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Speak like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results / Edition 1

Speak like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results / Edition 1

by Suzanne Bates
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An award-winning news anchor presents methods for better communication in any business environment

During her 20 years in broadcasting, award-winning news anchor Suzanne Bates conducted more than 10,000 interviews, during which she witnessed business leaders, politicians, and celebrities at their best and worst. Now a top CEO communication coach, Bates is renowned for her uncanny ability to transform even the shyest oratorical mouse into a public-speaking lion. In Speak Like a CEO, Bates:

  • Reveals the secrets for communicating in any situation
  • Describes simple techniques for acing speeches, presentations, media interviews, Q&A sessions, business meetings, and more
  • Outlines self-improvement plans that can easily be customized to your needs
  • Shares secrets from top leaders, including Mario Cuomo's technique for overcoming stage fright and Colin Powell's secret for projecting authenticity

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071451512
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 03/31/2005
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,137,709
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Suzanne Bates is a communication consultant to a host of prestigious clients, including Mellon Financial, State Street Bank, Ernst & Young, Sun Life, Dreyfus, Citistreet, Sepracor, and Cabot Corporation. For two decades she was a top-rated anchor with WBZ-TV, Boston; WCAU, Philadelphia; and WFLA-TV, Tampa-St. Petersburg. She is a member of the Leadership Council of Harvard University's Center for Business and Government and is an Associated Press News Award winner. For more information, visit

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Speak like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend Speak Like a CEO for anyone who will be doing any public speaking. I enjoyed the tips and examples...practical, relevant information. This book has been useful in improving my attitude and confidence in public speaking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a television news anchor for 20 years, author Suzanne Bates understands the importance of communication. She takes a practical approach to this well-worn field, using examples from her own experience and stories about famous people. Some of her suggestions have appeared elsewhere, so the subhead saying that she is revealing top executives 'secrets' may be somewhat of a stretch, but she succeeds in boiling down the information to several series of rules. Then she provides many numbered lists to help you remember the guidelines. We recommend this book as a good place to start if you are nervous about public speaking or new at making speeches, chairing meetings or standing up in front of a crowd.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'Speak like a CEO' is a great guide for anyone in business who wants to learn how to really make it to the top. The author makes a valid argument as to why becoming more confident at speaking, presenting, and communicating in general is so important in the business world. I frequently make presentations to different audiences, whether they be my own employees or potential clients. I had been struggling with my confidence and with my style. Some suggested that I was too 'bland' (for lack of a better word), but I didn't know how to make my presentations more interesting without losing content. 'Speak' has many different techniques on how to keep your audience interested. I used some of them at my next meeting and recieved great feedback from my audience. The book also has many evaluation sheets to help you determine how you are in different areas of communicating.
mdmoore08 More than 1 year ago
Anything of any practical value in this book had already been written before.