In the Press
- BRAG! Book
- Klaus/Author Bio
- Graduates: If You Really Want To Get Ahead, Learn How to BRAG!
- Make Sure Your Fans Get It Right! Six Tips To Insure You're Introduced With Impact
- NEW! BRAG Teen Mentoring
Harlem Teen Girls Team Up With Wall Street Female Executives For BRAG! Connections Party
In The News
O, The Oprah Magazine: In Your Best Life
BRAG! Connections makes an appearance in the May, 2005 issue of O Magazine. This innovative, cross-generational program pairs aspiring teens or disadvantaged young adults with seasoned corporate workers to teach critical networking and self-promotion job skills.
"Show Off, Without Being A Blowhard," by Anne Fisher.
Fortune Magazine. March 8, 2004.
With companies restructuring after mergers, more and more middle and senior managers are required to reinterview (with new management) to be "hired." If ever there were a time to learn the subtle science of self-promotion, this is it, explains Peggy Klaus in an interview with Anne Fisher, Fortune's popular "Ask Annie" columnist. Klaus notes "It's no use counting on anyone else to tell the big cheeses how great you are. Your boss is probably too worried about this own future to be taking much care of yours."
"Graceful Self-Promotion," by Lois Flowers.
Leadership Wired. January 2005.
In this review of BRAG! The Art of Tooting Your Horn Without Blowing It, the book is described as a "practical, straightforward and entertaining manual on how to tell relevant stories about yourself and your achievements." Flowers goes on to say that if you like the applause—career and otherwise—that can come when you toot your own horn gracefully, "BRAG! is a good place to start."
Publishers Weekly. April 21, 2003.
Publishers Weekly describes Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It as full of real-life anecdotes—culled from Peggy Klaus’ 10 years of conducting training seminars—that show off the transformative effect successful bragging can have on a career (including the author's own), while deflating any fears readers may have of coming off as phony, arrogant or obnoxious. The review says that Klaus writes persuasively and with an authentic tone.
"Helping Your Kids Succeed," live interview with Coach Judy.
Single Parenting 101, WBZT-AM, West Palm Beach Florida.
June 3, 2004. www.judyromanoff.com
"A Pep Talk For Women to End All Pep Talks," by Ellen Rapp.
New York Times. September 28, 2003.
A New York Times reporter attends a sold-out Manhattan BRAG party for 100 Women in Hedge Funds sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, one of 50 such events a year that Klaus conducts around the country. Klaus’ aims is to help professionals get past the stigma associated with self-promotion, and to learn to talk about themselves up in a way that engages the listener and feels natural. Article covers positive reaction and results with senior executives and reviews Klaus’ rise and success.
Family Circle. October 1, 2003.
Creating a "bragologue"—a short, enthusiastic, continually updated story showcasing strengths and accomplishments—is the key to success on job interviews or in networking situations according to Klaus, who shows readers how to create their own.
"Bragging Rites," by Kristen Kauffman.
The Dallas Morning News. September 1, 2003.
With the job market tighter than ever, self-promotion is absolutely essential. Klaus’ popular "brag" parties and workshops—one of which was held in Dallas in partnership with Menttium—helps professionals overcome their bragging inhibitions without looking and sounding like a walking billboard. Kauffman interviews Klaus as well as several men and women who attended pre- and post- events about their bragging transformations in this Work-Life cover story.
"Be Your Own Brand," by Maureen Jenkins.
Working Mother Magazine. June 2005.
Working Mother features Peggy Klaus, who talks about how most of us have been taught from childhood to be modest and let our actions speak for themselves. As adults, she Klaus says, we need to set ourselves apart from the competition by learning to "brag and brand." She further explains that people need to shape and control the impressions others form about them because, "what people perceive about you is more important than the reality."
"Breaking the Crass Ceiling," by Kirstin Downey.
Washington Post. July 8, 2003.
Exploring the wage gap that still exists between men and women in the workforce, Downey attends a DC BRAG party and learns how bragging gracefully using Klaus techniques can help close the gap. This article also features compelling new research on how women approach salary negotiations and interview differently from men.
"How to Brag About Yourself At Work," by syndicated columinist Harvey MacKay.
August 31, 2003.
Tooting your own horn at work is necessary to make your accomplishments known. If you don’t, you may not be appreciated or others may take credit for your achievements. MacKay discusses the fine art of talking about your achievements, citing examples from Klaus’ book.
"Learning to Brag Big Key To Success," by Alec Rosenberg.
Oakland Tribune, August 3, 2003.
Charting Klaus’ transformation from Hollywood producer to top Fortune communication and leadership coach, Rosenberg interviews Klaus about her new book, her BRAG parties and workshops, and her favorite hobby—Lost Canyon Winery, an award-winning winery in Oakland that she co-owns with her husband and friends.
"Can You Brag?" by Carol Ratelle Leach.
Women’s Business Minnesota, August 2003.
An in-depth interview with Klaus on how being a Midwesterner and a woman can result in a bragging handicap.
"Don’t Blow It: Trumpet Your Triumphs," by Olive Keogh. London Sunday Times. July 13, 2003.
The Irish are known for their blarney, but even they find it difficult to brag. Keogh uses examples from Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It, to argue that in today’s business environment, where rapid change can radically transform an organization overnight, you simply must let other know what you are accomplishing—in ways that ingratiate instead of grate, of course!
"Modesty Killed the Promotion," by Dave Murphy. San Francisco Chronicle. July 5, 2003.
If you’re convinced that your company doesn’t appreciate your talents, ask yourself a question: Are you too modest for your own good? The article includes four key suggestions from Klaus for bragging without coming across as a blowhard.
"Bragging Rights Are Yours If You Can Pull It Off," by Carol Kleiman. Chicago Tribune. June 15, 2003.
Kleiman writes about how to brag without feeling self-conscious, quoting Klaus and examples from BRAG! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It.
"Subtle Self-Promotion Is Key To Job Advancement," by Katherine Reynolds Lewis.
Newhouse News Service. May 2003.
Today it’s not enough just to perform well and expect to be rewarded with a promotion—you have to make your superiors aware of your achievements. You need to brag! Reynolds explores Klaus’ key bragging techniques in today’s dog-eat-dog world.
"Bragging!" by Sara Resitad-Long.
Glamour Magazine. April 2003.
Think being a show-off will only earn you groans at the office? Maybe so—if you walk around proclaiming what a genius you are. But bragging done right can do you a world of good in the workplace. This article offers four smart ways to boost yourself and brag (the right way, of course!).