An arsenal of powerful questions that will transform every conversation.
Skillfully redefine problems. Make an immediate connection with anyone. Rapidly determine if a client is ready to buy. Access the deepest dreams of others. Power Questions sets out a series of strategic questions that will help you win new business and dramatically deepen your professional and personal relationships. The book showcases 35 riveting, real conversations with CEOs, billionaires, clients, colleagues, and friends. Each story illustrates the extraordinary power and impact of a thought-provoking, incisive power question. To help listeners navigate a variety of professional challenges, over 200 additional, thought-provoking questions are also summarized at the end of the book.
In Power Questions you’ll discover:
When you use power questions, you magnify your professional and personal influence, create intimate connections with others, and drive to the true heart of the issue every time.
©2012 Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
This is a good book if all it does it change your perspective and cause you to rethink your questions before you ask them.
The narrator sounds like a computer generated voice. I found it almost intolerable.
the book did not have enough useful info, it was too long for what is was
there should have been more useful questions
There are definitely some thought provoking questions here that could help someone truly stand out in a personal or professional setting. The stories add interest and context to the questions, and often left me asking questions of my own.
I will definitely be giving this audiobook another listen (or two) to help the information sink in.
While I like the fact that the two authors alternate narrating chapters of the book, one of the authors reminds me a bit of Tommy Chong, which is a bit distracting at times.
Also, it would be nice to have a PDF reference sheet of all the questions to review now and then, rather than having to stop what you're doing and write them down. I started to write them down, and then I realized I had missed questions because I was too engrossed in the stories.
This book is superficial, and way overpriced. Also, too many religious references.
There is little of value here. It's more like a pamphlet you would find in the waiting room of a psychologist's office.
I purchased the hard copy for myself and two others, because the other 297 questions are not on the Audible book.
No, absolutely not. The content is decent and can be inspiring, but the narration by one of the authors is so horribly bad that I just stopped listening and never finished the book. I went out and got the print version instead. Another problem with the audiobook is the lack of an index of all the questions.
I never reached the ending.
One of them (I don't know which) was OK, the other was terrible, in fact so bad that I stopped the audiobook.
No. Its structure (many chapters, each on a separate 'power question') means it's best enjoyed in little bites.
I loved this book because it explores a subject that is not covered by many text books. I learned a leadership skill (leading by questions puts you in control of the conversation). The book is narrated by both authors, so you don't really get a chance to get board; as the book takes you from one story to another.
This is one the best books I bought at Audible :)
I was already sold on the importance of questions before listening to this audio. While there were some great new questions, it was more the way he presented them that gave me a different angle and made them sink in a little deeper. Highly recommended.
I would put this in the top 5 all time books, audible or otherwise.
What do you think?
Powerfull, short potent life situations we face. It's personal.
Highly powerful and short chapters that can immediately be put to use. Enough material that you can listen to it over and over (number 4 for me), share with friends and find what power questions you can use next.
Listened with my daughter before school, she tired the power question and was amazed at how it worked.
Also get the paper book, has hundreds of power questions included but the audio is perfect as a start, guide and refresher.
I have seen this book transform men's lives.
Love self improvement! Anything is possible!
I was hooked from the introduction! The authors did a great job reading and retelling their experiences dealing with Power Questions. I found the information (and questions) applicable and was constantly challenged to dig deeper. The stories they share are relatable and intriguing! I plan to pick up anything else Panas or Sobel have published!
I really liked the stories around the actual questions as it gives the context of when to ask what. however I am a bit skeptical about the dogma and the whole 'change your life to be happy' connotation. Some questions are very powerful at a subject matter but are absolutely neutral in their connotation and do not necessarily always have to relate to the 'purpose of life' matter.
all in all yet I learned some new questions to use, which is exactly what I would wish from an audiobook
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