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Rick Allen

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  • The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

  • By: Hannah B. Harvey, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Hannah B. Harvey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
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An absolute treat for the heart and mind, these 24 lectures demonstrate how to master the art of storytelling, offering insight into the process of crafting and delivering a tale to enhancing the stories you tell everyday-to your children at bedtime, in your conversational anecdotes, and in your presentations at work. Teachers, lawyers, clergy, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to understand the power of stories to capture hearts and minds will benefit from these lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ca'mon Bad Reviews! This course is amazing!

  • By Thomas Meli on 06-06-16

but that's another story

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Reviewed: 03-05-18

This is the course for every preacher, teacher, sales person, and anyone and everyone makes the living based on or help by the spoken word. If you lecture, or tech Sunday school, or simply have opportunity to talk with mentor others, stories are the way we communicate. This course make you a better storyteller and will make you better at whatever you do.

  • The Charisma Myth

  • How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
  • By: Olivia Fox Cabane
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileione
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,039
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    4 out of 5 stars 3,421
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    4 out of 5 stars 3,393

What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent treatment of a fascinating topic.

  • By Gare&Sophia on 12-05-12

will this book make you a better parent?

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Reviewed: 02-25-18

Having charisma, being able to influence people's thoughts and actions, demands responsibility. It occurred to me, over whom does almost anyone have such influence more than a parent over their children? the chapter about using that influence responsibly could be some of the most potent parenting advice ever. So it's not just about being a suave person wielding influence for self-serving objectives.It's about being the best you you can be.

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  • The Talent Code

  • Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: John Farrell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,981
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,306
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283

New research has revealed that myelin, once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells, may be the holy grail of acquiring skill. Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds, interviewing world-class practitioners (top soccer players, violinists, fighter, pilots, artists, and bank robbers) and neuroscientists. In clear, accessible language, he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The five things that stuck out to me in the "The Talent Code"

  • By Jason on 09-15-16

Your Brain, A Concise Manual

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Reviewed: 01-28-18

The most valuable tool we possess is our brain. this is the manual on how to best employ and continuously improve it.

  • Sales EQ

  • How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal
  • By: Jeb Blount
  • Narrated by: Jeb Blount
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 613
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    5 out of 5 stars 539
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

The sales profession is in the midst of a perfect storm. Buyers have more power - more information, more at stake, and more control over the sales process - than any time in history. Technology is bringing disruptive change at an ever-increasing pace, creating fear and uncertainty that leaves buyers clinging to the status quo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Effective Approach to EQ Sales Mastery

  • By Joe on 07-20-17
  • Sales EQ
  • How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal
  • By: Jeb Blount
  • Narrated by: Jeb Blount

The last book i read will be the next i read

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Reviewed: 10-30-17

whay can i say? I'm reading this one again. there was so much information that needs more than an ah ha moment to grasp.

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  • Fanatical Prospecting

  • The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling
  • By: Jeb Blount
  • Narrated by: Jeb Blount, Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,130
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,784
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747

Fanatical Prospecting gives salespeople, sales leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives a practical, eye-opening guide that clearly explains the why and how behind the most important activity in sales and business development: prospecting. The brutal fact is that the number one reason for failure in sales is an empty pipe, and the root cause of an empty pipeline is the failure to consistently prospect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is pure sales GOLD!

  • By Darius on 08-20-16

powerful book every sales professional must read

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Reviewed: 10-23-17

in every sales career I've ever had the magic talisman come the Holy Grail was where do I find people to talk to? fanatical prospecting is the guidebook, the how to guide on exactly that.

  • Zero Resistance Selling

  • Achieve Extraordinary Sales Results Using the World-Renowned Techniques of Psycho-Cybernetics
  • By: Maxwell Maltz
  • Narrated by: Matt Furey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Achieve extraordinary sales results using the world-renowned techniques of Psycho-Cybernetics. Dr. Maxwell Maltz, the creator of Psycho-Cybernetics, and five hugely successful sales entrepreneurs - each a Psycho-Cybernetics success story - reveal how to apply this powerful self-improvement program to every aspect of selling. Learn how to completely eliminate customer resistance even as you remove your own mental obstacles and doubts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Become a Master at Closing Sales

  • By John Chisum (@revchiz) on 04-29-17

a must-read for sales professionals

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Reviewed: 10-14-17

if you enjoyed psycho-cybernetics this book will help you apply as principles directly to your selling career

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  • The New Psycho-Cybernetics

  • By: Maxwell Maltz edited by Dan S. Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
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Since its publication in 1960, Dr. Maltz's seminal text has inspired more than 30 million readers to enhance their lives and achieve life-changing goals - from losing weight to excelling in sports to dramatically increasing their income. Now revised for a new millennium, The New Psycho-Cybernetics remains true to Dr. Maltz's visionary approach and proven groundbreaking techniques.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth every dollar.

  • By Ryan on 08-27-03

powerful information

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Reviewed: 10-04-17

I first read this book in college back in the early 70s. I wish I'd been smart enough to have comprehended and implemented these Concepts back then.