About the Book:
Open Up or Shut Up is an essential handbook for life's most important conversations.
Using tips and tools developed over a lifetime of observing people Barbara Deutsch has created a light hearted walk through real life situations, conversations and interactions, tackling the very serious topic of communication with humour, compassion, and straight talk.
Whether you are at the top of your game, struggling to be discovered or somewhere in between, in Open Up or Shut Up author Barbara Deutsch will help you stop listening to the distractions around you, undo the mess that you've gotten yourself into and remind you how amazing you are.
Throughout the book Open Up or Shut Up, Barbara will help you get what you want and never sell yourself out. She will introduce you to yourself and show you that you don't have to carry the past around like a ball and chain. She will help you peel away the veils of everyone else's opinions so you can discover your own potential and be thrilled. She will help you be an influence rather than be influenced.
Along the way she will share her tried and true methods as well as some of her own personal war stories - some because they illustrate a point and some because they're just good stories. After reading Open Up or Shut Up, you can throw away the self-help books (except this one!) and start planning your own life adventure. That's what this book is really about.
What people say:
"I've known Barbara for years and she never fails to amaze me with her bottom line brilliance. If you want a short cut to the best advice you'll ever get ... read this book." — Marilu Henner, actress and New York Times best-selling author of Total Health Makeover
"Barbara Deutsch's book Open Up or Shut Up! is like Whoopi Goldberg meets Dr. Phil with a touch of Bette Midler." — Julie Phillips, noted entertainment lawyer
"Barbara Deutsch is like your really smart best friend who has been ahead of you on the Path of Life, and now is reaching back to help you navigate. Her stories are laugh-out-loud funny, and her insights are true and incredibly valuable. Read this book; you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll learn." — Bethany Rooney, TV and film director, co-author of Directors Tell The Story
About the Author:
Barbara Deutsch is the creator of the Barbara Deutsch Approach, a unique coaching concept for actors and anyone stuck at a career crossroads. She works with people in front of the camera and behind the scenes acting as a Personal Champion for everyone she works with. Her clients include well known actors, directors, writers and talk show hosts. She leads workshops in the U.S. and abroad.