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Helpful for the Inexperienced. Yet Promises More than it Delivers.,
This review is from: Say the Magic Words : How to Get What You Want from the People Who Have What You Need (Paperback)
Padwa's book is a helpful guide to navigating sometimes-complicated professional situations. Yet the subtitle, "How to Get What You Want from the People Who Have What You Need," over-reaches and promised more than the book delivers.
This book offers tips on speaking to and dealing with:
- Desk Clerks
- Doctors (and Pediatricians)
- General Contractors
- Local Politicians
- IRS Agents
- Car Salesmen
- Auto Mechanics
- Nursing Home Staff
- Funeral Directors
I wish she would have added: Pastors, Massage Therapists, Lawn Care Workers, Principals, Loan Officers/Bankers, Professors, and Potential Employers.
- Good examples of typical conversations between a person and specific professional.
- Helpful statistics (including pricing, etc.).
- Strategic questions to ask when dealing with a professional.
- Very basic information.
- Many of her suggestions and observations are obvious, common sense.
- The book feels fairly disjointed from chapter to chapter, and sometimes even within a chapter.
This is a helpful book for the novice or inexperienced, but it doesn't delve as deep as you likely want it to (or as the subtitle promises).