We are all broadcasters. And the messages we choose to broadcast predict our success.
All of us constantly broadcast information to others, even when we don't say a word. Sales professionals broadcast to potential clients in a way that wins new business. Managers broadcast to their teams about projects. Colleagues broadcast to one another about available resources. The messages we choose to broadcast shape others' beliefs in the potential for success and their ability to create positive change.
Working as a CBS news anchor, Michelle Gielan saw how nonstop coverage of the 2009 recession left many viewers feeling paralyzed. She had an idea: a new interview series focused on positive psychology and creating happiness in the face of tragedy. "Happy Week” generated the greatest viewer response of the year.
In Broadcasting Happiness, Gielan shows us how our words can move people from fear-based mind-sets to positive mind-sets. Using scientifically proven communication strategies, we have the ability to increase others' happiness and success at work as well as our own, instantly making us more effective leaders.
Learn the seven keys of communicating more effectively to influence others and drive measurable results. Gielan, a happiness researcher and expert on positive communication, will teach you how to:
©2015 Michelle Gielan (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
This is such a wonderful, helpful book. I think anyone could benefit from listening to it. I found it full of 'aha' moments and I've already read just about everything on happiness!
The story we tell matters so much more than we know.
She keeps telling us about what she is going to tell us. But she doesn't tell us anything ...yet...I am going to stop this soon. Blahh blahh blahh but nothing....
Listen to an Anthony Robbins book on how to do this type of thing ...
This book deals with the idea that by changing the messages you broadcast to the world, you and the world will ultimately change. Here, broadcasting positivity is better than broadcasting negativity, which is often deemed toxic and dangerous. (the actual boundary between what is positive and what is negative is naturally up for interpretation)
Everyone knows that a positive outlook is enjoyable for you and those around you but I felt that this book takes this idea into the realm of superstition at times, in that broadcasting positive messages and having happy thoughts will somehow cause amazing things to happen.
I also thought that this book was superficial. Consider Dicken's "A Christmas Carol." Consider an alternative version in which instead of being visited by 3 ghosts, Scrooge decides to implement the teachings of this book.
This is a "law of attraction " book.
You will find stories like a paraplegic who decides he is going to do an iron man competition a year after his injury and a school that decided to focus on positive aspects. of course they both succeed meaning that you can too. Never mind the grants given to the school and well documented cases where the disabled never returned to high function ( read about FDR's polio if you haven't ). Sorry, this book is not science.
The book pushes the idea that everything will be better if we collectively talk only about positive things or talk positively about the few negative things we cannot avoid. This has appeal and the case is made compelling with antidotes; would be close to a 3 star book if science was not claimed.
The perspective is too simplistic for me to swallow whole but not without merit.
The parts of the book about tricking others to share your messages are somewhat troubling to me too.
Compelling ideas about how we can each make a positive difference in the world. The author/narrator presents her material intelligently, yet also in a perky, pleasant way, which made it easy to listen to. Interesting and actionable.
I was surprised at the research results for positive stories going viral- from my common person eye, I would assume the opposite since many news stations still seemingly thrive on the shock factor of tragedy--
Broadcasting Happiness gathers together research in psychology and neuroscience presents it in a very easy to understand and practical manner. The concept that we are all broadcasters, and the effectiveness of broadcasting happiness, whether delivering good news or bad, Is a life changer. Everyone should read this book.
I thought this book was ok. I recently read the happiness advantage by Shawn Anchor it was amazing. a you find out in the book his wife wrote this book. This book was defiantly alot like it but not as good. I felt like I read the happiness advantage but from a different point of view. Over all I give it a 3.5 .
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