Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time Audiobook, by Bill McGowan Play Audiobook Sample

Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time Audiobook

Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time Audiobook, by Bill McGowan Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Bill McGowan Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062309006

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Longest Chapter Length:

35:55 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

24 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

22:28 minutes

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Publisher Description

Media guru and Emmy Award-winning correspondent Bill McGowan—coach to some of the biggest names in business and entertainment, including Eli Manning, Kelly Clarkson, Jack Welch, Thomas Keller and Kenneth Cole teaches you how to get your message across and get what you want with pitch perfect communication.  He is also a trusted advisor in the C-suites of tech companies like, Facebook, Spotify, AirBnB, Dropbox and Salesforce.com.

Saying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, getting a promotion, or getting a pink slip. It’s essential to be pitch perfect—to get the right message across to the right person at the right time. In Pitch Perfect, Bill McGowan shows you how to craft the right message and deliver it using the right language—both verbal and nonverbal.

Pitch Perfect teaches you how to overcome common communication pitfalls using McGowan’s simple Principles of Persuasion, which are highly effective and easy to learn, implement, and master. With Pitch Perfect you can harness the power of persuasion and have people not only listening closely to your every word but also remembering you long after you’ve left the room.

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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 


  • “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.”

    — Booklist

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About the Authors

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.

Writer Alisa Bowman has been the collaborator on seven New York Times Bestsellers and her books have sold over two million copies.