Leadership Resources

Leadership Resources from the Carlson Executive MBA Program

Brag Better – get Abstract pitch

An elevator pitch allows you to take control of your message and brag proudly for 30-60 seconds. This getAbstract book summary of Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion by Meredith Fineman conveys effective strategies for bragging. “Bragging means finding confidence in your abilities and learning how and when to share your accomplishments.” The components of bragging include speaking confidently, getting specific, telling your story, and shaping your image. To help you get specific and tell your story, try (1) documenting your accomplishments in a running tab, (2) putting a value on your work, and (3) selecting “superpower Words.” Once you’ve gathered the content, it’s time to construct the message using clear, concise language. The delivery of the perfect brag will include gratitude, pride, presentation, and showmanship.