As technology crushes in on us from all sides, transforming our lives in ways we never could have expected or anticipated – as well as ways we are still having difficulty reconciling in the moment – it’s become critically important to have crystal-clear communication skills.
Without being able to effortlessly translate your thoughts and ideas clearly to your audience, whoever that may be, you stand zero chance of succeeding in today’s lightning fast paced world.
In Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get From Good to Great by Carmine Gallo the author shows you exactly how to move through a simple methodology to break down your ideas, your thoughts, and your messages in a way that can be effortlessly communicated to any and all.
You’ll learn how to take advantage of the same communication approach used by legendary thinkers and communicators like Aristotle, breaking down barriers, reaching across aisles, and bridging the gap between what you think you are saying and what your audience actually hears.
Drawing on a considerable amount of research from leading neuroscientists, historians, business legends of yesteryear and today, as well as economists, teachers, salespeople, and more – all of which that depend on their skills of communication for their livelihood and their success – the Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get From Good to Great book has been fully fleshed out and is a lot more tangible than other tomes on the subject.
Readers are going to discover:
• Light your audience on fire with your ideas, motivating them not only to engage with what you have to say but also to take action in their own minds
• How to effortlessly bridge the gap between what you are saying and what your audience years and how to perfectly mesh those two things together
• How to dramatically simplify the way you communicate while at the same time dramatically improve your overall effectiveness
• How to create messages that are “sticky” in the same way that legendary business leaders like Steve Jobs create major innovations that are impacting our world today
… And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
The real meat and potatoes of this book isn’t so much in the communication skills you are going to be able to garner as you move through each individual chapter (though that content is important). Instead, it’s the way you’re going to learn how to rethink the way you communicate, the way you interact with others, and the way that you really hone your message before you ever speak a single word.
Clear communication is an obvious byproduct of clear thinking. Once you learn how to master your thoughts, really give life to your ideas, communicating them to others in a way that is interesting, exciting, and moves them to engage becomes almost effortless.
Carmine Gallo really hammers home the value of “soft skills” like communication in a world that is constantly being revolutionized by new technology and “hard skills”. People are losing themselves in the way we communicate in technology, taking advantage of these amazing advances that have totally revolutionized our lives but losing a lot of the personal communication skills that we built up before these tools ever became available.
The amount of research that the author uses to backup his concepts and theories is overwhelming, and it’s next to impossible to come away from this book without feeling completely changed. Maybe you won’t implement all of the tips, tricks, and communication tactics that have been included within this text, but even if you only implement 10% of them you will become a much better communicator almost overnight.
Fantastic for folks looking to revolutionize their business life, but also great for helping folks better communicate with those in their personal life as well, when you learn how to communicate more effectively you’ll feel as though you have some kind of superpower.
You’ll be able to move through life a lot easier, you’ll be able to motivate and influence people more effectively, and you’ll find that you are thrust into positions of leadership and responsibility more frequently just because you have the communication skills necessary to get tough jobs done in a tough time.
All in all, it’s easy to see why so many celebrities and influencers, including people like Tony Robbins, Kim Scott, John Scully, and Timothy Ferriss have all given this book their complete and total endorsement. There’s a lot of power here and it’s easy to take advantage of when you dig into Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get From Good to Great.