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Courtney Cook

DUNDEE, OR, US
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  • Internet Marketing Conversion Strategies

  • 21 Secrets to Convert Your Traffic into Leads and Sales Online
  • By: BJ Min
  • Narrated by: Pat Henry
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
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This short and straight-to-the-point report will reveal to you 21 essential lessons to help you convert more traffic into leads and convert more leads into sales to ultimately grow your business to the next level.    

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No secrets here

  • By Courtney Cook on 08-01-18

No secrets here

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Reviewed: 08-01-18

the 21 secrets in this book are in my view nothing new, different or something that any business owner doesn't already know

  • Instagram Marketing

  • Gain Millions of Followers and Monetize Your Instagram Account
  • By: Elizabeth Nightingale
  • Narrated by: Jon Turner
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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When it comes to creating a great social media marketing plan, you need to make sure to try out a few different social media sites. While you may be used to Facebook marketing and Twitter marketing, nothing provides the number of conversions and sales you will get with Instagram marketing. This guidebook is going to spend some time talking about Instagram for beginners. Here we are going to talk about some of the basics that you will need in order to set up your very first business Instagram account and to start enticing the Instagram followers that you need.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste time or money on this one

  • By Courtney Cook on 11-11-17

Don't waste time or money on this one

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Reviewed: 11-11-17

Perhaps one of the most inane, repetitive, and shallow books on Audible today. Save your time and money and skip this one.

  • Double Double

  • How to Double Your Revenue and Profit in 3 Years or Less
  • By: Cameron Herold
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

A step-by-step guide to enjoying the roller-coaster ride of growth - while getting the most out of life as an entrepreneur. A growth-focused approach: The book is divided into three sections, which cover planning for fast growth, building a company for fast growth, and leading for fast growth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, informative and actionable!

  • By Joe on 05-29-12

just ok

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Reviewed: 08-08-17

having written number of books on this same Focus, company growth and Rockefeller habits, while okay, Double-Double is just okay.

the reading of the book was quite good no complaints.

  • The Closer's Bible

  • The Book of Books on Sales Training & Techniques to Close the Deal!
  • By: Knight Writer
  • Narrated by: Knight Writer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 111
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    4 out of 5 stars 104
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    4 out of 5 stars 103

The Closer's Bible is necessary material for all professional salespeople. A resource you can refer back to every time you need a refresher on a specific topic or a new word track for an objection. This book exposes the exact word tracks you need to know in order to overcome all objections ranging from "The payments are too high" to "I need to talk it over with my wife", and then dives deeper explaining psychology, body language, and vocal tonality. The Closer's Bible is a weapon which will broaden and sharpen your closing arsenal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best sales book I've read

  • By Kevin on 08-11-16

used car sales 101

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Reviewed: 04-19-17

it's not that there's not good information in the closer's Bible , it's rather that the author Advocates lying tricking and deception when it comes to sales. these behaviors or not what professional sales people do, if you're looking to work on a used car lot this is the book for you.

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  • Asking Great Sales Questions

  • By: CC Chapman
  • Narrated by: CC Chapman
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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All too often sales calls become an interrogation, leaving the prospects wondering where the conversation is leading. This book provides an alternative, based on the principle that effective sales start with focusing on the issues that matter most to your customers. This book helps you gain insight into your customer's business problems and use those insights to guide your sales questions.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not very helpful to an experienced sales person

  • By Keith Otero on 06-27-17

one great idea

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Reviewed: 01-14-17

this book has one great idea, it's succinct, clear and to the point. this book manages to accomplish in a short time frame with many others cannot accomplish in hours.

  • The Upside of Irrationality

  • The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 772

In his groundbreaking book Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the multiple biases that lead us into making unwise decisions. Now, in The Upside of Irrationality, he exposes the surprising negative and positive effects irrationality can have on our lives. Focusing on our behaviors at work and in relationships, he offers new insights and eye-opening truths about what really motivates us on the job.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first

  • By Stephen on 06-20-10

Another winner by Dan Ariely

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Reviewed: 09-07-16

I've yet to find a a book by Dan Ariely that I haven't finished in 48 hours or less, and he doesn't disappoint in The Upside Of Irrationality.

  • Local Marketing Made Simple

  • Online Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business
  • By: Michael H. Fleischner
  • Narrated by: Scott McFall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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Local Marketing Made Simple is the original and most effective guide for taking your local business to the next level. Written by top-selling marketing author and entrepreneur Michael Fleischner, the Local Marketing Made Simple system has already helped thousands of local business owners double and triple the size of their businesses.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • pass on this one

  • By Courtney Cook on 06-13-16

pass on this one

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Reviewed: 06-13-16

it seems like there has been a proliferation of late of market e-books designed to do nothing but give the author credibility. This is one of those books. There is nothing in here that the average business owner should not already know and definitely nothing even the most inexperienced of marketing professionals doesn't already know.

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  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,127
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,954
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,953

In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched, well written, & well read

  • By Stephen on 03-18-08

A Must Read

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Reviewed: 06-08-16

Outside of the obvious necessities of a good reading and audio, Dan Airely is able to bring listeners into the mind and research experiences of an MIT professor as he explores human behavior.

  • Does My Marketing Work?

  • Unlocking the Answer by Using What You Know
  • By: Robert Thompson
  • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 6
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Does your marketing work? This is a question asked by businesses and marketers around the globe, and with good reason. Billions of dollars are spent every year in marketing efforts, and unfortunately, there is not always a clear picture of the efficacy of those efforts. In his book Does My Marketing Work?, author Robert Thompson attempts to answer this question by using examples as experiences you are already familiar with. Instead of a "how to" approach, however, Mr. Thompson encourages personal idea generation for your unique situation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To the point marketing analysis

  • By Brittney Jewett on 05-27-16

Does My Book Help People?

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Reviewed: 04-30-16

As a data driven marketing agency owner, this is a subject that is a passion for me.

As an introduction to marketing measurement this very short read accomplishes what the author means to accomplish, but left me wondering, will reading this help anyone's business?

My biggest problem with the book is the lack of distinction between meaningful and vanity metrics.

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  • The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster

  • Why Now Is the Time to #jointheride
  • By: Darren Hardy
  • Narrated by: Darren Hardy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,645
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,329
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster will prepare you for the wild ride of entrepreneurship. It will warn you (of forthcoming fears, doubts, and the self-defeating conditioning of your upbringing and past), inoculate you (from the naysayers, dream-stealers, and pains of rejection and failure), and guide you (as you build those under-developed skills of independence, self-motivation, and self-accountability) safely past the landmines that blow up and cause the failure of 66 percent of all new businesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Mychal on 03-24-15

A good read from Darren Hardy

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Reviewed: 04-30-16

Overall, I'd give this book a 4.5 star review.

It is a reasonable summery of the subject, the stories are believable and authentic.

For the more seasoned Entrepreneur its largely a review, with some valuable leadership focussed reminders.

I wish Hardy had done more on team dynamics and management, though this section was generally sufficient.