How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Presenting Your Ideas, Persuading Your Audience, and Perfecting Your Image
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How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Presenting Your Ideas, Persuading Your Audience, and Perfecting Your Image

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“The invaluable advice in How to Wow guarantees your success in any meeting situation, from the boardroom to the breakfast table.”
–Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone

In today’s fast-paced world, where an elevator ride with your CEO can turn into an impromptu meeting, your lunch date can become a job interview, and your conversation at a cocktail party may be a preamb...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Solid book with solid tips.
I advise taking it one chapter a time and taking notes - though each chapter is divided into bite sized essays, it can still be a lot to take in.
Definitely a good primer - the author gives great ways to enhance your presentation abilities - I definitely recommend further reading to delve deeper into each area that is outlined here.
Same as every other book on the subject.
John McPhee
lots o' great ideas ... and easy to read
This book was a selection of my OWL (Organization of Women Leaders) book club. I would recommend this book for anyone who is trying to figure out how to get a leg up. I actually copied a page on being nervous and sent it to my 17-year old nephew's girlfriend because it spoke right to the conversation we had waiting on the ladies' room line at the Brooklyn Bridge Starbucks. That message was about embracing nervousness, but there were many other tips and approaches to most of our common pitfalls....more
My library didn't have the book I was looking for, so I ended up with this one. It really hit the spot for me - very readable, usable advice that helped me both with phone interviews and the presentation I had to give as part of an in-person interview.

It's broken into bite-sized chunks, so it can be read in small snatches of time. The chapters are thematic, so you can go back and look at whatever's relevant to what you are doing at the time.

She might not be for everyone, but it was just what I...more
This book contains a lot of useful advice on everything from how to present yourself to how to create a memorable presentation. The content is roughly divided into sections (e.g., interviews, presentations, etc.), and interspersed with shorter anecdotes. Although many of the suggestions are geared towards business, you can apply the lessons more broadly. Some comments are strange, but I definitely plan on consulting the book before my next interview.
I checked this out at the library, but I plan to buy it. It's a good resource for presenting yourself or a topic in a professional setting. There are concrete examples and language tools to use to help you out of sticky situations, and the author has a friendly/amusing writing style that makes it a fast read. If you have to do public speaking or presentations of any kind (for work or fun), I'd recommend this book.
A useful business book. I skipped most of the section on interviewing as I found it to be obvious, but the rest of the book is filled with helpful facts and nuggets of advice that are easily applicable in our day-to-day communication. A favorite quote:

Aristotle: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.”
This book defines how to put your best foot forward. From powerpoint to resume pointers, Ms. Jones delivers the tools that everyone should have in the toolbelt, if they want to impress anyone...anywhere..all the time.
I got this book from the library but it will be one I will be purchasing! Bite sized nuggets of practical wisdom that you can use to make your formal and informal presentations much better.
George Miller
Best advice: before sending a letter or email that could cause ripples, ask yourself the HALT question. Am I hungry, angry, lonely or tired. If the answer is yes to any, DO NOT send.
Targeted and useful advice for anyone who wants to improve their personal brand in all situations and interaction. Easy, accessible essay format. This is a great read.
If you teach public speaking this book has some great ideas to use. While the focus of the book is business settings it is easily translated to any settings.
Really great book for honing your presentation skills. I enjoyed the sections about both written and verbal communication skills.
This book is so chock-full of helpful tidbits I ended up purchasing a copy (I'm a faithful patron of the local public library).
Lori Grant
A should-read book on marketing tools for the knowledge worker, manager, executive, or entrepreneur.
Mark Frisk
How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Presenting Your Ideas, Persuading Your Audience, and Perfecting Your Image
A very helpful book! Can't wait to try out her tips in my daily work life.
Olive Thomas
EXCELLENT book! Great for visual thinkers - lots of lists and quotes.
Scott Scanlon
Good concise book, got a few great insights from it.
I liked this one. Great read for speakers.
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