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  • Yes!

  • 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive
  • By: Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrated by: Blair Hardman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 904
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 526

Whether you are in advertising, marketing, management, on sales, or just curious about how to be more influential in everyday life, Yes! shows how making small, scientifically proven changes to your approach can have a dramatic effect on your persuasive powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Expected

  • By Tyler James Ellison on 06-02-09

Yes! Yes!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-15

Don't let this simple title lead you to think this book has basic information. This book has great information as well as scientific data to back up its claims. It cites easy to understand examples so you can better understand the content.

The presentation was great as well. I liked how the headings and chapters were read by another person. This made it easy to differentiate the topics.

  • The Introvert Advantage

  • How to Thrive in an Extrovert World
  • By: Marti Olsen Laney PsyD
  • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,858
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,618
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,601

The Introvert Advantage dispels common myths about introverts - they’re not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial - and explains how they are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation such as chitchat, phone calls, parties, or office meetings can easily become "too much". Most importantly, it thoroughly refutes many introverts’ belief that something is wrong with them. Instead, it helps them recognize their inner strengths - their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're an Introvert or not sure, you must read.

  • By Raul on 12-07-13

Misnomer

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would change the title. She talks about how an introvert has to do all these things so that extroverts will understand them, its hardly an advantage.

At times the content was very clinical, which I found unnecessary. I understand that she was explaining facts about introverts vs. extroverts, but it seemed very dry and didn't fit with the rest of the book.

Some of the examples were redundant. Different situations were cited (work, children, dating) but the advice to deal with all these situations were the same.

Would you recommend The Introvert Advantage to your friends? Why or why not?

I have recommended this book because the information is good but you really have to sift through to get to the core of this book.

  • Networking for People Who Hate Networking

  • A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected
  • By: Devora Zack
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96

Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and a successful consultant who speaks to thousands of people every year, found that most networking advice books assume that to succeed you have to become an extrovert. Or at least learn how to fake it. Not at all. There is another way. This audiobook shatters stereotypes about people who dislike networking. They’re not shy or misanthropic. Rather, they tend to be reflective - they think before they talk. They focus intensely on a few things rather than broadly on a lot of things. And they need time alone to recharge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So that's why I hate networking!

  • By Caroline on 04-20-13

Not an easy listen

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

There are so many things I would change about the book.

There needs to be more pauses to let the listener know a new topic, paragraph, sentence has started. If I were reading this book I would be able to see headings, paragraphs, etc. but listening to this book left me lost because I wasn't able to detect a change of ideas.

In certain instances the narrator was reading from charts (it appeared to be), but it took me several tries to figure this out.

What was most disappointing about Devora Zack’s story?

The most disappointing thing about this book was that I'm sure there was useful information I don't think it was presented in a way that made it easily obtainable.

Would you be willing to try another one of Karen Saltus’s performances?

Most definitely not. The pace was too quick. I didn't have enough time to absorb the information.

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  • The Referral of a Lifetime

  • The Networking Systems that Produces Bottom Line Results…Every Day!
  • By: Tim Templeton
  • Narrated by: Michael Mish
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

In The Referral of a Lifetime, author Tim Templeton frames a powerful plan for cultivating clients and customers in a fable about businesswoman Susie McCumber, who feels increasingly like a failure. A friend refers her to the mysterious Mr. Highground, who introduces her to four successful people. They show her how they transformed their businesses and their lives by determining how others view them and how they view themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real path to success

  • By Michael K Hooker on 09-26-10

This One Really Gels!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-14

What did you love best about The Referral of a Lifetime?

I've heard and read a lot about points made in this book before but its presented in a way that I can actually follow and use. I also like the examples used to support these points.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Getting to Yes

  • Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
  • By: Roger Fisher, William Ury
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,210

Getting to Yes is a straightorward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting taken - and without getting angry. It offers a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict - whether it involves parents and children, neighbors, bosses and employees, customers or corporations, tenants or diplomats.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I Could Go to Four and One-Half Stars

  • By John on 01-14-12

Good if you can dedicate your time to listening

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The information is good but its difficult to follow due to the narration style.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator really detracted from the information presented. The tone was very monotonous and dry. The delineation between the headers and the content is not as clear as it could be. This might be a book that's easier to read than to listen to.

18 of 23 people found this review helpful