Marietta businessman releases new book
by CBJ Staff
June 03, 2013 12:00 AM | 689 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Larry Stevens (Staff)
Larry Stevens (Staff)
MARIETTA — Marietta businessman Larry Stevens wants to re-introduce the lost art of relationship building in the business arena.

His tool of conveying his message? A new book, “Riding Elevators Backwards.”

In this book, Stevens has created a field guide for young professionals and aspiring leaders who want to expand their influence beyond superficial acquaintances and build deeper and more impactful relationships, both personally and professionally.

From assessing the quality of your current relationships to developing techniques for meeting new people, communicating with clarity and alacrity, and building confidence that translates into trust and value, “Riding Elevators Backwards” is a virtual how-to manual for building genuine relationships that will lead to more sales, more contracts and more influence with clients,customers, employees and peers.

Michael J. Coles, founder and former CEO of the Great American Cookie Company said this of the book: “This book is amazing. Stevens explores business relationships in great depth, but in a conversational narrative that makes this book an easy read.”

Stevens employs clear, conversational language and based on the concept of mutual trust, value, and chemistry.

“Riding Elevators Backwards” is available on
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