Disclosure: This article includes affiliate links. I received a copy of AMPLIFY! by Holly Chessman through iRead Book Tours.
I was immediately drawn into AMPLIFY! reading Holly’s introduction and learning about her history as a woman in tech. While my background is not in technology, I can definitely relate to carving your way in a field that is male dominated. I am sure many of you can also relate to the stigma attached to the strong-willed and outspoken female in that field, as well.
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Holly shares an important lesson she realized after being denied a promotion she rightly deserved – valuing the power of YOU!
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“Then it hit me – I was questioning myself. Not just now, but all the time. I let my fear and doubts take over on a regular basis. I would apologize before I said anything … I would stay quiet, even if I had something say during a meeting. I made statements that sounded like questions.”
Can you relate? Throughout my years as a supervisor and a manager, this is a conversation that I had with many of my female employees. I would have loved to have a resource like AMPLIFY! to gift them along their journey.
Y’all know I love a book that keeps on giving and AMPLIFY! does just that. Holly shares her experiences, lessons learned and step-by-step action tasks for the reader to take.
The Sections and Chapter titles say it all:
Break Down Your Barriers
Face Your Fears
Develop Your Goals
(y’all know I love this section!)
Create Goals to Support Your Goals
Do Your Research
Find a Mentor
Amplify Your Voice
Take Time to Think
Use Social Media (YES! -my commentary not hers)
Tell a Story
That’s a step-by-step guide on truly build the kickass career you love. As someone who has grown her career both in the “real world” and as a full-time entrepreneur, I was able to gain so much insight and knowledge from reading this book. There are tasks that I have committed to doing within my professional life to give me the reset that I need in 2019 and beyond.
I highly recommend AMPLIFY and suggest you purchase your own copy because it is a resource that is meant to be highlighted, underlined and put to some great use in your personal and professional life.
Book Title: AMPLIFY: How to Grow Your Reputation And The Kickass Career You Love
Category: Adult Nonfiction, 180 pages
Genre: Women in Business, Entrepreneurship, Career
Release date: November 2018
Tour dates: Feb 25 to March 8, 2019
Content Rating: PG (rated PG because the word “Kickass” is on the cover)
It’s hard to fit in when you work in a mostly male world, let alone achieve your goals. Women in tech – as in many areas of business – are in the minority in every meeting. It’s difficult to find our voices in a room full of men. Even when we’re ready to share ideas, we often have to shout to be heard, trusted, and respected. It’s time for that to change.
Holly Chessman has used her marketing and business experience to navigate mostly male waters. She’s taught people how to build their reputations using online and offline tools – and now she wants you to gain that same success.
Today is the day you start making the small changes you need to grow your voice and, consequently, your career. Small steps with big impact – that’s what it’s all about. Between the tips in this book and the straightforward, step-by-step exercises in each chapter, you’ll see your life change for the better.
As you go through this book, you’ll learn about the Defining You methodology, the exclusive system for accelerating reputation and career growth. You’ll get the step-by-step guidance to reach your goals faster than ever. You’ll develop the means to realize the success you’ve always envisioned: Speak up in meetings. Get the raise you want. Find a job that satisfies you. Do what it takes to meet the goals that are right for YOU.
Take control of your career TODAY and define the “you” you want to be.
Named a Top Influencer in Content and Digital Marketing, Holly Chessman fully understands the power of online engagement. As an active advocate of women in business, she is passionate about helping people develop online and offline skills to grow their careers. She has been a leader in B2B tech for close to 20 years, running her own business (Holly Chessman Marketing) as well as empowering businesses with the strategies they need to speed growth and build revenue. Holly is a keynote speaker and a writer, contributing to such publications as Forbes, Maximize Social Business, Social Media Examiner, and more.
She is also not afraid to embrace her nerdy side (as evidenced by her love of Neil Gaiman and her “talking” TARDIS). Learn more at www.askholly.net