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  • The Conversion Code

  • Capture Internet Leads, Create Quality Appointments, Close More Sales
  • By: Chris Smith
  • Narrated by: Chris Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714

The Conversion Code provides a step-by-step blueprint for increasing sales in the modern, Internet-driven era. Today's consumers are savvy, and they have more options than ever before. Capturing their attention and turning it into revenue requires a whole new approach to marketing and sales. This book provides clear guidance toward conquering the new paradigm shift towards online lead generation and inside sales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! By far the best sales book I have ever read!

  • By Amit Bhuta on 02-05-17

Click Bate book - felony fraud - please read

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I blame myself for wasting a credit to download this utterly worthless piece of garbage.

The author not only admits, but boasts of learning his craft from Lou Pearlman - the Harvey Weinstein of young boys, who was in Prison for felony financial fraud. And is now thankfully dead.

I find this author to be a lowlife, and complicit in the crimes of Lou Pearlman (tangentially at minimum).


I hope Chris Smith is shamed by this review, and I believe knowingly allowed Lou Pearlman to operate with impunity.

Please do not provide Chris Smith the revenue of a credit.

So, my conclusion is this book will get you arrested, like Lou Pearlman, if followed. More likely, buying this book, you will feel very uncomfortable hearing Chris Smith’s voice, and recognise this is a desperate con-man.

Please google Chris Smith + Lou Pearlman before downloading this Click Bate.



  • 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
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,482

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

A colossal waste of time

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Literally a nightmare to suffer through. No useful information. This guy quotes “Jim Rome” - the sportscaster. And tells the inspirational story of his son winning a high school football game. Exactly as useless of a story as you imagine.

An actual strategy that JEB proposes is “liking” people on Facebook & Twitter, and sending compliments about their posts.

Another strategy is calling a company, and internationally asking for the wrong department so you can get information about your target (or prospect).

And does JEB brag about himself, could James Brown dance? JEB’s biggest fan, JEB, wrote this abortion of a training manual about JEB, and how great JEB is a sales.

The master presenter JEB, did not even read his own book, it is some kid speaking with confusion.

Who needs this book? Perhaps insurance sales people, telemarketers, car sales people, and time share people.



I would recommend reading Neil Rachman SPIN selling. Rereading Neil Rachman is a better use of time than this garbage.

BTW, if you have ever wondered why the prospecting phone calls and emails are so bad, JEB is the reason with Sales Gravy.

F- JEB, you get an F for this effort

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  • The Challenger Sale

  • Taking Control of the Customer Conversation
  • By: Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson
  • Narrated by: Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,416

What's the secret to sales success? If you're like most business leaders, you'd say it's fundamentally about relationships - and you'd be wrong. The best salespeople don't just build relationships with customers. They challenge them.The need to understand what top-performing reps are doing that their average performing colleagues are not drove Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson, and their colleagues at Corporate Executive Board to investigate the skills, behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes that matter most for high performance.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Phil on 11-27-13

“Some” good info, but exhausting

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

This is a 1 hour book, stretched out into an unnecessarily long format. The speaker is odd, taunting, and distracting.

Some good info, ruined by the last Hard Sell chapter. Judging by the final sales pitch, you are probably already have a better presentation.

I hope there is not another book in this series. SPIN selling is far superior, and really this book just reaffirms the SPIN process.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Finding My Virginity

  • The New Autobiography
  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684

In Finding My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality, and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book!

  • By Alex on 10-18-17

About what you would expect

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

Not much to learn. Somewhat interesting.
I am not sure the point of this book, but the guy hates Trump, love Jimmy Carter, and wants to go into space.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Like Switch

  • An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over
  • By: Jack Schafer PhD, Ph.D. Marvin Karlins Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,587

The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI's National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Billy G. Gruff on 05-14-16

Overall good advice

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

The Ninth Chapter on Internet socializing was long, Boring, unnecessary, and dragged on forever.


The rest is good

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • David and Goliath

  • Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,010

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Art of (Unconventional) War

  • By Cynthia on 10-04-13

Another great book my Malcolm Gladwell

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

I hope Malcolm Gladwell writes 20 more books. He has never written a bad one.

  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

  • Kind of the Story of My Life
  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,785

Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING BOOK

  • By duane barker on 02-10-14

Could have been better

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

It is not a bad way to pass the time. I will try the affirmations, and if I become a top selling, hugely wealthy comedy author, then I will change my rating to 5 stars.

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  • The War for Late Night

  • By: Bill Carter
  • Narrated by: Sean Kenin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

When NBC decided to move Jay Leno into prime time to make room for Conan O'Brien to host the Tonight show - a job he had been promised five years earlier - skeptics anticipated a train wreck for the ages. It took, in fact, only a few months for the dire predictions to come true. Leno's show, panned by critics, dragged down the ratings - and the profits - of NBC's affiliates, while ratings for Conan's new Tonight show plummeted to the lowest levels in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Roy on 11-24-10

A great book

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Really well done, and I appreciate how this books fills in the gaps to the story we saw play out on TV.

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,813

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

Life Changing

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

I cannot imagine that another book will ever be written that will so perfectly explains the meaning of life. This is a masterpiece, and I recommend listening to every second.