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How to Succeed with People : Easy Ways to Engage, Influence and Motivate Almost Anyone - Paul McGee

How to Succeed with People

Easy Ways to Engage, Influence and Motivate Almost Anyone

Paperback Published: 12th April 2013
ISBN: 9780857082893
Number Of Pages: 216

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21 easy ways to gain more confidence with and get the most out of dealing with other people.

Self-confidence is indispensable to success in all areas of life. And, as author Paul McGee shows in this fun, fast-paced guide, an indispensable prerequisite to improving self-confidence is improving your ability to talk to people—all people, in every situation. In How to Succeed with People, McGee arms you with twenty-one simple, proven methods for quickly building your communication muscle. Packed with priceless insights, expert advice and skill-building exercises, it gets you quickly up and running with the skills you need to communicate effectively with bosses, team members, customers, family, friends, neighbors . . . even complete strangers.

  • Features a down-to-earth, approachable style brimming with Paul McGee's trademark wit and good humour
  • Fills you in on the reasons why people behave the way they do in different situations and how to use that knowledge to improve your ability to deal with anybody, anywhere, anytime
  • Organized around common scenarios depicting situations in which better communication could have led to more positive outcomes
  • Covers communications in an array of contexts, including work, home and community, team leading, networking, conflicts and negotiations, classrooms and seminars and many more

About the Author

Paul McGee is one of Europe's leading motivational speakers and coaches, where he combines practical strategies with both inspiration and realism. He has spoken in 31 countries to date and is the author of seven books. The proud creator of SUMO (Shut Up, Move On), his simple yet profound messages have spread across the glove both in public and private sector organisations. More recently his ideas have been developed for young people under the banner of SUMO4Schools.

Building on his academic background in behavioural and social psychology, Paul is also a trained counsellor, a performance coach and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management. His aim is simple - "I want to help people achieve better results in life and have more fun in the process.

Industry Reviews

This is easily digestible and effective counsel with asense of humour to help get the most out of your relationships withother people, both in and out of the workplace (PA Life,April 2013) Offers simple guidelines for when you re strugglingto communicate and influence someone in your life a greatbook with quick tips to pick up at the airport if you re offto a meeting with someone you just don t understand and wouldlike to. (Supply Business, May 2013) In this uplifting read, he gives advice on managingyour expectations in social situations, how to better understandwhat makes other people tick, and building resilience tocriticism (HealthyMagazine, May 2013) McGee has provided a book of bite-sized wisdom andpractical advice that will keep your management style in goodshape. (Third Sector, June 2013)

What’s the big deal about

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Let’s set the scene 1

SECTION ONE – Stop, Understand 9

People can’t be fixed 11

Most people suffer from S.A.D.S. 17

Some people are lightbulbs 23

Why intelligent people do stupid things 29

You get what you tolerate 35

Humiliation is for amateurs 43

Being nice won’t always work 51

It takes two to tango 57

No investment, no return 63

SECTION TWO – Move On 71

Have realistic expectations 73

Let sleeping dogs lie . . . sometimes 81

Check out your attitude 87

Be willing to be wrong 99

Don’t treat people as you want to be treated 107

Four killer questions you have to ask yourself 113

How to make criticism count . . . not crucify 123

Work out why they’re whinging 131

How to make people feel S.P.E.C.I.A.L. (Part 1) 141

How to make people feel S.P.E.C.I.A.L. (Part 2) 151

How to pick people up when they’re feeling down 163

How to talk so people listen 173

The ball’s in your court 185

About Paul McGee 195

More stuff to help 197

Index 201

ISBN: 9780857082893
ISBN-10: 0857082892
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 12th April 2013
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1