Monday, February 25, 2019

AMPLIFY: How to Grow Your Reputation And The Kickass Career You Love by Holly Chessman (Review and Giveaway!)

It's been awhile since I read a good self-help book. It just so happens that AMPLIFY turned out to be the perfect resource at this time in my life when I just started a new exciting job.

Book Details:

Book Title: AMPLIFY: How to Grow Your Reputation And The Kickass Career You Love
Category: Adult Nonfiction, 180 pages
Genre: Women in Business, Entrepreneurship, Career
Publisher: NCM
Release date: November 2018
Tour dates: Feb 25 to March 8, 2019
Content Rating: PG (rated PG because the word "Kickass" is on the cover)

Book Description:

It’s hard to fit in when you work in a mostly male world, let alone achieve your goals. Women in tech - as in many areas of business - are in the minority in every meeting. It’s difficult to find our voices in a room full of men. Even when we’re ready to share ideas, we often have to shout to be heard, trusted, and respected. It’s time for that to change.

Holly Chessman has used her marketing and business experience to navigate mostly male waters. She's taught people how to build their reputations using online and offline tools - and now she wants you to gain that same success.

Today is the day you start making the small changes you need to grow your voice and, consequently, your career. Small steps with big impact - that’s what it’s all about. Between the tips in this book and the straightforward, step-by-step exercises in each chapter, you’ll see your life change for the better.

As you go through this book, you’ll learn about the Defining You methodology, the exclusive system for accelerating reputation and career growth. You’ll get the step-by-step guidance to reach your goals faster than ever. You’ll develop the means to realize the success you’ve always envisioned: Speak up in meetings. Get the raise you want. Find a job that satisfies you. Do what it takes to meet the goals that are right for YOU.

Take control of your career TODAY and define the “you” you want to be.

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

It's been awhile since I read a good self-help book. It just so happens that AMPLIFY turned out to be the perfect resource at this time in my life when I just started a new exciting job. I was surprised by not only how useful this book is but how pertinent it is for any woman who wants to be successful at what she does for work. The advice is spot on.

First, I love that cover. It is simple but represents the topic well. This book is about girl power, truly encouraging and celebrating women's empowerment, independence, and confidence in the work field. I enjoyed Chessman's first person narrative as she shared her personal work experience, but mostly wrote in a friendly but expertly way about how to grow your voice and your reputation at work.

The book is easy to read and divided into chapters filled with practical exercises that clarify, define and help you to practice what you need to do to achieve the success you want in your career.  Not only does the author explain well these exercises but she follows up each exercise with examples of what you may want to achieve because sometimes you just need that direction. I loved how clear she made everything she talked about in her book.

I was so motivated by this book that I bought a notebook and set out to write out my long-term and short-term goals and the steps to achieve them. I am following the advice in this book and feeling much more confident because of the exercises that I've done. I haven't yet done all the exercises as this is one of those books that gives you lots of practical advice that you can use over and over and at different stages of your work life.

If you feel stuck at work, need a change in your career, want to improve your set of work skills, feel the need to prove your worth, want to build your reputation and expertise or advance in your company, then this book will help you achieve that. As the author states, it's not about working harder, it's about finding a way to let others know about the work you are doing and the results you are achieving. This is what she teaches you.

This is the perfect book for the young woman starting her career or the mature woman wanting to up her game.

To read reviews, please visit Holly Chessman's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Meet the Author:

Named a Top Influencer in Content and Digital Marketing, Holly Chessman fully understands the power of online engagement. As an active advocate of women in business, she is passionate about helping people develop online and offline skills to grow their careers. She has been a leader in B2B tech for close to 20 years, running her own business (Holly Chessman Marketing) as well as empowering businesses with the strategies they need to speed growth and build revenue. Holly is a keynote speaker and a writer, contributing to such publications as Forbes, Maximize Social Business, Social Media Examiner, and more.

She is also not afraid to embrace her nerdy side (as evidenced by her love of Neil Gaiman and her "talking" TARDIS). Learn more at

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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  1. Always fun to hear about another new great book. Thanks for sharing!

  2. A wonderful resource which is a real treasure. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

  3. What a great read for women in the work force!

  4. Congrats to Holly Chessman.. Sounds like a useful book to help with things everyone might not think about when starting out.


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