Book Review: AMPLIFY: How To Grow Your Reputation And The Kickass Career You Love

Book Description:

It’s hard to fit in when you work in a mostly male world, let alone achieve your goals. Women in tech – as in many areas of business – are in the minority in every meeting. It’s difficult to find our voices in a room full of men. Even when we’re ready to share ideas, we often have to shout to be heard, trusted, and respected. It’s time for that to change.

Holly Chessman has used her marketing and business experience to navigate mostly male waters. She’s taught people how to build their reputations using online and offline tools – and now she wants you to gain that same success.

Today is the day you start making the small changes you need to grow your voice and, consequently, your career. Small steps with big impact – that’s what it’s all about. Between the tips in this book and the straightforward, step-by-step exercises in each chapter, you’ll see your life change for the better.

As you go through this book, you’ll learn about the Defining You methodology, the exclusive system for accelerating reputation and career growth. You’ll get the step-by-step guidance to reach your goals faster than ever. You’ll develop the means to realize the success you’ve always envisioned: Speak up in meetings. Get the raise you want. Find a job that satisfies you. Do what it takes to meet the goals that are right for YOU.

Take control of your career TODAY and define the “you” you want to be.

My Thoughts:

If you are a woman looking to take your career to the next level this book may be for you. It doesn’t matter if you are working at your very first job or have already worked for twenty years. This book provides the step-by-step instructions to conquer your fears and amplify your voice.

The author, Holly Chessman, has experience working in technology, which is a sector of the job market typically dominated by men. Rather than shrink back like a wallflower Chessman realized she would need to find the words and courage to speak up and be heard. Having learned these lessons she wants to impart her wisdom to you.

Might this book be for you? If you are tired of being ignored by your male counterparts or tired of being passed over for promotions then I would highly recommend this book. When you read Chessman’s words you can’t help but feel inspired to cast your career related fears aside. If you want to take control of your future employment this book may help you set a plan to reach your goals.

Chessman writes from her own experiences, so her advice is thorough and sound. She suggests a series of small steps that help build confidence and which should ultimately lead to success. Best of all she includes easy-to-follow exercises in each chapter that help you practice new skills.

Now is not the time to step back. Now is the time to improve your skills and shine. Chessman’s book will help you do just that.​

Meet the Author:

Named a Top Influencer in Content and Digital Marketing, Holly Chessman fully understands the power of online engagement. As an active advocate of women in business, she is passionate about helping people develop online and offline skills to grow their careers. She has been a leader in B2B tech for close to 20 years, running her own business (Holly Chessman Marketing) as well as empowering businesses with the strategies they need to speed growth and build revenue. Holly is a keynote speaker and a writer, contributing to such publications as Forbes, Maximize Social Business, Social Media Examiner, and more.

She is also not afraid to embrace her nerdy side (as evidenced by her love of Neil Gaiman and her “talking” TARDIS). Learn more at

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