Mar 8, 2019

Amplify by Holly Chessman || Blog Tour Review with Giveaway

Amplify by Holly Chessman || Blog Tour Review with Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my stop of the AMPLIFY: How To Grow Your Reputation And The Kickass Career You Love blog tour!

180, paperback
Women in Business, Career
November 2018



It’s hard to fit in when you work in a mostly male world, let alone achieve your goals. Women in tech - as in many areas of business - are in the minority in every meeting. It’s difficult to find our voices in a room full of men. Even when we’re ready to share ideas, we often have to shout to be heard, trusted, and respected. It’s time for that to change.

Holly Chessman has used her marketing and business experience to navigate mostly male waters. She's taught people how to build their reputations using online and offline tools - and now she wants you to gain that same success.

Today is the day you start making the small changes you need to grow your voice and, consequently, your career. Small steps with big impact - that’s what it’s all about. Between the tips in this book and the straightforward, step-by-step exercises in each chapter, you’ll see your life change for the better.

As you go through this book, you’ll learn about the Defining You methodology, the exclusive system for accelerating reputation and career growth. You’ll get the step-by-step guidance to reach your goals faster than ever. You’ll develop the means to realize the success you’ve always envisioned: Speak up in meetings. Get the raise you want. Find a job that satisfies you. Do what it takes to meet the goals that are right for YOU.

Take control of your career TODAY and define the “you” you want to be.



book review rating 4 out of 5

I HAVE NOT reviewed a book in, oh, seven months! But Amplify by Holly Chessman really piqued my interest. It comes to me at a time when I’m taking my calligraphy entrepreneurship more seriously—from dabbling in occasional commissions to fully promoting myself as a calligrapher. And, I have so many questions. I’m a Designer by training and know nothing about running a business, and even less on how to promote it or grow it. But, now I’ve been Amplify-ed!

I was a bit alarmed when I read the introduction because it felt a lot like I was reading a motivational book, and I felt that Ms. Chessman was casting a blanket standardization of woman in the tech field as unequals to their male counterpart that I couldn’t relate to. I’ve been blessed to work with terrific men, as well as terrible woman. It wasn’t until Ms. Chessman started the Defining You methodology that I began to feel like I was LEARNING!

The Defining You methodology consists of three pillars: Conquer Your Fears, Develop Your goals, and Amplify Your Voice. Before I knew it, I was integrating her teachings into my everyday life. The most notable (and kind of funny to me) was when I told myself I’m worth it. I didn’t know I’m a lot more insecure than I realized. It’s funny when something matters so much, that I begin to put myself in the wringer with self doubt. But, I’m working on it.

I did hope for a more comprehensive study on the use of social media. Amplify focuses primarily on LinkedIn, with no mention of the other major platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. However, there are high-level ideas that might integrate easily with the other platforms.

I don’t believe that one single book is the all encompassing answer that will accelerate my reputation, but rather the culmination of many variables. Amplify, by Holly Chessman, is definitely a variable in the equation for success.

{Thank you Holly Chessman and NCM Publisher for kindly giving me this book free of charge, which does not influence my review.}



Named a Top Influencer in Content and Digital Marketing, Holly Chessman fully understands the power of online engagement. As an active advocate of women in business, she is passionate about helping people develop online and offline skills to grow their careers. She has been a leader in B2B tech for close to 20 years, running her own business (Holly Chessman Marketing) as well as empowering businesses with the strategies they need to speed growth and build revenue. Holly is a keynote speaker and a writer, contributing to such publications as Forbes, Maximize Social Business, Social Media Examiner, and more.

She is also not afraid to embrace her nerdy side (as evidenced by her love of Neil Gaiman and her "talking" TARDIS). Learn more at

Find Holly Chessman: Website | Twitter | Facebook



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  1. I am interested in the three pillars you described in the book. It seems intriguing! -Sandra Preti

  2. Reviewing is like riding a bike, Lonna, haha. I almost had a identity crisis yesterday when I had to write a review and it had been almost three weeks since I had done so. I survived though. Nice seeing you on my reader!