The Art of Influence

Persuading Others Begins With You
Narrated by: Chris Widener
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (173 ratings)

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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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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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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!

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

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golden rules

I loved this book, the simple concept about leadership and what actually makes a leader was concept breaking for me even though I have watched and heard plenty about leadership. would recommend. the reader did a great job I never felt bored or disengaged. love it

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Amazing Story with a powerful lesson

Loved it? Easy read/listen! Content was very challenging and gave me an overall good feeling.

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WOW

As an entrepreneur who seeks the knowledge and wisdom from as many sources as possible, this was mind blowing. So much of this has already been in my subconscious and I didn’t even know. Now that these things are activated in my prefrontal cortex, I now see the importance of growth. This book is so deep, and I will be listening 20 more times.

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listen again...aaaaaannnnd again....

just great analogy, but the 4 principles are spot on! enjoyed it enough to listen again, that's for sure.

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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.