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Fire Them Up!: 7 Simple Secrets to Inspire Colleagues, Customers, and Clients; Sell Yourself, Your Vision, and Your Values; Communicate with Charisma and Confidence Hardcover – October 5, 2007

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"Fire Them Up! explains how the best companies inspire their employees to live and breathe commitment to the customer. This is an engaging must-read for anyone who wants to motivate others."-- Simon F. Cooper, President and COO, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

"Loved it! Fire Them Up! inspires and gives you the confidence and conviction to follow your own path, but also has a framework for pulling it off. It's packed with stories and insights that offer hope, belief, and conviction that you, too, can change the world."-- Richard Tait, Grand Poo Bah, cofounder, and CEO, Cranium

"Offers great insights and ideas to help people at any level understand how to be an inspiring leader." -- Michelle Peluso, President and CEO, Travelocity

"This book shares the wisdom and secrets learned and practiced by some of our generation's greatest leaders." -- Mark Mastrov, founder and Chairman, 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide

"If you are a manager and want to really inspire your people, this book provides just the right blueprint." -- Dr. Eli Harari, founder, Chairman, and CEO, SanDisk

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Regardless of what you do or what your position, influence is an important and powerful key to achieving professional success and getting what you want from life. Fire Them Up! reveals seven simple, profound secrets for using your vision and your values to motivate and influence the people you work with, live with, or share a community with.

These seven secrets will give you astonishing communication skills that will help you enjoy more successful and fulfilling relationships with colleagues, clients, employees, or anyone else in your personal or professional life. Plus, Fire Them Up! is full of stories and tactics from some of the world's most influential people. More than two dozen of today's most inspiring business leaders share their secrets—from top companies including The Ritz-Carlton, Google, and many other big-name brands.

Author Carmine Gallo is a communications coach for some of the world's biggest and best companies, helping business leaders become more effective at motivating and influencing others. Now, through his own long experience and those of top business leaders, he shows you how to master the seven simple secrets of influence:

  • Ignite your own enthusiasm

  • Navigate the way to success with a consistent, memorable vision

  • Sell the benefit by putting your listeners first

  • Paint a picture with powerful, memorable, actionable stories

  • Invite participation by asking for input and dealing with objections

  • Reinforce an optimistic outlook by becoming a beacon of hope

  • Encourage people to reach their potential by praising and investing in them

These seven secrets are distilled from the wisdom of leaders, entrepreneurs, and visionaries from different backgrounds, generations, and industries. Together, they are all the tools you need to transform yourself into an extraordinary, electrifying, and enthusiastic leader who communicates with power, passion, confidence, and charisma.

If you want to change the world, improve your business, or get ahead in the workplace, the first step is mastering these simple secrets.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470165669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470165669
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #445,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Aaron Wheeler on November 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book after reading about it on a blog that recommended it as "required reading" for anyone who wants to motivate and engage their employees. I was not disappointed. It's full of excellent case studies from leaders who the author personally interviewed. It contains the kind of stuff you don't hear in business classes, or frankly, most business business books. It's probably one of the best and most memorable business books I've read in a long time.
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Far and away the most insightful and inspiring book yet on the fine art of motivating others. A new standard has been set by Carmine Gallo by engaging the reader in the realization that attitude and conviction are the key to making your mark and changing the world, as well as inspiring your colleagues to be their best. "I couldn't put it down!"

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I am happy I bought the book for a client and me because of the promised presentation tips. Also the book served as a bit of a motivational tool, but also was a bit too cliche for my taste.

4 stars.
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I picked up Gallo's "Fire them up" a few years back but didn't get around to read it until last week. The book consists of two parts: 1) presentation and walk-thru of the author's "7 simple secrets" and 2) presentation of a number of persons/cases who applied "the secrets".

Gallo's secrets to fire them up includes for example:
"Ignite your enthusiasm" which means that you cannot inspire others if you don't burn for your own idea/message - well duh...
"Reinforce an optimistic outlook" - to get people exited you should be optimistic and a "beacon of light" - Come on!
"Paint a picture". Hey, it's great to use storytelling...

The problem with Gallo's book is that none of his so called secrets just is common sense that everyone already knows. Fire them up doesn't present anything new or something that the reader can use to improve their skills.
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