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Lifescripts: What to Say to Get What You Want in Life's Toughest Situations

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Excerpt from Lifescript #1: Asking for a Salary Increase

Icebreaker: I'd like to thank you for the opportunity you and the company have given me. I recognize that you've been very influential in my growth and advancement. However, I have a problem that I need your help with.

Pitch #1: What has happened is that I've been concentrating solely on my professional growth and hav
Paperback, 3rd Edition (completely revised & updated), 480 pages
Published March 8th 2004 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (first published 1996)
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Dione Sage
Lifescripts by Stephen M. Pollan & Mark Levine is book for filled with suggestions and conversation diagrams. The subjects of conversations range from job hunting to asking your spouse to lose weight. Seriously some of these scripts were good and some left me thinking “I would never say that”. There were a few suggestions that were overly abrasive to my more passive nature but I can also see how this book can help to overcome some of the tougher issues one may face in the office. I have even ...more
I borrowed this book from my boyfriend's (at the time) dad. I wanted to look up how to have a discussion with my boss on a salary increase. I returned the book, but then borrowed it again about six months later. At that time, I noticed the section on 'breaking up with your partner' was dog-eared. When my boyfriend broke up with me a month or so later - he used the exact lines in the book! I guess I wasn't the only one that thought it had some useful tips...
Great reference book! I use it when I need to figure out what to say in a difficult work situations for myself or giving advice to others, such as, how to respond to a salary offer that is too low, how to ask your boss for a raise, or how to tell a client your fees are increasing. It comes with handy little flowcharts to show the different conversation possibilities as well. The dialogue is lame but you get the general idea.
I use this book as a reference whenever I'm dealing with an employee issue at work (looks like I need to get the Lifescripts for Managers version instead). Not all situations exist in the book but the ones that do are helpful. I just finished reading the entire subordinates section again today.
Heather Beztilny
This is a great book for those people who always think of what they want to say after the conversation is over. I like to visualize a conversation before hand and this book is great for being able to anticipate the other side.
Ref book. Flow charts for various situations to respond to - interesting approach. Lays out the likely outcomes which could help in deciding whether to confront in the fist place.
Very helpful, when you just don't know how to say what needs to be said. It portrays many different life situations and what could be said in a positive yet authoritative way.
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