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

This was one of the books recommended in Nice Girls Dont Get the Corner Office, and its right along the same lines, but it focuses specifically on self-promotion. It might just as easily have been called How to Talk So Employers Will Listen and is full of bragologues to give you the gist. Here are the keys to a good bragologue: (1) tell it like a story (2) be enthusiastic about the subject and (3) sprinkle in your contribution to it along the way.

Heres my sample bragologue: I never thought of myself as a numbers/accounting person; I was decidedly a word person. But my most challenging responsibility in my present job is to prepare estate tax returns. I was thrown into it, sink or swim, and not only did I learn to swim, I actually enjoy it. 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. Basically, I enjoy the feeling of a job well done.

Heres another. My daily commute is an hour and a half each way, and I spend most of it reading. My tastes are pretty eclectic, not what youd expect from a Hasidic woman. Thats why I cite so many books in ordinary conversation. Reading is a big part of my life.

So now youve got an inkling of what this book has to teach, and if you dont feel like reading the whole thing, you can go to the website at and download the Take 12 questionnaire. The book is a little repetitive, but Im grateful for the bragologues. May Hashem help that I get to use a few in job interviews.

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

Book Excerpt: Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus Last Updated: Mar 26, Remaining quiet about yourself or, worse, downplaying your successes leads to being underappreciated, or even allowing others to take credit for your achievements. When done with grace and style, bragging promotes your best asset-you! It ain't bragging if you done it. It's not my father's workplace anymore, or even the one many of your mothers may have entered in the s or '80s. The days of job security in exchange for loyalty and hard work are long gone.

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Editorial Reviews. Review. Brag! is a whip smart tool kit--one that tampers with our beliefs about humility by defining bragging as an act of.
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Forget everything negative that has been associated with bragging. This year, bragging is the new black. In her book, Brag! While it used to be deemed polite to downplay your successes, Klaus argues that nowadays being coy only opens the doors for others to take credit for your work and steal the promotion that had your name written all over it. So how do we rewire our brains to brag like a boss, instead of a showoff?

This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. If you own the copyright to this book and it is wrongfully on our website, we offer a simple DMCA procedure to remove your content from our site. Start by pressing the button below! Date of P Wisdom in a Nutshell Bragging in today's competitive world is a necessity and a matter of choice to promote one's self.

Networking, schmoozing, self promotion, job interviews, appraisals… words that strike dread into many hearts, mine included: suddenly cleaning grout off bathroom tiles with a tiny toothbrush looks like a solid way to spend time. How do we fix that? Peggy Klaus, "bragologist", has the answer. So being the good student I am, I read it. They rarely do: more likely, she reasons, your accomplishments will go unnoticed, or worse, someone will take the credit. There are twelve self-evaluation questions to answer near the start what are ten interesting things about you? There are plenty of example-responses from the clients Klaus has worked with which are great starters to help get the juices flowing when you think about what you might include in your own response.

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