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Posted October 21, 2011
Feeling confident about getting a job, starting a job or even a date? I am! Being a soon to be college graduate in an economic downturn, I should feel worried about my future right? Wrong! At my University's career fair I used Westfall's two minute elevator pitch (to get a job)and talked to several different companies. After the career fair, I had five companies email me requesting interviews. Chris Westfall has written a book that you can refer to over and over again for all kinds of different situations in life. It's the perfect book if you want to learn how to become more confident in yourself and in your communication skills. Telling someone bad news is something that no one really wants to do, yet Westfall finds a way to make it easier to deliver. Westfall is able to greatly illustrate the do's and don'ts in communicating bad news to anyone. As a future entrepreneur, I wanted to know how to sell my business to investors. I found the chapter about pitching a TV show to be the most beneficial because everyone sells an idea or product to someone at some point in their life. The chapter is very entertaining and diverse in application. I was able to comprehend not only what but why it appeals to your audience regardless of whether you're selling a business to investors, proposing a TV show to producers or a product to a potential buyer. In today's society, many people make a decision to be sold almost instantly. The new elevator pitch isn't just for business men anymore; it's the way of life. Westfall brilliantly walks with you through step by step on how to communicate different types of proposals to people. You will gain insight and some great laughs while making your messages simple, more effective and to the point.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 21, 2011
I actually had the pleasure of meeting Chris in a conference where he delivered maybe the best speech I have ever heard. He knows how to connect to all people and somehow caught the entire audience and kept us all engaged throughout. Even when discussing less than exciting topics he was able to keep the audience listening attentively. Probably more impressive was that he made everybody else around him more comfortable speakers as well..
I went to the conference with no intention of buying any of his books (I was there to network), but left feeling that it was worth a glance. I went to a bookstore the next day and opened the cover, and got a few pages in. I was glad I did. Now after reading the book, I can absolutely say I feel more comfortable in interviews. As I am a recent grad entering the job market this is very helpful.
There is much more to this book however, than just landing an interview. I find myself using some of the discussed topics, with my girlfriend, friends, and family and can see the results.
This book opens a door I did not know existed to human interaction.
I have no complaints.
Overall, it is a solid easy read that is applicable in life (especially in dealing with people at work). Would highly recommend to anybody.
Posted October 18, 2011
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