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Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great Hardcover – June 5, 2018
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“An easy-to-read and practical journey through personal development, plus tips on structuring the storytelling that is still considered key to connecting with other people ― and, crucially, with customers and investors in business.”―Financial Times (Business Book of the Month)
“[A] to-the-point, appropriately persuasive guide to using narrative to build one’s business or brand.” ―Publishers Weekly
“In Five Stars, communication coach Carmine Gallo skillfully builds the case that mastering the ancient art of persuasion is the key to thriving in a world of rapid technological change. Developing superior communication skills is no longer an option; it’s fundamental for success. Five Stars is an enormously valuable tool for entrepreneurs and leaders in every field.” ―Tony Robbins, New York Times #1 bestselling author, philanthropist, & the nation’s #1 life & business strategist
“Having worked at small startups as well as giant tech companies, I've worked with a lot of great people and a small number of really exceptional ones. In Five Stars, Carmine Gallo explains why the ability to communicate separates the 10xer. If your great ideas are locked in your head they are useless to you and your team. You have to be able to explain your ideas efficiently and persuasively―and, crucially, to be open to persuasion when the ideas aren’t so great after all. Anyone who hopes to survive and flourish in today’s economy should read this book and learn.” ―Kim Scott, bestselling author of Radical Candor
"We live in an era of exponential growth technologies. Carmine Gallo brilliantly stretches our imagination how to use the art of persuasion to turn possibilities into probabilities. This is an amazing book every entrepreneur should read.” ―John Sculley, former Apple CEO, current RxAdvance Chairman
"As an entrepreneur, I know that my ability to effectively communicate and tell stories to our stakeholders is at the cornerstone of any success our business has ever enjoyed. In Five Stars, Carmine Gallo persuasively and entertainingly makes a compelling case for communication as the crucial differentiator of the digital age." ―Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group and author of Setting the Table
About the Author
CARMINE GALLO is the bestselling author of Talk Like TED and The Storyteller's Secret. He is an influential communication advisor for the world’s most admired brands: Google, Accenture, Intel, Coca-Cola, Allstate, LinkedIn, and companies that touch our lives everyday. As a popular keynote speaker, Gallo teaches CEOs and leaders to deliver dynamic presentations and share inspiring stories that sell products, grow brands and inspire change. He writes for Forbes.com and Inc.com. Gallo is also an executive education instructor at Harvard University.
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How so "ancient art"? Gallo refers to Aristotle's classic work, Rhetoric, in which exposition, description, narration, and argumentation are identified -- and explained -- as the "four levels of discourse." Each has a primary function: to explain with information, make vivid with compelling details, tell a story or explain a process, and convince with logic and/or evidence. At least three of them are usually involved in effective communication.
Description seems to be the most difficult to master. If you wonder why, try describing with figurative language what it feels like to have a foot asleep. The best description I know of that was provided by a third-grader in an elementary school in San Diego: "It feels like ginger ale."
I wholly agree with Gallo that communication skills are anything but "soft," especially at a time when AI plays an increasingly more important role in the global marketplace. He observes, "As machines get smarter, millions of jobs will be eliminated. It;s already happening and there's no dispute about it. The good news according to the historians, scientists, and experts who I've interviewed is that AI opens up opportunities for more jobs to be created. As a LinkedIn report suggests, work is being transformed -- not eliminated. We can thrive in an AI world if we reconsider the type of skills that set us apart. Skills like communication, long considered 'soft skills,' are the ones that will give humans an edge that no machine can replace. Skills like empathy, communication, innovation, and imagination are the ones that will help individuals get ahead in a data centric world."
Near the end of his latest book, Carmine Gallo asserts that great communicators are made, not born; that neuroscientists have identified two techniques that will help people when the pressure is on: reappraisal and repetition; and that reappraisal simply means reframing the way you you think about yourself and the events in your life. These are key points.
Almost all of the information, insights, and counsel in this book can be invaluable when preparing to make a TED talk that -- over time -- may be seen by millions of people or when preparing to present a proposal for a major project to one's supervisor. In both situations, "good enough" isn't because good is the enemy of great.
Why settle for less than your very best now, especially when it can drive becoming even better? Sprint -- do not jog -- to obtain a copy of this book as well as a copy of Carmine Gallo's previously published classic, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience (2009).
Though I am not a Trump supporter, to not mention how he, with no experience, became president but through his unique way of communicating makes no sense. Remember all the great speakers lost to Trump in 2016.
I can't give this book five stars since it may make you a good to great speaker but not a successful one.