How to Be a Rainmaker

Unexpected Rules for Business and Personal Success
Narrated by: Jeffrey Fox
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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In How to Be a Rainmaker: Unexpected Rules for Business and Personal Success, best-selling author and renowned marketing consultant Jeffrey Fox reveals the myth-busting, convention-blasting strategies, techniques, and ideas used by today's most successful men and women across the job spectrum to grab customers, generate cash, and distinguish themselves as superstars in their fields. In these 12 information-packed sessions in How to Be a Rainmaker, you'll discover:

  • How to burn your brand onto peoples' imaginations.
  • 13 steps to leaving a compelling voice mail message.
  • The "magic" time and place to hold a client meeting.
  • Three things NOT to do when you're traveling on business.
  • The message your marketing must always communicate.
  • The disastrous response to a market slowdown that's also the most common.
  • One thing you should always have in a headline.
  • "Bad" words you should never use in advertising.
  • The truth about the customer always being right.
  • Remarkably easy ways for you to gain the critical edge.
  • And so much more!

Rainmakers are men and women who are out there every day getting it done: bettering their organizations and businesses, enjoying their jobs, moving up, making great money, and giving themselves and their families the life they always dreamed of. These rules are how they do it. Learn how to be a rainmaker, and you're guaranteed to make that critical leap from merely good to truly great and to reap all of the fantastic personal, professional, and financial rewards that go along with it!

©2003 Jeffrey Fox (P)2003 Nightingale Conant

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Great message but poor delivery

The message and stories are good advice but sometimes can reeks of sly methods.

Delivery was poorly recorded and extremely poorly edited. Every chapter starts and ends with this very cheesy annoying music that overlays the message. The music volume is so high that you cannot hear the main message.

I want to love this book but the music makes overlay makes me want to delete this book Everytime I hear it.

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Great info

What did you love best about How to Be a Rainmaker?

Loaded with tips and tricks. This first listen was just to get familiar. The second listen will be for taking notes.

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No nonsense. Practical. Easy to understand

If you are a newby in sakes, this book will give you a great idea of what professional salesmanship should look like.

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great information unfortunately from Nightingale

The content is excellence and actionable, at least what is not drowned out with music. The narrator is clear, when not drowned out with music. Unfortunately another poorly produced Nightingale production. If I did not know that it was great information, I would have skipped it when I say it was from Nightingale.

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The book feels like one big sales pitch

I already bought the book. I understand starting out with a few sentences talking about what a rainmaker is and why I should care, but the first 1/3rd of the book is just pitching the book. It got so boring spending 2 hours to the author talk about why you should be a rainmaker. Hell, the author breaks into poetry on why you should follow their method at one point! I couldn't even finish the book. In all that time the author made 2 small suggestions, and then went back as too why you should be that person rather than why the suggestions work.

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Meh

A lot of frivolous information with a few profound and very helpful points woven in. I will likely listen again somewhere down the road, but for now, I’m very happy to have finished this one.

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annoying music during voice over.

what is with the music during the reading? Very distracting and annoying. Otherwise it might receive five stars. But this was absolutely annoying.

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Did Fox need to hit a word limit?

Because every 4 words was the word rainmaker, like a 6th grader trying to reach a word count.

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Less than I expected

I have read this book and hoped this program would have had more elaboration and discussion about what it takes to be a true "rainmaker" instead it was filled with the same content but anecdotes about how to some of the stuff mentioned.

Don't get me wrong, I found some of the content valuable, I guess I was just hoping for more.

If you've never read this book, get this program, if you have, don't bother.

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Hot garbage

This is easily the worst, most childish, most emotionally stunted sales advice I have ever heard. Stay far, far away from this poorly written, incompetently read screed.

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  • H T.
  • 02-23-20

Should have let someone else narrate it

it's a painful listen. very obviously not narrated by a professional. I had to look up the narrator, only go find out, it's the author.

the book has come recommend, so I'll struggle thorough this audio book.

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  • 04-14-19

Uncommon Common Sense if that makes sense

The advice seems like common sense ...... after you've listened to it. Kept thinking: "Oh,yeah that makes sense" as I listened through it. Really well articulated rules to follow when making sales and dealing with customers.

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  • Mr Michael Tamam
  • 12-25-18

Good book

good book, although I would have preferred they avoid the hard sell at the end (from nightingale) and let me finish the book.

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  • Uzo
  • 07-01-15

Really Enlightening & Enjoyable

I listened to it all through in one day but will continue to do so until I've imbibed and executed the ideas shared in the book. Thank you.