BRAG! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It. Peggy Klaus, Author . Warner $ (p) ISBN Remaining quiet about yourself or, worse, downplaying your successes leads to being underappreciated, or even allowing others to take credit. Written by Peggy Klaus, narrated by Peggy Klaus. Download and keep this book for Free with a 30 day Trial.

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A last note about this book will be besides learning the art of bragging, it also gives a resourceful tips for those who struggle with performance review and and will help with tips for those who need to pass job interview.

Since most people rarely acquire the skills to promote and talk about themselves, many come to rely on others to do the dirty work and boast on their behalf. He didn’t come off like he was stretching the truth.

Before you quickly slam shut the book claiming this is exactly the reason you didn’t go into sales, consider the following: Reading is a big part of my life. It can affect referrals, negotiations of work schedule, salary, high-visibility assignments, and promotions, as well as make your blood boil when you see the guys getting ahead faster.

She tackles this social truth head on decomposing the issue and why it’s important for people to just get over arg and finding a balance between being that obnoxious person who only loves to toot his own horn and being an confident self-promoter who’s socially aware of good timing and situational appropriateness.

You tokting it as if you had nothing to do with it. Even though I wasn’t hiring, I would have offered her the name of a personal friend who was. And, any good story should be about something you know well — in this case you.


Instead, she rambled, didn’t appropriately introduce herself or her credentials, lacked a sense of urgency and excitement about her new breakthrough, and suppressed all of the delightful personality and sense of humor she had revealed in our earlier conversation.

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

It was a team effort. She recommended it after I gave a toastmaster’s speech about branding yourself and self-promotion. In fact, the best performers are often an introvert and as Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly remind us, performance and introversion could go along really well. I think this is essential reading for anybody in the business world, especially those who are naturally shy and might be getting overlooked even though they’re doing a killer job.

But my most challenging responsibility in my present job is to prepare estate tax returns. While sometimes that may be true, in this case we were already having a conversation.

I nursed this baby from beginning to end. I went in and told him about the services of the bank and what we tooring do for him.

She was one of the few. Even seemingly stable companies can collapse overnight. Sep 17, Tine Putzeys rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed the anecdotes peppered throughout, though I do think there are a bit too many in some chapter Brag!

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

The anecdotes provided are always of the form: I actually am very vocal in self promotion, but I still found it a very good read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Patty replied, “Yeah, well, you know, a lot of people helped out.

Do I want to be one of those people? If he had engaged me and talked about what he did and got me excited about it, I might have been a good future contact. I like taking all those chaotic financial records the clients provide and turning them into a coherent report good enough for the eyes of the tax authorities.


I do sense that the basic message, that you can “brag” in a way tha It’s alright. This book reminds us how important communicating the right way is, and especially when we’re sharing our own stories.

From the back of the room, I overheard one guy encouraging Patty, a twenty-six-year-old, perfectly coiffed junior banker to share her success story.

Keeping bragalogs and mastering bragbites liven up the lessons, as do both funny and painful stories that illustrate o points throughout. A lot of what she says is just common sense.

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Sep 23, Avolyn Fisher rated it liked it Shelves: There are many examples that dr Peggy Klaus makes a persuasive case that self promotion is as valuable a career and tootinv tool as any technical skill. I found it a little to pushy at first but this book would work well for anyone in a cutthroat environment where achievements will be recognized. Aug 05, Kay rated it liked it Shelves: Easy and fun to read.

Maklum, sebagai orang Indonesia, apalagi kelahiran Jawa, gue kurang mahir dalam “menjual potensi diri”. I enjoyed the anecdotes peppered throughout, though I do think there are a bit too many in some chapters. No one is going to have your interests at heart the way you do. Puas banget bisa beli buku ini! It’s not my father’s workplace anymore, or even the one many of tbe mothers may have entered in the s or ’80s.

Nah, kalau posisi kalian mirip-mirip gue, coba deh baca buku ini Puas banget bisa beli buku ini!

Like most things in life, the art of tooting your horn requires thought, time and practice.