From C-Student to the C-Suite is a modern day guide to business and relationships! It’s so much fun, it sizzles! This book is your perfect companion — from the beach to the boardroom!
Building real and meaningful connections has been a key component of Tami Holzman’s path to becoming an empowered boardroom broad. From her journey as a mid-level student to a prosperous business executive, Tami knows, first hand, the road to success is paved with future BFFs and the occasional douchebag. By sharing her own failures, achievements, and hilarious stories, she dives face first into the truths and taboos that dictate modern-day business behavior.
Everyone you work with, see on TV or read about in headlines has insecurities, so the sooner you recognize people for who they truly are, the better you can relate, the stronger your relationships will be, the more fun you will have and the sooner you will prosper.
Whether you are just starting out or are a CEO, this book is for you. Holzman’s no bull, non-PC approach to relationship-building is guaranteed to make you laugh.
The ultimate business relationship handbook and irreverent guide to being yourself and tapping into your Emotional Intelligence, From C-Student to the C-Suite delivers!
What you will find in this book? Here is an excerpt from Chapter 5 “Keeping it Real:“
There have been some pretty hilarious (and humiliating) moments peppered throughout my career in business development—too many to include in a single volume of stories and advice—but this is one of my favorites.
I was getting ready to pitch a TV show to the president of ABC. He’s a real hotshot, but I knew him from way back, when we were pups. We grew up in the industry together, and a group of us used to meet for a regular happy hour.
Getting the meeting was a piece of cake; I just asked. I was with my two studly business partners, which made it three men and me. It’s not unusual, unfortunately, to be the only girl in the room.
We were led into a massive office and sat down in a circle on unusually low couches. These couches were so low and so comfortable, that getting myself into a power position was a little awkward. I leaned forward and teed off the pitch. Just then, I glanced down and noticed my fly was completely down, exposing my bright electric blue panties. I was frozen and mortified. I could not believe I had forgotten to zip up my pants after going to the bathroom in the lobby. To make matters worse, it was laundry day and I was wearing my comfy cotton GAP daily affirmation “Inspirational Underwear.” What was today’s message? “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.” Are you kidding me? You are beautiful?!?! What was I going to do? They could clearly read my underwear.
I couldn’t even start the pitch because all I was thinking about was my “beautiful” crotch right out there for the room to see. Well, I thought, screw it. I stood up, my crotch now at eye level, and said, “I guess this might be the most original icebreaker you’ve ever seen,” zipped up my pants and sat back down. Everyone looked at me like I was nuts (which I am) and had a good laugh. With that, the energy was great and the pitch went better than we had hoped. Although we sold the show to another network, that went down as one of the most memorable pitches in history.
From C-Student to the C-Suite is written by first-time Los Angeles Author Tami Holzman; in just three days from launch, From C-Student to the C-Suite became an Amazon best seller and was ranked in the top 1% of sales on Amazon.
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