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Influencer Audiobook

Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling authors of Crucial Conversations.... Whether your goal is to change minds, change markets, or change the world - anything is possible for an influencer.

Everyone wants to be an influencer. We all want to learn how to help ourselves and others change behavior. And yet, in spite of the fact that we routinely attempt to do everything from lose weight to improve quality at work, few of us have more than one or two ideas about how to exert influence. For the first time, Influencer brings together the breakthrough strategies of contemporary influence masters. By drawing from the skills of hundreds of successful influencers and combining them with five decades of the best social-science research, Influencer shares eight powerful principles for changing behaviors - principles almost anyone can apply to change almost anything.

©2007 Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler; (P)2007 HighBridge Company

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    smallworld 01-12-13
    smallworld 01-12-13
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    "Smug & self-promoting."

    The first chapter is devoted totally to proclaiming, but not demonstrating, that the book will teach you amazing secrets about increasing your influence over people and events. It moves from there to over-hyping the "amazing" "influencers" the authors introduce. The heaps of unrestrained praise will provoke skepticism in all but the most credulous listener.

    It's possible that there's something useful to be learned later in this book, but the wide-eyed, unscientific approach - even when the authors talk about experts who are introduced as having strong scientific credentials - make it impossible to know what to take seriously. If evidence matters to you, don't buy this book.

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    Lawrence New York, NY 01-10-13
    Lawrence New York, NY 01-10-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Solid book, much more a resource than just a book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES. This book tells a story, using stories to help explain what influence is, and how to use it successfully.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The many stories used to illustrate the theme of the book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The guinea worm is no more. How amazing is that, in such a short amount of time?


    What did you learn from Influencer that you would use in your daily life?

    Influence is not a hammer, it is not direct. It is focused energy, trial and error, goal minded success.


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    sm 08-20-12
    sm 08-20-12

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    "Great Audiobook. Very practical advice."
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    Excellent book with a very practical approach to becoming a change agent. The real-life examples are motivating and insightful. I highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to be a better motivator, a change agent, or someone who wants to have a greater impact on their community, workplace, family, or the world.

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    Marva West Orange, New Jersey, United States 07-25-12
    Marva West Orange, New Jersey, United States 07-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent rivetting storyline"
    What did you love best about Influencer?

    It lived up to its name


    What did you like best about this story?

    It allowed you to practice what you learned almost immediately


    What about Eric Conger’s performance did you like?

    His reading was a true performance


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    His descriptions about the work and successes with ex prisoners.


    Any additional comments?

    I have to listen to the book a few more times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Wilson Monticello, GA USA 07-25-12
    John Wilson Monticello, GA USA 07-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Extremely Powerful Ideas backed up by real Results"
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    The stories of accomplishments using Simple studies of a problem then applying small behavior changes. Eliminating major problems with simple, easily applied changes are amazing.

    It is difficult for me to explain how much I was impressed by the information presented in this book. I was Stunned!

    It is a must read for everyone.

    We may even be able to change Washington politics and regain our country's economy.

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    Farley West Salem, WI, United States 07-10-12
    Farley West Salem, WI, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Great read!"
    What did you love best about Influencer?

    Gives you a lot of really good ideas on how people are influenced to do things. Many great examples that drive the principles home.


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    Susan Vine Grove, KY, United States 07-02-12
    Susan Vine Grove, KY, United States 07-02-12
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    "Helpful on business and personal levels"
    Where does Influencer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of the most useful books, which is really why I listen to audiobooks.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Since this is not fiction, I can't say I have a favorite character but the people described in the stories provide very good examples of Influencers.


    What does Eric Conger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Audible books hold my attention in general better than written books because I can be multitasking or driving while I am "reading."


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    That we can influence things toward change that we previously believed are beyond our control, from personal weight loss to large cultural changes.


    Any additional comments?

    I sent this to my son for his birthday. He is an audible user and also a multitasker like me, and will also find the subject matter useful to his personal and business lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Ziakin Seattle 04-30-12
    Paul Ziakin Seattle 04-30-12

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    "Made me think!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Touches on so many aspects of change! The whats, whys and hows.


    What other book might you compare Influencer to and why?

    Good follow up to Crucial Conversations and Proscis ADKAR.


    What about Eric Conger’s performance did you like?

    Good voice, energetic, understandable, not overly dramatic, funny.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Change only happens when people "Want" it to. You cannot force it. So the "trick" is to change their perceptions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rae Bellbird Park, Australia 04-21-12
    Rae Bellbird Park, Australia 04-21-12
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    "Lessons have stayed with me"

    I have referred to this book with others often since listening to it. While it could be a little briefer, it has powerful stories that are revisited throughout. The lessons will stay with me.

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    Hwee Brisbane, Australia 03-21-12
    Hwee Brisbane, Australia 03-21-12
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    "Great book, worth the listen"

    An excellent book on how to influence people with real life examples. It teaches you how to deal with difficult, entrenched behaviors that seem almost impossible to change. Really useful and entertaining.

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