Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by Jen Mueller

You want to know the thing “they” (as in the people who told you it would be a good idea to write a book) don’t tell you when you write a book? They don’t tell you the hardest part isn’t writing it – it’s selling it. Getting people to buy your book is an ongoing process. A never-ending process.

On one hand it’s cool (okay, very cool) to say you’ve written a book (or a third book, but who’s counting?) It’s less cool to keep asking people to buy the book. I wrote the damn thing and sometimes I get tired of talking about it. (And let’s stop to consider that last statement because I talk for a living. I talk too much. And I’ve written three books on talking.)

I can only say, “Buy The Influential Conversationalist” so many times and in fairly straight-forward ways. It’s a good thing I’ve got friends like comedian Craig Gass. If you haven’t heard his name you’ve probably heard his impersonations, or maybe remember him in a certain Sex in the City episode. (Go head, look it up.)

I’m exceedingly thankful Craig can say “buy the book” in multiple ways. Take a look:

I’d be thrilled if you bought the book, but don’t do it just because Al Pacino, Christopher Walken or Adam Sandler said so. Buy it because it’s good, and because the strategies I share really will help raise your profile, increase your influence and help you be seen as a leader.

That’s what you want right?

You want people to see how awesome and brilliant you are?

Well, it doesn’t happen by sitting at your desk, and hoping someone notices.

You’ve got to be able to communicate, talk to people and express your ideas. My book, The Influential Conversationalist can help with that.

I see this as a win-win. You buy the book and you win at conversations and I win at making a sale. So click the link, buy the book and start talking. 

 

 

For the record no one talks like Jen Mueller. She’s thankful she talks for a living as a member of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast team and the Seattle Seahawks radio sideline reporter. But she’s most thankful for being able to help others, (like you and your team) find their voices, become more confident in daily interactions. She loves showing business professionals how to utilize the techniques she uses on TV and radio in business settings. Hire Jen for your next conference or training session. Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com

Posted on: December 4th, 2017 by Jen Mueller

Happy Monday!

Is it just me or does everything seem to speed up this time of year? I know it’s busy, but all it takes is two minutes to get up to speed on sports topics making headlines and coming up in conversations.

You’re going to talk to your colleagues anyway (at least you should be talking to your colleagues) have something to say. Use these topics this week:

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Posted on: December 1st, 2017 by Jen Mueller

It’s the holiday season

So whoop-de-do and hickory dock,

and don’t forget to hang up your sock…

I love being able to listen to Christmas carols and holiday songs on the radio this time of year, but I cannot get that song out of my head! It’s driving me nuts!

I can’t be the only one. What holiday song keeps rattling around in your head?

Here’s something else that can get stuck in your head: arguments, harsh words and things you didn’t mean to say – especially around family and friends. It’s one of there reasons I posted 5 Ways to Disagree Like an Adult last month. Among my favorite tips – Respond Instead of React You’re not on a gameshow. The first person to react doesn’t score a point or win a prize.

It’s not just about the conversations you have with family, it’s a reminder that you might cost yourself the chance at your next biggest opportunity if you can’t effectively deal with disagreements at work. Use sports conversations to practice disagreeing in face-to-face, low-leverage situations.

 

Speaking of which, the book makes a great gift for clients and staff. When you place an order with me (Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com) I’ll give you a discount so…. whoop-de-do and hickory dock 😉

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