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  • 42 Rules for Building a High-Velocity Inside Sales Team

  • Actionable Guide to Creating Inside Sales Teams that Deliver Quantum Results
  • By: Lori L. Harmon, Debbi S. Funk
  • Narrated by: Jill Maglione
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Inside sales is the fastest growing sales channel due to its cost effective nature. An inside sales rep can handle far more contacts on a daily basis than their field sales counterpart. If you are a "C" level executive with responsibility for delivering revenue, you cannot afford to overlook the rules contained in this fast-paced, powerful, book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Decades of Experience Beautifully Condensed

  • By Jamazon on 01-17-17

Decades of Experience Beautifully Condensed

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

Any additional comments?

42 RULES INSIDE SALES contains an abundance of information on creating inside sales teams. Lori Harmon and Debbie Funk obviously have years and years of in-depth, hands-on experience creating, managing, and advising others on creating and managing inside sales organizations. They begin by guiding you through analyzing your company and your customers to direct you to determine what type of inside sales team is best for your company. They discuss hiring, ROE (Rules of Engagement) between inside sales and outside sales, incentive programs, and much more.

Each rule was covered in depth, yet straight-forward and to-the-point, so you get a lot of information quickly.

Also, even though this title is geared toward Sales Management, it addresses interactions with other departments such as Marketing and Human Resources for maximum success.

Additionally, someone who is an Inside Sales Rep or Sales Development Rep could appreciate this audiobook to better understand not only the Inside Sales environment and how Sales Management is thinking, but also to better understand how their role fits within the overall organization, picking up a few tips for more successful selling, and insights that might help them be promoted into Sales Management, if they desire.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 7 Sexes

  • Biology of Sex Determination
  • By: Elof Axel Carlson
  • Narrated by: Adam B. Crafter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Few of us know much about the biology of sex determination, but what could be more interesting than to discover how we are shaped into males and females? In this book, Elof Carlson tells the incredible story of the difficult quest to understand how the body forms girls and boys. Carlson's history takes us from antiquity to the present day to detail how each component of human reproduction and sexuality was identified and studied....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Science Marvel

  • By Eliza on 01-05-16

Funny History and Real Science

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

What about Adam B. Crafter’s performance did you like?

He has a professorial voice that suits the topic.

Any additional comments?

I found the combination of history and science to be most interesting. The book isn't intended to be funny, but the oh-so-ridiculous theories and beliefs that apparently-smart people came up with about sexes, before science, was laughable. These weren't just possibilities that Aristotle (yes, that Aristotle) and others hypothesized about while hanging out drinking wine on the isles of Greece, but actual beliefs (presumed to be absolutely true) of how the body, sex, and life worked.I got some good chuckles from hearing about the "wise" and their absurd conclusions. Makes you wonder what we today are being so "wise" about in our day, but is absolutely absurd.

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  • Actor Demo Reel Video Editing Guidelines for Actors and Editors

  • Rules, Tips, Tricks and Advice to Save Money, Manage Your Acting Career, Maximize Reels for Busy Casting Directors
  • By: Harper Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Jay Prichard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

For actors, demo reel editors, and video editors who want to learn about producing demo reels. As an actor and demo reel editor, I have a perspective of the actor's needs as well as skills offered by editors, including techniques most actors aren't aware of. But by knowing demo reel guidelines plus technical aspects, actors can manage their demo reels and control their marketing branding images.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Choc-Full of Information

  • By Jamazon on 01-18-16

WOW! Choc-Full of Information

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

Reviewed: 01-18-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Actor Demo Reel Video Editing Guidelines for Actors and Editors to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

This audiobook was full of so much information. And the author obviously has a passion for demo reels and getting information out there to actors and editors making demo reels. What also amazed me were things that actors wouldn't normally know or think about, but Harper Mitchell didn't hold back on pulling back the curtain and telling actors what they need to hear. And there are some useful tips to help editors up their game..

What about Jay Prichard’s performance did you like?

Prichard portrayed the authors intent very well. His proper use of inflections really helped to convey the content and emphasize important points.

Any additional comments?

I appreciated the PDF that came with the audiobook. The graphic was useful in helping to understand the "Safe Area" topic. And it also includes a printable Table of Contents. Way cool! Makes it easy to review a topic again. Just find it on the TOC, and go back to the audio chapter for that topic..

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Chocolate on a Stick

  • By: Carole Bellacera
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Velma and Louie are in their 70s...and in love with each other. They met at the mailboxes in a retirement home in Memphis, Tennessee. But trouble is on the horizon for our sprightly senior citizens. The nursing home is closing, and their children are bound and determined to separate them - keeping Velma in Memphis with her nervous Elvis Presley-impersonator, car salesman son, Farvis, and sending Louie to South Carolina with his daughter, Jeneeva, who works in a sex toy factory pouring plastic into "pecker molds", as Velma calls it. But Velma and Louie ain't gonna take this kind of treatment from their nutty offspring....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent fun!

  • By A. Lovell on 09-06-16

Sassy Grandma, Her Man, and a Red Corvette

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

Reviewed: 12-15-14

What about Angie Hickman’s performance did you like?

Loved it. Like sweet and spicy molasses on a stick!

Any additional comments?

The "Hairy Christmas" hospital escape was probably my favorite scene. Later, I rallied behind Jeneeva and her self-discovery transformation, and I was happy for her. I learned so many new southern colloquialisms. Lots of fun in this audiobook.

  • Taekwondo

  • A Practical Guide to the World's Most Popular Martial Art
  • By: Bill Pottle, Katie Pottle
  • Narrated by: Adam B. Crafter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Take your martial arts training to the next level with this audiobook! Taekwondo: A Practical Guide to the World's Most Popular Martial Art is written by Bill and Katie Pottle, owners of the Korean Academy of Taekwondo in Aurora, CO. Their school has worked with students of all ages and abilities, from 2-year-olds to Olympians to senior citizens. The audiobook contains sections on kicks, forms, one steps, history and philosophy, mechanics of board breaking, increasing power and speed, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent introduction to Taekwondo

  • By Warrior Princess on 03-18-15

With the audiobook and PDF you can learn anywhere!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-14

What does Adam B. Crafter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Adam's very disciplined voice matches perfectly for such a very disciplined subject.

Any additional comments?

This is a great package, because along with the audiobook, you also are provided a PDF that contains the text of the book, as well as the figures, charts, tables, etc. This means you can feed your desire to learn Taekwondo anywhere. Listen in the car or at the gym, then continue with the PDF at home (as well as view all of the pictorial images), and then pick it up again in the car, thus allowing you as much continuous immersion as you want. The audiobook also goes beyond just telling the moves; it includes the history, philosophy, discipline, bio-physiology, how to compete (tips to win, rules, etc.), AND it even has a section for advice for parents. It really is extensive in the depth in which it covers Taekwondo.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Business Secrets from the Bible

  • Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance
  • By: Daniel Lapin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884

It's safe to say that nearly everyone is seeking a happier, more successful life. So then why do so few attain it? Business Secrets from the Bible proposes a new way to view and approach success—one based upon key concepts from the Bible that are actually surprisingly simple. Written especially for those seeking success in the realms of money, relationships, and spirituality, this book encourages listeners to realize their common mistakes, come to terms with them, and turn those mistakes into future triumphs.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad philosophy, short on theology

  • By Michael on 06-14-16

Ancient Jewish Wisdom, Success God's Way

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

Reviewed: 09-17-14

If you could sum up Business Secrets from the Bible in three words, what would they be?

Truth

Any additional comments?

Stop paying attention to all of those cute/inspirational memes and sayings that are posted all over the internet; they are so much rubbish. Listen to the wisdom handed down to, and through, the Jews. They have the successful history to warrant your attention.

It overwhelmed me to learn about the words and concepts that are not, and have never been, a part of God's language of Hebrew, and therefore are not things that we should be attaining to. For example, there is no word in Hebrew for retirement; God never intended for us to work and work for years so that we could eventually hopefully one day "relax" and do nothing or whatever we want. And there is no Hebrew word for "winning money" (do you lottery players hear that?). The Hebrew language teaches to earn money, not gamble for it or hope to win it. And the ancient Jewish wisdom (a new favorite phrase of mine) tells you how to be successful. It seems ironic, but the book teaches that you can be someone who works for a non-profit organization that helps people, but that you are always trying to get people to donate money ... OR ... you can be someone who is extremely financially successful and help more people in a much bigger way by having the large finances to do so. At one point, the book asks, and discusses, the question: Who has truly helped more people? Mother Teresa, or Bill Gates?

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Organizational Behavior: The Basics

  • By: Trevor Clinger
  • Narrated by: Jay Prichard
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

This final essay for an organizational behavior 300-level class explains the basic concepts involved with organizational behavior. Organizational behavior is extremely important to understand, because the behavior of a business's employees, customers, or suppliers can make or break the business. There are various main concepts that are important to identify when understanding an organization's behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally something useful!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-22-14

18 Minutes Your Boss Should Hear

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

Reviewed: 09-17-14

Any additional comments?

In just 18 minutes, you as a manager can learn some powerful nuggets for a happier and more productive workplace. Or, if you are someone who works under an ineffective manager, it will give you insight to the cause of their behavior, and how to be more successful within that work environment, which can set you on the road to be THEIR boss one day.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • With All My Heart...

  • Lean On Him, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Hurt
  • Narrated by: Roni Gallimore
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

When Amanda moves to a small town to pursue her career as a Children's Minister, she never expects to find the man God has sent for her. But just as she opens her heart up to him something terrible happens to her causing her to shut the world out, including the love of her life. Will he be able to help her find her faith or will she forever be lost?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Bold Collision

  • By Jamazon on 09-17-14

A Bold Collision

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

Reviewed: 09-17-14

Any additional comments?

I say this is "Bold", because the author has combined so many different aspects of life together, and goes where some might be uncomfortable going. I won't give any spoilers, but will just say it is a mixture of romance, faith, and a situation that is very hard for people, especially women, in real life to deal with. I am certain that there are women out there that would take comfort from this book ... women who might feel that no one understands. I appreciate that it addresses the real emotional issues that are faced by all involved. And better yet, brings in the value of faith.

  • Confessions of a Caffeine Addict

  • By: Marina Kushner
  • Narrated by: Sarianna Gregg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

This book is an anthology written by a diverse group of 40 individuals from around the world. They come from all walks of life, yet they are all united by the choices they have made. Confessions of a Caffeine Addict covers all major products including coffee, tea, yerba mate, energy and sport drinks, soda, caffeine pills, diuretics, medicine, chocolate, and other foods containing the drug. All have written from their hearts, telling the stories of what brought them along to their own conclusions about their use of caffeine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reality of caffeine addiction...

  • By Ishabelle Torry on 10-05-14

You WILL know people you want to give this to!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-14

Where does Confessions of a Caffeine Addict rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I liked that it was a longer book, but made up of short stories, so if I couldn't get back to it for a while, I could immediately immerse myself back into it.

Which scene was your favorite?

The girl who had alcoholic socialite parents who started feeding her coffee at the age of 4, because they didn't keep milk in the house. All they had was alcohol or coffee, so guess which one the (not so) lucky girl got?

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

You can't listen to this book without thinking of many people that you want to give it to, because they need to know, and see, their own situation.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful