You've Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World, Paul Hellman
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You've Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World

Author: Paul Hellman

Narrator: Paul Hellman

Unabridged: 4 hr 37 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Published: 04/11/2017

Genre: Business & Economics - Business Communication

Synopsis

Every day at work, people do three things: talk, listen, and pretend to listen. That’s not surprising when you consider that the average attention span has dropped to 8 seconds. To break through, says high-stakes communications expert Paul Hellman, you need to focus on your audience, be slightly different, and deliver with finesse.Through fast, fun, actionable tips, You’ve Got 8 Seconds explains what works and what doesn’t, what’s forgettable and what sticks. With stories, scripts, and examples of good and bad messages, the book reveals three main strategies:Focus: Design a strong message—then say it in secondsVariety: Make routine information come alivePresence: Convey confidence and command attentionYou’ll discover practical techniques, including the fast-focus method™ that the author uses with leadership teams; how to stand out in the first seconds of a presentation; and 10 actions that spell executive presence.Whether pitching a project, giving a speech, selling a product, or just writing an email, with You’ve Got 8 Seconds you’ll get heard, get remembered, and get results.

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