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Firstly, I was a big Michael Port fan. To an extent still am. This book is just... Hmmm, I wouldn't say it's too practical, because it isn't, really. It just feels as if Michael has all the answers, and he's eager to tell you how to do things.
Problem is, his method (practicing a lot) is:
1. described well in other books, like Carmine Gallo's books.
2. quite formulaic.
The latter can be okay, if only authenticity didn't suffer, and I think it does in this book. Michael is too enthusiastic, too upbeat, too great, too... full of... himself, or his approach.
To supplement Carmine Gallo's books, I highly highly highly recommend Caroline Myss' Your Creative Soul: Expressing Your Authentic Voice. Truly remarkable. Maybe too spiritual/intuitive for some, but damn I love that book.
Another promising book (haven't finished it yet) is Todd Henry's new one Louder Than Words. It's surprisingly good.
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There is good advice in this book, but it has two problems for me: too basic and not enough value for almost 8 hours. I kept pushing the 'forward button' until I gave up. A lot of what I heard was presentation 101.
The rest was filler, as if the author had been advised an audiobook must be at least 7 hours to be worth the price. I simply did not find it engaging. I can see how this could be a very useful book for someone who has never given a presentation with 8 hours to spare.
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