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  • Competitive Strategy Winning Strategies

  • The Top 100 Best Strategies for Peak Performance During Competitions
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Are you tired of losing? Do you wish you knew what to do in those critical situations? Whether you want to (1) blow the competition out of the water, (2) boost your confidence, or just (3) start winning more often, this audiobook will get you there. Do you find it hard to think of yourself as a winner? Even successful athletes can struggle with blows to their self-confidence. Learn proven strategies that can help you confidently make the right decisions when it counts!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Approaching competition and success holistically

  • By Alison Campbell on 11-09-15

Get that Competitive Edge

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-15

What did you like most about Competitive Strategy Winning Strategies?

Most guides which purport to give you advice on how to succeed only concentrate on one specific field, be it sport or business. What I liked most about this book is how the advice on increasing your competitive edge can be applied to a huge range of situations.

It also underlines how closely related being competitive is to being successful. So this book is a must for anyone who wants to succeed, no matter what venture they are involved in.

What did you like best about this story?

See above

Which character – as performed by Joshua Mackey – was your favourite?

As he always does, Joshua Mackey presents the material with a vivid enthusiasm. He keeps the listener's attention easily and delivers the information with passion and accuracy.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The part that really resonated with me was when the writer encourages us to delve into our own experiences and behaviours to seek out areas that can be used to find things that will give us that all important 'edge.'

It really made me consider my own lifestyle and habits and realize why I don't always succeed as much as I should. I imagine many others would have a similar experience.

Any additional comments?

This is a really interesting and inspiring book with a positive take-home message that encourages you to be your best.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

YouTube: The Top 100 Best Ways to Market & Make Money with YouTube cover art
  • YouTube: The Top 100 Best Ways to Market & Make Money with YouTube

  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

From the author of the popular Marketing Strategies series comes a landmark book that defines being successful with YouTube. In this helpful guide, Ace McCloud reveals new and proven methods that will help you expand your brand awareness and get more satisfied customers by using YouTube.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Using You Tube: A Five Star Guide.

  • By Barbara Anne Sullivan on 15-06-15

Instant Expertise in Youtube

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-15

Would you consider the audio edition of YouTube: The Top 100 Best Ways to Market & Make Money with YouTube to be better than the print version?

As anyone who has started a small business will tell you, it takes up almost all of your time. You certainly won't find yourself with a few spare hours in which to sit down and read a book.

For that reason, more than any other, the audiobook is perfect for all those potential listeners out there. Myself, I was able to stick the headphones on while doing one of the many tasks I now find filling my day. Or I would be listening to it in the car and making use of all that time that was previously dead time in the day.

What that gave me was a whole lot of extra knowledge about how to make the most of YouTube for my business.

What other book might you compare YouTube: The Top 100 Best Ways to Market & Make Money with YouTube to, and why?

I can't really compare this book to others on the same topic as it is the only one I have read and, at the moment, I have to say it is the only one I think I will need.

Not only has it been perfect for me and my business, I have also recommended it to a number of friends and have already received positive feedback from them also.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

What I found really enjoyable about this book was its ability to present complex matters in a simplified way that even a technical novice, like me, could understand and appreciate.

Moreover, although the book is marketed as a hundred ways to use YouTube it never feels simply like a big, long list of advice. Instead, it is a very pleasant listen which really teaches you something new.

And it really worked. Within a week of downloading this audiobook I had already set up my YouTube account and was starting to implement a new online strategy for my business.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The point of this book is to help you use YouTube to market and promote your business.

Any additional comments?

There is a huge amount of useful information here. Far more than I could describe in this review. From tiny details to the big picture of what YouTube can do for you - It's all great stuff!

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  • Team Building

  • Discover How to Easily Build & Manage Winning Teams
  • By: Ace McCloud, Leadership Skills
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

To have a great team, first you need a great leader! As the leader you need to recruit wisely and then do everything possible to ensure your team's success. That is where this book comes in. Not only will you discover some great advice on how to improve your leadership skills, but you will know exactly what you should be doing in order to maximize your team's chances of performing well and winning when it counts!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A small book with the potential for a big impact.

  • By Barbara Anne Sullivan on 14-06-15

A Gem of a Book on Team Building

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-15

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

I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. In fact, I have already been pushing this book to several colleagues and people I know in business. All of them, I am sure, will benefit from this guide and I am confident they will thank me in the near future.

What other book might you compare Team Building to, and why?

Due to my position at work I have read a number of books on how to develop good working relationships in a team and I can honestly say no other guide sets out its advice as clearly and concisely as this one.

What about Joshua Mackey’s performance did you like?

Joshua Mackey helps keep the listener interested at all times and just waiting for some more great advice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There was nothing that particularly moved me, but there were many great examples that really chimed with my own experiences in and leading teams. I wish I had listened to this book many years ago - it would have saved me a lot of trouble!

Any additional comments?

A great book for anyone who wants to improve the way they work with others!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Attitude: Discover the True Power of a Positive Attitude

  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

It is no secret that some of the greatest people of all time have had the ability to maintain good attitudes even during the most difficult of circumstances. Having a good attitude can help you to attain success more quickly, make you feel happy and accomplished, draw good things to you, and help you to develop great relationships with other people. Wouldn't it be great to know exactly what you should be doing every day in order to maintain a positive and uplifting attitude?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely loved this book

  • By allen on 04-05-15

Get the Right Attitude for Life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-15

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

Well, I was recommended this audiobook by a friend and, though I was sceptical, I found I really enjoyed it. I suppose it is only right that I should do likewise and also recommend it to a friend of mine.

What other book might you compare Attitude: Discover the True Power of a Positive Attitude to, and why?

This is not the first Ace McCloud audiobook I've listened to and, like all McCloud's books, it is packed full of great tips that can easily be followed and make a quick and lasting difference to your life.

What about Joshua Mackey’s performance did you like?

For an audiobook about Attitude it is really important to have a narrator with the right attitude. Joshua Mackey certainly has that. He has an infectious enthusiasm that energises everything he talks about.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Really, my primary reaction to listening to this audiobook was one of recognition. I almost laughed out loud when I realised how many of the things talked about could be applied to me.

Any additional comments?

Buy it. Recommend it to a friend.

  • Energy: Ultimate Energy

  • Discover How to Increase Your Energy Levels Using the Best All Natural Foods, Supplements and Strategies for a Life Full of Abundant Energy
  • By: Ace McCloud, Food Energy
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Believe it or not, there are a host of ways to keep the eyes focused and the mind functioning at top levels, and none of them involve caffeine! This audiobook covers proven, practical, and easy-to-follow strategies to naturally increase your energy levels. Stop wishing for more energy while burning the candle at both ends. Instead, start doing what really works, and have abundant energy!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • informational at the very least

  • By allen on 26-04-15

Feel New Energy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Energy: Ultimate Energy to be better than the print version?

Listening to the audio version is something your can do on the go and that seems to make sense considering the subject matter and the book's mission to inspire you to greater levels of energy.

The narration also generates a huge amount of energy itself and you really benefit from its buzz when you listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Energy: Ultimate Energy?

The moment that made me hit pause and reflect was when I realised that the lack of energy I was feeling was not really down to all the external pressures in my life, but it had its roots in the way I was dealing with them. In other words, it was my own patterns of behaviour that were making me tired and denying me the energy I otherwise would have.

This was a real 'wake up and smell the coffee moment' and I'm very thankful for this book for showing it to me.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

See above.

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

Not really. Though I really enjoyed it, I wanted to pause at moments and consider the advice I was being given.

Any additional comments?

A great listen for anyone who feels weighed down by tiredness and wishes to release the potential energy they have,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Organization

  • The Top 100 Best Ways to Organize Your Life
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Discover the best strategies available to organize all the major areas of your life efficiently! In this audiobook you'll learn simple life hacks that will save you time, money, and energy. You may be shocked to learn about all the negative side effects associated with a disorganized and disorderly life. Being chronically disorganized can affect your relationships, your mental well-being, as well as your physical health!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • has some good ideas and helpful suggestions.

  • By allen on 19-04-15

How to Organize Your Life!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-15

What did you like most about Organization?

Firstly, I loved Organization because it was such an enjoyable listening experience.

It's clear and the advice is well-set out and easy to understand. But what was really great was that the advice contained in the audiobook is applicable to so many areas of my life. Not only is it great for work, but also my personal life, my interests and even my relationships!


What was one of the most memorable moments of Organization?

The most memorable part of Organization is just the huge number of tips that are included. So many, that I expected to forget a lot of them. But I think the way the audiobook explains them, giving concrete examples, means that they really stuck in my head.

What does Joshua Mackey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

As ever, Joshua Mackey brings an infectious enthusiasm to the topic and his belief in the book really transferred itself to me. After listening I felt sure I too would be able to implement the changes in my life needed to be more organised.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

While listening to this book I began to realise that, more than anything, being organised is a mind-set and a way of doing things. The great thing is, that once you adopt this mind-set you suddenly feel much more confident and happy.

Any additional comments?

This book made me see that being better organized really is the gateway to having a more productive life and feeling better about yourself.

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  • Confidence: Ultimate Self-Confidence

  • Discover How to Increase Your Self Confidence and Reach Your True Potential
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Is fear of the unknown paralyzing you and keeping you from taking action? If so, you're not alone. However, you can begin today to lay the foundation for a confident life! Discover and amplify your own voice. Gain powerful techniques for relieving stress and anxiety. Add even more confidence by learning to live in sync with your values, desires, and goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great tips to improve self-confidence!

  • By Lucy35 on 22-04-15
  • Confidence: Ultimate Self-Confidence
  • Discover How to Increase Your Self Confidence and Reach Your True Potential
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey

Attain Your Full Potential With Greater Confidence

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-15

If you could sum up Confidence: Ultimate Self-Confidence in three words, what would they be?

Succinct. Clear Inspiring.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Confidence: Ultimate Self-Confidence?

'Confidence' has a vast array of interesting ideas and practical advice which will all add up to changing your outlook and becoming much more confident.

Many of the suggestions will help you incorporate a set of key habits into your lifestyle that will enable you to establish a new level of confidence.

The most memorable section was that on the crucial area of self-focusing and utilising your positive experiences. For me this was extremely helpful and produced results straight away.

What about Joshua Mackey’s performance did you like?

Once again, Joshua Mackey was both interesting and inspiring.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Personally, I really enjoyed the part that looked at introverted people. For someone who has some introverted aspects this was fascinating and certainly rang true.

Any additional comments?

For anyone who struggles with feelings of insecurity or has to deal with situations which need a strong and confident mind, this audiobook is a must. .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Golf: Golf Strategies

  • The Perfect Swing: Golf Game Preparation
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Are you tired of anger and frustration on the golf course? Do you wish you could play more consistently? Whether you want to (1) learn basic golf techniques, (2) improve your consistency, or (3) master the mental part of the game, this audiobook will teach you everything you need to know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For pros and novices alike!

  • By Sandra on 11-04-15

Perfect Your Game With Great Golf Strategies

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-15

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

I'd recommend this audiobook to any budding or committed golfer because you can immediately see how effective it is. As any golfer will tell you, the little margins can all add up to giving you a competitive advantage and get your score down. There are many, many such tips in this book and the best thing is that they are presented in a clear and easy-to-understand manner. There's no other audiobook that gives you all this information in one easy place.

What did you like best about this story?

I love playing golf, but there is hardly anything else in my life which frustrates and annoys me as much as this game. I spend so much of my week picking over my last round of golf and working out how to improve my game. This why this book is so useful, it sets out a checklist of things you can examine and work on. This book is the first is the step to golfing success.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There are so many sections of this book that are useful. Golf is a physical game and this side of things is covered by making sure you are in the best physical state possible to play. Of course, another important element is the mental prep and Ace McCloud sets out all the ways you should mentally prepare for your game to ensure you are in the best frame of mind.

Any additional comments?

Perhaps my favourite part of this book is the sections which talk about golfing strategy. There are loads of fantastic tips to help think intelligently about your golf game.

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  • Online Dating: Master the Art of Internet Dating

  • Create the Best Profile, Choose the Right Pictures, Communication Advice, Finding What You Are Looking for, and Finding Love
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

With the huge surge in popularity of online dating in the last few years, it has never been a better time to learn the secrets that can help you be successful with Online Dating! This book tells you everything you need to know in order to increase hugely your chances of being successful with online dating! The online world is highly competitive; that is why it is so important for you to know all the things that you should do and should not do in order to be successful!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dating Direction!

  • By Oliver Sadler on 31-03-15

Dating and Finding Love Online

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-15

What made the experience of listening to Online Dating: Master the Art of Internet Dating the most enjoyable?

Anyone who uses one of the many online dating sites will recognise that the experience is not always satisfying or enjoyable. Not only is Online Dating: Master the Art a fun and informative listen, it can also make the whole experience of dating much more pleasurable.

I really appreciated the way that the information was always backed up by good research. It takes you through the whole process, from choosing site, creating a profile and taking it to the first few dates.

For anyone who is serious about looking for a genuine relationship, this book provides lots of tips on how to spot anyone who is just going to waste your time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

As always with the audiobooks he narrates, Josh Mackey is the star of the show. He manages to generate interest and enthusiasm simply from a change in the tone of his voice.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Ace McCloud is an experienced in the field of self-help books and it shows. The book is very clear and the advice is well set out and easy to follow. It is written to be used straight away and I am confident all the guidance will prove effective.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I feel this will be a book I listen to again and again as I work through the process of online dating. The guide is proving so useful I am letting it take me step by step. I very hopeful that it will get results!

Any additional comments?


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  • Communication Skills

  • Discover the Best Ways to Communicate, Be Charismatic, Use Body Language, Persuade & Be a Great Conversationalist
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

You can learn to communicate calmly, confidently, and easily. This is where the true power of communication shows up most clearly. As you learn to take the conversational initiative with grace and aplomb, you will see your influence and enjoyment increase!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong "how to" guide that really hits the spot.

  • By Alison Campbell on 23-03-15

Great Advice For More Effective Communication

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-15

What made the experience of listening to Communication Skills the most enjoyable?

When listening to an audiobook on this topic, you are obviously going to be very keen to hear exactly how well the content is communicated. Maybe even a little too ready to criticise they actual communication.

However, there was no reason to be disappointed. Ace McCloud does a great job of clearly setting out his subject and he comprehensively covers all the areas you might be interested in. Not only was the background on the subject fascinating, there was a lot of practical advice that you can use straight away.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Communication Skills?

I really enjoyed the sections that covered areas such as laughter, the language of rhetoric and how to use your body and posture to effect your communication. For someone who feels very self-conscious when public speaking, this advice was invaluable.

Which character – as performed by Joshua Mackey – was your favourite?

For a book about communication it is essential to have a great communicator as a narrator. Luckily, Joshua Mackey does a great job and really gets across the message of the book effectively. He is very adept at using his voice to put across a point and there were some parts which demonstrated why a book like this is always better in audio than on the page.

Any additional comments?

Everyone would like to be a more confident and effective communicator and most likely everyone has also found that they have not put their point across as well we they had wished. So, the advice in this book was not only well-presented but invaluable.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful