Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond
Master the art of communication to improve outcomes in any scenario Simply Said is the essential handbook for business communication. Do you ever feel as though your message hasn't gotten across? Do details get lost along the way? Have tense situations ever escalated unnecessarily? Do people buy into your ideas? It all comes down to communication. We all communicate, but few of us do it well. From tough presentations to everyday transactions, there is no scenario that cannot be improved with better communication skills. This book presents an all-encompassing guide to improving your communication, based on the Exec-Comm philosophy: we are all better communicators when we focus focus less on ourselves and more on other people. More than just a list of tips, this book connects skills with scenarios and purpose to help you hear and be heard. You'll learn the skills to deliver great presentations and clear and persuasive messages, handle difficult conversations, effectively manage, lead with authenticity and more, as you discover the secrets of true communication. Communication affects every interaction every day. Why not learn to do it well? This book provides comprehensive guidance toward getting your message across, and getting the results you want. Shift your focus from yourself to other people Build a reputation as a good listener Develop your written and oral communications for the greatest impact Inspire and influence others Communicate more effectively in any business or social situation Did that email come across as harsh? Did you offend someone unintentionally? Great communication skills give you the power to influence someone's thinking and guide them to where you need them to be. Simply Said teaches you the critical skills that make you more effective in business and in life.
From the Back Cover Praise for Simply Said Sullivan highlights powerful ways that you can better connect with people. Simply Said is a quick read that will help you improve the quality of your communications and become a more effective leader. --Stephen R. Howe, Jr., US Chairman and Americas Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Effective communication is absolutely critical to successful leadership. Sullivan reminds us that when we're communicating, audiences are listening to hear one thing: what does this mean for me? Simply Said is a candid guide to improve our ability to connect with others, and as a result, improve our impact as communicators and leaders. --Tom Bradley, President of Retail, TD Ameritrade Jay Sullivan's approach to communication--and the virtues of this book--extend well beyond how to speak and write more clearly. Embedded within is a deeper philosophy of leadership rooted in attentiveness to others that is both appealing and compelling. This book is a valuable resource to those who are, or aspire to be, leaders. --Eduardo M. Peñalver, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School Adhering to the mantra of the Simply Said title, I have just one piece of advice: Read this book! You will learn how to communicate better by focusing less on yourself and more on others. The world would be a much better place if we would all talk less and listen more. --Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief, Training Magazine Simply Said shows us how to communicate effectively by focusing, not on our own perspective, but on the perspective of our audience and their interests. It is clear and engaging, and it is an invaluable guide to anyone who needs to communicate successfully to achieve the goals that matter to them--which is all of us. --William M. Treanor, Dean and Professor, Georgetown University Law Center Simply Said is an insightful and practical book that methodically outlines the keys to effective communication, and does so crisply and with style. With this book, Jay Sullivan has created a comprehensive resource for systematically enhancing your communication skills. --Stephen P. Hills, Former President, The Washington Post