Power Talk: Using Language to Build Authority and Influence

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Grand Central Publishing, Feb 20, 2001 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Show up on time, work hard, do well, and rise up the corporate ladder? Maybe. Oral communication is the most crucial ingredient in advancement on the job. In Power Talk, Sarah Myers McGinty analyzes the social and psychological elements of speech in the workplace, helping readers hear who's in charge and talk their way ahead. Fast trackers match the right speaking style to the situation and develop a corporate voice that comes across loud and clear. From the voice mail message that gets a call back to navigating a department meeting, listeners will learn how to become their own best spokesperson and advocate.

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Ever been in a meeting and wondered after speaking, "Did they just hear me or did they really hear what I had to say?" McGinty, an expert in the field of linguistics, guides the listener toward a ... Read full review

Power talk: using language to build authority and influence

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McGinty taught the politics of language at Harvard and does workshops and seminars nationwide as head of McGinty Consulting. Her book focuses on workplace communications. She looks at both listening ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
LANGUAGE FROM THE CENTER
LANGUAGE FROM THE EDGE
LINGUISTIC CROSSTRAINING
PUTTING LANGUAGE TO WORK
TRANSITIONS
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
A TRIP TO MARS AND VENUS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Sarah Myers McGinty lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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