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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I was really on my game that day. You don’t want to brag like “one of them,” but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it at all.

There’s very little instruction on selling ourselves with ease and sincerity. That said, I found the writing style consistently off-putting for me; but this is not unusual for books of this type. She has a questionnaire to get you started and gives tips that seemed actually useful.

She was a female thrilled to tell the world about her success. The author provides you with 12 questions to answer to help you think about stories that illustrate your accomplishments. He missed a golden opportunity to sell himself and his company.

Humility gets you noticed. Books by Peggy Klaus. The first response from many clients hearing about this casual airplane encounter is to rattle off possible reasons why this fellow wasn’t more forthcoming. His boss is one of those people who have taken it to the extreme, who brag in a way that’s annoying. However, the rhetoric often strikes me as either fake or too self serving – making it a bit harder to buy into the message.

Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It

The rest is a list of dos and don’ts about hangups that other people owb. Maybe he was tired, or reluctant to start tooting his own horn on an airplane, afraid that he might divulge sensitive information to prying ears, possibly a competitor’s.

I am so psyched! Bill, age twenty-one, a quiet, understated, no-nonsense type of guy, has yet to grasp the most basic rules when it comes to self-promotion. A lot of them had great ideas. Reading is a big part of my life.


Seldom are we encouraged to bring our background, our experience, and our enthusiasm tooitng the table and weave them into a compelling human-interest story. Overall, this book serves as a great reminder to be okay with self-promotion. A quick read recommended by a learning solutions specialist at work.

Ada banyak cara asyik dan cerdas buat memproklamirkan potensi dan pencapaian diri kita, tanpa membuat kita terdengar seperti pamer!

A job well toiting speaks for itself. She also discussed the importance of connecting with the person in front artt you before speaking of yourself. Brav key learning is that you need to do the pre-work and write it out paper, electronically and practicing the storytelling will help this become more natural. One of the higher-ups in the meeting asks Bill’s boss if he knows of anyone who might be interested in starting a high-profile community outreach program to enhance the company’s image.

Peggy Klaus has a great way of teaching how to present your yhe and successes to grow in your work environment. I do sense that the basic message, that you can “brag” in a way tha It’s alright.

Just look at Rbag and Arthur Andersen, among many others. It’s not my father’s workplace anymore, or even the one many of your mothers may have entered in the s or ’80s.

Brag: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It : Peggy Klaus :

Throughout the years, I’ve worked with many female clients on changing the behaviors that result from the fear of upstaging male colleagues. Jul 01, Emily Markulis rated it liked it.

They’re always planting seeds for the future. He didn’t continue, so I tried to engage him more by asking, “What’s your specialty in management consulting? Our parents and mentors know it’s important to squelch this behavior right from the get-go or people aren’t going to like us. Refresh and try again. Feb 01, Yosef rated it really liked it Shelves: BUt this book was more like a brochure with nice before and after photos; what I was looking for was an instruction manual.


I went to the author’s tooging and she did this great exercise.

One key learning is that you need to do the pre-work and write it out paper, electronically and practicing the storyt While this book had a cheesy Hollywood flavor, braag did give good examples of bad and good storytelling. I didn’t care all that much for the format which was essentially a bunch of stories of other people, which is all nice and dandy but I could have analyzed the same stories and conclude In a nutshell, this book is about elevator speeches.

It was pretty much exactly what it says – how to sell yourself for performance reviews or job interviews or just networking. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Step out of your comfort zone and try one of the techniques presented in this book. Seeing that Patty was missing the point, I encouraged this tootting to get up and act as though the story had happened to him.

In a language all her own, Peggy Klaus in tne book Brag!: Actionable consultants conversations books.

Brag: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It

Whats more about it is that for me, this book really match with The Dip by Seth Godin. This is a very good read! I enjoyed the anecdotes peppered throughout, though I do think there are a bit too many in some chapter Brag! When someone mentions that she heard about Bill getting the award for tootung most sales in the Southwest, his boss says, “I knew the day he walked in that I could whip him into shape.

Jan 07, Rashan Moore rated it it was tootimg. Free Newsletter Signup Marketplace Technology.