From Publishers Weekly
It really is all about you and improving the way you present yourself, declare the husband-and-wife Beckwiths (Selling the Invisible
) in this refreshing career primer. Unlike many similar books, this is not an autobiography masquerading as wisdom. The Beckwiths stay out of the book except when Harry's experience as a bestselling business writer and head of a marketing firm or Christine's as an award-winning speaker and cancer-survivor is directly relevant. Instead, they offer practical advice for effective and memorable interpersonal interactions. Above all, they stress communicating with brevity and clarity—suggesting that every document be cut in half before sending and giving 30-minute speeches in 22 minutes. Their own prose is pared down to short, readable lessons on topics like the importance of making good first impressions and the secrets of successful selling, which they describe as the artful handling of information, presented with forethought and enough passion to be persuasive without making anyone uncomfortable. Readers at the start of their careers or in need of an inspirational brushup will find much of use. (Mar. 1)
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About the Author
HARRY BECKWITH is a bestselling author and the founder of Beckwith Advertising and Marketing. He is a frequent guest lecturer for national corporations, including ABC, BellSouth Corporation, Norwest Corporation, and Marsh & McLennan Companies. He and his wife and coauthor CHRISTINE CLIFFORD BECKWITH live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
LISA DESIMONE is a successful singer, actress, and narrator. She lives in New York with her husband and daughter.
MARTIN RUBEN has lived and worked as an actor in Minneapolis for almost 30 years, performing at most Twin Cities theatres. He can also be heard on numerous radio and television commercials.