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Author: Alisa Bowman, Bill McGowan Narrator: Bill McGowan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9780062309006
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The media coach and Emmy Award-winning correspondent Bill McGowan shares his secrets of pitch-perfect communications, showing readers how to communicate with confidence.

During the pivotal moments of our lives, results are often determined not only by our actions but by our words as well. Saying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, advancing your career or suffering a demotion. During these moments, it's important to be pitch perfect—to use precisely the right tone to convey the right message to the right person at the right time. Such pitch-perfect moments are crucial in our personal and professional journeys. In Pitch Perfect, the renowned media coach Bill McGowan shows you how to craft just the right message. Along the way, McGowan lays out his Seven Principles of Persuasion, including:

  • The Scorsese Principle: Hold your audience's attention with visual images. Direct the film that plays in your listener's mind.
  • The No-Tailgating Principle: Avoid verbal fender-benders and career-wrecking moments by maintaining a safe talking distance. When in doubt, stop talking and listen.
  • The Pasta-Sauce Principle: Cure boredom by boiling down your message, making it as rich and brief as possible.

In Pitch Perfect, you'll learn how to overcome all these communication pitfalls. The Seven Principles of Persuasion are as easy to learn, implement, and master as they are effective. The right language—both verbal and nonverbal—can make you more confident, persuasive, and certain. It can stir people to listen closely to your every word and to remember you long after you've left the room.

is the founder and CEO of Clarity Media Group. A two-time Emmy Award–winning correspondent, McGowan has conducted hundreds of interviews with newsmakers, CEOs, celebrities, authors, editors, attorneys, and athletes. McGowan now uses that experience to coach and train everyone from corporate CEOs to celebrities such as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, the actress Katherine Heigl, and the jazz great Wynton Marsalis. He also speaks regularly to large corporate audiences at such companies as Credit Suisse, Condé Nast, and Campbell's.

Alisa Bowman has collaborated on seven New York Times bestselling books. Her articles have appeared in Prevention, Family Circle, Women's Health, and many other national magazines.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With Bill McGowan’s book in front of you, your days of thinking ‘I wish I had said that’ will be behind you. His peerless advice offers readers a real chance to be heard and to succeed.”

    Sheryl Sandberg

  • “Bill McGowan has captured the indefinable human essence of his teaching on the written page. You are assured of learning more than you can imagine while enjoying Pitch Perfect.”

    Wynton Marsalis

  • “Here communications coach and Emmy Award–winning news correspondent McGowan (founder, CEO, Clarity Media Group) seeks to eliminate lost chances of perfect communication with ‘Seven Principles of Persuasion’…While this title is beneficial for anyone looking to improve their communication skills and advance professionally, it is essential for executives or professionals in environments where public speaking or pitching ideas is routine.”

    Library Journal  (starred review)

  • “McGowan is a veteran in the television business as reporter, writer, producer, and anchor…In 2004, he founded Clarity Media Group, a communications coaching firm dedicated to enhancing the speaking skills of corporate executives, celebrities, and athletes…McGowan promises to reveal everything he knows about communication, including his most important advice, of putting his principles into practice in everyday situations.”

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  • “A media expert’s techniques for acquiring and honing clear communication skills…The author stresses that becoming a compelling speaker with engaging stage presence takes time and effort. His methodology is not meant to change the person seeking guidance but, with practice and preparation, to draw their strengths out and encourage diligence in achieving an increased level of interactive confidence. A proactive approach to mastering the art of interpersonal communication.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Bill McGowan, founder and CEO of Clarity Media Group, is a two-time Emmy Award–winning correspondent who has reported more than seven hundred nationally televised stories and anchored hundreds of hours of news and information programming. During his twenty-five years in television, McGowan conducted hundreds of interviews with newsmakers, CEOs, celebrities, book authors and editors, attorneys, and famous athletes. Specializing in everything from hard-hitting investigative reports to feature lifestyle segments, his credits include ABC News 20/20 and CBS News 48 Hours. McGowan now uses that experience to coach and train on-air talent. As a media coach, McGowan trains everyone from corporate CEOs to celebrities to everyday job seekers. Among many others, his clients have included New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, actress Katherine Heigl, jazz great Wynton Marsalis, chef Thomas Keller, fashion critics Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn, and singer and songwriter Kelly Clarkson. McGowan also speaks regularly to large corporate audiences at companies like Diageo, Conde Nast, Campbell’s, IKEA, Teach for America, Time Inc., and Estee Lauder.