Paul's latest books
You've Got 8 Seconds
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.
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.
- FOCUS doesn't just mean to say less, but also to design a compelling message.
- VARIETY means to be slightly different. With variety, you'll make routine info come alive.
- PRESENCE matters because there are certain people you listen to just because of their presence, and others you ignore.
The next time you speak, others will either tune in or tune out. You've got 8 seconds—make them count.
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!”
“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!”
“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.”
“Great fun combined with some profound thinking!”
“Practical and humorous, wise advice on how to cope with and eliminate stress at work.”
“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.”
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