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       You've Got 8 Seconds

               Communication Secrets

                for a Distracted World

                        (Amacom, April 2017)

In the next 24 hours, everyone in your organization—in every organization—will do one of three things.
1) talk
2) listen
3) pretend to listen.

When you present your ideas, do others pay attention?

You could be speaking to a large group, meeting one-on-one, talking on the phone, or sending an email.

The average attention span, experts tell us, is now 8 seconds. After that, your audience will lose interest—unless you know how to stand out.

You've Got 8 Seconds will show you how to get heard, get remembered, and get results.

You'll learn three vital strategies, illustrated with fast, actionable tips, amusing stories, and examples of good and bad messages.

The next time you speak, others will either tune in or tune out. You've got 8 seconds—make them count.


Book: Naked at Work (and other fears)

Naked at Work (and Other Fears)

How to Stay Sane When Your Job Drives You Crazy

(CreateSpace, 2016; first published by NAL/Penguin)

What the experts are saying...

“An incredible book of wit and wisdom. A must read for anyone who worries about anything. I loved it!

Richard Carlson, Ph.D., bestselling author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

“In my annual editions of What Color Is Your Parachute?, I have always quoted something brilliant that Paul Hellman said in his wonderful first book. Now he's got a new book out (Hallelujah!), for me—and you—to pick new pearls of wisdom from. Highly recommended, of course!”

Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?,
the bestselling job-hunting book in the world

“It’s one of the wisest (and funniest) books I’ve ever read.  In a world where there are so many books, this one shines like a diamond in a pile of pebbles.”

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., bestselling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, co-founder and former Director of the Mind/Body clinical programs at two Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals

“Great fun combined with some profound thinking!”

Albert Ellis, Ph.D., bestselling author of more over 50 books, including A Guide to Rational Living; was widely recognized as one of the world's leading psychologists

“Practical and humorous, wise advice on how to cope with and eliminate stress at work.”

Herbert Benson, M.D., bestselling author of The Relaxation Response, President of the Mind/Body Medical Institute, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.

“A zippy, snappy, smart, funny, and above all useful guide to quelling fear and promoting creativity and top performance in the workplace.  Hellman has performed the difficult feat of making us laugh and learn at the same time. This is light read with a hefty message.”

Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Worry: Hope and Help for a Common Condition, and Psychiatry Instructor, Harvard Medical School.

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