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Impact: impress your way to success

Impact: impress your way to success

Vickers, Amanda; Bavister, Steve; Vickers, Amanda; Smith, Jackie

Explaining the importance of your own personal impression on others, this book demonstrates how you can increase your profile and build your social and professional network

Paperback, Book. English.
2nd ed.
Published Harlow: Prentice Hall Life, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Amanda Vickers, Steve Bavister and Jackie Smith
ISBN: 0273761617, 9780273761617
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous ed.: published as Personal impact. 2009.
Physical Description: 304 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Influence (Psychology); Psychology.; Self-actualization (Psychology); Interpersonal relations.; Assertiveness (Psychology)


  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction – the power of personal impact
  3. 1 Believe in yourself and boost your personal impact
  4. 2 The brand called 'You'
  5. 3 Make a positive first impression in seven seconds
  6. 4 Likeability matters
  7. 5 Connecting with impact – how to establish a powerful rapport with people
  8. 6 Influence with impact – how to get others to do what you want
  9. 7 Body talk – the subtle language of the body
  10. 8 Develop your vocal impact
  11. 9 Reading other people’s behaviours
  12. 10 No more dull presentations – speaking in public with impact
  13. 11 Speak up, speak out – making an impact in meetings
  14. 12 Emailing with impact and more
  15. 13 Get the job you want – then get a raise
  16. 14 Building your social and professional network
  17. Afterword: Making it happen - turning theory into action
  18. Appendix - What next?
  19. Further reading

Author note

Amanda Vickers is a director of Speak First with many years of experience in training, coaching and management development. She also designs and delivers training for a wide range of organisations. She has an honours degree in psychology and is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).


Steve Bavister is an expert in business communication, including personal impact, networking, presentations skills, influencing & persuading, management and business writing. He has an honours degree in psychology is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming.


 Jackie Smithis a director of Speak First with a diverse global career as a psychologist, line manager, trainer and consultant.


Speak Firstis one of the UK’s fastest-growing training and coaching consultancies.


Learn how to harness the power of personal impact so you can earn more, live more and be more.


Impact is everything. It gives us huge competitive advantages as we impress others and are remembered when it matters the most. It gives us the confidence to succeed and achieve our personal and professional goals and enables us persuade and influence others so we can get what we want, when we want.


This book will show anybody how to use the power of impact to make a great first impression; raise their profile; secure that promotion; land their dream job; be the person everyone remembers; make amazing presentations and impress everyone they meet in any situation.


Covering topics such as confidence and positive thinking, this book is relevant to everyone from graduates, to top managers and everyone else in between.

Back cover copy

Impact is everything

Whatever you do, wherever you are, you are always making an impact. But are you making the right impact?

The right impact draws others to you, empowers you to get things done and make things happen. It wins you interviews, sales pitches, friends, partners – in fact, with positive impact, you can go after anything you want in life.

In this fully revised and extended new edition you will discover how to make your impact work for you, no matter what the situation. From getting your dream job to attracting the perfect partner, you'll find out how to make yourself instantly likeable and influential.

Success really can be instant with the power of Impact.