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Maureen Johnson (Kent U.K.)

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  • Journey to Ixtlan

  • The Lessons of Don Juan
  • By: Carlos Castaneda
  • Narrated by: Luis Moreno
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Carlos Castanada was a student of anthropology when he met Don Juan Matus, a Yaqui shaman and the inspiration for Castanada’s The Teachings of Don Juan. In this controversial work, Castanada relays his experiences being challenged by his mentor on his perception of the world and all living things in it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Living Life On The Edge

  • By Maureen Johnson (Kent U.K.) on 20-02-16

Living Life On The Edge

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-16

This book will help people to realise the need to understand that nothing is ever permanent in life and to learn to live their lives as if today was their last day.

  • A New Earth

  • Awakening Your Life's Purpose
  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,069

Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are and learn to live and breathe freely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind-blowing Stuff

  • By Stephanie on 21-05-15

Excellent Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-16

This book is consciousness uncovered. It gets to the heart of living a meaningful life whilst not yearning for the material trappings that ultimately stop the ego recognising the true meaning of life.

  • The Presentation Coach

  • Bare Knuckle Brilliance for Every Presenter
  • By: Graham G. Davies
  • Narrated by: Glen McCready
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

You probably hate giving presentations; you probably hate listening to them too. Why? Because most business presentations are too long, too detailed, too boring, and submerged under a blizzard of PowerPoint. But the single most important presentational tool known to man isn't a slideshow; it's you. Whether you're speaking to one person across a table, 20 people in a boardroom or 1,000 people in a ballroom, it's all about the words you say and how you say them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best resource if you are a nervous speaker

  • By Derfel C on 09-11-17

Presentation Excellence At It's Best!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-15

What did you like most about The Presentation Coach?

The Presentation Coach by Graham Davies covered everything you need to know about giving excellent presentations in any situation, be it business or in your personal life. I particularly liked the smooth articulate voice of narrator Glen McCready!.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Graham's reference to "Bare Knuckle Brilliance" captivated me, knowing that he had stripped presenting back to basics, not only helping a would be novice like me learn from the bottom up but also so that a seasoned speaker would gain expert insight from a presenter like Graham at the top of his speaking profession.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Every chapter!

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

No, I listened mainly in the evening to only one or two chapters at a time then kept the audiobook playing while I drifted to sleep knowing that the following chapters would subliminally sink in to my brain. I continued this pattern untill I had listened to the whole book!

Any additional comments?

If you only ever purchase one book on presentation skills "The Presentation Coach" is a must have!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • TED Talk Secrets

  • Storytelling and Presentation Design for Delivering Great TED Style Talks
  • By: Jacob Andrews
  • Narrated by: Daniel Penz
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

This book will provide you everything that you need to learn about how you can deliver a great TED-style talk and capture your target audience. TED Talk is one of the most popular forms of public speaking today, thanks to its stimulating way of delivering short lectures. With this book, you will learn how you can make your lectures become as life-changing as your favorite TED Talks and make sure that you hit your goals when delivering your ideas that are worth spreading.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical Speaking Tools.

  • By Maureen Johnson (Kent U.K.) on 21-03-15

Practical Speaking Tools.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 21-03-15

Great content to use with ease! Listen to Ted Talk Secrets once a week for really quick effective speaking presentations.

  • Purple Cow

  • Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

What do Starbucks and JetBlue and KrispyKreme and Apple and DutchBoy and Kensington and Zespri and Hard Candy have that you don't? How do they continue to confound critics and achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind former tried-and true brands to gasp their last? Face it, the checklist of tired P's marketers have used for decades to get their product noticed - Pricing, Promotion, Publicity, to name a few - aren't working anymore.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It says it all on the cover...

  • By KayKay on 21-03-16

Excellent content.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-15

This audio book shows you how to be extraordinary and stand out from the crowd. I would definitely recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Storytelling

  • Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story
  • By: John D. Walsh
  • Narrated by: John Walsh
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Many of us would love to hold the attention of a crowd, a classroom, or just a group of our friends by telling them a great story. We have felt the pressure of a public presentation or the disappointment of a story that is ignored and we are ready for more. In The Art of Storytelling, John Walsh talks through the steps to presenting a compelling story, outlining the strategies that helped him move from stutterer to storyteller as he fulfilled his calling of becoming a preacher.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In-depth teaching of storytelling

  • By Maureen Johnson (Kent U.K.) on 26-02-15

In-depth teaching of storytelling

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Reviewed: 26-02-15

Reference to bible stories and teachings help the listener visualise the age old picture of people sitting in a group listening to a teacher telling interesting stories.

Every aspect of storytelling segments is broken down in this audiobook to cover the art of storytelling.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful