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Jean-Stéphane Szijarto

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Switzerland | Member Since 2011

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  • 64 titles in library
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  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Kerry Patterson
    • Narrated By Joseph Grenny
    Overall
    (697)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (598)

    Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.

    Michael says: "There is something useful here"
    "Good book, HORRIBLE reading"
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    Performance
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, good contents. I have a strong preference for "Difficult conversations" by Stone, Patton, Heen, but I found Crucial Conversations quite complementary.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I found his constant emphasis on almost every word he read was unbearable, to the extent that I actually stopped listening to the book for a while, and took it again later when I had nothing else to listen to (I listen in my car only)


    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • No More Cold Calling: The Breakthrough System That Will Leave Your Competition in the Dust

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Joanne S. Black
    • Narrated By Joanne S. Black
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This one-of-a-kind sales guide shows you how to stop wasting your time calling people who don’t want to hear from you and boost your close rate to 80 or 90 percent! Send your commissions soaring, work less, and enjoy it more - all without ever making another cold call. Following Joanne Black’s proven, referral selling system, you’ll discover how to turn current customers and your myriad of contacts into rich sources of referrals - as you establish relationships that ace out the competition.

    Jean-Stéphane Szijarto says: "Self marketing"
    "Self marketing"
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    Performance
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    What disappointed you about No More Cold Calling?

    I stopped listening to this audio book after the third chapter. I found that she droned on and on on the advantages of referral marketing, but had not brought one single ounce of value. I asked for the audio book to be refunded.
    This being said, I believe she might be onto something, and will check the real book, where I can skip her self-marketing blahblah.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything... Fast!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Josh Kaufman
    • Narrated By Josh Kaufman
    Overall
    (437)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (373)

    In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition: how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct complex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By completing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you'll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. What do you want to learn?

    Grady says: "Finished the thesis early in the book"
    "I feel cheated"
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    Any additional comments?

    My review is not about the audio part, but about the book. Kaufman blahblahs around, and then spends I don't know how much time talking about the history of yoga, which I don't care at all about. I feel this was just some space filler, and hence feel cheated.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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