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Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great practical solid social media advice, 1 July 2015
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Even though the world of social flies by at a crazy pace; at a couple of years old this book still delivers the goods. Lots of relevant advice with good and bad examples across the major platforms. Even someone with a good understanding of social, and already getting great results in it; will learn something new :)


Business Networking For Dummies
Business Networking For Dummies
Price: £9.49

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE definitive guide to business networking!, 25 Mar. 2014
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I've been lucky enough to get to know Stef personally over the last couple of years and seen him speak at shows and events numerous times. I thought I'd heard a lot of what he had to share but this book has blown me away. Stef's knowledge of all aspects of the subject is absolutely staggering. Just like in real life his ability to get this across in a simple way that anybody can follow is just brilliant. It's quite a big book but I've still managed to read it in one 5 hour session. I think that's testament to just how well written it is. It's split into sensible sections that can be read in isolation too so no worries about just jumping in and out when needed instead though!

He's certainly taught this old dog some new tricks as the length of all the notes I've made as I've read along testify.

Highly recommended :)


The 15 Essential Marketing Masterclasses for Your Small Business
The 15 Essential Marketing Masterclasses for Your Small Business
Price: £9.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the way I like books to be!, 6 Mar. 2014
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If you're looking for a fluffy, round the houses, why write 10 words when 1000 will do, usual type of marketing book then look elsewhere. If you want practical advice broken down into digestible chunks that can then form a blueprint of your marketing activities then this is the book for you!

As well as being able to follow the book from start to finish I also like that it's broken down into clear sections that work in their own right. For example, if you were about to place an advert then simply go to the "How to Write Successful Adverts" masterclass and Dee spells out exactly how to go about this.

If you're in business (big or small regardless of the title!) then I highly recommend this book. Use it to put your overall plan together then dip in and out of it as required on a day to day basis.


Debbie  Huxton's  Little Book of Big Wisdom
Debbie Huxton's Little Book of Big Wisdom
by Debbie Huxton
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pocket sized power boost!, 15 Feb. 2014
Fantastic book that may only be small but packs a MASSIVE punch! There's loads of good stuff in here and it goes against the usual books of this type by simply giving you advice or something to really set you thinking in just a few words. It's also beautifully designed and the pages would make great posters in their own right, if these ever become available then I'll be ordering some!


Rebel Entrepreneur: Porn, Paradise, Pot and Prison - Life, Business and Lessons Learned
Rebel Entrepreneur: Porn, Paradise, Pot and Prison - Life, Business and Lessons Learned
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book of two halves - both great!, 8 Nov. 2013
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A really different book in my opinion as the first half is all about Mark's story and how he got to where he is now. The second half is full of practical tips and advice. For me this works really well as you enjoy the story just as much as the learning.

His story of how he ended up in some situations shows just how easy it could be to end up in a similar situation. It also shows that no matter how bad things get there is always something to be learned and light at the end of the tunnel. What you've been though makes you who you are today so although at the time Mark would have said otherwise he wouldn't be who he is today without this past. Where a lot of people would try to hide this, Mark is completely open and honest about everything which really takes some guts.

The practical side of the book isn't just theory and is based on Mark's experience. It's not over-written (to fulfill a publishers word quota like some books!) but concise and include simple bullet points, processes, and even links to websites and other material to help you put these things into action.

A great read overall and there's some advice I've already implemented already and other things I want to investigate further. I'm sure with another read (I read it pretty quickly over 2 days) in a few weeks I'll pick even more up from it.

Highly recommended for anyone already in business or thinking about/starting out in self-employment.


30 Day Sales Challenge - get to love selling for the non salesperson (30 Day Challenges)
30 Day Sales Challenge - get to love selling for the non salesperson (30 Day Challenges)
Price: £8.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Great practical tips for non-salesy sales people!, 8 Nov. 2013
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This is a great book where Gary shares some really valuable sales tips to people who aren't by nature "salespeople". The format of breaking this down into daily bite size chunks is a great idea too. Unfortunately for me then about half way through I went on holiday and then got out of the habit of doing my daily read/challenge. In the end the 30 days took me about a year (don't laugh at the back!) but at least I finished it ;) This was totally down to me though rather than the book itself.

As I mentioned then I don't consider myself a salesperson and I have adopted lots of the practices learnt in the book. Things like giving clients not just one quote but a budget and also premium option has worked wonders. The information about dealing with sales objections especially around price has also really helped me in an area that I struggled before.

So in summary, I'd highly recommend the book to anyone who has to sell as part of their work. And this definitely includes micro and small businesses where the owner not just has to do the work but is also the salesperson whether they like it or not!


Life. Business: Just Got Easier
Life. Business: Just Got Easier
Price: £7.59

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brad does it again - just fantastic!, 3 Oct. 2013
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Having read Brad's previous books (GOYA and GOYA2, get them if you've not read them, especially at the bargain £1 that they are now on Kindle!) and found them both inspirational yet full of practical hints I wondered what he could add with this latest book. I'm pleased to say that once again he's written yet another winner!

Brad's writing style has definitely matured and although points appear to be more considered he still cuts through all the usual self help mumbo jumbo and tells it as it is. His points about modern business (all valid imo) and the really important stuff in life seem even easier to digest as he backs these up with real life stories and examples.

As with GOYA1/2 one thing that really stands out against other business books is that you don't feel like you're reading a textbook. It's full of lessons but you don't feel like you're being taught. The fact I read the book in one sitting after deciding to just "have a quick look at the start" speaks volumes :)

So in summary; if you don't usually read business books because they are hard work, and don't usually read self help books because you don't believe in "all that hippy stuff" then this is the book for you. It will genuinely change your thinking and outlook for the better.

Highly recommended :)


Neewer Black HDMI Input To VGA Adapter Converter For PC Laptop
Neewer Black HDMI Input To VGA Adapter Converter For PC Laptop
Offered by MUDPIE
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for use with a Raspberry Pi, 15 Jan. 2013
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I bought this for using on my Raspberry Pi in the office where we only have monitors rather than TV's with HDMI ports. We connected it to a Samsung monitor (Syncmaster 933) but initially didn't get any output even when using some of the settings in some of the previous reviews.

In the end we simply added the single line "hdmi_drive=2" into the config.txt and it all works great :)

I'd highly recommend this for anyone wanting a cheap way of connecting their Pi to a monitor. As well as actually working properly the build quality of the cable and enclosure seems decent too.

Hope this helps

Richard


Bootstrap Marketing
Bootstrap Marketing
Price: £2.86

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant - if you run a business then buy it now!, 3 May 2012
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I don't read that many business books as I usually find them full of theory with no real world examples or practical tips. Bootstrap Marketing is the opposite of this. It's crammed full of great advice and in the areas I already consider myself an expert/guru ;) then it was good to read that we share the same views and I'm doing things right. I picked up lots of tips that I'll definitely be putting into practice in my own business ([...]) shortly.

I also found Mike's writing style to be very easy reading with no fluff or padding out. In fact, it was so easy to read I downloaded it at 10pm and didn't put it down until 1am when I'd almost read it all. I was so eager to find out more that I finished in the next morning after about another half an hours reading!

So in summary; an excellent book, easy to read, full of practical tips to help market your own business with very little investment, and highly recommended!

Thanks

Richard


Get Off Your Arse Too
Get Off Your Arse Too
by Brad Burton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars In true GOYA style - just buy it!, 13 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Get Off Your Arse Too (Paperback)
I previously bought the GOYA audiobook and listened to it in 2 sittings over 2 days! I then couldn't wait until the audiobook version of GOYA2 came out to listen to on a 10 day holiday. Well once again I couldn't resist "just one more chapter" so am now on day 3 of my holiday and have just finished it!

A refreshing style that only Brad can pull off and some really honest personal stuff in it that helps you understand what makes Brad tick. As well as this and some great compelling storytelling then there's the usual practical tips and advice in there. Some great thought provoking stuff towards the end too.

Just buy it - you won't regret it! And if you haven't already got the original GOYA then I'd recommend that 1st too...


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