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Publisher's Summary

From Chris Widener, the author of the breakout best seller The Angel Inside, comes an inspiring new parable on the power of influence.

The Art of Influence will make you think twice about everything you've ever learned about influence. As Chris Widener's inspiring story reveals, it's not something you "do" to other people but rather something that starts with how you shape and transform your own life. Forget about manipulation and slick fast-talking; The Art of Influence teaches that your ability to influence others begins from within.

©2008 Chris Widener (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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  • Leo
  • New York City
  • 09-26-15

Has nothing to do with persuasion and influence.

This is a self help book on becoming a better person. Great but not what the doctor ordered.

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  • Georgios
  • Bergen County, NJ, United States
  • 04-24-13

Really enjoyed it!

What did you love best about The Art of Influence?

Nice story and to the point. Chris Widener teaches us the four Golden Rules!

Any additional comments?

What i really liked is that the author summarizes the lessons at the end!!

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It All Could Be So Simple

The actual background stories from the audible were a little bit to old for my taste or satisfactory but I understood the bigger picture the author was getting across.

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The most unassuming book!

I saw this book sitting in my Audible account, I must’ve purchased it months back and never listened to it. It took me about 15 minutes to get into it and then it blew my mind! I truly loved the message in so many ways. If you are a leader, and influencer, Coach, Entrepreneur, or someone simply aspiring to achieve greatness, this is a must read book!

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Simple but profound

A guide for reorienting yourself!. It seems all profound truths are simple. The beginning was hard to listen to, but not the book.

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Absolutely fantastic...

I would have never guessed I could learn so much from one book. I would recommend this book to everyone from the dreamer in a high-school class to the professor of a university classroom.

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Dislike - possibly the voice. It was good but it seemed a bit childish for the age of the characters in the book.
I recommend this book and audio to just about anyone. One of my Favorite books.
Rating this because I love the way the lesson was told. In a story that was interesting to hear. Almost to the point of experiencing it your self.

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Powerful listen to at least 10x

I had listened to this years ago but didn't hear the message because I was too busy looking for how to formats to training & personal development.

So I personally reached out to one of my Multi-Millionaire Mentors & asked him for some recommendations on how to stay focused & produce the results in a capable of doing.

He mentioned this book so I purchased it & listened to it with "New Ears" again for the first time & there's some of the most powerful concepts shared through story telling hat will do a far greater job of impacting your unconscious mind in this HR audio than you will get from a tactical how to training on the subject of influence...

This is a great audiobook to retrain your brain unconsciously & quickly through listening a few times.

I recommend at least 10x due to the short length of the audio & because of the format (story telling) you'll notice a change in your approach of you follow the steps I shared now...

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This book is truly amazing!

I loved this book! I love how it teaches you principal and not trickery; how to be influential and not persuasive. I definitely recommend it!

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Great story-- effective principles

I loved how they gave you a multi-level lesson in a single story. It was very easy to follow and the lessons were quite simple.