You Can Harnass The Power Of Words
- Avoid verbal blunders. Learn what Not to say
- Win arguments
- Close sales
- Finish what you start to say
- Write great letters, notes, and emails
- Cope with difficult people
- Make powerful presentations
- Learn invaluable power phrases and questions
- Delegate effectively
- Negotiate like a pro
- Discover the secrets of great communicators
Words are to a leader what a hammer and saw are to a master carpenter. Tools of the trade.
All carpenters are not equal in skill; neither are all leaders proficient in word power. The masters, the great ones, can be studied to discover their techniques and secrets.
Moses, Socrates, Jesus, Confucius, Buddha, Caesar, Mohammad, Napoleon, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, MLK—all were masters of words.
Pursuing the mastery of words is worth all the time, money, and energy you can muster. And what you invest will be repaid with interest compounded.
Give THE Lincoln Quotation Book this Christmas🌲
Don’t get embarrassed using a spurious Lincoln quote. Here’s a quotation book you can trust:
“This is a book to cherish and share.”—Bill Marriott, CEO, Marriott International, Inc.
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“Not only does Griessman give us Lincoln quotes, but he also weaves each one into a little jewel of an essay on that particular subject. In addition, this small volume contains “Biographical Notes” on the main figures cited and also a Bibliography of the sources quoted.” —Wayne C. Temple, world-renowned Lincoln scholar, critic, and author, Illinois State Archives
A stirring, inspirational treasury of quotations from our greatest and most admired president, the book offers rich material for interpretation, reflection, and spiritual guidance.
In these pages, Lincoln, famed as an orator, shares his wisdom on courage and determination, compassion and compromise, tolerance and tact—the essential traits that define character. The timeless impact of his words is as powerful as the achievements that have helped to make him an American hero.
Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and communication strategist. His book “TheWords Lincoln Lived By” is in its 23rd printing and “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” is in its 43rd.
His training video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations.
What you say to opponents of gun control
By Gene Griessman, Ph.D.
Statement: We need military-style weapons to avoid tyranny.
What you say; The Netherlands, the UK, Sweden, Canada, and Australia, to name just a few democracies, ban assault weapons, and they are not tyrannies.
Statement: The Second Amendment guarantees that Americans can own any weapon they want.
What you say: All Americans? What about the criminally insane? What about convicted felons? Juveniles?
Any weapon? How about a rocket launcher? A nuclear warhead?
Statement: The Second Amendment guarantees all Americans the right to bear arms.
What you say: That’s essentially what slaveholders once said about their slaves. The language of the Second states. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Read it carefully. It’s a “well-regulated” militia. In 2008 the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that the Second Amendment’s protection of an individual’s right to own a firearm is unconnected to membership in a militia—reversing decades of precedent. But if you read the text of the Amendment, it is clear that this right is not for people walking around willy- nilly with AK-47s.
Statement: The NRA says violent video games are a major cause of gun violence.
What you say: Japan has zillions of violent video games yet there is virtually no gun violence in Japan. Why? Because guns are hard to get in Japan.
Statement: Connecticut has strict gun laws, and that did not prevent Sandy Hook.
What you say; Until gun control laws are federalized, guns from states with weak laws will be imported into states with strict laws.
Statement: The way to reduce gun violence is to make more guns available to good guys.
What you say: The nations with the fewest guns have the least gun violence. Period. If you want to reduce gun violence, make guns hard to get.
Statement: There are already too many guns in the US for new laws to make a difference.
What you say: Just because you can’t eliminate all gun violence doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to eliminate some gun violence.