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Top 100 Power Verbs: The Most Powerful Verbs and Phrases You Can Use to Win in Any Situation

By Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford

Published by Pearson FT Press

Published Date: Jun 20, 2013



all your communications…
in business and beyond
with everyone, everywhere!


The top 100 power verbs
 •  express strength, intelligence, and confidence
 •  drive change and motivate action
 •  make you a more powerful, charismatic leader


Grab the right verb and use it the right way to:
Work any room and become a truly unforgettable networker
Write crisp, focused, highly-effective reports, emails, memos, and business plans
Present brilliantly, whether you’re a president, professor, preacher, or pundit
Deepen and strengthen your relationships with every client, customer, and investor

Jam-packed with examples drawing on thousands of years of storytelling, literature, and experience


Indispensable for everyone who wants to win!

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
CHAPTER 1 The Connection Between Communications and Success     2
 Verb Forms     5
CHAPTER 2 How to Use This Book     9
 Additional Support for You     10
CHAPTER 3 100 Top Action Verbs for Business, Brokering, Banking, Bargaining, and Occasionally Betting the Farm     14
CHAPTER 4 100 Top Action Verbs for Challenging Situations and Difficult Moments, Calumny, Comebacks, or When You Just Want to Get in the Last Word     83
CHAPTER 5 100 Top Action Verbs for Mind Games, Mental Panache, Mastermind Monkey Business, Meeting MENSAs, or Just Showing Off     125
CHAPTER 6 100 Top Action Verbs for Presenters, Professors, Preachers, Poets, Playwrights, and Pundits Searching for Savoir Faire     165
CHAPTER 7 100 Top Action Verbs for Schooling, Sagacity, Shrewdness, and Other Times to Be Sharp and Serious     210
CHAPTER 8 100 Top Action Verbs for Schmoozing, Socializing, Shindigs, Getting Sentimental, or Using Your Networking to Work the Room     256
Additional Sources     307
Index     311