The most successful women are often not the most talented, the most gifted, or even the most experienced. What these women have is a knack for communicating that opens doors and gives them influence. Gleaning from powerful research, bestselling author and life strategist Valorie Burton unearths practical insights you can put to work in your life immediately. Scientific studies are proving what the ancient wisdom of Scripture has shown all along: The power of life and death lies in the very words you speak. Let Valorie teach you how to...
- recognize the nuances in speech that can mean the difference between success and failure
- increase your influence by changing what you think and say in critical moments
- speak accurately about yourself so you don't sabotage your most meaningful goals
- boost your confidence by making simple tweaks to your everyday speech
Your words are powerful tools. It's time to use them to build the life you really want.
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About the Author
She has been a regular contributor on CNN, HLN, and the Today show, where she gives practical career and life advice. She has also been featured in and on The Dr. Oz Show, NPR, Oprah Radio, Ebony, Essence, “O” The Oprah Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and hundreds of others. Valorie’s corporate clientele includes multi-million dollar businesses such as Accenture, Black Entertainment Television (BET), Deloitte, General Mills, McDonalds Corp., and many more.
Join 25,000 subscribers to her weekly e-newsletter at www.valorieburton.com and visit her company site at www.cappinstitute.com.
Table of Contents
A Good Start 9
Part 1 Think Differently So You Can Speak Differently
Uncover the Missing Piece 21
Why talent and effort aren't enough to move you to the next level.
You Are Capable of Far More Than You Know 25
Why you must stop underestimating your abilities and step up to bigger possibilities.
Part 2 9 Habits That Build Confidence, Courage, and Influence
Habit 1 Sound like a Success 33
Your pattern of speech can predict the likelihood of your success.
Habit 2 What You Say Without Saying a Word 53
Your body language doesn't just affect how others see you. It affects how you see yourself.
Habit 3 Learn to Flip the Script 75
Responding in ways that are unexpected can yield results that border on miraculous.
Habit 4 Build Trust Through Respect 91
Why you need to change your language if you want to find freedom.
Habit 5 Ask Powerful Questions 115
Why you should be less concerned about finding the right answers and more concerned about finding the right questions.
Habit 6 Ask for What You Want 133
How underestimating your value is undermining your goals.
Habit 7 Know What Not to Say 141
Your words are currency-be careful how you spend them.
Habit 8 Don't Just Speak Positively-Speak Accurately 161
Why you need the courage to replace excuses with the truth-right now.
Habit 9 Show Up 181
The key to changing minds and hearts lies in this increasingly elusive habit.
Afterword: Understand the Power of "Liking" 195
How three simple habits can build your influence and multiply your success.
7-Point Memo for Your Next Critical Conversation 209