Goodreads Monday: Write to Influence! by Carla D. Bass

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Goodreads Monday: Write to Influence! by Carla D. Bass


Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s Goodreads Monday blog post to share your Monday selections.





Goodreads Monday: Write to Influence! by Carla D. Bass
Powerful writing can change your life! It correlates directly to success, personal and professional. You may be the best candidate for a competitive opportunity—hands down—but if the competition is better at telling a story, you lose. Opportunity knocking? Choose this book when powerful writing is paramount to your goals. Attention employers! Have you read a paragraph in a report again and again … unable to understand it? Accurate, clear, and concise writing is the lifeblood for effective operations … in private business, corporations, NGOs, and government agencies. “Write to Influence!” is perfect for your employees! With this book you will: 
Write to win—Make every word count and every second of the reader’s time play to your advantage 
Write a resume that stands out … for the right reasons. 
Compose performance reviews—clear, powerful, compelling—for military and civilian organizations 
Persuade the reader—Identify and assemble those hard-hitting facts to make your case. 
Refine your presentation skills—Learn to develop and give a spot-on briefing 
Maximize your internet promotion—Leverage powerful words to do just that 
Craft professional email—Polished, succinct, and effective communication 
Improve business writing skills—Avoid the ten most common errors with this how-to guide “Write to Influence!” is light-hearted and conversational in tone, easy to read, and chock-full with practical advice. Bass’s unique insight into influential writing is based on her 30 year’s active duty in the Air Force, working with general officers, ambassadors, congressional delegations, and foreign dignitaries -- individuals for whom five minutes was significant. She wrote hundreds of personnel appraisals, award nominations, and other competitive packages; reports for executive-level signature; elevator speeches and executive memoranda much of which was sent to Congress.



9 comments:

  1. Apparently I need to raise my expectations. I do a little happy dance when the referrals and reports I receive only have one or two mistakes in them.

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  2. This book sounds ideal for those that need their writing to be accurate and well presented.

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  3. Retirement is sweet - I no longer have to be precise and spot-on - I can relax and be "good enough" ;)

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  4. Thank you for sharing this, it would be a great help.
    Taking notes :D

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  5. I need to read this book to polish up on some of my skills for whenever I decide to jump in the interview academia fray again.
    Latoya

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  6. Not my kind of book, but I'm sure it will be a great asset for some people.

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  7. I get so casual in my writing, I forget how powerful quality writing can be.

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