Remaining quiet about yourself or, worse, downplaying your successes leads to being underappreciated, or even allowing others to take credit. BRAG! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It. Peggy Klaus, Author . Warner $ (p) ISBN In her book, Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It she argues that in today’s fast-paced, dog-eat-dog world of business.

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All you’ll need to do is read the summary shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutesand show up. It can affect referrals, negotiations of work hor, salary, high-visibility assignments, and promotions, as well as make your blood boil when you see the guys getting ahead faster. However, the rhetoric often strikes me as either fake or too self serving – making it a bit harder to buy into the ttooting.

I could relate to certain sections more than others but definitely found some gold nuggets of advice. Peggy Klaus has a great way of teaching how to present your skills and successes to grow in your work environment.

Jan 21, Anne Stephenson rated it liked it Shelves: When we no longer have our childhood cheerleading squad on hand, many of us wrongly presume that others in the workplace will fill their shoes and continue with unconditional support for our accomplishments and us.

This book is full of useful advice about how to make sure that your hard work and abilities get noticed by the right people. Bill’s lackluster bragging skills limited him on two levels. If he had engaged me and talked about what he did and got me excited about it, I might have been a good future contact.

I’ve done enough digging. Jul 01, Mikal rated it it was ok. I didn’t care all that much for the format which was essentially a bunch of stories of other people, which is all nice and dandy but I could have analyzed the same stories and concluded everything on my own without her interpretations but I am still not quite so sure about how to convey my own success.


Although their parents may have told them they could do anything they wanted, there was also a big but. Jul 30, Nicole Fraser rated it it was amazing. Personally, by the middle of the book I got a bit tired of hearing story after story based in the same principles.

Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It

One of the higher-ups in the meeting asks Bill’s boss if he knows of anyone who might be interested in starting a high-profile community outreach program to enhance the company’s image. There were some interesting stories and certainly some helpful information on how to self-promote but it yourr repetitive a lot.

There are many examples that draw distinctions between tactfully promoting oneself to open up larger opportunities and simply on people to death.

Return to Book Page. A coworker recommended this book to me and I’m glad qrt did. Most Helpful Most Recent. He becomes more than just a good hire. Even after leaving the entertainment industry to start her own communication consulting firm, Klaus yet found professionals and executives equally weak at effective self-promotion. There’s very little instruction on selling ourselves with ease and sincerity.

And learning how to make it feel more comfortable is what this book is all about.

He didn’t continue, so I tried to engage him more by asking, “What’s your specialty in management consulting? Oct 02, Cay Denise rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nah, kalau posisi kalian mirip-mirip tootung, coba deh baca buku ini. Very few of us ever learn how to reconcile the virtue of humility with the need to promote ourselves in the workplace. No longer need you choose owm the head and heart.

The author definitely knew what she w I read this book as a way to work on my marketing and self-promotion tactics.

He missed a golden opportunity to sell himself and his company. Dulu, terakhir lihat sampulnya di rak toko buku QB, di jalan Sunda, yang sekarang udah tutup. Overall, this book serves as a great reminder to be okay with self-promotion. While BRAG spans varied organizational contexts, hardly is there a more laden subject than performance reviews. Jul 13, Daniel Silvert rated it really liked it. I didn’t really know where to start, so I began talking to people on the f loor.


Early on we are taught humility for good reason. Books by Peggy Klaus. Quick read to help you toot your own horn in a way that is positive and well received no matter who your audience arg.

One key learning is that you need to do the pre-work and write it out paper, electronically and practicing the storytelling will help this become more natural. She has a questionnaire to get you started and gives tips that seemed actually useful. I went in and told him about the services of the bank and what we could do for him. He had already worked his way through college, and that kind of can-do rooting has paid off. Must for everyone aspiring to reach high at the earliest.

The book explains why making the numbers A quick read recommended by a learning solutions specialist at work. Actionable consultants conversations books. What I don’t like about this book is the assumption that introvert is the same as shyness.

Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It

I wrote him a fabulous letter. BUt this book was more like a brochure with nice before and after photos; what I was looking for was an instruction manual. Instead, she rambled, didn’t appropriately introduce herself or her credentials, lacked a sense of urgency and excitement about her new breakthrough, and suppressed all of the delightful personality and sense of humor she had revealed in our earlier conversation.

Jul 11, Paul Longstreth rated it it was ok.

Brag: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It : Peggy Klaus :

Patty replied, “Yeah, well, you know, a lot tooitng people helped out. I might have been a recruiter who could come in handy one day when he’d gotten axed or one who was currently placing a specialist in the hottest new company in Silicon Valley. The anecdotes provided are always of the form:

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