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Norm Bacal’s ‘Take Charge’ Sets Bar High for Young Pros & Students, Check Out New Book Trailer

Norm Bacal’s ‘Take Charge’ Sets Bar High for Young Pros & Students, Check Out New Book Trailer

Toronto, CA—Acquiring and honing skills is what Norm Bacal's book is all about. Take Charge: The Skills That Drive Professional Success forces young professionals and students to look in the mirror, think smart and work hard.

Here are just a few of his tips:

1. Communicate Better

2. Learn to Listen & Do That More Than You Speak

3. Cater to Your Client's Needs

4. Keep Your Options Open on Your Path Thru Life.

Believing his book to be a life changer, he created a book trailer which drives home his lessons for being a better lawyer, business executive and human being (See below).

For example, one of the key aspects is Bacal's combination of Perception and Reality, what he calls "Perality." He wants the reader to know that being in control of both is vital, and not just in business but in personal situations as well. Taming the "Perality Beast" can be key to success, as he explains by using a variety of situational examples.

In Take Charge, Bacal stresses one thing again and again: don't tell your client why they can't do something but find and craft solutions for getting it done, then you will have no shortage of grateful customers. Countless real-world examples, of his own and others, are spread throughout Take Charge and give real meaning to Bacal's recipes for success.

"You can float along, hoping everything works out, or you can take charge of your future beginning right now. There are tools you need to survive and thrive," says Bacal. "Learning how to manage your career is something that no one teaches in a comprehensive way."

The founder of prestigious Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie and an attorney, Bacal has decades of experience and knowledge to draw on. Across the span of his career, Bacal noticed a void between what he was taught in law school and the practical skills he later developed that actually made a difference in building a successful career. In Take Charge, he provides a guidebook that gives back to the professional industry, helping students and young professionals find their way toward success.

After founding the Toronto office of Heenan Blaikie in 1989, Bacal went on to build and lead the law firm for fifteen years, during which it became one of Canada's leading firms and employed more than 1100 people. At the pinnacle of his career, he was among the world's leading entertainment attorneys, representing major studios and helping finance Canadian films, television programs, and a number of Hollywood films.

In this book, you'll receive helpful insight from Bacal and other successful professionals and discover:

  • Why clear, crisp, and confident communication is essential to your success
  • How soft skills and a strategic approach to relationships can build your career
  • The professional impact of common psychological issues and how to handle them
  • How your values play into job fit, satisfaction, and help you make time for what matters most
  • Why the gap between a client's perception and your reality can be dangerous
  • How to set and communicate expectations that leave you and your clients satisfied

Take Charge removes the guess work for today's graduates and professionals who want tried and true advice to help them build skills, gain experience, and enjoy success. With career lessons from Bacal and more than twenty other successful professionals and leaders, Take Charge is an essential manual for graduates, young professionals, and those who mentor them.

"Advice and insights on the dynamics of practice that should be part and parcel of a professional education." —Justice Lorne Sossin, Former Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School

"If you're struggling with how to move forward in your career, regardless of whether you're in business or almost any other field, this book…is full of realistic action steps that show how to do just that." —Jessica Tofino, Educator and Writer, 5-stars

"A thought-provoking, practical and insightful book loaded with "nuggets of gold" to power your career forward." —Barry Beloff, President, Inspiratum Executive Coaching

Take Charge: The Skills That Drive Professional Success (ebook) $7.88, ISBN 978-1988387215   (Paperback) $12.85, 2021, Iguana Books, 203 pages, available at Amazon and Barnes&Noble. Watch the book trailer here: http://bit.ly/TakeChargeTrailer

Norman Bacal is a retired attorney and the founder of the Toronto law office Heenan Blaikie. While building and leading this firm, he also became a widely sought expert in tax law for the entertainment business. He has represented studios such as Warner Brothers and MGM, and served on the Board of Directors for Lionsgate while they were producing the Hunger Games film franchise.

Upon retirement from practice in 2015, he took up writing, authoring the Globe and Mail bestselling memoir, Breakdown, as well as his Amazon bestselling fiction novel Odell's Fall and a soon to be released second novel, Ophelia. Bacal actively mentors young professionals and is a frequent keynote speaker at universities, firm retreats, and conferences. Bacall holds a third-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and is an avid golfer. He currently resides in Toronto with his wife, Sharon.

To book Norman Bacal as a speaker, or find further information about Take Charge, Breakdown, Odell's Fall, and Ophelia, visit his website at www.NormanBacal.com.

Media Contact: For a review copy of Take Charge: The Skills That Drive Professional Success or to arrange an interview with Norman Bacal, contact Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications Book Marketing at scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or by phone at 734-667-2090. Follow Lorenz on twitter @abookpublicist

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