Christine has been a writer all of her life: from a children’s book at the age of 11 about orphaned animals to daily journaling to novels.
She majored in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University and wrote a personal column for a quarterly newsletter focusing on the entertainment industry for four years. She is a long-time member of Romance Writers of America.
Although her day job as a non-profit fundraiser requires database geekery, Christine finds writing a great deal more fun. Both she and her characters also know that a pair of colorful cowboy boots can change your life.
Christine lives in California with her husband and 19 year-old cat, who rules the roost. Christine is currently at work on the next “That’s Entertainment” novel.
This book introduces you to the main themes and ideas of working with, leading and motivating ourselves and others , giving you a basic knowledge and understanding of the key concepts of people skills, together with practical and thought-provoking exercises. Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, People Skills In A Week is your fastest route to success:
- Sunday: Raise morale - raise performance
- Monday: Reverse 'limitation thinking'
- Tuesday: Elevate self-esteem and confidence
- Wednesday: Reinforce strengths - eliminate weaknesses
- Thursday: Catapult performance
- Friday: Stamp out procrastination
- Saturday: Magnify goal setting - magnify success
ABOUT THE SERIES
In A Week books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From negotiating and content marketing to finance and social media, the In A Week series covers the business topics that really matter and that will help you make a difference today. Written in straightforward English, each book is structured as a seven-day course so that with just a little work each day, you will quickly master the subject. In a fast-changing world, this series enables readers not just to get up to speed, but to get ahead.
"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words
"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers
"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens
"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog
"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews
Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.
The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.
But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…
You'll learn ways to increase the effectiveness of your efforts, save time and energy and get the best results possible, regardless of your field of sales. You'll be able to put together your own system of success, just like the people before you from whom these principles are drawn. Successful selling means using a structured set of systems that all professional high achievers can learn. We will look at each of these steps one day at a time.
You may be wondering if your personality is right for sales. You may think that it's important to be a good talker, but it's far more important to be a sincere listener, to be able to ask pertinent questions that uncover buying motives, and then be able to present the features and benefits of your product or service as they match your customer's needs. A person who does all the talking, without the right questioning and listening, will be wasting time and effort. There is, in fact, no one right personality for sales. Most of us can use the skills we've developed over our lifetime, and hone them with the principles of this book to become a top-notch, if not world-class, salesperson. You'll be able to use the techniques in this book to design sales skills that work best for you, your personality and your industry.
- Sunday: Jump-start your success formula
- Monday: Develop product and service expertise
- Tuesday: Grasp the buying motives
- Wednesday: Conquer objections: turn them to your advantage
- Thursday: Master successful presentations and closings
- Friday: Create action-provoking systems
- Saturday: Implement motivation and support systems
This book covers the essential ingredients you'll need for succeeding in your new job. They include:
- Preparing before you start
- Handling day one with ease
- Having great success with your boss and colleagues
- Using the right attitudes (ones that get you promoted not demoted)
- Planning your leadership future by halting failure
- Promoting loyalty and leading change
- Succeeding as a leader (handling difficult situations head on)
- Reaching your goals with proper monitors and controls
Keep pen and paper to hand as you read each day's chapter so that you can make notes when prompted. Your notes will build up into a useful set of prompts for you as youmake your mark in the new job.