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“How to Wow” Author Podcast Helps You Make a Great Impression

19 May 2009 Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz No Comment


I listened to an episode of the Career Joy podcast with Francis Cole Jones, the author of “How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Selling Your [Brilliant] Self in Any Situation” and it provided some very specific and insightful ideas on how to come across as effective as possible in any situation. And you don’t have to have an IPOD to hear it. You can play it right off the website at www.careerjoy.com/podcast. You can also find links there for uploading it into your player.

Francis is a specialist that consults with people needing to communicate a message clearly. Some of her clients will soon appear on programs like “Good Morning, America” where they only have a few minutes to delivery a message. In this short 30 minutes program, she discusses meaningless words to be avoided. She reviews twenty powerful words that will help you connect with people. She also spends time explaining how to make you and your message more memorable.

One thing that came across loud and clear to me is that saying you were successful because you were an “awesome contributor” on a project says little. Words like “amazing” are equally meaningless and should be avoided. She recommends that you should instead explain your role on a project and describe in story form how your contributions led the project’s success. That story will be much more memorable and compelling to your listener.

If you get a chance to listen to this podcast or any of the other Career Joy episodes, please leave us a comment below. I really want to know what you think and so would other readers, I’m sure.


Jorge Lazaro Diaz

Jorge Lazaro Diaz is the "Original" Career Jockey who started this blog and now serves as the Managing Editor. You'll find he enjoys focusing on professional and personal development articles and frequently covers motivational and spiritual topics.

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