Don't Call Me "Bev"! Things That Work My Last Nerve




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/20/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781412072106

About the Book

Have you ever sat on a train next to someone screaming into his or her cell phone? Encountered someone spitting on the sidewalk just as you walk by? Or met an individual who makes up a nickname for you and uses it constantly, despite your dislike of it.

Beverly Washington’s Don't Call Me "Bev"! comes to the rescue with “rudeness survival tips,” encouraging us to deal constructively with rudeness. After all, the author says, “If we don’t address these annoyances, we will internalize the frustration, and that can lead to stress.” Beverly advises us to be proactive in such situations, but without retaliation. She tells us how to gracefully take control!

The motivation for Don't Call Me "Bev"! came from day-to-day experiences in which Ms. Washington noticed that some individuals are oblivious to the need for societal courtesies. She realized that certain people use rudeness as a way to get what they want, or, conversely, as a way of avoidance. The author eventually came to the conclusion that such individuals will try to get away with as much as they can and it’s up to the rest of us to try and stop them from doing so. We must protect ourselves physically, psychologically, spiritually, and emotionally.

Beverly Washington has a clear, strong message: it’s critical to speak up, to let go, and,in some cases, to move on. We can maintain a healthy sense of self by deciding how much we are willing to take from others. As the author succinctly puts it in the title of her book, Don't Call Me "Bev"!

About the Author

Beverly Washington is a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, model and television host. She divides her time and talents among traveling nationally and internationally; conducting effectiveness training seminars for corporations; and producing and hosting a cable television show on personal empowerment, Stop The Drama - all under the company she founded: IMAGE FACTOR, INC. Beverly has expanded her talents to include acting. She has appeared in television commercials and print ads for such well-known brands as Sears, J C Penney, Kraft, McDonald's, Motorola, Hallmark Cards and Kellogg's.

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Beverly was also an All-American high jumper and long jumper and member of the Midwest All-American track and field team participating in the 1979 U. S. Olympic Training Camp in Colorado Springs.