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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You told it as if you had nothing to do with it. I led off the meeting, but srt senior person did most of the talking, and we got a call yesterday and he’s giving us ten million dollars. Lined up in military-style precision, each child exhibiting impeccable posture, they shout:. She re-defined what “bragging” is: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It humorously yet meaningfully dispels yooting myths that popularly see many of us believe brag to be a four-letter word.

I just graduated with a degree in communication.

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A book that has proven helpful te has made me a bit more selfaware, but didn’t love it. It is hard to explain to non-lawyers, and I need to come up with a pithy and interesting way of saying it.

Step out of your comfort zone and try one of the techniques presented in this book. Instead, self promotion is about becoming more of who you already are and bringing forth your best parts with pride and enthusiasm — telling your story in a way that showcases your strengths. Instead, as children we blurt out, “My daddy has lots of money,” “I’m better than you because.


It makes you more interesting to others, helps others remember you and the things you said, and helps you connect and engage with others. What she did as a result was to present an unconvincing and boring recitation of her findings. To see bragging in this way, we have to start by wiping the slate clean and dropping our preconceived notions. The author definitely knew what she w I read this book as a way to work on my marketing and self-promotion tactics. So yeah, this book doesn’t really hhe anything new.

Like most motivational books, this book is just fine. Effective bragging starts with you — and your skill in communicating what makes you interesting in the eyes of those you seek to impress.

Overall, it’s a pretty good book, though as mentioned in other reviews the chapters are more about retelling client stories which is good for people who learn on through other stories. Keeping bragalogs and mastering bragbites liven up the lessons, as do both funny and painful stories that illustrate her points throughout.

I hereafter choose to forget about their expectations. So, how to marry up both? By having a bagful of these, you can pull out the right one for each person or situation you encounter.

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

With prodding from the whole group, she finally stood up. The anecdotes provided are always of the form: I was simply asking that he tell me more about himself. The book is a little repetitive, but I’m grateful for the bragologues.

While sometimes that may be true, in this case we were already having a conversation. On the other hand, substance without style will put an insomniac to sleep. 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. And, any good story should be about something you know well — in this case you.


Seldom are we encouraged to bring our background, our experience, and our enthusiasm to the table and weave them into a compelling human-interest story. The many examples can serve as an inspiration, but the large majority of them were about people at high levels.

One key learning is that you need to do the pre-work and write it out paper, electronically and practicing the storyt While this book had a cheesy Hollywood flavor, it did give good examples of bad and good storytelling.

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

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.

I read this book as a way to work on my marketing and self-promotion tactics. If not, then you should definitely pick it up as it covers a very important topic in the business world and provides valuable nuggets sprinkled throughout.

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