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Summary

There are an endless number of sales books that purport to let the reader in on the secrets of great selling. And many of them even have useful ideas and tips. But it doesn't matter how many tricks a salesperson has at hand if he or she doesn't have the one most important weapon in any salesperson's arsenal: the motivation to get out there and sell!Rhetorical tricks and clever devices, even if they're occasionally effective, don't make great salespeople; hard-working, self-motivated, optimistic people do. The cold, hard truth is that there really isn't any great big secret to sales success. There's only the simple truth: motivated, positive, goal-oriented people are usually the ones who sell the most.

Fortunately, even if you don't think you have these vital qualities, you can develop them in yourself - with the right help. You can learn to motivate yourself to action. You can learn to project a friendly, positive attitude. The Best Damn Sales Book Ever will show you how. Plus, it shows you how to design a set of goals and an action plan that help you focus your efforts and stay on a successful track.You'll find wise and practical advice on:

  • Motivating yourself today, tomorrow, and into the future
  • Setting long-term goals that spur you to action
  • Creating a written action plan for your life, career, or business
  • Developing a positive mental vision of yourself
  • Becoming an expert advisor and resource to your clients
  • Doing more than you have to do
  • Constantly practicing and preparing
  • Creating and selling value, rather than products and prices
  • Being persistent but not pushy
  • Knowing your customers inside and out
  • Loving what you do every day!

This audiobook doesn't cover the art of prospecting, closing, gathering referrals, or presentation. There are a thousand books that rehash those basics. While those skills are important, they're practically useless without the right attitude and motivation. The Best Damn Sales Book Ever is a one-of-a-kind guide to what it truly takes to achieve and maintain real sales success.

©2006 Warren Greshes (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC

Critic reviews

"Put this book on your must-read list if you want to learn successful strategies for taking your distribution team to the next level. Through motivation and education, Warren Greshes has captivated our very best top managers and producers. He pushes them to succeed and to keep their goals out in front of them, all the while maintaining a clear message, infused with his sense of humor. Warren has helped pave our way to success." (Bernadette Mitchell, Vice President Retirement Benefits Group, AXA Equitable)

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Don't buy

This is the worse book I've bought. I hate the readers voice, his tone and I hardly believe a lot of the things he mentions. Also he is quite descriminating.

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Passionate, Entertaining & Inspiring

Warren delivers this book with such passion and conviction. I would recommend this to anyone working in a sales role that is looking for guidance or insight on how to improve their skills. I will definitely be listening to it again. So many great anecdotes and tips throughout.

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The Guy Delivers With a Kick and a Bang!

Warren Delivers Quality Content For Aspiring Sales People With Humour, Clarity and Commitment. Must Read

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  • Jack
  • 30-07-13

Horrible, Juvenile

Would you try another book from Warren Greshes and/or Warren Greshes?

Never

What was most disappointing about Warren Greshes’s story?

All top of the head stories that provide no methodology or formulation for success.

Would you be willing to try another one of Warren Greshes’s performances?

The information and content was so bad I never noticed any defects in narration.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Best Damn Sales Book Ever?

All the one off stories of how some one was successful and instead focus on the techniques that can lead to success.

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  • Jefferson
  • 19-01-14

Wow, just wow. I love this book.

Awesome Narration. Awesome energy. Awesome logic. Awesome words of wisdom. Awesome book.

You really have to be in sales to appreciate this book. The rules that Warren Greshes state are unwavering principles that you can apply into all areas of life.

This audiobook is very motivational, I highly recommend listening to it on a nice long drive.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-11-13

Good, but not the best

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, it was free. If I had purchased it, I would have been okay, but not overwhelmed with my purchase. Warren is a likeable guy, and made some good points, but I have heard better.

If you’ve listened to books by Warren Greshes before, how does this one compare?

Warren is a speaker by trade. I think if I saw him in person, I would probably enjoy hearing him speak, but this was an average book on sales.

Did The Best Damn Sales Book Ever inspire you to do anything?

It brought to my attention some things that I could refine, but it wasn't overwhelmingly "life changing".

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  • Teresa
  • 21-06-13

This book is not just for sales people

What did you love best about The Best Damn Sales Book Ever?

I not only recieved great advice which will help propel my career, but I was in stitches lauging. The only thing wrong with this book is the title. I would call it The Best Damn Life coach book ever.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There wasn't any fictional characters. My favourite story was the Ninja Turtles. I won't spoil it for anybody else. I just had a pain from laughing so much.

Have you listened to any of Warren Greshes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first but not the last book

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

I did listen in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

I have listened and re listered to this performance several times already. It is not your usual self help book which is why I bought it after hearing the sample.

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  • Casper Paludan
  • 11-06-13

Good tips AND energizing!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Best Damn Sales Book Ever to be better than the print version?

I would never recommend the print versio because the author's voice and spirit is so empowering and energizing to me that the words alone would not be more than half the value.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Best Damn Sales Book Ever?

Warren tells many anecdotes and stories, both from his own life and others', and one story about a desperate man worked his way up from having nothing at all, to being financially successful, was particularly inspiring.

I won't give away anything because I want you to experience it yourself, but the story illustrates, PROVES, that what looks like crushing defeat, IS really an opportunity in disguise. I never understood this until now.

What does Warren Greshes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I read/listen to a lot of sales books and this and Zig Ziglar's material have what salespeople need: an incessant, joyful, energizing, and empowering picker upper in your ear. We need this to deal with the profession we have chosen.

You cannot get this from print, well you can, but nothing beats Warren's and Zig's voices!

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

It has made me laugh out loud several times, and I am not finished yet!

Any additional comments?

Just get it and buy it for everyone you know. It is amazing!

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  • Cay.S
  • 11-02-13

Racy and Entertaining

I really enjoyed the pace of this book. It was to the point, entertaining and full of good tips. Highly recommended

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  • mike dougherty
  • 20-08-21

good, thought provoking, high energy!

Enjoyed the book. Provided reinforcing basics that are always great reminders to get back to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-07-21

The details hold the answers

There are a lot of stories with in the book. All with great points. If you pay attention there are some great take aways

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-10-20

Warren Greshes is AWESOME!

I love Warren Greshes' attitude, energy, and straight-shooting in this book. He's enthusiastic and to the point. I was engaged with this book the entire time, and I learned more from this book than half the others I've read so far. Every rule is gold. Please listen to this! It's that awesome.

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  • Adam Caplan
  • 05-09-20

Warren is highly motivating

Warren Greshes is one of the nest sales trainers in the world. I'm a sales trainer and he's the man that made me want to do this for a living.

This is Warren in a nutshell. Passionate and motivating.

I love his NY in your face attitude.

Top man!