Wednesday, February 27, 2019

AMPLIFY by Holly Chessman



Book Details:

Book Title: AMPLIFY: How to Grow Your Reputation And The Kickass Career You Love
Category: Adult Nonfiction, 180 pages
Genre: Women in Business, Entrepreneurship, Career
Publisher: NCM
Release date: November 2018
Tour dates: Feb 25 to March 8, 2019
Content Rating: PG (rated PG because the word "Kickass" is on the cover)

Book Description:

It’s hard to fit in when you work in a mostly male world, let alone achieve your goals. Women in tech - as in many areas of business - are in the minority in every meeting. It’s difficult to find our voices in a room full of men. Even when we’re ready to share ideas, we often have to shout to be heard, trusted, and respected. It’s time for that to change.

Holly Chessman has used her marketing and business experience to navigate mostly male waters. She's taught people how to build their reputations using online and offline tools - and now she wants you to gain that same success.

Today is the day you start making the small changes you need to grow your voice and, consequently, your career. Small steps with big impact - that’s what it’s all about. Between the tips in this book and the straightforward, step-by-step exercises in each chapter, you’ll see your life change for the better.

As you go through this book, you’ll learn about the Defining You methodology, the exclusive system for accelerating reputation and career growth. You’ll get the step-by-step guidance to reach your goals faster than ever. You’ll develop the means to realize the success you’ve always envisioned: Speak up in meetings. Get the raise you want. Find a job that satisfies you. Do what it takes to meet the goals that are right for YOU.

Take control of your career TODAY and define the “you” you want to be.

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The Secrets You Need To Know To Build The Career You Love

I love that I am a Vice President of Marketing, on the leadership team of my company and running my own extensive marketing team. What I don’t love, is that I’m one of a very few women who can make that claim.

One of the reasons I wrote AMPLIFY: How to Grow Your Reputation And The Kickass Career You Love is because I’m ready to see that change. And if I want change to happen, sitting on my toosh isn’t going to get me there.

When I wanted to see change happen in my own life, I had to set some rules for myself. Now I’m excited to share those same guidelines with others. While I go into more depth in the book, providing step-by-step instructions for how you can incorporate these rules into your life, here are a couple steps to get you going.

1. Be Your Own Best Friend

Imagine your friend wants to try something new. She wants to ask for a promotion, go for a job she never thought she’d be qualified for, or maybe cut her hours down and go part time. What would you tell her?

Would you say, “No way, you’ll never be successful. You should just be happy with what you have now and not bother reaching for something that I know you really want.”

No way! You’d encourage her and tell her how much she deserves it!

It’s time you start treating yourself the same way.

Become your own supporter, showing yourself the same respect and encouragement you would if you were talking to your best friend. 
Don’t beat yourself up if you make mistakes along the way. Learn from them and become even better, cheering yourself on throughout the process.

I know you can do it! Now you need to tell yourself that too!

2. Speak With Authority

It’s so easy to doubt your own authority. It’s time to give that doubt the smack down!

Even if you’re not yet full of confidence, there a few things you can do to get you on your way. First of all, stop adding question marks at the end of your sentences (unless you are actually 
asking a question, of course). 
Second, stop making apologies or empty justifications for making statements, asking for 
clarification, or presenting ideas. 
You’re allowed to do all that without saying you’re sorry!

The more you share your opinions and ideas WITHOUT apologizing, the more people will take you seriously and the happier you will be. It takes practice to break the apology habit but I know you can succeed!

Need more details on making it happen? Check out AMPLIFY and you’ll find the advice you want. Together, let’s make your goals a reality!


 In a straightforward way, giving us step by step assistance and clear direction, followed by simple exercises and helpful examples, this book helps you stand up and be heard.
While one focus of the book is about being a woman in a male dominated career, the advice presented works for any gender and all careers.

"The focus of this book is figuring out what will make you happy, then finding and amplifying your voice so you can go for it"
"It's about finding a way to work with fear...and not holding yourself back because you've mentally talked yourself onto a ledge."

Ms Chessman helps the reader learn how to fight those negative inner critics and create a plan of action. I have already taken her advice and begun steps to an amplified future for myself and my desired goals.


Meet the Author:



Named a Top Influencer in Content and Digital Marketing, Holly Chessman fully understands the power of online engagement. As an active advocate of women in business, she is passionate about helping people develop online and offline skills to grow their careers. She has been a leader in B2B tech for close to 20 years, running her own business (Holly Chessman Marketing) as well as empowering businesses with the strategies they need to speed growth and build revenue. Holly is a keynote speaker and a writer, contributing to such publications as Forbes, Maximize Social Business, Social Media Examiner, and more.

She is also not afraid to embrace her nerdy side (as evidenced by her love of Neil Gaiman and her "talking" TARDIS). Learn more at www.askholly.net.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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