You've Got 8 Seconds

Communication Secrets for a Distracted World

by Paul Hellman

On Sale: April 13, 2017

Price: $22.99

Book Summary

You have an exciting new project to pitch, an inspired speech to give, or an important email to send. And only 8 seconds to get heard, remembered, and results. Ready, set, go!

About the Book

The average attention span has dropped to 8 seconds. To break through to people, you need to focus on your audience, be slightly different, and deliver with finesse.

Every day at work, people do three things: talk, listen, and pretend to listen. 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, communications expert Paul Hellman reveals three main strategies:

  • Focus: Design a strong message - then say it in seconds
  • Variety: Make routine information come alive
  • Presence: Convey confidence and command attention

You'll discover practical techniques, including the fast-focus method that Hellman 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, You've Got 8 Seconds will make sure you get heard, get remembered, and get results.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780814438305
  • ISBN 10: 081443830X
  • On Sale: April 13, 2017
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price: $22.99
  • Trim Size: 152.000mm x 229.000mm x 12.000mm
  • Category 1 : SELF-HELP / Communication & Social Skills
  • Category 2 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General
  • Category 3 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / Meetings & Presentations
  • Category 4 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Writing
  • Category 5 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Success