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A must-listen resource for EVERYONE in sales and management. Learn to solve problems, the formula for success and failure and living well, how to have something good to say, how to take an interest in life and people, the four "ifs" that make life worthwhile, communication and how to say it well, and how to read your audience.

The man many consider to be America's foremost business philosopher has been sharing his success principles and strategies for more than 39 years, with more than 6,000 audiences and over four million people worldwide! He is the author of over 25 books, audio programs, and videos. Jim has been hailed over the years as one of the most influential thinkers of our time.

Listen to everything by Jim Rohn.
©2005 Jim Rohn (P)2005 R&L Publishing dba SUCCESS Media

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I was very disappointed .. A prelude

I was really disappointed, it was more of a summary of what he will discuss if you attended a seminar. Lots of one liner on a bunch of topics. I wouldn't buy another title of this kind.

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Art of Persuasion is Communication

Where does Communication and the Art of Persuasion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's Jim Rohn, if you have listened to any of his presentations - then you already know it's going to be a transformational source of knowledge and therefore among the top 5 of my fave audiobooks.

What other book might you compare Communication and the Art of Persuasion to and why?

The Art of War, both books address communication and persuasion in order to achieve goals....

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

His skill at making a presentation personal, something that cannot be achieved when reading...

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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great for improving communication skills

Jim Rohn is a guru in the communication field ,this Audio book is very straight to the point, funny and inspiring ;specially for the newbie in sales and public speaking.
When listening to this Audio book jot down some notes as you’ll find it very useful and handy later on.

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well-read fluff

Firstly, this is more of a recorded sermon than it is an audiobook. Like a sermon, the majority of the references are religious, with almost no science or empirical data included. Also like a sermon, the listenability is largely tied to the oratory skills of the person delivering it. Jim Rohn is a good speaker, sort of a Zig Ziglar knockoff.

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wonderful communicator.

It is always wonderful to hear the way Jim Rohn communicates with his audience. Many of today's motivational speakers and even an irritational speaker have been mentored by Jim Rohn. A legacy that deserves to live on.

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Excellent he is a very talented speaker and I will

he is very talented this was my first introduction to him I will be buying many more of his books and his seminars that are on Audible I'm so glad that I got the recommendation to hear what he's all about

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Love Jim Rohn

Could listen to him for hours. such a great talent. I would recommend ALL his stuff.

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Very easy and entertaining to listen to.

The audiobook is like listening to a motivational speaker in a podcast. I gave this rating because it was very entertaining to listen to, but I was hoping to hear about the science behind the subject.

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energizing

must listen over and over and over and over and over again, then when you are done start over.

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excellent content

I love listening to this! So many powerful take a ways from Jim Rohn. Highly recommend

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  • MArina MM
  • 07-04-17

Eye opening..

inspiring and still relevant in 2017. I keep listening it over and over again. good for people of ages.

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  • MR
  • 08-10-17

decent but listened to better jim Rohn speeches .

decent but listened to better jim Rohn speeches . worth implementing some of the stuff thou into your own life. Probably won't listen to again thou

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  • pete
  • 04-02-15

personalised with the best advice

One of the nest Jim rohn presentations Iv heard in years. an absolute must have

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  • 12-17-13

Utter gibberish

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This is supposed to be a book about the art of communication. Mr Rohn simply rants in abstract terms. He should have:
1. Structured the material better
2. Given clear examples with "how to" instructions.

Has Communication and the Art of Persuasion put you off other books in this genre?

Yes, a bit. Fortunately I first listened to "how to win friends and influence people", so I know there are good books out there.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Rohn?

No one, he is an excellent narrator, with passion, and varied energy and pace. It's simply low grade content that no one could have saved.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Confusion at first, then contempt, then disappointment.

Any additional comments?

Just saying "do this", "don't do that" and using generic examples is a rant, not an education.

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  • Taikozfan
  • 10-12-16

Wonderful insights. Last resort section was my favourite!

Jim Rohn is an absolute legend. Brilliant investment. Inspiring to listen to and crammed with great wisdom, humility and even some laughter! Great way to improve one's communication skills.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful