Item description for The Golden Rule of Schmoozing: The Authentic Practice of Treating Others Well by Aye Jaye & Penn Jillette...
Overview This audiobook will show listeners how to schmooze their boss, co-workers, and customers; endear themselves using "chatch" and "schmick; " schmooze for love; and make their first impression a positive, lasting one.
Publishers Description Schmoozing is the Golden Rule at full throttle. It's a thrill and an art form that encourages people to say, "you've made my day" instead of demanding "make my day." A schmoozer is someone who talks to people as if they really matter--and they do "Read with considerable humor and feeling by Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller fame. Highly recommended."
Citations And Professional Reviews The Golden Rule of Schmoozing: The Authentic Practice of Treating Others Well by Aye Jaye & Penn Jillette has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 05/01/1998
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Studio: Listen & Live Audio
Running Time: 180.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.02" Width: 4.18" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.23 lbs.
Binding Audio Cassette
Release Date Mar 1, 1998
Publisher Listen & Live Audio
ISBN 1885408226 ISBN13 9781885408228 UPC 762458301541
Availability 0 units.
More About Aye Jaye & Penn Jillette
Aye Jaye is a performer, stand-up comedian, lecturer, and member of the Clown Hall of Fame. As a performer for an international kids entertainment and advertising corporation, he has entertained millions at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Rose Bowl, and Radio City Music Hall and has played the White House seven times. After spending three fourths of his life as a functional illiterate, Aye Jaye eventually added 'author' to that list.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Golden Rule of Schmoozing?
Surprised Jan 13, 2008
[ASIN:1570711291 The Golden Rule of Schmoozing]]
I was surprised to find this book was the WAY OF LIFE! This is a must read for anybody who wants to better their life. Aye Jaye is remarkable. I purchased 6 books, for my kids and grandkids. I want my family to have a BETTER LIFE.
Have It Your Way May 9, 2007
Schmooze your way into better service and discounts with these tips. There won't be anything you won't be able to talk your way into.
Good schmoozing tips.... Mar 9, 2007
The book is funny and it provides good schmoozing tips for you to try. I agree and would actually try 70% of the authors ideas/tips...and I think you do get better service, freebies, discounts when you do some of these things. The rest of his tips were too bold and out there for me to even attempt. Oh and towards the end of the book, he goes off and starts talking about personal issues and what he did to get through them....I was like 'Yadi yadi...lets move on' and skipped those pages. Overall the book was entertaining and would probably pass it along to friends.
ummmm Jan 11, 2007
Bought the audio version on Penn's recommendation from his web site.
It is pretty weak. Some good points but not worth it to me. You get some schmoozing stuff then it quickly rambles off into personal relationships etc. Fine but not what I bought it for.
Schmooze Me? May 26, 2005
I loved The Golden Rule of Schmoozing, The Authentic Practice of Treating Others Well, by comedian and author Aye Jaye. In fact, I enjoyed the book so much that after borrowing it from my local library, I went out and purchased it. This is unusual for me, as I rarely even keep books I have read through.
The Golden Rule of Schmoozing reminds me of Dale Carnegie on steroids. It's an entertaining, easy-read book filled with examples of how to lay on schmooze anytime, anywhere. I'd have to say that the purpose of schmoozing is to just enhance the quality of life; to make The Road more bearable, if not enjoyable. Schmoozing is all about respect, being nice and taking the extra step in relationships.
I liked the way Aye Jaye defines schmoozing in such a positive light: "Schmoozing is The Golden Rule at full throttle." "It's a skill and an art form that encourages people to say, "You've made my day..." "A schmoozer is someone who talks to people as if they really mattered..." To my mind, this book reminds us that what goes around, eventually comes around. Well-placed schmooze can result in good Karma and good fortune, albeit random, but I'd take random over nothing!
One thing that threw me was the Foreword written by Penn and Teller. Not being a fan, I was glad that it was short. It didn't even hint at the quality of content to come.
The extensive Table of Contents illustrates the far-ranging arenas for schmooze.
(four pages of) Acknowledgements Foreword by Penn and Teller Introduction Chapter 1: The four laws of schmoozing Chapter 2: Come Bearing Chatch Never come empty handed Chapter 3: The "Make What You Say Pay" Schmooze Chapter 4: The "Make It Happen" Schmooze Chapter 5: If The Schmooze Fits, Care for it. Chapter 6: Schmoozing for a Job Chapter 7: Schmoozing the boss Chapter 8: Managing with schmooze Chapter 9: The Schmoozing Ninja Salesperson Chapter 10: The Matchmaking Schmooze Chapter 11: Schmoozing for Love Chapter 12: Making up Schmooze I was a Jerk, but I'm better now Chapter 13: The Impulse Improve Chapter 14: The Traffic Schmooze Chapter 15: The ABCs of Kid-Schmoozing Chapter 16: Teen Schmoozing Saving the Rebels Without a Clue Chapter 17: Schmooze Yourself to Good Health Chapter 18: Oozing Schmooze on Yourself Proactive Inner Thinking Chapter 19: Relationships are Everything We're all in this together Chapter 20: Schmoozing Friends and Neighbors Chapter 21: Tricky Schmicky Schmooze Chapter 22: The Name Schmooze Chapter 23: Winning by Grinning Schmooze
I particularly enjoyed Aye Jaye's examples, rendered from his own life experience and those of friends and acquaintances, which drive home the point of each chapter. It was also fun to learn of the unintended (and sometimes intended) reciprocating schmooze by schmooze-recipients.
I've learned that even shy and introverted people can schmooze. This book enables the charm and charisma in otherwise inhibited people, by explaining how natural it is and illustrating the positive effects on both the schmoozer and "schmoozee". If more people were aware of the schmooze-effect it would lead to happier and more satisfying relationships across the board.