Tools I use: Audiobooks

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When it comes to consuming books, I prefer to consume and digest audiobooks. My ears are more available than my eyes. When I am cooking, driving, traveling, walking, showering, waiting anywhere…I listen to podcasts or audiobooks. Rarely do I listen to music. I would prefer to learn something.

Audible is one of those great options for audiobooks.

I converted hardcore print book readers into audiobook listeners when I asked them how well they were ale to finish a printed book (or ebook) and how quickly they consumed that physical book. The speed and comprehension is unmatched once you get used to it.

Since I use my local county library resources, I first check hoopladigital.com because it is free for audiobooks that are over 1 year old. If it is not available on Hoopla then I go to Audible if I really want the audiobook. This way I maximize the audiobooks I can consume and digest each month with the best value.

Questions?

How do I: know what to say

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Many people struggle with finding the right words to ask for what they want or need.

They feel ill-prepared, scared to ask and sometimes ill just thinking about how to ask for something. So they don’t ask, however that is not a good idea. Use your words. Learn the phrases that will get you somewhere with your own ask.

Whether we are at home or work, with friends, family, coworkers or bosses, our words can tell a story, have an impact or influence people to do something. Or not.

While I get compensated if you buy this book below, you get to prepare yourself with the words and phrases you need to say to ask for almost anything.

Here is a great resource I found that is very quick to consume and to the point, as the title says:

There is plenty of practical advice provided in this book on exactly how to phrase your words. Start practicing.

How do you figure out what to say in any situation?

 

Best books read in 2019

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As a published writer, I read a lot and consume many audiobooks.

During 2019, I consumed over 52 audiobooks via Audible (paid link) and Hoopla (free thanks to my local library).

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I wanted to share the two best books that I consumed in 2019. Both of these books are original, well-researched and have plenty of actionable advice. They are my favorites from 2019. You can see my favorite books from previous years here.

If you are looking for a holiday gift for someone (or yourself), take a look at these two new books:

 

 

Questions?

Just released: Improving User Adoption

Today, I am happy to announce the release of the Kindle book today.

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Improving User Adoption: The forgotten part behind your business success

by Henrik de Gyor

Don’t have a Kindle device? That’s ok.

Just use the Kindle App on your favorite mobile device so you can buy once and read everywhere you want it.

Enjoy the new book.

Research before writing a book

After writing 6 books within 2 years, I took a break from writing for a few months. This break allowed me the time to find the next gap in the market. To find the problem I wanted to help solve. To find the next topic for my book.

I advised startups at the College of Charleston, George Washington University and the University of Maryland to see what is missing across many industries and sectors.

After narrowing this down to a few topics, I started researching what was already done and already offered on Amazon. There is no interest in writing a “me-too” book to me. I only write about niche topics and nothing “popular” that would be found in a Barnes and Noble (for the time they still exist).

Once I found the topic to research, I consumed about one book about it every week or two via Audible.

Then, I kept researching the topic, finding people to interview on that topic and asking them who else I should interview.

After recording over 50 interviews, I had these audio interviews edited, approved and transcribed for use in my latest book with an accompanying audio podcast series filled with stories. You can find the User Adoption podcast on your favorite podcast channel.

I kept writing the book, then edited it. Then, I had the book chapters edited and proofread.

The new book coming in September 2018 has a new podcast too.

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