Sharpening Your Point
I am delighted to announce the upcoming release of my next book, Sharpening Your Point, published by Indie Books International with foreword written by Jim Horan. Co-authored with Leesa Wallace who is known as The Performance Architect, this book will help you and your colleagues have more productive discussions at work.
This Book Solves a Real Problem
I’m sure you’ve had the experience at work where well-meaning professionals drone on and on and never seem to be able to get to the point. They provide too much information when they speak—at meetings, during updates with managers, in presentations, or when trying to get a simple point across. We call these long-winded professionals “Wild Bores,” and we are all at risk for becoming just like them. Left unchecked, this communication problem can result in delayed decisions, confusion and frustration, lost opportunities, stalled careers, and employee disengagement.
It’s Time to Win the Battle for Communication Efficiency
In this concise, practical, and engaging book, you will learn how to deliver information that is “just enough,” not “just in case.” The useful tools, strategies, and examples will show you how to pare down your opening, organize your thoughts, and handle a challenge. You will learn how to more efficiently frame any discussion at the beginning of a meeting. As a result, you’ll become a more effective communicator, able to lead more productive discussions. By using fewer words, you can have more impact and greater influence at work.
Early reviews are in
We sent out the manuscript to a few movers and shakers in the business world. Here’s what they had to say:
“Sharpening Your Point by Leesa Wallace and Kathy McAfee is terrific. I wish I could have read it years ago! They give new meaning to Less is More along with in-depth skills to communicate more effectively. Don’t miss this one – it will cost you big-time in effectiveness if you do!”
~ Don Hutson, #1 New York Times Best-Selling, Co-author of The One Minute Entrepreneur, and Hall of Fame Speaker
“In today’s fast-paced, information overload world, efficient communication is more critical than ever. I love the simplicity and clarity of the communication framework Leesa and Kathy introduce in this book, along with countless examples helping the reader to understand and practice the concept. Want to get your point across with clarity and confidence? Read this book.”
~ Werner Eikenbusch, Head of Talent Management, HR International, Region Americas, BMW Group
“A leader’s job is to get results through other people. It’s achieved through effective communication. If you want to improve your leadership, this book is a must read.”
~ Mark Taylor, Best Practice Chair, Vistage International, The World’s Largest CEO membership organization
“The communication strategy outlined in this book is brilliant and gives a clear and concise approach to avoiding the pitfalls of over explaining your point while still getting your point, and your ask, across.”
~ Helen K. Frye, HR Vice President (retired), Prudential
“There’s a clear connection between successful leadership and effective communication. This book will help you and your team improve on both fronts.”
~ Jo Yarranton, Vice President HR Corporate, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
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We’d like to keep you in the loop when this new book if officially launched (coming this Fall). We can’t wait to share it with you and your team. We just need your email address…
This book is also available as a professional development training program. Check out the At a Glance – Sharpening Your Point training course and consider bringing this opportunity to your team. Everyone benefits when we learn to sharpen our point!