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Overview Leadership expert Sanborn reveals six practices that can help people move beyond excellence to distinction and from mundane to memorable. These principles guide Christians to draw on their passion and devote themselves to preparation, practice, presentation, polishing, and finally, avoiding pitfalls.
Publishers Description Whether you want to win that new account or inspire your family and friends, bestselling author and acclaimed speaker Mark Sanborn shows us how to make every performance count. Every day, we are called to perform-- at work, at home, in our communities. But is it possible to make every performance outstanding, the kind that leaves people applauding for an encore? Mark Sanborn, leadership expert and bestselling author of "The Fred Factor," says that anyone can achieve remarkable performance time after time--no matter what their personality, strengths, or weaknesses. In "The Encore Effect "Sanborn demonstrates, through his own experiences as well as those of the people he's worked with in his career, how you can cultivate the traits shared by remarkable performers and achieve extraordinary results in all aspects of your life. The secrets lie in five steps: Passion: The fuel for remarkable performance Prepare: How remarkable performance begins Practice: It won't make you perfect, but it will make you better Perform: How to engage your audience Polish: Making your performance shine Whether your "stage" is an office, a sales floor, the boardroom, or your own home, Sanborn's sound advice and rousing encouragement will help you shine in every situation where it matters most.
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Mark Sanborn is an international known author, motivational speaker, and the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio for leadership development. He gives nearly one hundred presentations each year on leadership, team building, customer service, and mastering change. Mark and his family live near Denver, Colorado.
Mark Sanborn currently resides in Denver Highlands Ranch, in the state of Colorado.
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How to be a Remarkable Performer Oct 25, 2009
For those of you who hesitate to pick up a self help type of book due to the impression that it may be slow or dry, then you are in for a delightful surprise with Mark Sanborn's Encore Effect. This treat is a page turner and easy to read. At times as the author describes stories of people making remarkable performances, I could feel a few tears well up in my eyes. Not only is it powerful, it is also inspiring. As I was reading this book, there was the motivation to do a remarkably good performance, and to be the best every day. To sum it up, the author gives you insight on what it might take to make that remarkable good performance, and leave the audience asking for more, thus the Encore Effect.
The book is divided into three main parts that provide logical transitions: understanding the Encore effect, achieving the Encore effect, and sharing the Encore effect. By the way, as I have learned from previous experience, its always good to read the forewords and introductions at the beginning of the book, the epilogues at the end of the book, in other words as the saying goes reading the book from cover to cover. Reading these sections can provide a lot of insight into how the author wants the reader to read the book and what he wants the reader to gain from the book, and this is no different in the Encore Effect. So, I would encourage reading the section that starts with When reading the Encore Effect......., and also the Introduction to this book. My favorite part of the book is the section on practicing to be the best, and specifically the examples of how great performers at some point in their lives have failed. It speaks to the old proverb "Failures are the stepping stones to success".
I would recommend this book to all, specifically I would encourage college students and new college graduates entering the workforce to pick up and read this book. It is not only about how to be a remarkable performer; in a way it is also about harnessing passions to achieve your dreams. This is a self help book to have in your collection to read over several times.
One of the best self improvement book on the market Jan 27, 2009
This is one of the best self improvement books I've ever read. PDA--Passion, Discipline, and Action. Those three elements are critical to success in anything we do. The book also emphasizes the common saying "You cannot change the wind, but you can adjust your sail". To excell in anything you do, you need to be driven internally.
An inspiration to achieve Jan 2, 2009
Reviewed by Andrey Bilko for RebeccasReads (12/08)
The main point of "The Encore Effect" is to inspire readers to achieve all of the set goals and become the best, not average or good, at whatever it is that he or she is doing, whether it is performance at the job, home, or anywhere else. The book makes you stop and think about your own performance: why is mediocrity often perceived as enough? Why not strike for the top, for the best of the best? The only thing stopping us from achieving the best results is ourselves. If something goes unplanned and not as preferred, we try to find excuses and put the blame on something or someone else. Why not take the responsibility and blame for the lack of achievement, and learn from the failure in order to improve for the future? Not many individuals can achieve excellent results without failing first, learning from their mistakes, and improving for the future. "The Encore Effect" shows examples of famous people, who are considered the best in their fields, but who also failed quite a few times before achieving those heights.
"The Encore Effect" compares everyday life situations to performances. It does not hurt to pretend like you are an actor, performing in front of an audience, hoping to grab your audience's attention and change someone's life, while doing it. Actors, musicians, and other performers achieve excellent results through vigorous practice, over and over again. And many life situations are not any different from musical or theatrical performances. Most of the time, it is very beneficial and almost necessary to practice, in order to achieve the best results. It is necessary to set specific goals and practice before whatever it is that you need to do, whether it is a sales call or a date with a loved one. Practice is what gives people an extra edge, allowing them to become professionals and experts at what they do. It has been shown that gaining expertise at something requires 10,000 hours of practice (see recently published "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell). Practice, practice, and more practice, while knowing specific and realistic goals, is all that is needed "to achieve remarkable performance in anything you do."
If you could not tell from the previous paragraphs, I found the book really inspiring, a text that makes you reconsider your own behavior, making you strive for excellence. In addition, this book has a lot of inspiring Christian commentary, which was no interest to me, but I am sure, is interesting to many. Overall, I recommend reading this book to everyone; it is a simple, quick read. In some cases, it may be considered common knowledge, but it does not hurt to remind yourself of such common knowledge once in a while. Sometimes, it is just too easy to forget.
Practice to Improve Your Performance Nov 21, 2008
There is a lot of standard "how to be a succesful professional" type of infotmation in this book - have passion, prepare, persist, etc. Where the boook stands out from others of the same ilk, is in its presentation of the idea of practicing for the business professional. In other words, athletes, actors and others are known for the number of hours they practice in order to hone their craft. Sanborn notes that those in the day-to-day work world pratice as they work - you practice running a meeting by running a meeting; you practice writing a memo by writing a memo. Sanborn contends that business professionals should practice the way athletes and actors do, and by doing so, will elevate their game in the same way and become more valuable to their organizations. Before practicing, however, the first step is to identify the major tasks involved in your daily work and then focus on those. I believe this is great advice that will truly help people improve their performance. Read the book for the important details.
Moving to distinction Nov 13, 2008
Reviewed by Dr. Michael Philliber for Reader Views (11/08)
How can you stand out in a crowd? What will it take to make your performance so memorable that your employer or customers will call you back for more? If you're looking for a guide to coach you in moving from good to impressive to distinction, Mark Sanborn has written just the thing for you in his new book, "The Encore Effect." This little 150-page manual is packed with easy-to-read, easy-to-grasp, easy-to-use ideas on growing out of the routine and launching into the remarkable.
The central premise of "The Encore Effect" is just what the name means, creating a presentation or a performance that will have your customers, employers, family, or peers calling you back for more. Sanborn describes the various ways this will look in the first part of the book where he sketches out the motivation and mind-set of an encore performance. All the pieces are laid out, from professionalism to character, in a simple, memorable format. The second part of "The Encore Effect" rehearses and expounds the six essential practices one will need for moving out of the ordinary into the outstanding. But throughout the book Sanborn is driving the reader to reassess their performance, chose the extraordinary, and then take the necessary steps to accomplish the remarkable.
"The Encore Effect" by Mark Sanborn was an enjoyably uncomplicated read, interspersed with loads of anecdotal examples. Except for the occasionally shallow, proof-texting of Bible stories, I found the book personally helpful in thinking through the process needed for achieving a remarkable performance.