums from PTA meetings to TV studios, conferences to classrooms, boardrooms to YouTube. Jahnke has advised First Lady Michelle Obama, provided speaker training to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and coached corporate CEOs and more women elected officials than any other trainer. In The Well-Spoken Woman, Jahnke shares stories of trial and triumph to answer the questions: "how did she do it?" and "What can I learn from her?"--Publisher's description.

Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman

Author: Gail Evans
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780767904636
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

An executive vice president of CNN shares her revealing insights into the "good ol' boy network," arming women with the tools they need to succeed in a man's world. Reprint.

Hardball for Women

Author: Pat Heim
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142181775
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Business & Economics

The bestselling guide fully updated for the post-Lean In era For nearly two decades, Hardball for Women has shown women how to get ahead in the business world. Whether the arena is a law firm, a medical group, a tech company, or any other work environment, Hardball for Women decodes male business culture and shows women how to break patterns of behavior that put them at a disadvantage. It explains how to get results when you ?lean in” without being thrown off balance. Illustrated with real-life examples Hardball for Women teaches women how to: Successfully navigate middle management to become a leader in your field Be assertive without being obnoxious Display confidence Engage in smart self-promotion Lead both men and women?and recognize the differences between them Use ?power talk” language to your advantage

Girl on Top

Author: Nicole Williams
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 9781599952987
Release Date: 2009-10-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Nicole Williams is the tell-it-like-it-is career expert who you wish could fight your work battles for you. But with her ingenious approach-taking the tactics used to land a man and applying them to your career-you'll be able to handle any work situation and come out on top. Here, Nicole introduces twenty tried-and-true dating rules such as "Don't Give Away the Milk for Free" and "Don't Waste the Pretty" and reveals how they can be applied just as effectively in the office. Other strategies include: · Keep It Brief · Don't Bash Your Ex · Have Others Sing Your Praises · Play Hard to Get · Keep the Fire Alive · Be Willing to Walk Away Among other topics, Nicole dishes on how much to reveal at work as well as what to put up with from your boss (and, more importantly, what not to). She tackles everything from having the money talk to leaving them wanting more on a job interview. And sprinkled throughout GIRL ON TOP is fashion advice ("Top Ten Commandments of Style") and checklists to determine if you need to get a life. Nicole's keen insight and candid advice will teach you how to recognize the good guys from the bad, win the kudos of those who matter, and create the career of your dreams. Praise for GIRL ON TOP: "Nicole Williams is both frank and funny. She's full of witty advice that's not only relatable­­-but doable-for the girl who's just getting started or the woman, like me, who's on her second time around in the career game. Here's my advice to you about GIRL ON TOP: Read it. Laugh. Learn." -Veronica Webb, model "Only Nicole can make career this much fun. Sassy, relevant and packed with great advice. It's a must-read for any woman looking to get ahead." -Liz Lange, founder, Liz Lange Maternity "GIRL ON TOP is a sensational book. In the most delightful and hilarious way, Nicole Williams serves up loads of excellent advice for anyone wanting to get ahead." -Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, producers, Milk "Every girl should have this-the little black book for career success!" -Susan Cohn Rockefeller, author, Green at Work "GIRL ON TOP is a fabulous read. It's chock full of actionable insights and laugh out loud advice for any woman (of any age) who is serious about getting to the top of her career. I highly recommend it." -Julie Cottineau, vice president brand, Virgin USA

The Well Spoken Thesaurus

Author: Tom Heehler
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402243059
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Reference

If you've ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* (*lofty, pretentious word) to impress a crowd, you know what it's like to* (*what it is to) be poorly spoken. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* (*lower echelons) of the English Language. The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary.

Smart Talk

Author: Lisa B. Marshall
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250029584
Release Date: 2013-01-22
Genre: Self-Help

Have you ever lost out on a promotion? Struggled with a difficult conversation? Been put on the spot and blanked? Imagine if... ...you were better at persuading others and negotiating for what you want. ...you were more fluent at introducing yourself, making conversation, and following up. ...you were better at delivering feedback, receiving criticism, and using positive language. ...you were perceived as more diplomatic and charismatic. Smart Talk applies up-to-date communication research to everyday situations and gives smart, practical, step-by-step directions to achieve results. Smart Talk is no ordinary book— it's the Swiss Army Knife of communication—a comprehensive set of tools to build strong relationships and avoid communication breakdowns. With proven strategies and practical action plans, Smart Talk will help you resolve conflicts, strengthen your natural charisma, and master the art of persuasion. Never again will you dread a holiday party or be rendered speechless at a business meeting. Backed by solid research and written in an engaging narrative style with a warm sense of humor, communication expert Lisa B. Marshall translates her wealth of experience into practical, fresh advice to help you navigate any complex situation, and achieve professional success.

The Confidence Effect

Author: Grace Killelea
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814436424
Release Date: 2016-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Women are told to step up and lean in...but how? Every day, talented, hardworking women are passed over for promotions. While it's easy to blame a corporate culture that favors men, seasoned executive Grace Killelea identifies another culprit: a surprising disparity in confidence. Men are prone to overestimate their abilities, while women too often sell themselves short. The Confidence Effect helps women speak out, take risks, and assume leadership positions with assurance. The book moves beyond research and statistics to focus on what's really important: how women can become more confident, one step at a time. Practical strategies show how to turn job competency into the kind of authentic confidence that gets noticed. Women learn to practice the Four Rs of Success-relationships, reputation, results, and resilience-dipping in for tips and tools on how to: Build circles of influence * Seize opportunities they normally avoid * Leverage and promote their skills * Cultivate executive presence * Use data compellingly * Bounce back from setbacks * And more With this powerful new book, women everywhere will find the confidence they need to step off the sidelines onto the playing field-and claim the success they deserve.

Womenomics

Author: Claire Shipman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061882760
Release Date: 2009-06-02
Genre: Business & Economics

“A personal, provocative, and challenging book for career women who want less guilt, more life.” —Diane Sawyer Womenomics, the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay, is an invaluable guide for this generation of professional women, provide knowledgeable advice on how to “Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better.” Shipman and Kay, two TV journalists well acquainted with the stress of the workplace, describe the new economic trends that offer today’s overworked working women more professional and personal choices than ever before. At last, you no longer have to do it all to have it all—Womenomics shows you how.

Knowing Your Value

Author: Mika Brzezinski
Publisher: Weinstein Books
ISBN: 9781602861343
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

The author interviews a number of prominent women--including comedian Susie Essman, writer and director Nora Ephron and TV personality Joy Behar--to reveal the ways that everyday women can achieve their deserved recognition and financial worth in today's professional world.

Mistakes I Made at Work

Author: Jessica Bacal
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 9780142180570
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics

Successful women reveal some of the mistakes they made in their careers, how they learned from them, and how their mistakes made them better leaders.

Make a Name for Yourself

Author: Robin Fisher Roffer
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780767911382
Release Date: 2002-05-14
Genre: Business & Economics

One of America’s leading brand strategists shares her step-by-step program for creating an unforgettable identity in today’s marketplace. Do you ever go to work and think to yourself “there must be more?” Or feel that your true talents and abilities aren’t being utilized, or even recognized? Are you a freelancer or entrepreneur who isn’t sure how to rise to the top in today’s competitive environment? Wouldn’t it be empowering to be able to work in a field you feel passionately about and be successful and well paid? In Make a Name for Yourself, Robin Fischer Roffer shows you how to develop a unique, personal brand strategy for success by identifying your extraordinary attributes, thinking about your values and passions, and by learning how to use them in today’s marketplace. In short, you'll uncover a focused direction for your career that celebrates you. In the information age, brand marketing — the process by which a product creates an emotional connection with its audience and sets itself apart from the crowd — is more important than ever. Roffer knows that branding isn’t just for big corporations or products like Nike, Coke, or Yahoo. She is not only a pioneer in this field, she has used brand marketing strategies to catapult her own career. In Make a Name for Yourself she shows you how you can brand your own unique traits and talents for career success and personal fulfillment. In a step-by-step program she covers: * Unearthing your authentic self to develop a brand that reflects your natural talents, abilities, and passions * Defining your long-term career goals and dreams * Adapting and selling your brand to your target market * Identifying and overcoming personal roadblocks * Packaging yourself to reflect your chosen brand image * Launching, maintaining, and building your brand Inspiring case studies, analyses of well known brands, and thought-provoking exercises will help you create all the essential brand elements. And unlike other career advisors who simply push networking or other external tools, Roffer also offers methods for working on your inner self to overcome fears and decipher realities. Make a Name for Yourself is for anyone starting out in the workforce, beginning their own business, changing careers, or trying to make it in the corporate world. From the Hardcover edition.

Woman Up

Author: Aimee Cohen
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781630471927
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Woman UP! is the go-to resource for women who want to finally get out of their own way and get ahead in their careers. Author Aimee Cohen’s passionate approach is “like combining your best girlfriend and an elite career expert...in a powerful purse-sized package!” Her insights are a product of more than 20 years of experience and a nearly 100% success rate helping hundreds of clients. Woman UP! conveys a powerful and practical message that exposes seven self-sabotaging behaviors that keep women from success. Using real-life examples, shared experiences, and Aimee’s own guilty confessions, Woman UP! delivers the sage advice every woman wishes she had at the start of her career: put on your big-girl panties and take control of your career. Come on, girls.. It’s time to Woman UP!

Power Talk

Author: Sarah Myers McGinty
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 0759521352
Release Date: 2001-02-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Show up on time, work hard, do well, and rise up the corporate ladder? Maybe. Oral communication is the most crucial ingredient in advancement on the job. In Power Talk, Sarah Myers McGinty analyzes the social and psychological elements of speech in the workplace, helping readers hear who's in charge and talk their way ahead. Fast trackers match the right speaking style to the situation and develop a corporate voice that comes across loud and clear. From the voice mail message that gets a call back to navigating a department meeting, listeners will learn how to become their own best spokesperson and advocate.

Grow Your Value

Author: Mika Brzezinski
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9781602862692
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Self-Help

A woman who wants to be successful must make sacrifices, but how can she determine which ones she'll be happy with five, ten, twenty years from now? Mika Brzezinski, Morning Joe co-host and New York Times best-selling author of Knowing Your Value, has built a career on inspiring women to assess and then obtain their true value in the workplace. In her books and in her conferences, Mika gives women the tools necessary to advocate for themselves and their financial futures. But that is only the first step; once you know your value, you need to grow it—both professionally and personally. Drawing on deeply revealing conversations with powerful and dynamic women, input from researchers and relationship experts, and her own wealth of experience, Mika helps women pinpoint their individual definition of success. She advises her readers to define the “professional value” that encompasses their worth in the workplace, and the “inner value” made up of their core beliefs and goals. Women can stop feeling overwhelmed, overscheduled, frantic, and forever guilty—but only if they choose their objectives confidently and unapologetically, and focus their efforts accordingly. Mika encourages women to stop seeking the unobtainable “work-life balance,” and instead pursue a life of honesty and authenticity, where career and home life combine rather than collide.