You've Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paul Hellman

Narrated By: Paul Hellman

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: April 2017

Duration: 4 hours 38 minutes

Summary:

In the next 24 hours, everyone in your organization—in every organization— will do one of three things:

1) Talk 2) Listen 3) Pretend to listen

When you present your ideas, do others pay attention? You could be speaking to a large group, meeting one-on-one, talking on the phone, sending an email . . .

The average attention span, experts tell us, is now 8 seconds. After that, your audience will lose interest—unless you know how to stand out. You’ve Got 8 Seconds will show you how to get heard, get remembered, and get results.

You’ll learn how to employ three vital strategies, illustrated with fast, actionable tips, amusing stories, and examples of good and bad messages.

Focus doesn’t just mean to say less, but also to design a compelling message. You’ll discover several methods, including fast-focus™, a proven technique that helps executives and leadership teams make their essential points stick.

Variety means to be slightly different. With variety, you’ll make routine info come alive, you’ll engage others with smart, thought-provoking questions, and, if you’re giving a presentation, you’ll have new techniques to instantly capture everyone’s attention.

Presence matters because there are certain people you listen to just because of their presence, and others you ignore. But what is presence? You’ll learn the 10 actions you can take right away to boost yours.

The next time you speak, others will either tune in or tune out. You’ve got 8 seconds— make them count.

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