In The Line Of Fire
How To Handle Tough Questions -- When It Counts
Imagine: You’re standing in front of an audience and you've just been asked the question you'd been dreading. Or, worse, you've been blindsided with a brutal question you never expected.
What do you do?
Jerry Weissman has spent decades preparing leaders for that moment. Weissman’s In the Line of Fire has established itself as the world’s definitive guide to answering brutally tough questions in public. He completely updated this classic with new examples and case studies, and even more great advice.
Using these examples from business, politics, media, and beyond, Weissman teaches you how to control your entire exchange with a hostile questioner and respond with perfect assurance. You’ll discover how to avoid the defensive, evasive, or contentious answers that ruin credibility—and destroy careers.
Whether you're an executive, entrepreneur, politician, fundraiser, interviewee, teacher—or even a student—you're judged on how you handle these moments. Get this book: handle them brilliantly .
Master the “Martial Art” of answering hostile questions…
Learn to control every element of every public encounter:
* The question
* Your answer
* The questioner
* The audience
* The timing
* And, most important… yourself!
|Titel:||In The Line Of Fire|
|Uitgever:||Pearson Education (us)|
|Plaats van publicatie:||01|
|NUR:||Accountancy en administratie|
|Afmetingen:||158 x 236 x 19|
Weissman is author of the global best-selling Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story; The Power Presenter: Technique, Style, and Strategy; Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters; and Winning Strategies for Power Presentations (all published by FT Press/Pearson Education).
Introduction: Universal Challenges, Universal Solutions xv
Chapter 1: Agility versus Force 1
Chapter 2: The Critical Dynamics of Q&A 9
Chapter 3: Effective Management Implemented 21
Chapter 4: You’re Not Listening! 29
Chapter 5: Active Listening 43
Chapter 6: Retake the Floor 57
Chapter 7: Provide the Answer 87
Chapter 8: Topspin in Action 105
Chapter 9: Preparation 119
Chapter 10: The Art of War 137
Chpater 11: Lessons Not Learned 151
Chapter 12: The Role Model 165
Index 191Jerry Weissman’s legendary guide to answering even the most brutally tough questions in public, and winning over any audience – now completely updated with new examples, case studies, and more!