Saturday, October 3, 2009





Want respect from others? Scientific research says, try giving it.

There is power in respect. And it comes with multiple benefits.

In business:

  • Higher sales
  • Lower employee turnover
  • Less exposure to lawsuits

At home:

  • A stronger marriage
  • Healthier family dynamics
  • More polite children

In your personal life:

  • More self-respect and confidence
  • Closer friendships
  • Higher standing in the community

Respect, a lost value in our world today, is the latest subject of research for Inside Edition anchor and best-selling author Deborah Norville. Citing scientific studies and using stories based on personal interviews, Norville makes a compelling case for the Power of Respect—the simple act of treating people as though they really matter.

In The Power of Respect Norville details the specific dollar savings in business and dramatic improvements in student test scores that are directly attributable to respect. She says, "Now that I've seen the research done by some of the greatest minds in the field, I am stunned to see the impact of being respected and giving respect. I am also mystified. Why wouldn't someone want to put it to work?"

Respect tips, sprinkled throughout the text, and Respect Reminders, at the end of each chapter, add to the clarity of the message and help reinforce the personal benefits. Start practicing this most overlooked ingredient of success and find out what it means for you!


Two time EMMY award winner Deborah Norville marks a decade hosting INSIDE EDITION. The veteran newswoman joined the nation's longest running syndicated newsmagazine in March 1995, with ratings jumping 15% the week she joined the series. Now the nation's top-rated syndicated newsmagazine, Norville has been credited with bringing new strength and respect to the program.

Since joining Inside Edition, Norville has handled a variety of assignments including the first interview with Paula Jones since her lawsuit then-President Bill Clinton. She has reported from Cali, Colombia, the scene of a devastating crash of an American Airlines jet and traveled to Hawaii for the first national interview with Bethany Hamilton, the young surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack.

Norville was awarded a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television and the award from the National Women's Political Caucus for her reporting from the "toughest jail in America." Norville spent one week as an inmate at the Davidson County, NC Jail to show first hand what conditions were like behind bars. Following the terror attack of September 11, 2001, she flew on a F-16 with the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard.

Norville was also recently the host of Deborah Norville TONIGHT on the MSNBC Cable network, a nightly interview program with the people and issues making the day's headlines. Norville joined INSIDE EDITION, from CBS News, where she anchored America Tonight and reported for 48 Hours, Street Stories and CBS Evening News. She was earlier the co- Anchor for NBC's TODAY Show, having joined NBC as Anchor of NBC News at Sunrise. Norville's journalism career began while still a student at the University of Georgia, as a reporter, and later, anchor for WAGA-TV in Atlanta.

Norville is the author of several books. Back on Track: How To Straighten Out Your Life When It Throws You A Curve (Simon & Schuster, 1997), a motivational self-help book which draws upon her experiences at NBC's Today Show. I Don't Want To Sleep Tonight (1999, Golden Books) offers children and their parents suggestions to keep scary dreams away at night. It became one of Golden Books strongest sellers. I Can Fly (2001, Golden Books) followed with advice on building children's self esteem.

Norville's charitable involvements are many. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Broadcasters Foundation, Steering Committee for the Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer's) Gala, Women's Committee for Central Park Conservancy and has been National Celebrity Spokesperson for the Mother's March of Dimes.

The recipient of a number of journalism and civic awards, Norville is married and the mother of three. She can be reached via her website:


Here is a book that will show you how to get as much respect as you want-and deserve. Perhaps you think that you don't get enough respect or that you don't have enough respect for yourself or for others. Deborah Norville will show you how to accomplish this in her new book THE POWER OF RESPECT.

She discusses some of the most important issues we face in today's society and gives you steps to conquer these problems. Issues such as stress, the economy, parental authority, our ailing school system--are all things that Norville looks into and in her very easy going style, tells you how you can deal with these things at your level and help yourself while it will add up to make our world better if everyone does this. Her practical tips and ideas are easy to put to use and surprisingly effective.

Norville explains the power or having self-respect and giving respect to others. She cites examples of how this works all based on research and personal interviews she conducted and people she observed. She said that it was amazing to her how much power respect held and yet we don't use that power. While respect can be a very easy to understand or assume we have, this simple concept is greatly missing in our world today. Whose fault is that? Everyone is to blame! How many times have you found yourself not being respectful of others? Norville cites examples of people being disrespectful to someone who is not behaving properly and what the results are rather than being respectful and yielding much better results.

The book is an easy read and well organized so that you can find the areas you need more help with and go back to them often to read over and over again. This book is not for "the other guy"...this is for all of us: young or old, child or parent, boss or employee, teacher or student, and everyone who wants to improve their life and the world we live in.


Thanks to Lola and the nice people at
Thomas Nelson Publishers, I have
two copies of this book to give away.


--U. S. and Canadian Residents Only
(I'm mailing but hate leaving
my Canadian followers out
so I will give it a try this time)
--No P. O. Boxes, Please
--Email address
in your comment
--Each comment must be SEPARATE, please!

This is an easy entry!
+1 ENTRY: Comment and tell me one way you think people can be more respectful to each other.

+1 MORE ENTRY: Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and come back with a link




Neas Nuttiness said...

I think that people can show respect, by NOT pre-judging others.
This is something that I've struggled with all my life, and I'm trying very hard to work on this (in my old age:-)

Thanks for the giveaway!


Stacie said...

By not interrupting when someone is talking.

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Linda K said...

Please and thank you and waiting your turn is always a great start.
Think of others then yourself.

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edmontonjb said...

I think a good way to give respect is to be courteous in traffic.

g.g. said...

People can be more respectful in just common every day things like holding a door or saying thank would be a start

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Anonymous said...

I think people could be more respectful by going back to some of the basics such as "Please", "Thank you", etc. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

DCMetroreader said...

I think you can show respect by really listening to the other person and trying to understand their position.



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Anonymous said...

I think people can be active listeners, not cut people off or finish their sentences. I think they can validate each others feelings.


sharon54220 said...

There are a lot things that we can do. Please and Thank You are a good way to start; these are small words with a powerful impact.
Being a listener and not interuppting the person that is talking
The old cliche "Don't judge a book by it's cover". It's what is on the inside that counts.

Boy, I could go on & on.

Thanks for the chance to win this book.

thetruebookaddict said...

When someone is polite and respectful enough to say excuse me and then stands there waiting to get by, please acknowledge that the person needs to get through and asked politely and then move. Or let the person with one item go ahead of you in line if you have a cart full of items. The little things matter too!


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Jen said...

I wish people could be patient and wait their turn! Traffic, grocery shopping, listening would all go better!

Jen said...

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Natalie A. said...

I think they can show more respect by saying "thank you" and "please"! Thanks!

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Beth (BBRB) said...

How about "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all."? Most people would probably be silent a great deal of the time!

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tawnda said...

People can be more tolerant of others differences and opinions... it's not all your way or the highway

Marian said...

I used to answer phones for a medical laboratory network, and man, do you learn a lot about respect (or the lack thereof) in the field of customer service.

My favorite callers were the ones who used my name - which I had to say each time I answered the phone - and who said "good morning" or even asked how I was. I'd go the extra mile for them willingly. They always made me feel like a person, not just a talking head attached to a phone.

So that's a good way to show respect - use the other person's name.

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dag888888 said...

By not engaging in gossip, we can be more respectful.


pixie13 said...

Phrases like "please" "thank you" and "excuse me" are simple yet effective ways to be respectful of others. Thanks for the great giveaway!


Belinda M said...

I think that people should treat others as they want to be treated.

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Rebecca N. said...

I think eye contact and letting people finish talking before you begin is respectful.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Nancye said...

I think people can show more respect towards each other by simply greeting each other with a smile and a hello.

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