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ANOTHER Bookworm Meme - Why the heck not?

I already did this meme one time (tagged thrice), then I got tagged with it SEVEN more times, so I decided to do it once again.  I'm sorry that I don't remember every person that tagged me, and I pretty much never tag anyone else with these anymore.

THE RULES (just in case you've been under a rock lately)

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next two to five sentences.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest.
6. Tag five people to do the same

*The one book that this can not be is the Bible* -still don't understand that one

I didn't plan it this way, but both the book in my previous meme and this one are basically addressing the same topic.  To be completely upfront, this was not the closest book, but the other two didn't have enough sentences on the page to qualify (first one was my son's "Peanuts" collection, second one was Jeffrey Gitomer's "Little Black Book of Connections" - both have one sentence each on page 56).

The third closest book was "Tactical Transparency" by Shel Holtz and John C. Havens.  I just picked this one up the other day when I was killing some time at Barnes and Noble.  I seem to have an inability to enter a book store without purchasing anything.

So, on to the text from page 56:

"And let's also admit an obvious but understated truth in business: everybody pitches.  you may not have the formal title of salesperson, but we're always looking to influence someone to get what we need to get our work done.  For example, which of these phrases have you heard or uttered in the workplace within the past three months:

  • Can I get those sales figures by the end of the day?

  • Are you getting coffee? I'd love a mocha-skim latte.

  • Looking forward to your help on this project."

Actually, since this is the first time that I have opened this book at home, I now feel motivated to read it as soon as possible.  It looks compelling to me.  Well, clearly it does, or I wouldn't have bought it in the first place, right?

Thanks for reading!


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