Remaining quiet about yourself or, worse, downplaying your successes leads to being underappreciated, or even allowing others to take credit. BRAG! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It. Peggy Klaus, Author . Warner $ (p) ISBN In her book, Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It she argues that in today’s fast-paced, dog-eat-dog world of business.

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It’s about telling your story in a way that showcases your strengths.

Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It

I am in my office early when the phone rings and I answer it. Paperbackpages. The remarks were revealing: Sep 23, Avolyn Fisher rated it liked it Shelves: This is totally thanks to the tools Klaus has developed and the way she makes them both professional and fun to use.

I also interned at a local advertising agency during the summers for the last four years. In fact, bragging as an art is just the opposite. I’m already a pretty shameless self-promoter who is very confident but I figured I could learn a little about the “not blowing it” part.

You know that problem we were having with our fixed-pricing schedule? Nov 18, Naomi rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Whats more about it is that for me, this book really match with The Dip by On Godin. There were some interesting stories and certainly some helpful information on how to self-promote but it felt repetitive a lot.


I led off the meeting, but the senior person did most hhe the talking, and we got a call yesterday and he’s giving us ten million dollars. Somehow we think if we personalize our message or get too excited, we are not being professional, when in tthe this is exactly what makes us effective self-promoters. It could be a little more of a workbook – I know I’m terrible at motivating to do things like that – but I feel like all the informa This book seemed a little more hands-on than the other one The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: He didn’t know that, in fact, I am a consultant who works with Fortune firms and could possibly introduce him to an executive of a company that could have become a major new account.

A job well done speaks for itself. 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.

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For example, she suggests that you develop a range of ‘brag bites’. First people were asked to describe 3 professional accomplisments. What she did as a result was to present an unconvincing and boring recitation of her findings.

I was just about to ask another question when something inside me snapped. Do I want to be one of those people? But he seemed authentic, too.


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Of all of those points, number 1 and 4 are what gets me excited about learning to brag because I have done exactly these myth and now that I know that, I can change.

Although letting others do the bragging for you is one tool in your goody bag, it isn’t your only tool. Yet when she practiced her presentation in my studio, she didn’t come across as an assured, confident academic and scientist. She re-defined what “bragging” is: Bill, age twenty-one, a quiet, understated, no-nonsense type of guy, has yet to grasp the most basic rules when it comes to self-promotion.

And it begged the question – which would the listener enjoy?

Brag: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It : Peggy Klaus :

Great Book, Att seeing some benefits immediately. Dec 17, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Early on we are taught humility for good reason. To complete your subscription, please click the link in the email we just sent you, and we’ll be sending you weekly goodies – direct to your inbox.

Taking time to read this book gets the process started. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall.