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Yes you can! : behind the hype and hustle of the motivation biz

Author: Jonathan Black
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Pub. : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Each year billions of dollars are spent by people who seek inspiration to change their lives. From giants like Tony Robbins and Zig Ziglar, to lesser knowns like Dale Irvin (the professional summarizer) and Russ Stoinack (the executive imposter), the maestros of motivation come in every stripe and color. But what drives a man or woman to stand up and tell others how to lead their lives? What does it take? And more  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Black, Jonathan, 1943-
Yes you can!
New York : Bloomsbury Pub. : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006
(OCoLC)892059298
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Black
ISBN: 1596910003 9781596910003
OCLC Number: 69013485
Description: 228 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Motivation nation --
Be invincible --
Hot, hot, hot --
Speaking of history --
Anything's possible --
Getting down to business --
The million dollar hustle --
The bookers --
Tales of the tape --
The bottom line --
The help-me generation --
Change, please --
The forum : get it? --
Send in the coach --
Board games --
Can we talk? --
Toastmasters --
Let the contests begin --
The platform, finally.
Responsibility: Jonathan Black.
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"Each year billions of dollars are spent by people who seek inspiration to change their lives. From giants like Tony Robbins and Zig Ziglar, to lesser knowns like Dale Irvin (the professional summarizer) and Russ Stoinack (the executive imposter), the maestros of motivation come in every stripe and color. But what drives a man or woman to stand up and tell others how to lead their lives? What does it take? And more importantly, does it really work?" "So begins Jonathan Black's funny, thoughtful, and unpredictable sojourn into the world of motivational speakers. With equal parts skepticism and astonishment, he crashes a speakers' conference, treks the keynote circuit, attends the Landmark Forum, and tracks down countless speakers, from the money-makers to the wannabes desperate for a chance to show their stuff. Along the way he catalogs the hustling and the hype, the shameless self-promotion and the moving tales of personal triumph. Black even gives it a try himself; he joins Toastmasters, an amateur public speaking group, to see if he has what it takes to become a motivational guru."--BOOK JACKET.

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