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Tim

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  • How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Nicholas Boothman
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boothman
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Whether interviewing, selling, networking, or leading a team, brainstorming with the boss or delivering a presentation, success in business depends on connecting with other people. Nicholas Boothman, the best-selling author who consults with Fortune 500 companies, now brings his system of forging instant relationships to the world of business. Beginning with the simplest of tools (face, body, attitude, and voice) he shows how to make a dazzling first impression.

    Anita says: "Based on sound scienfic principles in psychology"
    "Good choice for establishing rapport"
    Overall

    NLP is the basis of this book. Those who know NLP will likely know what to expect from this book. Those who don't should take a peak. NLP takes the stance that non-verbal communication such as, body language, drives people closer or further away during the early stages of the conversation. By understanding how our non-verbal communication affects those around us, we can learn to establish trust and rapport with other people. Like any self help book, you will likely have to change your current attitude toward communication to get real results from this book.

    Overall the book is well done. The author has a pleasant voice, and uses numerous stories to illustrate his examples. I would have liked more outline, structure and summaries to emphasize key points. I find it difficult to get every detail out of a story, especially an audio story. Several times, the author would end a segment by reminding the listener to review the steps in their head. But he would not do so on the audio program. The audio format makes this review difficult since it requires rewinding and re-listening to the program segment. Again, I would recommend this book to anyone desiring better connections skills.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Audiobook): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jon Stewart, The Writers of The Daily Show
    • Narrated By Jon Stewart
    Overall
    (3701)
    Performance
    (640)
    Story
    (632)

    Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American government.

    Connie says: "Runs hot and cold..but when it's hot...it's hot"
    "Cynicism lacks wit"
    Overall

    I thought this book would be an entertaining synopsis of American History. Instead I found this book full of potty humor and fabrication. It's a shame that the author thinks so little of its audience. There are plenty of humorous and ridiculous stories about the founding of our country without resorting to cheap shots and make believe. Perhaps next time the author will do his homework.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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