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Say more : lessons from work, the White House, and the world  Cover Image Book Book

Say more : lessons from work, the White House, and the world

Psaki, Jen (author.).

Summary: "Former White House Press Secretary and current MSNBC host Jen Psaki shares the surprising lessons she's learned on her path to success and offers unique yet universal advice about how to be a more effective communicator in any situation. Not many White House Press Secretaries capture the nation's interest the way Jen Psaki did. Refreshingly candid and clear, Psaki quickly became known for her ability to break through the noise and successfully deliver her message. In her highly anticipated book, Psaki shares her journey to the Briefing Room and beyond, taking readers along the campaign trail, to the State Department, and inside the White House under two Presidents. With her signature wit, Psaki writes about reporting to bosses from the hot-tempered Rahm Emanuel to the coolly intellectual Barack Obama to the surprisingly tenderhearted John Kerry. She also talks about her time working closely with President Joe Biden from the start of his administration to set a new tone for the country, restoring a sense of calm and respect for the role of the media in our Democracy. Since leaving the White House, Psaki's star has continued to rise. She launched a highly rated show on MSNBC and was so successful that in just six months she was given an additional primetime Monday slot, ahead of Rachel Maddow. And Psaki's work doesn't end at the office. She is the mother of two young children and shares her stories about the journey of communicating as a parent: During one bedtime briefing, her young daughter asked the question, "Why do wars start?", which Jen carefully explained and then got a follow up: "Have you ever seen a unicorn?" In Say More, Psaki explains her straightforward approach to communication, walking readers through difficult conversations as well as moments where humor saves the day-whether it is with preschoolers, partners, or presidents. She addresses the best ways to give and receive feedback, how to connect with your audience, how to listen actively, and much more. Say More is the book Psaki wishes she had when she started her career, and is a trove of entertaining, essential lessons from one of the most prominent voices in American politics today"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781668019856
  • ISBN: 166801985X
  • Physical Description: viii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2024.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: My first press briefing -- Remember when that nice man won the election? : On identifying and connecting with your audience through emotion, humor, and common ground -- What if I don't know enough about Venezuela? : On the importance of research, planning, practice, and scripting, to decrease anxiety and avoid insulting famous rappers -- That's not credible! : On giving and receiving feedback gracefully, tactfully, and without disrupting international peace agreements -- If you can't say anything nice, you still have to say something : On having tough conversations with your family, your colleagues, and Joe Biden -- What the heck is a "non-filer"? : On the importance of building and conveying trust, credibility, and expertise as a communicator -- When to serve a PsakiBomb : On communicating across divides, at home, and with Fox News -- A punch line China would find funny : On making mistakes, issuing clarifications, correcting yourself, and apologizing -- Kindergarten open house on the worst day in the White House : On saying no, explaining your boundaries, and knowing how to quit -- Say less : On managing what you're not supposed to say and keeping classified information to yourself -- Russia says you're getting fired? : On dealing with rumors, gossip, and bullying, from Vladimir Putin or your office frenemy -- Say more : How to listen actively and attentively, whether networking, at dinner, or conducting an interview on television -- Taking questions : On answering tough questions effectively and honestly.
Subject: Women Biography
United States Politics and government
Interpersonal relations
Women Political activity
Presidents United States Staff Biography
SELF-HELP / Communication & Social Skills
États-Unis Politique et gouvernement 21e siècle
Communication politique États-Unis
Communication interpersonnelle États-Unis
Journalistes États-Unis Biographies
Porte-paroles du gouvernement États-Unis Biographies
United States Politics and government 21st century
Obama, Barack Friends and associates Anecdotes
Biden, Joseph R Jr Friends and associates Anecdotes
Communication in politics United States
Interpersonal communication United States
Journalists United States Biography
Presidential press secretaries United States Biography
Presidents United States Staff Biography
Psaki, Jen
Genre: Autobiographies.
autobiographies (literary works)

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