Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It

Version: Abridged
Author: Peggy Klaus
Narrator: Peggy Klaus
Genres: Business & Economics, Career Development
Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Published In: May 2003
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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It is well documented that working hard isn't enough to keep your professional star rising: Self-promotion is recognized as one of the most important attributes for getting ahead. But learning to share your talents and successes without coming across as smug or rehearsed is a tricky skill. Now, Peggy Klaus, top communication and leadership coach, has developed a program that will teach anyone to brag'and get away with it. Filled with practical examples of ways in which people in various work-life stages can promote themselves, Klaus teaches readers to communicate strengths and accomplishments without appearing too opportunistic, eager, egotistical, or self-aggrandizing. Now, anyone can communicate with style and substance'in any situation'and walk away shining like the star they are.

Reviews (9)


Written by Anonymous on January 22nd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 3/5

not a great book, but has some insight, worth the listen.

not bad

Written by CB0321 on September 28th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This is a good book if you are looking for a job. As an entrpreneur, there will be a few things that I can utilize but overall not a great book in my opinion.


Written by Anonymous on June 24th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book put alot of common sense into perspective. That's just what I needed. And now I can see what I wasn't seeing before.

Very useful

Written by Scott Reed on December 18th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book has a lot of useful tips and strategies for emphasizing your strengths tactfully. The book is a great way to get started but if you plan on really using the book, be ready with a pen and paper. To follow the author step by step will take a lot of work and time. However, her approach is easy and effective. I recommend this book.


Written by Jennifer Zabel on February 22nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Ok- I love this book. In concert with Nice girls don't... I think the first two selections in my rental shelf are two of the best business books I've ever "read". I'm already using the tips in this book. Fabulous, realistic tips on how to talk about yourself and your successes to get noticed and promoted.

Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn

Written by Anonymous on July 18th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Humorous and entertaining book on advancing yourself in public.

Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn

Written by johnnyy2k on June 7th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is an important book. So many people are content to be a part of the crowd or worse yet, allow others to take credit for their accomplishments. I've always been content to let my work speak for itself. The problem is my work doesn't have much of a vocabulary. Listening to this book reminded me that I have to take responsibilty for becoming my own publicist. Although I think it has great subject matter, the book could have been a little heavier on the details. 4 of 5

Great ideas

Written by Rich from Springfield, VA on June 1st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Some great ideas mixed with the usual business fluff. Fortunately, the voice intonations help you delineate the two. Well worth the listen, though.

Can't Brag Much About This CD

Written by Carl Woody on May 17th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Only about a third of this CD was applicable to my particular situations. And I wish the author had spent more time covering how to brag instead of covering scenarios of what not to do. On a positive note, I do like how she used different voice people to cover different bragging opportunities.

Author Details

Author Details

Klaus, Peggy

Peggy Klaus trains professionals worldwide at leading companies that include Credit Suisse, Disney, UNICEF, and Kaiser Permanente. Author of "BRAG!" "The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It", she is regularly featured in a wide range of media including the "Today Show", "20/20", "BusinessWeek", the "Wall Street Journal", the "New York Times", and "O Magazine". Klaus has lectured at Harvard; the University of California, Berkeley; and Wharton. She lives in Berkeley, California.