You've Got 8 Seconds
Communication Secrets for a Distracted World
"I loved the book and will recommend it to colleagues. Whether you're a grizzled CEO or a new associate, you'll benefit from Paul's strategies."
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In the next 24 hours, everyone in your organization—in every organization—will either:
1) talk 2) listen 3) pretend to listen
When you present your ideas, do others pay attention?
You've Got 8 Seconds reveals three strategies to stand out:
- FOCUS: Design a strong message—then say it in seconds.
- VARIETY: Make routine information come alive.
- PRESENCE: Convey confidence and command attention.
With these strategies—illustrated with fast, actionable tips—you'll get heard, get remembered, and get results.
"After reading the first few pages, I could not put it down. An insightful and refreshing book that is a treasure trove of useful techniques on how to communicate more effectively and to the point, with amusing real life anecdotes that keep the reader engaged until the last page. A must-read for the corporate world—and the real world!"
"Great insight and advice to hone your communication skills for every situation. Invaluable for anyone with an important message to deliver."
"The tips are invaluable and it’s a quick, fun read, with humor and personal anecdotes sprinkled throughout. This is a resource you'll turn to again and again for advice on the best communication techniques. Highly recommended!"
"This book provides fresh, actionable advice on how to make your point quickly, succinctly, and memorably, so your ideas get through the deluge of non-stop information. On the flip side, since you, too, are probably inundated with emails, meetings, and presentations that just seem endless: Do yourself a favor. Give everyone you know a copy of this very practical (and funny) book. I know I will."
"You’ve Got 8 Seconds teaches you to find the core of your message and make it memorable. Filled with powerful insights and humor, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to sell their ideas or themselves.
I started using Paul's tools immediately, and urge you to do the same."
"Superb blend of practical tips, humor and storytelling. Paul provides real insights and memorable tactics on how to excel at communication in today's frenetic world. All presenters (and writers) should read this book."
"I loved this book! Humorous and insightful—it's a great read and the advice is spot on. A must-read for leaders or anyone who wishes to inspire, motivate, or persuade."
"Paul's book answers the question that should haunt all of us: 'In a noisy world, how do I ensure my message is heard?' For those fortunate enough to know Paul personally, his voice and years of experience echo throughout this book. The result is a practitioner’s dream—a useful, step-by-step guide on how to beat the noise and ensure people take notice."
"Getting your message across in our information-saturated age is a real challenge. Paul Hellman's book is packed with great advice for leaders, and it's fun to read, too."
"If you want to become an exceptional communicator, this is your how-to guide. It should be mandatory reading!"
"You’ve Got 8 Seconds tackles everyday communication dilemmas in a straightforward, relatable and humorous manner. You'll find the strategies you need—and we all need this book more than we realize!"
"An easy, high-impact read that provides every executive with the tips and tools to effectively communicate up, down, across organizations, and with customers. With this book you'll maximize your impression on every audience."
"Do you want to be remembered and get results? Paul's witty approach and insightful tips give you the communication strategies to get heard in a world of constant distraction. If you want to succeed in your business encounters, this is a must-read."
"There’s no time to waste when it comes to improving the effectiveness of your communications skills. You’ve Got 8 Seconds is a vital addition to your tool belt that I heartily recommend."
"You need to manage your professional brand. Use the tactics in this book. They work."
"Paul provides a fast, easy-to-use approach to ensure that others get your message. His method helps you make your point quickly—and with greater impact."
"Both practical and funny, it's a great read for anyone who wants to have more impact at work. Hellman has mastered the art of communication, and he lets you in on the secrets. Highly recommended."
"I loved the book and will recommend it to colleagues. Whether you're a grizzled CEO or a new associate, you'll benefit from Paul's practical ideas and strategies. I've read a number of communication books over the years, but this one exceeded my expectations. Thoroughly enjoyable."
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