This book is a wonderful insight into one of today's most well known celebrities.
I've always admired Christopher Evans. Admittedly back in the day some considered him a big headed loud mouth, but hey, there's no denying that even then this man had talent and lots of it!
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"Roy Spence is a brilliant, sparkling gem. True greatness comes in direct proportion to ... more
passionate pursuit of a purpose beyond money." -Jim Collins, author of "Good to Great"Over the last thirty-five years, Roy Spence has helped organizations such as Southwest Airlines, BMW, the University of Texas, Wal-Mart, the Clinton Global Initiative, and many others achieve greatness by obsessing about one big idea: purpose. With purpose as the North Star, employee engagement is higher, competition is less threatening, customers are more loyal, and innovation flows.As Spence writes, "Purpose is a reason for being that goes beyond making money-and it almost always results in making more money than you ever thought possible." Especially during times of great economic uncertainty, purpose is the key to creating and maintaining a high- performing organization, deserving just as much attention as strategy, execution, and innovation.These insider insights and case studies will help you discover your organization's purpose, proclaim it to the world, and apply it to everything you do.
Why do some speakers succeed while many bore their audiences and lose their listeners? ... more
Speaking coach Joan Detz has worked with top clients for more than 15 years and has the answers. In this useful and lively book she presents strategies and tips for speeches, sales presentations, brief remarks, job interviews, Q&A sessions, panels, and more -- every situation that requires something to say. Topics include: organizing your message * finding terrific research * using storytelling techniques * preparing the room * handling technical glitches * working with other speakers * measuring your effectiveness * making the most of your voice * mastering humor * using body language * conquering nervousness * building audience rapport * tapping the power of persuasion. Filled with checklists, tip sheets, self-evaluations, and practical advice on every page, this thorough and invaluable guide takes the mystery out of our most dreaded experience. This book will help you say it better-whether you're talking to one or one thousand.
"...pick up a copy if it's half as interesting and inspiring as the first. Well done Mr E.
An inspiring, wonderfully written, funny, honest look into the life of the one and only Chris Evans. Well worth a read even if you aren't a big fan.
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None really unless you don't like the author, in which case you wouldn't read it.
"...plenty of humour too. It's easy reading - very good beside the pool or on the beach too! I now look forward to reading Chris Evans' next instalment as soon as it's out in paperback. ..."
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The story of how one council estate lad made good, really very good, and survived -- just about -- to tell the tale! 'I see this book as an account of boy who climbed a glorious mountain and then dug himself a huge black valley for no good reason other than he didn't know what else to do.' Chris Evans Chris Evans' extraordinary career has seen him become one of this country's most successful broadcasters and producers. From his early years on Manchester's Piccadilly radio to Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, The Big Breakfast and TFI Friday for Channel 4, Chris changed the TV landscape during the '90s and on BBC Radio 1's Breakfast show and as owner of Virgin Radio, ushered in the age of the celebrity DJ. His relentless pursuit of success and subversive style were his trademarks. But then 'the Chris Evans show' and Chris Evans' life became frighteningly blurred at the edges. The more outlandish the antics whether on or off screen or air, the better, for a while at least. The celebrity girlfriends, nights out drinking. Rolling into work late with 7m listeners waiting. For someone who took such pride in his work, what had happened? The country loved him so why wasn't he happy? Chris Evans' autobiography is a funny and frank story of how a boy from a Warrington council estate who started work at 13 and held down 20 different jobs by the time he left school; became the most widely acclaimed broadcaster of his generation. From the early death of his father that literally set him to work, to his meteoric rise in TV and radio, he will talk openly about the highs and lows of his, at times, turbulent career and how his drive to succeed impacted his personal life. This will be a fascinating and surprising life story from one of Britain's brightest and boldest personalities. About the AuthorChris Evans began his broadcasting careeer at Manchester Piccadilly radio, going on to become a household name in TV and radio. With his production company Ginger, he launched and presented the hugely successful Channel 4 shows The Big Breakfast, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush and TFI Friday. In 1995 Chris joined Radio 1 hosting the flagship breakfast show, attracting 7.5m listeners. After his controversial departure he then joined Virgin Radio's breakfast show, eventually acquiring the station from Richard Branson for GBP87m. He went on to sell the Ginger Media Group (including Virgin Radio) in 2000 for GBP225m. In 2005 Chris joined Radio 2, eventually replacing Johnnie Walker as host of Drive-time.The show attracts 5.5m listeners daily with Chris winning two Sony Awards in 2009.