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A Climb to the Top: Communication & Leadership Tactics to Take Your Career to New Heights

A Climb to the Top: Communication & Leadership Tactics to Take Your Career to New Heights

by Chuck Garcia


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The top positions in companies go to the most compelling communicators. Regrettably, this critical skill set is often overlooked. Career success is determined 5 percent by your academic credentials, 15 percent by your professional experiences, 15 percent by your natural ability, and 65 percent by your communication skills. Given that so much is at stake, whatever career you’ve chosen, it’s critical to communicate effectively. A Climb to the Top author Chuck Garcia draws on years of coaching and consulting experience to explain how you can become a persuasive communicator. By utilizing such concepts as the Primacy/Recency Effect and the Rule of Three, a public speaking beginner can gain the confidence and influence of a seasoned veteran. Read this book, practice the techniques, and take your communication skills and career to new heights.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599326887
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Publication date: 05/02/2016
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Chuck Garcia is founder of Climb Leadership Consulting and is a Professor of Organizational Leadership at Mercy College in New York. He coaches executives on public speaking, sales skills, and leadership development. A twenty-five-year veteran of Wall Street, he spent fourteen years in sales and marketing at Bloomberg in a variety of leadership positions. He was Director of Business Development at BlackRock Solutions, an arm of the world’s largest investment-management firm, and was a Managing Director at Citadel, a prestigious alternative investment-management firm.
He is a mountaineer and has climbed some of the world’s tallest peaks, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, and the Matterhorn, as well as mountains in Alaska and the Andes.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dushyant Shahrawat i

Acknowledgments iii

Introduction v

Chapter 1 Primacy/Recency Effect: Begin with the End in Mind 1

Chapter 2 Emotional Appeal: Go for the Gold 19

Chapter 3 Conviction: The Courage to Commit 31

Chapter 4 Body Language: The Body Speaks before the Mouth Opens 45

Chapter 5 Minimize the Distance: Teach, Don't Preach 57

Chapter 6 The Rule of Three: It's a Magic Number 67

Chapter 7 Speakers Must Punctuate: Punctuation from Passion 77

Chapter 8 The Power of the Pause: Impact from Surprising Places 87

Chapter 9 Animate the Visuals: What's Old Is What's New 105

Chapter 10 Vary the Pitch: Stand and Deliver the Unexpected 117

Conclusion 129

About the Author 131

Resources 133

Recommended Reading 141

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