Telling the Success Story

Telling the Success Story

Acclaiming and Disclaiming Discourse

eBook - 1997
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Univ of New York Press
How do individuals tell their success stories when they want to secure recognition, but avoid appearing arrogant? By examining success stories of Nobel Prize winners, athletes, and Mary Kay Cosmetics consultants, this work analyzes this fundamental type of interpersonal communication.

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Analyzes the success story as a delicate interpersonal accomplishment that involves balancing complimenting, bragging, modesty, and self-enhancement. Argues that success stories are self-presentations that are fundamental to interpersonal communication. Uses the success stories of Nobel Prize winners, athletes, and Mary Kay consultants to explore the practical accomplishment of success narratives, and provide a model for other analyses of intricate interpersonal accomplishments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1997
ISBN: 9780585076805
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 207 pages)


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