How to Say It for Women Communicating with Confidence and Power Using the Language of Success

ISBN-10: 0735202222

ISBN-13: 9780735202221

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Phyllis Mindell

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List price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Phyllis Mindell, founder and president of Well-Read, is an expert on professional communications, a sought-after speaker, and the author of How to Say It(r) for Women.

What the Language of Success Will Do for You
Follow the Leaders to the Language of Success: Leave the Sad Stories Behind
The Language of Weakness
Words That Weaken Your Message
Words That Make You Invisible
Words That Destroy Confidence
Reading As a Power Tool
Put an End to Predatory Language
Seeing Yourself in a New Light
Acquiring the Language of Success: What You Can Learn from Successful Women
The Hero at the Next Desk
The Next Step
Quick Tips
Throw Off Your Shackles: Break Free of the Grammar of Weakness
Embrace Complexity: The Janus Principles
Eradicate the Grammar of Weakness
The Indecisive I
Five Ways I Statements Weaken Language
A Quick Fix for I Statements
Intimacies: Great for the Bedroom, Poison for the Boardroom
Trim Your Hedges: Add Authority to Your Words
What to Say if There's Real Uncertainty
Stop Tripping on Tags: Keep the Power in Your Expression
The OTHER Four-Letter Word That Always Fails
How to Like, Stop Looking, Like, Ditzy
Puny Passives: A World in Which No One Acts
Hypercorrectness: A Poor Camouflage for Weak Language
Modify, Modify, Modify
The Weak Links: And, And, And, But, And, But, And, But
Overkill: Too Many Words, Cluttering Clauses, Jibber-Jabber
Quick Tips
Assert Yourself: Use the Grammar of Power
Charlotte's Grammar
Quick Review: Powerful Forms
Verbs and the Will to Act
Add Vigor with Action Verbs
Distance Yourself for Power and Credibility
The Passive As the Voice of Power
"Show Who Must Be Obeyed": Instructions That Work
Powerful Ways to Say No
How to Resist Strongly ... Yet Softly
Gain Unparalleled Power: The Parallel Form
Quick Tips
Words That Work: Choose Them Wisely
Word Power: How to Follow Charlotte's Example
Six Steps to the Vocabulary of Power
Think Before You Speak
Energize with Action Verbs
Emulate Charlotte: Be Savvy About Business Words
Milk Metaphors: Make Work a Tapestry, a Garden, a Birthplace
Follow the Mentors
Keep Your Word Store Up-to-Date and Ready-to-Use
Quick Tips
Get Organized: A Recipe for Confident Communication
Planning Is Power: Learn from Charlotte's Organization System
Make a Million? Yes. Speak to an Audience? No!
A No-Fail Recipe for Successful Communications
Thirteen Steps to Organized Presentations
The Price of "Spontaneity"
Master the Recipe--Then Create
Quick Tips
Stand Up and Speak Like a Woman: Perfect Your Presentations
Overcome the Credibility Gap
Invisible and Silent or Seen and Heard?
You Have the Floor. Now What?
How Not to Give a Talk
How to Construct a Talk That Works
Decide What to Say ... and What Not to Say
Write a Script
Include All the Ingredients
Write for Listeners, Not for Readers
Make Your Words Easy to Remember
Use the Grammar of Power
Tell Stories
Remind and Repeat
It's Not Just Rhetoric
Use Precise, Concrete Words and Images
Show Vivid Visuals
How to Control What You Can't Control: The Question-and-Answer Session
How Not to Ask Questions
What to Do When You Get the Floor
Techniques That Fail
Techniques That Work
Sit Down and Speak Like a Woman
Choose Powerful, Precise Language
Make Your Meeting Comments Memorable
Block the Boors
Watch the Powerhouse Women Broadcasters
The Job Interview in the Language of Success
Quick Tips
The Body Language of Power: Lead Without Words
Achieve the Posture of Power
You're Seen Before You're Heard: Send a Powerful Message
First Impressions Count: How to Make Yours Memorable for the Right Reasons
Slouch, Shamble, Trip, Leap, March, or Stride
Body Power from Head to Toe
Hold Your Head High
The Eyes Have It
The Face Tells All ... or Nothing
The Trunk Show
Arms and the Woman
The Feet Form the Foundation
Beyond the Body: Your Voice Speaks Volumes
Let's Whisper About Voice
"I Come from Atlanta?"
Faster than the Speed of Sound
Stamp Out Wimpy Noises
Use Silence
Transforming Nervous Nellie: Sure-Fire Confidence Builders
Weigh the Consequences
Laugh at Yourself
Take a Deep Breath
Forget Perfection
Sit Down and Look Strong
Quick Tips
Success Has Its Style: Play Your Role with Panache
Work Is Theater: How to Dress the Part
Business Casual?
Copy the Models of Excellence
Quick Tips
Writing the Language of Success: Use the Mighty Pen
Weak Words from a Top Manager
The Harvard Memo
A Response to "A Memo Every Woman Keeps in Her Desk"
Elements of Weakness
How to Recast the Memo
Writing in the Twenty-first Century: How the Language of Success Empowers You
Technology Changes, Principles Remain the Same
E-mail Peeves and Tips
Women and the Web
Quick Tips
Why Can't a Woman Read More Like a Man? Empowerment Through Reading
Reading and Success: What (and How) You Read Does Make a Difference
What Do You Read?
How Do You Read?
Reading: The Heart of Communication
How to Read for Power
Read Like a Fencer: No More Ms. Nice Girl
Infiltrate the Enemy Camp: Read What You Abhor
Rebel! Read Aloud
How to Prepare a Text for Oral Reading
Tips on Reading a Talk
Quick Tips
"But I Thought You Said ...": Precise Listening Prevents Problems
Listening: A Top Leadership Skill
What Is Listening?
Impediments to Listening
Quiet: I'm Listening
Seven Listening Techniques That Work
"Listen" to Body Language and Other Nonverbal Clues
Listen Precisely
Repeat or Paraphrase
Listen Instructionally
Fit the Technique to the Circumstance
Quick Tips
Running the World--Onward and Upward
The Four Levels of Leadership
The Novice
The Apprentice
The Master
The Mentor
Evaluate Your Leadership Skills
How to Use the Leadership Evaluation
Leadership Evaluation
The Executive Suite: How to Lead with the Language of Success
Manager and Mentor: What Charlotte Teaches Us
Nine Ways to Lead People Through Language... and Inspire Them to Follow
Be Versatile
Accept Credit for Accomplishment Modestly but Strongly
Persuade in the Language of Power
Say No Powerfully, but Kindly
Lead Meetings That Work
Praise Others' Accomplishments When Appropriate
Overcome Hostility, Win Cooperation
Mentor the Inexperienced
Transform Weak Players by Showing Confidence in Them
Quick Tips
Issues and Answers: Putting It All Together in a Complex World
Slurs, Slights, and Put-Downs
Ignore It
Give One Back
Respond in Public but Not in Kind
Respond in Private
Respond in Writing
Ask a Mentor for Help
Miscommunication--What to Do When the System Fails
The Scenario: Drowning in the Secretarial Pool
Giving Criticism
Can You Be Kind and Still Lead? Yes!
Confronting Tough Personal Issues
Our Heroes, Ourselves: Empower Yourself and Others
Toward Mastery and Mentoring
Track Your Progress
Happy Endings: The Language of Success
Language Transforms a Weakling
Language Provides the Power to Lead
Language Leads to Opportunities
The Importance of Image
We Can Be Both True Friends and Good Writers
About the Author
About Well-Read
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