The Sales Bible

The Ultimate Sales Resource
Narrated by: Jeffrey Gitomer
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (548 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jeffrey Gitomer's best-selling work, in which he shares his tips on how to be a successful salesperson, has a new edition and is now available on audio. He provides motivational advice and practical techniques for initiating, maintaining, and closing a sales presentation.

Written in a breezy manner with short, easy-to-remember suggestions, this audio will be popular with persons just getting started in this field or those needing an inspirational pep talk. In an area where there are literally dozens of works already available, The Sales Bible will prove helpful to anyone who listens to it.

©2008 Jeffrey Gitomer (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

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Much better in book form

This is MUCH better in book form, because you can trim the fat. Gitomer is pretty arrogant, and while he's direct and to the point, he also rubs me the wrong way. You can't tell as much in the book, so you end up getting a lot more out of the book than the audio program.

This does have some solid information in it - I can't say it's bad MATERIAL, but I honestly got nothing out of the audiobook, because all I wanted to do was cut to the point! This audiobook can really be cut by 80%.

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  • 03-29-10

Must be better in book form

I was convinced to buy this Audiobook based on the amount of good reviews it has received. I don't understand why it's rated so well. The book is full of lists, which don't translate well to this format, and it's read by the author, who I imagine might be a good salesperson, but he's not a professional reader. The book is OK and it's funny and provocative, but also with segmented ideas and not a coherent flow. If I were to get it, it would be in book form, since it might be full of reference material for later.

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Rubbish

Unless your a ridiculously pathetic salesperson with a desire to hear someone brag, you may want to skip this book. There's about twenty minutes of teaching.

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Great book. very practical.

recommend to anyone in sales.
Bit irritating suggesting extra stuff on web every chapter but all round superb

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Get this book and get selling

If you are new to sales, this book is excellent, if you are in the game and need some direction, then this book is gold. Jeffrey doesn't mince words but he does tell you how it is and how it can be. He paces out this book nicely and his style is unique and entertaining. One point he makes is to have fun and that is my kind of advice I like to hear. Who said work can't be fun. He is good and I think this book will make you good at your type of sales. Not a book of 'if you believe you can' or the new sales is all about finding yourself but rather a good slant on the whole business of what sales is about and what you need to work at to make it work for you. Good book, great man.

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Like a stern talking to from daddy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes! every one needs a coach to keep you from making excuses for yourself.

What did you like best about this story?

JG is the real deal and has done what he teaches.

Which scene was your favorite?

His story of getting his book deal.

Any additional comments?

Well worth the listen and will be a re-listen over and over.

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Excellent Content a Great Investment!

What did you like about this audiobook?

I would to The Sales Bible again, in fact I have. There is so much information packed into each chapter I find I can discover a new point to focus on that I maybe did not pay attention to on a prior listening.
It incorporates the basics in everyday language and it also tells the sales professional how to step up his/her game. Jeffry Gitomer doesn't beat around the busy, his points are clear and make sense. I suspect I will listen to this book many more times in the months and years to come.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

Selling skills are an essential part of successful business men and women. This book combines themes and ideas I have read in other books in a more direct way. His points are succinct.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

Again I appreciate his lists of points on the various topics. Direct and to the point I always find the most memorable. He explains what his points mean but there is no fluff in between.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Nothing, he performed passionately and with confidence.

Do you have any additional comments?

This book is similar to books like, Advanced Selling Strategies by Brian Tracy and The Ultimate Sales Machine (Unabridged) by Chet Holmes

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not as good as I hoped

Honestly I have mixed emotions about the book. There were parts I liked but the author comes off cocky at times which I found annoying. Also, considering the book is over 8 hrs I DID NOT LIKE how the author continually tried to get me to go to his website for more information on various topics. The "Bible" doesn't say "thou shalt not steal; now go to www.god.com for the top 10.5 tips on why stealing is bad"... Obviously the author wants to collect my info so he can sell me stuff down the road. Thats selling I know but it was just a little too much for my tastes.

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Worth it's weight in gold

This is about my third time reading/ listening to this book and every time I pick up something new

Peterson Nesbit

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Thought I knew it all. Ha!

What made the experience of listening to The Sales Bible the most enjoyable?

It was nice to have the author do the reading o you can understand his emotion in the book.

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  • Abdul
  • 02-23-17

Soooooo freaking useful!!!

I hated sales. I was afraid of it and the rejection. This guy has enlighten so much that I'm actually excited to make a sales call for once in my life!!!! I'm yet to test it out, hopefully it get good results.

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  • Jason
  • 04-04-15

Fantastically Wonderful

This audiobook is jam packed with useful strategies, hot tips and helpful advice.

It's perfect for newbies and pros alike.

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  • Martin
  • 04-01-18

a must read!

A myst read for everyone who want more in life!
Educate yourself! Have a safe successful journey!

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  • Leah
  • 02-22-17

Brilliant! Worth a repeat listen

Well written and narrated, loads of great ideas. He's straight up and gets to the point without waffling & I think I'll have to re-listen a couple more times to make sure I've got everything out of it - next time with a pen so I can write the key bits down!

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  • J. M. Gwennap
  • 04-30-16

good solid information.

loved it. was sensible matter of fact showing throughout the experience and been there done that knowledge of the author.

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  • BobHayward
  • 05-31-20

An encyclopeadia of sales insights

This is a a huge encyclopeadia of sales insights. Delivered with humour and real case studies, contains practical examples as well as the theory

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  • Tevin Gongo
  • 11-12-19

Sales Bible reviewed by Tevin GM

Great book, really!! It was so good that I still need to process the information. It was quite intense, not so much in terms of difficulty but more in term of (common) sense. The principles are well explained. They're therfore quite easy to understand. But you just didn't expect that beyond the principles of sales, the author would also have the opportunity to speak about the attitude and the mindset. Once again, it is not so much in terms of quantity but in terms of quality. I would read again that book within a month, that is for sure but I already recommend it to every person interested in sales, and everyone else 😉. Tevin GM

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-20-19

Fantastic motivational book

It was a great listen on my way to work for a couple weeks, and can relate to many of stories, and share the same passion and drive for sales.

it has helped me direct my focus more in the right places.

Would highly recommend

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  • Crystal
  • 01-12-19

Literally a sales bible

The must read for any sales person or anyone that wants to get better in getting the things there want

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  • Alex Takacs
  • 12-14-18

Boring

Needs to be streamlined. No concept. Lots of information all over the place in no order.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-22-17

Good content, but it promotes a website

Great content but by the end you will remember 1 thing

Go to Gitomer dot com, register if you're a first time user and enter *blank* into the gitbit box.

Even saying things like here are the 14 tips to *blank* saying 12 of the 14 and saying for the last two go to Gitomer dot com, register if you're a first time user and enter *blank* into the gitbit box.

I never want to hear gitbit box again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-20

Excellent book!

I have been in sales for years and needed a boost so I could make more gp and not just revenue and I was so frustrated and didn't know how. I had all the sales skills and tools and was still unable to get over my sales slump. Then I came across this audio book! I have listened to it over and over and every day I am applying his tips and tricks and it has made such an incredible difference not only to my sales, gp but how I feel on the floor. I am feeling like a real salesperson again and I am going to keep listening and continue to apply his commandments to my life.

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  • Neil
  • 05-10-19

What a legend

If you don’t sell 50% more this year after buying this you didn’t listen properly!