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CSLA members have recommended the book, "Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It" by Peggy Klaus of Berkeley, CA. This is ideal for members because we tend to be modest. This book shows us:
  • Subtle ways to share our talents without sounding smug or rehearsed.
  • Gives us a fun, new vocabulary: brag bites, bragologues, brag bag, bragging campaign...
  • How to harness the power of voice mail, e-mail (add Facebook and Twitter) to effectively "techno-brag"
  • Tons of examples.

Order or borrow your copy today! It is an easy, yet thought-provoking read. Used copies are available for <$5 on Amazon.

Get started. Add your highlights and comments:
p. x14 - Create a "bragologue" of your self. Tell a short story. Personalize your message.
p. xviii - "its those who visibly take credit for accomplishments who are rewarded with promotions and gem assignments."
p. 2 - "good self-promoters...are always planting seeds for the future." Show up prepared. Value face time with others and have stories ready to break through the verbal clutter.
p. 10 - especially for librarians! "Myth #4: I don't have time to brag; People will do it for me." Don't count on it. There's no substitute for you.

Start your own Bragging Campaign
Step #1: EVERY DAY, remind yourself of 4 things:
  1. Your Name
  2. Your Title
  3. Your Responsibilities
  4. Positive things you are accomplishing right now.