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B. Ferguson

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  • SEO Fitness Workbook, 2018 Edition

  • The Seven Steps to Search Engine Optimization Success on Google
  • By: Jason McDonald PhD
  • Narrated by: Michael Puttonen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

More than an audiobook - a workbook. While other books on SEO are either just junk put up to sell consulting services or esoteric mumbo-jumbo by experts, for experts, the SEO Fitness Workbook speaks in plain English and provides practical step-by-step instructions on how to optimize your website to the top of Google, Yahoo, and Bing. It is built upon years of real experience, and the teaching methodology of Jason McDonald, used in his classes in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Stanford University's Continuing Studies program.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Packed with actionable takeaways

  • By B. Ferguson on 04-19-17

Packed with actionable takeaways

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Reviewed: 04-19-17

I definitely recommend this book as it is packed with actionable takeaways in every section. Because it is packed with great todos, it's not the best to listen to while driving because you're going to want to take notes or see the examples. The Good News is that you get the PDF of the book with the audiobook and you can get all the workbooks when you regsiter for free on his website.

There's a workbook for each section such as Local SEO or Press Releases. Jason McDonald created shortened links to various resources across the web that illustrate his points/ideas. What I love about the book is that it focuses on the most important stuff first, so this is a great book for beginners and intermediates. The author will also answer short questions and has been most helpful to me. Overall, awesome resources!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Coaching Habit

  • Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
  • By: Michael Bungay Stanier
  • Narrated by: Daniel Maté
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,980

In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how - by saying less and asking more - you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • practical application, not theoretical

  • By Scott on 08-26-16

Elegant and Excellent

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Reviewed: 04-04-17

This book is short and simple yet complete. It's very applicable with lots of great questions and examples. As a person who is an analyst and problem solver, almost as soon as someone presents a situation to me in the form of a sentence, I would provide a solution. People don't like that and it's annoying. As a result, I have been working on communication and asking questions. The book provided me with more why, more questions, and perspective. I have ordered a physical copy of the book for each person at my company. I feel it will help me make questions more of a habit. After all, as a problem solver I have a natural curiosity, just need to harness it for the better

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,800
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,792

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave listeners shaking their heads in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well concluded!

  • By Julio on 01-12-09

Great trilogy. Great performance

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Reviewed: 03-25-17

The narration was very good. There were a lot of different voices especially in the third book. Some of the characters voices changed for story reasons and Michael did an awesome job with this. One of the characters voice changes through all three books which was cool. Six stars on the narration

  • Influence

  • The Psychology of Persuasion
  • By: Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,252

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say yes - and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His 35 years of rigorous, evidence-based research, along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior, has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader - and how to defend yourself against them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening

  • By ProudPapa34 on 01-08-17

Excellent

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Reviewed: 12-06-16

This audiobook is just the right length. The influence principles were described with easy to follow stories and examples. The funniest stories were how the author was duped by an influence principle. If you're looking to be more effective in your communications with people, I would highly recommend this book.

It will help you understand why people are drawn to certain things, why people are reluctant to change their mind, etc

33 of 38 people found this review helpful