You Are the Message

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"You are the message."" What does that mean, exactly? It means thatwhen you communicate with someone, it's not just the words you choose to sendto the other person that make up the message. You're also sending signalsabout what kind of person you are--by your eyes, your facial expression, yourbody movement, your vocal pitch, tone, volume, and intensity, your commitmentto your message, your sense of humor, and many other factors.

The receiving person is bombarded with symbols and signals from you.Everything you do in relation to other people causes them to make judgmentsabout what you stand for and what your message is. "You are the message"comes down to the fact that unless you identify yourself as a walking, talking message, you miss that critical point.

The words themselves are meaningless unless the rest of you is insynchronization. The total you affects how others think of and respond toyou.

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Accomplished Media Master Reveals Deepest Secrets of Powerful Communicationin a Brilliant Bestseller

."..on the money when it comes to the techniques of publicspeaking...interesting reading, just as Ailes himself is an interesting man."--Sam Donaldson, ABC TV coanchor of "Prime Time Live" and ABC Newscorrespondent

."..practical, sensible and entertaining...a wonderful store ofanecdotes...Ailes, unlike so many self-help book authors, has a record ofsuccess to back up his advice." --Miami Herald

." of the best books I've ever read." --Marvin Kitman, media critic, "Newsday"

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."..a tremendous help for somebody who wants to go out--or has to go out--andcommunicate." --ABC Talkradio

Publication Date: 
August 20, 1989