Janet F. Williams

You Don't Ask, You Don't Get

author photo Janet F. Williams is the author of the triple award-winning book, You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get: Proven Techniques to Get More Out of Life.

Janet is an oral and written communications specialist. She helps businesses and individuals with their personal and professional development by providing writing, editing, presentations, workshops, and coaching on sales training, goal setting, business communications, stress management, and lifestyle concerns. Her work has appeared in print and on the web. To consult with Janet or request a guest blog post, contact her at: info@GoodDayMedia.com

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TV Interview

San Diego Living on CW6 with Brooke Landau

A Triple Award-Winning Book!

Indie Best of 2010! Named Best Specialized Instruction Book by Kirkus

"An entertaining mix of canny advice and brash inspiration."

2011 San Diego Book Award - Finalist
2012 Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing - Finalist

You Don't Ask, You Don't Get by Janet F. Williams This self-help/communications book is easy to read and understand. It includes dozens of tips, techniques and exercises designed to give readers the tools they need to reach successful outcomes.

You Don't Ask, You Don't Get brims with real life examples and true stories. This is your guide to self-enrichment from small requests that maximize a moment to large requests capable of transforming your life. Paperback. 272 pages. Inside you’ll find:

  • How to ask for what you want
  • 7 effective motivators for positive outcomes
  • How to increase your chances for success
  • How to ask in specific situations
  • How to overcome objections and much more

Read the Introduction: Why You Need This Book (download Word doc)
Read the Table of Contents (download pdf)


A Kirkus Top 10 Pick!


Indie Best of 2010!
Kirkus: Best Specialized Instruction Book!

Ask in the right way and ye shall receive raises, discounts, nights out with the boys, you name it according to this sprightly self-helper. Williams, a saleswoman and life coach, feels that people aren't getting what they want because they re too reticent, shy or fearful of rejection to pipe up and demand it. ...The author teaches us to suss out the hidden "What's in It For Me" motivators, from financial gain to altruistic glow, that make others accede to requests. Readers also learn to insinuate positive expectations into the request, to mirror the recipient's mood and body language, to rationally deflect objections and, ... to beyond... We learn the subtle art of the non-request request, ... and a sure-fire trick for taking your plea right to the CEO: tell his screening secretary that he wouldn't want anyone else to know why I'm calling. There's much practical wisdom here on everything from wringing the best deal out of a car salesman or mortgage lender to asking a motormouth coworker to shut up... this is an insightful, insistent how-to guide. An entertaining mix of canny advice and brash inspiration."
- Kirkus Indie

Radio Interviews

Dave Stall's "You Auto Know" KCBQ 1170AM