The Wow Factor: The 33 Things You Must (and Must Not) Do to Guarantee Your Edge in Today's Business World

Business, Money & Investing

By Frances Cole Jones

Publisher : Ballantine Books

ABOUT Frances Cole Jones

Frances Cole Jones
Frances Cole Jones founded Cole Media Management in 1997 to help clients identify and cultivate their inherent strengths and, through these, develop the powerful communication skills that enhance personal and professional performance. Writing The Wow Factor and How to Wow has been her way  More...


“Whether you’re starting out, or starting over, The Wow Factor delivers.”—Keith Ferrazzi, author of Who’s Got Your Back 

Book Description
In today’s volatile business world, success requires an edge–a factor that sets you apart from the crowd. Corporate coach Frances Cole Jones understands that challenging times demand immediate solutions, and The Wow Factor provides vital information that will help you rise to the top–fast. 

Who needs the Wow Factor? Executives seeking to reinvent themselves, recent graduates facing fierce competition, entrepreneurs looking for funding in a world where funding is seemingly nonexistent, or anyone who has been downsized, outsourced, or simply blindsided by harsh economic realities. In her proven “Search and Destroy” format, Jones shares thirty-three things you must (and must not) do to survive in a moment that demands solutions, shortcuts, and less sugarcoating. You’ll learn how to

• identify and transform the qualities that dull your edge
• restore your confidence in these days of “look hungry, go hungry”
• target your dream job, outprepare your interviewer, and get your résumé to the top of the pile
• fine-tune the “soft skills” that will amplify your network
• perfect your written communications–text, email, snail mail
• follow the “Do It, Delegate It, or Delete It” Rule
• get the ten worst business sayings out of your vocabulary
• implement “the Six Layers of Why” for maximum impact when interviewing, branding, or selling
• leverage the value of timing, silence, and the verbal one-two punch

Through critical, perfectly timed advice, amusing anecdotes, and proven strategies, Frances Cole Jones gives you the tools you need–daring, fluidity, and mental strength–to stay afloat in a sink-or-swim environment. The Wow Factor will help you ensure that your ideas and skills remain both timely and timeless, so that you’ll have the confidence to wow everyone, every time. 
“Whether you’re starting out, or starting over, The Wow Factor delivers.”—Keith Ferrazzi, author of Who’s Got Your Back 

 "Jones' shrewd book will give the nervously employed that requisite competitive career edge." -TIME Magazine