Casual Power: How to Power Up Your Nonverbal Communication and Dress Down for Success

Casual Power: How to Power Up Your Nonverbal Communication and Dress Down for Success

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by Sherry Maysonave, Barbara van den Bergh
     
 

What are you saying before you speak a word? Does your nonverbal communication limit your effectiveness? In this enlightening guidebook, Sherry Maysonave shows you precisely how to command respect, inspire trust, and project personal power when you dress down for business. She emphasizes the silent - but potent - nonverbal aspects of clothing, demeanor, and body

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What are you saying before you speak a word? Does your nonverbal communication limit your effectiveness? In this enlightening guidebook, Sherry Maysonave shows you precisely how to command respect, inspire trust, and project personal power when you dress down for business. She emphasizes the silent - but potent - nonverbal aspects of clothing, demeanor, and body language. She reveals how nonverbal factors determine the response you receive from others - factors that impact your ability to maximize success.

Sherry Maysonave puts an end to the confusion that surrounds casual attire in the workplace and social invitations requesting casual dress. In this groundbreaking book, she decodes the confusing catchall term "casual." For varied occasions, Sherry explains and clarifies two primary questions.-

  • How dressed down is too casual?
  • How dressed up is not casual enough?

    Using fascinating case studies, Sherry exposes the personal saboteur that works behind the scenes to undermine success. Personifying this conniving part of the human psyche, she introduces McSly, a friendly monster that seduces you into making choices that can disempower you. Sherry and McSly use real-life situations to show you exactly what casual apparel and what nonverbal communications sabotage or empower you and your career goals.

    Sherry gives you key strategies for powering up your nonverbal communication and for taking control of your image. Using her expert tips, you can dress down with flair and confidence. Sherry's painless shopping strategies show you how to quickly examine clothing store inventories to find those garments that are empowering to you. Her secrets on creating wardrobe miracles are refreshing and exciting

    Sherry Maysonave brings needed clarity, sophistication, and wit to all dress-down issues in today's workplace. This inspiring, humorous, visually-rich book is the millennium's "How-To-Dress-Down-For-Success" bible.

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  • Editorial Reviews

    Dean Ellen A. Wartella
    Casual Power shows you how to communicate your very best -- Sherry's understanding of nonverbal communication is outstanding. Now everyone can enjoy her gift of understanding that visual communication is critically important of what we communicate.
    — Dean Ellen A. Wartella, Dean of the College of Communication, The University of Texas At Austin, and Walter Conkrite Regents Chair in Communication
    Dick Williams
    How we present ourselves has always been important, but never more so than today; and yet many are confused and frustrated, looking for guidance when it appears none exists. Whether you think you are confused or not, Casual Power will make a difference in how successful you can become.
    — Dick Williams, Chairman, Quokka Sports, Inc.
    Dr. Betty Flowers
    Casual Power goes right to the heart of the relationship between clothing and empowerment. A lot can be learned from this wise and useful book. A classic.
    Dr. Betty Sue Flowers, Professor, Business Consultant and Editor, Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
    Jack Steeg
    Sherry's insights and case studies are unique and revealing. Facts, not theory, on how to positively impact your career and your daily life. The perfect guidebook for dressing down for success.
    — Jack Steeg, Vice President, Dell Computer
    Jay P. Mechling
    Extremely useful excellent reading for every business person. This is the new millennium guide for business casual dress and personal empowerment.
    — Jay P. Mechling, Vice President, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
    Masahiro Morimoto
    Just like the Internet is changing business rules, everyone needs to understand how business casual dress can empower or sabotage the individual. This is a globally important, must-read book.
    — Masahiro Morimoto, Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Netscape
    Robert Kiyosaki
    Sherry knows what she is talking about and she has the power to bring out the best in you.
    — Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad. Poor Dad, a USA Today, Wallstreet Journal, and Business Week Best Seller
    Y. Toi
    Whether in Japan or elsewhere in the global economy, business attire is a key part of your non-verbal communication. Read, learn, and prosper using Sherry's principles and tips in Casual Power.
    — Y. Toi, President, Nichimen Data Systems, Japan

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781880092484
    Publisher:
    Bright Books, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    09/28/1999
    Pages:
    229
    Product dimensions:
    7.32(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.77(d)

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