“As We Speak” by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix

Open Book and Discussion Group based on the book:

As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick

The book was written by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix

Discussion Tuesday Evening 08.02.11 at 7


Greetings All,

This week we tackle “As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick” penned by communication experts Peter Meyers and Shann Nix. The discussion will be loosely based around this book and focused primarily on the content pertinence to networking, interviewing, sales, business and personal communications. The book has much value for public speakers and those selling themselves or a product. This text is priceless if you are struggling with your elevator speech. There are some issues that the book misses.

I am not a man of few words. I feel that I have a pretty decent vocabulary and that I know how to structure a communication. That said, I occasionally find that I just don’t feel that I am making my point sometimes. I see this frequently happening to others as well. Is it our face-paced world or something more organic? Meyers and Nix offer compelling insights and strategies.

I see this in demonstrating devices and explaining memberships, phones calls, giving instructions, dealing with recruiters or H/R persons, bank tellers, and often with fellow job networkers. It has been a point of contention in personal relationships as well. As always, we will have a great discussion.

Have I told you enough here? Have I told you too much? Come tell me.


 “As We Speak” Peeks for Discussion:

  • How can we make this better? Or what is “High-Performance Communication?”
  • Where does it happen the most for each of us individually?
  • Do you have a “road map” for your communications or are they random?
  • Is there a “pattern of disconnects in your life?”
  • How do you “reboot when you go blank?”
  • What does it mean to employ “active language versus words?”
  • How can you master “content, delivery, and state” to get results?
  • Is your “voice saying something different?”
  • What is your “posture and movement saying?
  • What are the obstacles that you have power over? Others?
  • What percentage of the “communication responsibility” is ours?
  • When are fewer words better?
  • When might a “written tool be better than verbal?”
  • What about those “difficult or ‘Courageous Conversations’ we sometimes face?
  • How can we know when we have made our point? How do define “results?”

“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect of people.”

— Jim Rohn, American Speaker and Author for Business and Life

As we speak and continue to speak we continue by making our way to Steak & Shake upon concluding at Barnes & Noble.

Join us, won’t you?


How do we know that we have truly communicated well?

$timulus: An Open Book and Networking Group

Barnes & Noble in the Streets of West Chester

(I-75 Exit 19 Union Centre Blvd., Past The Rave Theater)

9455 Civic Centre Boulevard, West Chester, OH 45069

Every Tuesday evening at 7:00 P.M.

Free! There is no charge for $timulus!!!

Monte at 513.769.6313 or montewashburn@gmail.com


About MonteWashburn

Greetings, Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Monte, a passionate lover of a great spectrum of nonfiction books and authors and in hoping to provide some guidance to the many currently unemployed or under-employed persons much of the content posted here will revolve around books of the job search, career, entrepreneurial pursuits and personal development. Other related blogs and material will be heralded here as well. And a little fiction just may sneak in as well from time to time. May you find your own stimulus here. Expectantly, Monte
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