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  • Communication Skills Training

  • A Practical Guide to Improving Your Social Intelligence, Presentation, Persuasion and Public Speaking: Positive Psychology Coaching Series, Book 9
  • By: Ian Tuhovsky
  • Narrated by: Wendell Wadsworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

If you don't know how to communicate properly, you are going to have problems in both your intimate and your family relationships. You are going to be ineffective in work and business situations. It's going to be troublesome managing employees or getting what you want from your boss or your clients on a daily basis. Overall, effective communication is like an engine oil that makes your life run smoothly, getting you wherever you want to be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is terrible, book is above average

  • By Project Manager on 24-09-17

Narrator is terrible, book is above average

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-17

I liked some of the content in the book but it's nothing spectacular after reading it twice and listening once.
I bought both the Kindle ebook and the audiobook for Whispersync. However, the narrator has the same lazy tone throughout as if he just got out of bed with a cold and is reading it for the first time. He seems to make up the words as he goes along in places and keeps adding in silly filler words and says things backwards that is quite annoying.
The book does have a couple of good sections such as Chapter 18 Eye Accessing Cues. Would never listen to this narrator again though - sounded so terrible.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ice Breakers! How To Get Any Prospect To Beg You For A Presentation

  • By: Tom "Big Al" Schreiter
  • Narrated by: Dan Culhane
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

You can turn any warm or cold prospect into a hot prospect, wanting to know all about your business. How? By learning how to effectively introduce your business into a social conversation with an easy, rejection-free sequence of just a few words. Prospects want what you have to offer, but they are afraid of someone selling them. However, prospects love to buy and join. So why not use socially acceptable word sequences that compel any prospect to literally beg you for a presentation?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So subtle, not

  • By CF THUEUX on 28-08-18

Probably worst audiobook I have in library.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

The author's favourite author is himself! Nothing wrong with that but I pity him because this audiobook is total nonsense. I'd request a refund but it was cheap to buy so I'll just leave it. I should have paid more attention to the other reviews before purchasing.

  • How to Talk to Anyone

  • Overcome Shyness, Social Anxiety and Low Self-Confidence & Be Able to Chat to Anyone!
  • By: Jennifer Alison
  • Narrated by: Rachel Austin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

The fear of talking to people is very real and effects millions of people - but fortunately it is completely curable. Overcome it fast with easy practical steps. Feeling incapable of chatting to people is a horrific curse and one which can affect every part of your life. Don't let it ruin your life. Overcoming shyness, social anxiety, and low self-confidence fast. Get on with your life!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very helpful, fantastic book

  • By Sasha on 18-04-17

Terrible - disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

Don't even want to finish this audiobook. Content is nothing special. Like a couple of other listeners of this book I was misled by the number of 5 star reviews!
The narrator constantly takes huge breaths too like she is going to submerge herself for a few minutes. This makes it hard to listen to.
Worst book review I've done :(

2 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Speak with Power

  • Giving High-Performance Presentations for Profit and Results
  • By: Michael J. Gelb
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Gelb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

In boardrooms, classrooms, and living rooms across the country, presentations are designed and delivered in a way that disregards the one tool needed to communicate ideas effectively: the human brain. Incorporating the natural creativity from the human brain will make each presentation you give exciting and memorable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen - beneficial

  • By Project Manager on 07-01-17

Great listen - beneficial

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

There were some fabulous points about giving presentations and power speaking in this audiobook. It was very comprehensive and the speaker was great and easy to listen to.
I would have rated it 5 stars if it ended after about 5 hours with a summary of the main points.
However, it went on for at least 90 minutes about leadership and didn't it was almost like another book. If I wanted to listen to leadership I'd just prefer to listen to an audiobook on that :)

  • Speak So Your Audience Will Listen

  • 7 steps to Confident and Authentic Public Speaking
  • By: Robin Kermode
  • Narrated by: Robin Kermode
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Most of us are quite relaxed and confident when we're with our friends and family. We can tell a story or even tell a joke. But put us on a platform and we can feel very different. When we speak to an audience, we often put on a public mask; and use a different voice. Why can't we seem to be ourselves when we give a talk? In this audiobook, we will look at all aspects of spoken communication, from structure right through to delivery. We will learn how to have a conversation with our audience - to be ourselves - so that we connect with them every time we speak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent content and brilliant presentation

  • By Geelordy on 30-03-15

Quite a good book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-16

I do quite a few presentations so I decided to buy this audiobook. It is really quite comprehensive and touches on a lot of things. There are many useful pieces of information you can take from it. The author narrates the book but his voice is a little dull at times - still props to him for going ahead with it. I'd probably rate the audiobook 6.5-7.5 out of 10.

  • The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

  • How to Achieve Financial Independence Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Author
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

A compact text providing a step-by-step formula to become a self-made millionaire, based on the success secrets used by other millionaires. Includes 21 strategies and ideas for moving ahead in finance and in life, showing how to get organized and make plans for becoming wealthy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed My Life With These...

  • By Charlene Allison on 22-07-16

Simple but effective

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-16

Book is short but I knew that! I bought it because I liked 'Who Moved My Cheese?'
Secrets are not really secrets and sometimes the author says 90% is this and 95% of your success is that. Is there supporting evidence for these figures?! Nevertheless great to have the 21 secrets in such a short read - reinforces what we sometimes need to hear.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,202

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Appendix missing

  • By Mark Pack on 22-07-12

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 24-12-16

Loved this book. Stories are great and every one of the principles was explained in an easily understandable manner with instances of how to defend against others using them on you. It's scientific but not so much as to bog you down with technical terms. 100% loved it.

  • Go Pro - 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional

  • By: Eric Worre
  • Narrated by: Eric Worre
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 765

Over twenty years ago at a company convention, Eric Worre had an "aha" moment that changed his life forever. At that event he made the decision to Go Pro and become a Network Marketing expert. Since that time, he has focused on developing the skills to do just that. In doing so, Eric has touched and been touched by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Now he shares his wisdom in a guide that will ignite your passion for this profession and help you make the decision to Go Pro and create the life of your dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a network marketer's 'must read'

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-10-16

Great concise book full of information

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

Reviewed: 24-12-16

I don't know a lot about network marketing but this book was really informative and valuable. There are many takeaways for me even though I don't intend to become a network marketer! There are also a few memorable quotes. Overall a great listen.

  • Alibaba

  • The House That Jack Ma Built
  • By: Duncan Clark
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 371

In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great insight to one of the world's smartest men

  • By Amir Anzur on 29-07-16

Very average book

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

Reviewed: 16-11-16

The Chinese pronunciation is really terrible as other listeners have mentioned. The story isn't great either. You never really get to know Jack Ma and there isn't much backing to statements like 'Jack Magic'. It's almost like a Wikipedia article mixed with some hearsay and a few newspaper articles. I'd give Steve Jobs book 5 out of 5. In contrast this book struggles to get 2 out of 5.

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  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting - enjoyed it much more than the paperback

  • By Dawn on 20-05-10

A good read.

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

I think the main takeaway from this book would be that I'd be more inclined to look past the person and more into their background when understanding their success.
There are some generalisations in the book that I wouldn't necessarily agree with but I think the author acknowledges that in the book.
Even the most successful people are not that extraordinary. They just received the right opportunities, were born into the right circumstances and got the right amount of luck etc.
Imagine if there was a snooker table or a piano in your home. You would have a better chance of becoming good at that compared to if it wasn't in your home to begin with - right?