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BSS: Surviving Office Politics by Patrick Forsyth

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Now, do it standing up

This heading is not a reference to those ubiquitous double entendre mottoes and bumper stickers, such as ‘Craftsmen make it last longer’ and ‘Windsurfers do it standing up!’ (and clowns, presumably, falling down) but to the skill of making an effective formal presentation. This is one of those sheep-and-goats factors that really do sort the men from the boys. What is more, it is one which is increasingly important in an ever-wider range of organisational jobs. It is a skill with which you can automatically project confidence, credibility, capability and clout; and sometimes do so to a degree way beyond reality. It is no good being able to lay out a plan of action to a colleague across the desk in the office in an rresistibly ...

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