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Jason

CARROLLTON, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Michael Hyatt
    • Narrated By Michael Hyatt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (176)

    To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creative minds are doing differently to win customers in today’s crowded marketplace.

    Abraham says: "Lots of Quality Info, Not-So-Great Voice Over"
    "great content"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would certainly recommend this audiobook to anyone looking to build their personal brand. Some great how-to steps in here.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked having a lot of detailed steps to building a platform.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I wasn't thrilled about the narration - the author doing it himself. I understand why he did, though. In a book all about building your own brand and putting yourself out in the world, he kind of had to narrate it himself or risk inauthenticity. (is that a word?)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, though I didn't.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Joe Pulizzi
    • Narrated By Joe Pulizzi
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    How do you cut through the noise, commotion, and bad information that is right now cluttering up your customers' digital space? Epic Content Marketing. One of the world's leading experts on content marketing, Joe Pulizzi explains how to draw prospects and customers in by creating information and content they actually want to engage with. No longer can we interrupt our customers with mediocre content (and sales messages) our customers don't care about. Epic Content Marketing takes you step by step through the process of developing stories that inform and entertain and compel customers to act - without actually telling them to.

    brad says: "Excellent read for ANYONE in content marketing."
    "Let the brainstorming begin!"
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    If you could sum up Epic Content Marketing in three words, what would they be?

    Tactical. Inspiring. Insightful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    So strategic in its approach. An absolute how-to that makes it obvious that even the smallest company can go out and create epic content.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Case studies were probably my favorite aspect of the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did want to, even though I wasn't able to. I did immediately restart it after it was done and started going through it again. That speaks highly about how much great information is in there.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is packed with amazingly useful, tactical steps to becoming a Content Marketing Superstar. I bought this Kindle version after listening to the audio version (which I'm listening to again, by the way). Every chapter had my brain cranking out ideas of how I could implement what Joe was teaching me. So inspiring!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1057)
    Performance
    (918)
    Story
    (913)

    Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

    Fulfillment and Exuberance says: "Love Brene Brown, didn't like the narrator"
    "Could not listen to it all"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    What little of it I could get through was good in terms of content but I could not listen because of the narrator. I really wish Ms. Brown had read it herself. I powered through about an hour and a half of it.


    What didn’t you like about Karen White’s performance?

    The best comparison I can make is a female version of Eugene Levy's character in A Mighty Wind. But maybe it's just me. Listen to the sample. If it doesn't bother you then get the book. The content is good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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