Yes, he certainly puts his case together well and thoroughly.
I didn't have the intellectual ability to understand or remember some of his case.
Yes, the narration is excellent to present this kind of study.
Yes, try and beat the idea that I will never speak another language like a native. The argument Steven Pinker puts is solid, but I like the challenge to try.
I never realised how language is the key indicator to us humans being top of the pecking order or how we all seem to think what is good language, but what really is a never ending changing, developing and growing form of communication. Steven Pinker takes us from concepts to mouthing words, from grammar to history of languages. From the child to the adult and why apes don't talk. It is a good intellectual book to listen to. I enjoyed the book even though I am not at the level in my thinking to fully understand all that was presented. Nicely phrased though.
If you are new to sales, this book is excellent, if you are in the game and need some direction, then this book is gold. Jeffrey doesn't mince words but he does tell you how it is and how it can be. He paces out this book nicely and his style is unique and entertaining. One point he makes is to have fun and that is my kind of advice I like to hear. Who said work can't be fun. He is good and I think this book will make you good at your type of sales. Not a book of 'if you believe you can' or the new sales is all about finding yourself but rather a good slant on the whole business of what sales is about and what you need to work at to make it work for you. Good book, great man.
Not impressed with this book and found it annoying. Look for better books on this subject.
Art Markman makes it so clear how to think better to solve problems, innovate, and get things done solo or in groups that this book is a must. Not pop psychology and not long and boring. If you just take away the concepts on smart habits you are a winner baby.
Do yourself a favour and listen to this book slowly. Learn from it and take the concepts into your own realm you will profit straight away.
At first I thought this story 'sucks'. Then it started to get interesting. Richard Fenton's voice is a little annoying but no more than normal people. The story moves along quiet nicely and it is only about 90 minutes long so not hard for the commute home. The basic premiss is:
If you push your prospect till they say no then perhaps you have done all you should of. This might take hundreds of cold call rejections but you will not get to the yes unless you go through the no's. If you are in a sales and the client saids yes, don't just shut up, push a little harder to get much more. Not bad sales sense but you still have to go through being rejected.
Get over it and get on with getting those no's.
I have fallen into sales. I didn't want to do it and now I am one. Well I am reading, practicing and listening to everything on sales to help change my mind and achieve my goals. I have not at this stage done that. I thought this book would help and it did, but there are better books for that. This book gives you the idea to get organised, become professional and stop letting things happen by chance. More about focusing and doing your business with direction and purpose.
Don't get me wrong by my title, this is an excellent book. Full of twists and turns and action to boot. You wonder how Sharpe's career has ended up in the quartermasters store with his contacts and abilities but there you go, the British Army wasn't a meritocracy.
It is a pity that this series didn't move into a ruthless spy story set in the period, but Sharpe is no 007. He is good at killing and has a knack of staying alive even when he hasn't a clue what is going on.
The villains are good in this book, the people he meets real although at times a little formulatic and of course Sharpe's technical abilities like shooting or dirty fighting are excellent. This is one of Bernard Cornwell's great stories. Could be as it was written well after the series was started but it slides in very nicely. I believe the next in the series is Sharpe's Rifles, which got me hooked on the series well before this book was ever written.
Now the only problem is Patrick Tull. He is excellent reading the story and fantastic with the accents but, Richard Sharpe's voice sounds like a grumpy old man. Could be I like the other narrators or Sean Beans voice, but Patrick Tull does Sharpe no favours.
One other thing, don't ever get the abridge version of these books, not worth it and too much is cut out. Well worth the 12 hours listening to this one.
Network marketing or how to alienate your friends and family. Tap dance your way to social ridicule as you try to entice your prey into your web of 'buy'. Not happy with this book but I do agree with one premiss; use stories but make the stories real, yours and relevant. Using fairytales or made-up stories of being on a tropical island is wrong and very unprofessional. Personally I am against network marketing and think it is a crock of sh*%. But if you are into it, give this book a go but stay away from me.
This story starts off with the usual suspects. A strange murder that turns out to be only half the murder and then some English know-it-all with his gay potential boy friend turns up. Of course Phryne new him back in the war, where not only did she perform miracles on the battlefield saving lives as an ambulance driver but later on she became a spy. AS IF! Not only can Phryne speak French, perform marshal arts like a pro and shoot a pistol with such accuracy she is rich, confident and a perfect single parent. Oh, and a great lover. This series has gone off the tracks. Did I mention Phryne can also sing perfectly in a choir? I gave up after she executes the bad guy and doesn't even have any grief about it. Is she psychotic? Anyway she uncovers the murder, cleans up the streets of Melbourne and dispatches the bad guys with such panache you think this doesn't even happen in bad 80s TV cop shows. Not happy with this book and not looking forward to the last one in the series but since I own it I will listen to it especially as I believe it is Stephanie Daniels last as she who did such an excellent job on narrating these books died March 2014 from cancer. I will miss her voice and exceptional skill in performing these stories.
Ethan Gage is maturing but he still finds himself in the middle of trouble. Problem is that his young son 'Harry' and his beautiful wife 'Astiza' are wrapped up in his adventures without their will. Leon Martel a renegade police man kidnaps Harry and the adventure is on. Description of Caribbean and the period are excellent. The battle and fight scenes, even the storm at sea are perfect that you don't get lost in the action. John Pruden does a real good job with the voices and narrates this book in the series without missing a beat. Could be the best of the series. Well worth sticking with the series.
Sharpe shows his ruthless side in this story. He is still finding his way as an officer and not a happy boy but can actually do well at any job he is put to. The bad guys are out to foil his plans and steal his jewels but Sharpe comes out on top at the end. A stock standard Sharpe adventure with nothing so revealing except when it comes to revenge, Sharpe can dish it out with exact proportions. Good book.
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