The book has made me aware of things about my personality that I was not really conscious of. Provokes your thoughts/picks your brain.
Anyone who takes their marketing message seriously should read or listen to this book. This book explains how to use psychology to get your hook in the consumer. At the same time it gives lessons on applying these techniques to your own life. I started implementing the strategies in this book and I've already seen a change in perception of my marketing messages and in my own personal life. This book takes "fascinating" to a whole new level - it's own level of professional study!
The author narrates the book, but occasionally breaks off to explain real-life examples of how to apply what shes just read. I'd love to take a course with her!
Everything and everyone is fascinating if you learn to trigger the right personalities to react the right way - that's what this book teaches.
Sally Hogshead does a wonderful job of reading her own book (she admits she's never read an audiobook before, but you would never know it, she's a natural), and BONUS TREAT: She includes MUCH new material and commentary in the Audible version, that is NOT in the print book, so this is the way to go if you want this book. Why just 4 stars? There are lots of "personality tests" out there (the Myers-Briggs probably being the most well-known), but Ms. Hogshead says what's different here is, the other tests measure your innate personality characteristics, while her test (which is online, takes 10 minutes to complete, and is surprisingly accurate) measures how OTHERS see you. Well, oo-kayy, but they probably see these traits in you because they are inherent personality traits that you employ, consciously or unconsciously, to attract attention and be persuasive, so she may be making a distinction that isn't much of a difference. Still, it's always interesting to see a different set of categories and descriptions applied to yourself, (if they are valid and insightful, as these are), so this is recommended.,
Loved this book. Excellent information for any small business owner...heck any business owner. It is always better if the author reads their own book, and Sally is definitely easy to listen to and well worth the time. I was so disappointed to get to the end, that I am starting over again!
Works well with John Maxwell's 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
This audiobook has been the best I have listened to yet! I actually looked forward to my commute knowing I had this book to keep my attention. The author does an excellent job narrating, and the subject was interesting and immediately applicable for both its business and personal branding insight. I highly recommend it.
Honestly, in real life from what I've seen and read about Sally Hogshead, I tend to picture her as a strong-willed egomaniac. Please don't let that stop you from reading the book though. If you don't hang on every page as she reads it to you, then you're not listening!
Sally Hogshead does a great job of making this book come alive and has you challenge yourself. Her voice and friendly tone sounds as though you are having a conversation with a good friend.
Very undestandable, very very good
Know myself better for what people arround me found fascinating.
In two words get consious
I could not make my mind up, if I was listening to someones uni notes on communication in advertising or it was some hybreed of comunication in the media and the individual. Not Fascinating.
A great high energy reader, but really she's just stating the obvious, giving examples and restating.
Lots of reinforcement to buy into the shallow superficial behavior of society.