Listen free for 30 days

How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less

Narrated by: uncredited
Length: 44 mins
3 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

You can get your point across in 30 seconds. Media research proves it. Television commercials capitalize on it. People are only able to give their full, undivided attention in 30 second "bites."

Milo Frank, former CBS television talent and casting head, who teaches communication skills to the top executives of such Fortune 500 companies as AT&T, IBM and Bank of America, shows you how easy it is to get your point across in 30 seconds and get what you want. Whether you are writing a letter or memo, making a speech, asking for a raise or promotion, making a point, or closing a sale, How To Get Your Point Across In 30 Seconds Or Less is an invaluable training tool for both business people and professionals. You will be amazed at your enhanced effectiveness when you discover how to use the 30 second message to get exactly what you want.

©1999 Milo O. Frank (P)1999 Simon & Schuster Inc.

What listeners say about How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

if only this book had been 30 seconds or less

a real waste of money
at only 44 minutes long I struggled to make it to the end.
annoying sound effects and using different people to do 'audio quotes' made the listening experience painful. SO much so any useful ideas were lost to me.
if you buy the idea you need to be able deliver impactful messages in sales and/or management in 30 seconds, in principal this book is for you. So knowing you need to prepare, practice and ensure you focus of the key messages will be as helpful as this book will ever be and frankly a lot less annoying

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Chris Reich
  • Chris Reich
  • 08-03-11

A little dated in style but material is ageless...

Ok, I agree with some of the reviews---a little corny. But actually, this style is undergoing a revival so don't dismiss it too quickly---ala Mad Men?

I got a lot from this book. I needed to learn to shut the hell up and not talk so much. Make the point and shut up.

The book helped me with that. Buy it.

Chris Reich

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ian Hay
  • Ian Hay
  • 01-08-18

This is a must have, for any powerful communicator

I've likely had this book for 25 years. It's allowed me to put things in: "...terms so plain and firm as to command their assent..." -TJ

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Christopher Kimball
  • Christopher Kimball
  • 08-09-20

Good read!

Brief and to the point. Worth the 45 minutes. Will definitely read again in the future.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Farheen I.
  • Farheen I.
  • 11-12-19

Not a page by page reading

This is a weird abridged version of the audiobook, which was not made clear when I purchased this. It doesn't have all the chapters or content of the original.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for David Baker
  • David Baker
  • 13-05-19

This is not the Audiobook!

I purchased this audiobook and companion to the actual book because in my reading practice I like to follow along my read with the physical book as well as listening. To my surprise this is not the audiobook version of the book. So extremely frustrating they just grab glimpses of the book and you have to constantly be jumping from page to page without knowing exactly where to go. Extremely confusing and obviously leading to not grasping the concept of what is being taught. Very misleading

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Robert butcher
  • Robert butcher
  • 18-03-18

A bit fast paced.

Nice book with a nice message, but a bit rushed I think, at times the voices were talking a bit fast for me. An educational book shouldn’t be rushed, but take time to walk you through it. Otherwise seems like a nice book, though even the audible membership price is a bit steep for the length of the book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Latisha
  • Latisha
  • 25-01-18

great read

This is a well-written, straight to the point summary on how to get your point across and it gave relevant examples to prove the point. It was a great read. Short and easy.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jerome Wade
  • Jerome Wade
  • 19-02-16

This is the Advantage you've been looking for.

I just listened to one of if not THE best leadership books EVER. This book is the way to maximize conversations and objectives in virtually every dimension of business and life.

READ THIS BOOK NOW!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amanda
  • Amanda
  • 09-12-15

Not worth nearly $10 on audible

This book covers the basics in about 45 minutes. For a $10 audiobook I expect to get more time & insights for the price. The recording itself is hokey which often distracts from the points it attempts to make. The principles are decent yet VERY basic and could be found via Google search for free...don't waste your money.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tanya
  • Tanya
  • 08-07-15

Get your point across in 30secs. Clear Concise and to the Point.

Very helpful information. Easy to listen to, I was interested for the duration of the audio.