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How To Sell Yourself by Arch Lustberg

How To Sell Yourself by Arch Lustberg

COMMUNICATION IS THE transfer of information from one mind to another mind, or to a group of other minds. It can be in the form of an idea, a fact, an image, an emotion, or a story. It can be
written, spoken, drawn, danced, sung, or mimed.

Whatever the medium, if the message doesn’t reach the other person, there’s no communication, or there’s miscommunication. The simple premise of this book is that every time you open your mouth, in order for communication to happen, you have to sell yourself. If you don’t sell yourself, communication is nearly impossible. If you do, your message will get across.

We think of selling as being product-oriented. But that’s only one aspect of selling. In the case of product sales, the governing factors are usually the salesperson and the price. Even when there’s a slight price difference, we rarely buy any big-ticket item from someone we really dislike. Ideas aren’t much different. The only time we pay close attention to an idea being communicated by someone we don’t like is when we have a heavy personal or emotional investment in the subject.

I grew up in prehistoric times when ice was delivered by a man in a wagon. Frigidaire was the generic name for electric and gas “ice boxes” because it was the only one. There was no television. Think of it…no television! Phone calls were made by calling an operator. Most public transportation …. click to download the whole book

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