Paul Hellman, author of You've Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World, has advised thousands of business leaders and professionals on how to get heard in an 8-second world. He consults and speaks internationally. Paul's other books are Naked at Work: How to Stay Sane When Your Job Drives You Crazy and Ready, Aim, You're Hired!

CNBC.com has published over 100 of his fast tips, which Paul emails free to his subscribers. His columns have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He has delivered public radio commentaries for Marketplace, television commentaries for CNN's Business Unusual, and led MBA workshops at MIT's Sloan School for many years during the school's Innovation Week.