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Michael

Atlanta, GA, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    Overall
    (1517)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (646)

    Everyone wants to be an influencer. We all want to learn how to help ourselves and others change behavior. And yet, in spite of the fact that we routinely attempt to do everything from lose weight to improve quality at work, few of us have more than one or two ideas about how to exert influence. For the first time, Influencer brings together the breakthrough strategies of contemporary influence masters.

    Ahmed says: "Not the book for everyone"
    "Intelligent and sensible"
    Overall

    A great insight into the concepts of reaching new goals and changing thoughts (your own and others) by focusing on key behaviors. Actionable techniques are presented in an engaging narration.

    Since listening to this book, I have noticed how more productive my conversations have become simply by focusing on the key areas described in this book.

    This book on my list of favorites.

    33 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • Fewer, Shorter, Better Meetings

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Brian Lomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    This easy step by step guide will show you: how to make meetings more effective; how to get meetings off to the right start; how to get difficult messages across; how to encourage participation; how to manage conflict in meetings; how to set agendas and keep the meeting focused; whether or not to call a meeting; and the alternatives to meetings.

    Michael says: "lots of information with little substance"
    "lots of information with little substance"
    Overall

    the book provide a nice checklist of things to consider when planning and conducting a meeting.

    unfortunately, it does very little in providing examples and fully addressing key issues around problems that make meetings difficult or unproductive

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
    • Narrated By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
    Overall
    (684)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (102)

    Holiday gatherings can be stressful times for families, and occasionally the conversation around the holiday table can get heated. Difficult Conversations shows you a way out of this dilemma; it teaches you how to handle even the toughest conversations more effectively and with less anxiety.

    Jean-Pierre says: "A must-hear audiobook !"
    "A smart, educational way to look at conversations"
    Overall

    I found this audio to provide me with a completely new way to look at how people communicate with one another.

    The audio breaks down conversations into three distinct areas and how each contribute to success (or failure) of effectively communicating with another person.

    I have used the techniques in this audio daily in my conversations and have been amazed at how much more I have learned about my friends, family and co-workers.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coping With Difficult People In Business And In Life

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robert Bramson
    • Narrated By Robert Bramson
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    We've all encountered them: the bullies, the wet blankets, the yea-sayers that never come through. More often than not, we're left fumbling for words, stumbling toward the door...frustrated, enraged or just plain depressed.

    Michael says: "Entertaining and Informative"
    "Entertaining and Informative"
    Overall

    While some of the scenarios may be slightly outdated for today's business environment, the techniques are still valid and useful today.

    One fun note while listening was that I quickly found traits about myself that can be considered "difficult" to others and ways that I can look at improving myself.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less

    • ABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By Milo O. Frank
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Milo Frank shows you how easy it is to get your point across in 30 seconds and get what you want. Whether you are writing a letter or memo, making a speech, asking for a raise or promotion, making a point, or closing a sale, How To Get Your Point Across In 30 Seconds Or Less is an invaluable training tool for both business people and professionals. You will be amazed at your enhanced effectiveness when you discover how to use the 30 second message to get exactly what you want.

    Chris Reich says: "A little dated in style but material is ageless..."
    "No new news here"
    Overall

    The points in this book are the same as a high school writing class on how to write a paragraph.

    The entire book is a little more than a marketing approach to how to convey your thoughts in the same way you would write a good memo.

    Good for learning the basics, by nothing new to learn here.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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