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How the World Sees You Audiobook

How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value through the Science of Fascination

In How the World Sees You, author and personal branding expert Sally Hogshead applies the principles of fascination triggers to understanding "personality brands" - how individuals use different triggers to influence, persuade, and captivate others. You already know how you see yourself and the world. But how does the world see you? If you want to be heard and remembered, if you want people to take action on your ideas and opinions, then you need to get the full picture.
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In How the World Sees You, author and personal branding expert Sally Hogshead applies the principles of fascination triggers to understanding "personality brands" - how individuals use different triggers to influence, persuade, and captivate others.

You already know how you see yourself and the world. But how does the world see you? If you want to be heard and remembered, if you want people to take action on your ideas and opinions, then you need to get the full picture. Effective messages build a cause-and-effect cycle that creates action. Each time you communicate, you will either be heard, or you will be ignored.

In How the World Sees You, Sally Hogshead reveals which triggers individuals inherently use when interacting with others. Through her extensive, in-depth proprietary research ranging from market studies to neuroscience, she presents a set of archetypes, or style of persuasion, of different personality brands designed to help individuals understand their strengths and weaknesses and the pros and cons of each.

Inviting listeners to take an online assessment, she then explains their results and helps them develop new talents, create more productive teams, and hire ideal employees. How the World Sees You coaches listeners to focus not only on their strengths, but on the distinctive qualities and characteristics that make them different, not just better. As she persuasively shows, Different beats Good ever time.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material - including instructions on how to access the referenced assessment test - will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Sally Hogshead (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    James Parker 07-29-14

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    "Code is on front page of accompanying PDF"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How the World Sees You to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version, so how would I know?


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book and the material well enough to purchase another book by the same author. I think that Sally Hogshead does a fine job narrating, and anyone who is concerned about reviews to the contrary should listen to the sample before purchasing. I think most people will decide to purchase after that.

    This is a LONG book, but a great deal of that length is taken up by approximately 5-minute summaries of each personality type identified. The meat of the book is probably 6-8 hours, on par with other books like this.

    Finally, several reviewers complain that there is no code in the Audible version. I didn't notice it right away, and possibly earlier versions truly had no code, but the front of the accompanying PDF in my book (purchased mid-2014) had a code that I was able to use and actually take the assessment. So, despite what other reviewers say, there currently appears to be a code supplied with the Audible version of the book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Robin 07-06-14
    Robin 07-06-14

    Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...

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    "worth the listen for business insight"

    This author is obviously an authority in her field, and her method is right on the money. I would, however, recommend purchasing this book either on kindle or hardcover instead of audio. A third of the book is likely only to be scanned (since only a few minutes actually apply to any one individual), and there were several times that I would have liked to go back to an earlier section but was unable to do so due to the audio format. Also, there are very few authors who should be narrating their own books ... this is not one of them. The narration was average, and to do justice to the book should have been done by a professional narrator, in my opinion.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lotra 07-08-14
    Lotra 07-08-14
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    "Authors Should Always Read Their Own Books"
    Where does How the World Sees You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I give this book an 8.5 out of 10 because of the second person reading Sally's book. She is extremely dynamic and I enjoyed hearing her book, in her words. I was disappointed and bored by the second reader of the second half of the book. In fact, I skipped over a few sections where he was reading because the book lost its spark with his voice. She comes back on in Part 3 of the book, but so much critical information was hard for me to listen to because her male reader was so damn boring and clinical.Publishers need to get a grip and let authors read their own books. They have no realistic idea of how poor reading affects an audiobook. If you have a dynamic author, let them read their book!


    Which character – as performed by Sally Hogshead and Erik Bergmann – was your favorite?

    Sally, hands down is better at delivering her own research. Nothing against Erik, but he was wrong for reading her book. I was thrilled to see she was reading it and I have recommended the book to many friends. I am reluctant to recommend the audiobook because they used to readers who simply did not mesh well together.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James 11-29-15
    James 11-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    but could not find the access code"

    this book was excellent. Sally does a very good job of explaining the science of fascination and how to emphasize your greatest differences

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cher Nicholson 02-11-16
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    "Life changing!!!"

    Very thorough and efficient! I expect to use this as a tool to be a supremely effective communicator and also to build the team for my company!!!

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    mpb new york city 01-03-16
    mpb new york city 01-03-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Very good, thorough concepts, loved it"
    Would you listen to How the World Sees You again? Why?

    This is a very good book for any employees. I loved the concepts, some I already new others were refreshing.


    What about Sally Hogshead and Erik Bergmann ’s performance did you like?

    Love Sally spirit and narration. She is enlighting and enthusiastic


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Goodies 12-19-15
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    "Life changing"

    This book was one a handful of books that have had a profound impact on how I see myself and how the world sees me. It's a very good book to learn how to project and promote yourself using your natural, God given skills and personality. Worth reading

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    Chrisrs74 12-08-15
    Chrisrs74 12-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love love loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How the World Sees You to be better than the print version?

    No, but more entertaining when hearing the author read it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How accurate the The Science of Fascination is.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Subtle Touch.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was extremely motivated after completing this book and taking the assessment.


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    Fedewamv 08-16-15
    Fedewamv 08-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very interesting!"
    Would you listen to How the World Sees You again? Why?

    I have used this when managing students and coworkers. We use this framework for our annual evaluations.


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    Kevinatthebrook 07-16-15

    50 Something child. I decided to make better use of my 1 hour commute by listening to the "best works of the 20th century".

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    "Not conducive to a recorded book"
    What would have made How the World Sees You better?

    This book calls for the listener to complete various exercises. I don't think this fits the needs of most Audible users. I listen during my commute and became frustrated when i could not take part in the exercises.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by Jim Collins most likely.


    What aspect of Sally Hogshead and Erik Bergmann ’s performance would you have changed?

    Hogshead sounds like she's leading a Marketing Team Seminar which she kind of is.


    What character would you cut from How the World Sees You?

    Me:(


    Any additional comments?

    Most recently I'm struggling through something called "How the World Sees You". I say struggling because it strikes me as kind of gimmicky. The Author, Sally Hogshead has something to sell. She's come up with a "Myers Briggs Type Indicator" on steroids. You take a test and are assigned an "Archetype" from this you're supposed to interpret your strengths and weaknesses and how you are perceived by others. Hogshead uses "Fascinate" as a buzzword. This book has failed to fascinate me.
    "How the World Sees You" is not conducive to a recorded book. I'm not actually sure it's conducive to a written book either. If you were putting together a Team Building Workshop or other Organizational type activity there may be some value in this book. I may have felt different if I had sat down with the book and been able to go through all of the exercises in real time but to try to catch up after listening on the road, just not practical.

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    "Fascinating book"

    Great book that really opened me up to new perspectives. Sally reads it with great passion and is very fun to listen to. It'll be a great help to have this book with me in my back pocket and to look back on from time to time when I feel I need to be reminded what my, and others, greatest values are. It is however a bit long winded to listen to all the advantages being read, so maybe I should have bought the book. But then again it'll be good for future reference. At the end of the day it is a very informative book on a fascinating topic.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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