all your personal interactions,
and help all your colleagues and clients
reach their full potential!
The right verbs
. make you unforgettable
. ignite passion and illuminate purpose
. make people desperately want to take action
Grab the right verb and use it the right way to:
Help others find new strength and perseverance
Celebrate successes and kindle new sparks of possibility
Transform obstacles into challenges that can be attacked and overcome
Build powerful teams and support networks
Use every form of communication to transform mentees' opportunities and lives
Jam-packed with examples drawing on thousands of years of storytelling, literature, and experience
Indispensable for everyone who wants to help others succeed and flourish!
Dr. Michael Lawrence Faulkner is the author of six books. He is a professor at the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University. He is a former U.S. Marine, who spent 30 years in a variety of leadership and executive management positions with Fortune 500 firms and major nonprofit trade associations, as well as helping run the family business before beginning his second career in academics. Michael is a member of MENSA, a Rotary International Fellow, the Keller Master Teacher Award, and holds a Silver Certification by the Toastmaster's International. In addition to his Ph.D., Michael has earned two master's degrees, one from NYU and an MBA from NYIT.
Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford is a 2001 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she majored in English and minored in Writing. Mrs. Lunsford spent 10+ years in the world of advertising and marketing as an Account Manager and Director of Marketing and New Business Development, managing multi-million dollar accounts from male enhancement medications to beer ads. In 2011, Michelle left the corporate world for the opportunity to raise her daughter.
CHAPTER 1 The Technology and Power of Language 3
Let's Take a Moment and Think about Language 3
What Is the Special Significance of Language? 6
The Power of Words 7
Using Words in Special Ways 11
The Impact of Power Verbs 16
CHAPTER 2 The Connection Between Communications and Success 19
The Connection Between Communications and Success in Mentoring, Career Counseling, and Coaching 19
Pronunciation Notes 22
Verb Forms 23
CHAPTER 3 How to Use This Book 27
Additional Support for You 27
CHAPTER 4 Hundreds of Power Verbs for Career Consultants, Coaches, and Mentors 33