Absolutely- I already have! This book hits home with my passions and makes so much sense to me. It does a great job of describing why root behaviors are important and how they might be targeted to ignite positive change. It describes how that positive change can be used on the very things you've been dying to change for years- everything from losing weight and keeping it off, to changing the world in a profound way by eradicating disease or crime.
The Influencer? I really wasn't prepared for what was in this book. I have read many books that told you how to overcome others in arguments, and how to debate.
I love listening to audiobooks on my way to work.
How would I know what to change about this book? I'm not the one claiming to be an expert of influencing the behavior of other people.
I was glad to finish it, I was getting bored. And I reminded myself that, in the future, I need to double check if the book is primarily written by a woman before I start listening.
I honestly am not impacted much by the narrator. I'm listening to the content intently, trying to absorb it. Just read it to me clearly and I'm good.
No. Well, maybe... if it showed graphic examples of people suffering from the Guinea Worm.
Yes, thank you. I did not know what to expect from this book, based on the title. What the title should be is
The authors used key educational and cognitive psychology research to support a very interesting premise. I've been studying much of the same research as part of an education technology master's program. The authors took this research and evaluated how these cognitive tools can be used not just to teach concepts, but to spread influence.
The biggest take away I gained from listening to this book is that to influence a group it is important to find and target the opinion leaders of the group. My job is to train adults. Studying cognitive psychologists has given me much insight into how people learn, and while teaching folks what they need to know on the job is important, any trainer can tell you that it takes more than teaching concepts successfully to bring about changes in the workplace. As soon as they step out of the training room or away from the computer, most people go right back to the way they were doing things before.
I look forward to making use of the authors' insights to influence as well as teach!
This book is surpriisingly good. I like these kind of books but sometimes they turn out to be more form than substance. Not so for this book: very clear structure, reliable science-based approach and exciting, inspiring examples (although some were already known to me). I finished the book last week and already I find that it is helping me to structure my thoughts and get a clearer picture in my mind of how to achieve my goals , personal as well as professional.
I liked the concept and thought that influence is a powerful tool. However the book bounces around during the chapters. It could have been compiled a bit better to make it a better read/ listen. Overall it is still a good listen if you have time and nothing better to do. You can learn from it!
This book has content that is unlike anything I have ever read! It will change the way you approach everything in your life where you want a solid result. Just buy it and listen/ read it. I haven't finished it yet, or this write up would be stronger, and more convincing!
Having read 100s of business and self training books, this one is the most useful book I have come across, allowing you to implement all the good ideas from other books. A must read.