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

Narrated by: Peggy Klaus
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Business, Management
4 out of 5 stars (236 ratings)

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It is well documented that working hard isn't enough to keep your professional star rising: Self-promotion is recognized as one of the most important attributes for getting ahead. But learning to share your talents and successes without coming across as smug or rehearsed is a tricky skill. Now, Peggy Klaus, top communication and leadership coach, has developed a program that will teach anyone to brag - and get away with it. Filled with practical examples of ways in which people in various work-life stages can promote themselves, Klaus teaches readers to communicate strengths and accomplishments without appearing too opportunistic, eager, egotistical, or self-aggrandizing. Now, anyone can communicate with style and substance - in any situation - and walk away shining like the star they are.
©2003 Klaus & Associates, Inc. (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks. A division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group

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  • Mary
  • Cochrane, AB, Canada
  • 04-11-07

Fabulous book to help one promote onself

There were a lot of concrete ideas in this book that can allow a person to take one "idea" at a time and practice in the everyday life. I have listened to this audio book at least three times - as there are many actionable items in this book.

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Great read

This book is great for people who may not know about how to tactfully show their greatness. A great read before an interview. Loved it!

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Brag much?

While a large amount of the book is career focused, there's something for entrepreneurs as well!! You can apply her method in every aspect of your life. I love it!

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Priceless advice for every professional!

This book is fantastic! It's jam packed with practical advice, and the steps to put it in practice. It's an awesome road map. I have the paper copy, and will be reading and highlighting that book all over again! Thank you Peggy!

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To Professional

was looking for more about personal information for meeting someone. This was work related. not my cup of tea

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Great perspective, could use more specifics

Entertaining, clear and insightful. When I finished, I was inspired, but at a bit of a loss on how to proceed. It would help to have templates, formulas, or some other guidelines on how to write the brag bites, brag-a-logues, and other elements of the brag book.

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Toot Your Horn w/o Killing your Audience

The author gave great tips and strategies in talking about the BIG YOU, selling your good points, without sounding like a bagger. She also discussed the importance of connecting with the person in front of you before speaking of yourself. loved her style and the animated characters.

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  • Andy
  • Canberra, Australia
  • 09-05-16

Succinct gems delivered in an entertaining way

This is a book that i know I will re-read many times. Especially before performance appraisals.

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makes you better at self promoting

I picked up this book because someone recommended it as a self development tool. it is geared towards the person who has no skills to promote themselves outwardly. I actually am very vocal in self promotion, but I still found it a very good read. I found a few pearls of wisdom that will help me polish my tooting of my own horn without blowing it!

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Gold nuggets

A coworker recommended this book to me and I'm glad she did. I could relate to certain sections more than others but definitely found some gold nuggets of advice.

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  • A J.
  • 09-16-05

Great Book.

Great Book, Started seeing some benefits immediately. Must for everyone aspiring to reach high at the earliest.

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