This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: World's Top Ten Pink Elephants.Foreword.Introduction.SECTION ONE: DUMP THE BAGGAGE AND CREATE CLARITY.1. Drop the Pink Elephant.2. Every Picture Tells a Story.SECTION TWO: BE PRINCIPLED IN WHAT YOU SAY.3. Staying on the Louisiana Highway.4. Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word.5. Tell the Unpalatable Truth, Rather than the 'White Lie'.6. Thank You and Well Done.7. Who Looks Stupid When You Criticize in Public?SECTION THREE: POSITIVELY ASSERT YOURSELF.8. Flush Out thewatering Down Words.9. Talk Positively About Yourself.SECTION FOUR: THINK OF THE AUDIENCE.10. It's All Relative.11. Email and Text-Bullets or Boomerangs.12. Three Little Questions.SECTION FIVE: CREATE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING.13. Listen First to Understand.14. Powerful Words.15. Think, Talk, Act.Then Tell the World.Appendix: What do Your Words Say About You?Index. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: "As GMTV anchor, I interview hundreds of people every year. However well they interview, every single person would find it easier to explain their case by following these simple principles." EAMONN HOLMES, GMTV Presenter
"[Drop the Pink Elephant]...tackle[s] every aspect of personal communication in a crisp, entertaining style." THE PLAIN ENGLISH SOCIETY
"There can be no whitewash at the White House." (Richard Nixon). These nine words turned the American nation against their President. Why? Because people hadn't linked the White House with a cover up until Nixon himself made the connection. His own denial created the story.
It is perhaps the most famous Pink Elephant in history. But what exactly is a 'Pink Elephant'? Pink Elephants are the unnecessary negatives that clutter your conversation and meaning, sending out the wrong signals to anyone you communicate with.
In Drop the Pink Elephant, Bill McFarlan reveals how to avoid the deadly trap of allowing poor communication skills to obscure your meaning and reduce your effectiveness. Drop the Pink Elephant is filled with helpful, simple and practical advice on how to make your words count for more. Put these straightforward lessons into practice and you will notice immediately how much more effectively you are able to communicate with others.
Sharpen your conversation by:
* FIRST SPOTTING, THEN DROPPING THE PINK ELEPHANT
* GETTING RID OF THE JARGON
* LEARNING TO SPEAK IN PICTURES
* RECOGNISING WHEN YOU SHOULD APOLOGISE OR THANK PEOPLE
* CAPTIVATING AN AUDIENCE
N.B. No animals were hurt in the making of this book. (Can you spot your first Pink Elephant?)
From the Inside Flap: "There can be no whitewash at the White House." These nine words turned Richard Nixon’s nation against him. Why? Because people only began to believe the link between the White House and a whitewash once the President himself made the connection. His own denial created the story.
It is perhaps the most famous Pink Elephant in history. But what exactly is a ‘Pink Elephant’? The concept was created by Bill McFarlan, broadcaster and communications expert. For years he has been helping business leaders, TV presenters, politicians and people from all walks of life improve their communications skills. But no matter what our background or our occupation our denials we often tend to paint precisely the opposite picture from the one we intend.
And these are Pink Elephants - the unnecessary negatives that clutter our conversation.
In Drop the Pink Elephant, Bill McFarlan reveals how to avoid the deadly trap of allowing poor communication skills obscure our meaning, reduce our effectiveness and highlight our folly. By drawing on well-known and personal examples, Bill uncovers a host of classic Pink Elephants and reveals the ways and means of avoiding them.
Sharpen your conversation by:
· First spotting, then dropping the Pink Elephant
· Getting rid of the jargon
· Learning to speak in pictures
· Recognising when you should apologise or thank people
· Captivating an audience
Drop the Pink Elephant is filled with helpful, simple and practical advice on how to make your words count for more. By putting into practice Bill’s straightforward lessons, you’ll notice how much more effectively you can communicate with others. You will discover a new you. Subtle. Intelligent. Persuasive. Witty. Engaging. Confident. And you will relish every opportunity to try out your new skills.
N.B. No animals were hurt in the making of this book. (Now can you spot your first Pink Elephant?)
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