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This review is from: Become a Key Person of Influence (Paperback)
Daniel's book is neither deep nor comprehensive and does little to do justice to helping others than to get beyond the basics of how to network. Most people will already understand this and then the rest is modelled on his own recipe of getting people to see him, listen to him and buy his book (either directly or through affiliates).
So get connected on the internet, decide how to sell yourself and your skills, write a book on a subject that you know about (be credible), publicise yourself and the book, form alliances to promote others and yourself (affiliates) and hey presto there you go.
Use slideshare instead and you will get more information and more detail than this book.
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Initial post: 20 Oct 2010 15:59:34 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Oct 2010 16:01:33 BDT
R Pinnick says:
I am quite surprised to read what you wrote in your review. I guess everyone has their own opinion which makes life very interesting.
I have had the privilege of working with Daniel on and off over the last couple of years. By applying what he has written in his book my business has grown substantially over the last 12 months for which I am grateful.
You must obviously be a very successful person to think that this book has no value to you as I know what Dan teaches has helped many people add a zero to their business revenue.
Do you have a website I could look at as I am keen to learn more about what you do :)
Posted on 1 Nov 2010 01:02:38 GMT
Mike Symes says:
The wonderful thing about books is that everyone has a view. The great thing about Daniel Priestley's work that has led up to this book is that it is inherently practical and it has created positive change for many businesses, including my own. Have you acted on the five steps included within the book? If you have created a perfect pitch, written a book, created products, entered into joint ventures and are web famous then I am not sure that you would think of this as a hey presto route. It is very hard work but the rewards are amazing.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2010 22:44:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Nov 2010 08:59:05 GMT
The Emperor says:
The five star reviews of this book are very strange.
I wonder how many people NOT connected to him have bought this book?
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2010 20:16:33 GMT
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Posted on 11 Mar 2011 21:21:36 GMT
Francis J. Wood says:
I agree with you. The whole thing is a promo exercise. I heard of this book through a spam email I got which said that if I bought this book and sent the receipt to a promo agent I'd get two free tickets to a 1 day conference on how to be a Key Person of Influence. Ho hum. For conference read high powered high pressure salesmanship to get you to part with your hard earned cash.
This is a book I'll definitely be avoiding!
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2011 22:56:25 BDT
Daniel Priestley says:
Francis, the email offer was available through a select group of about a dozen well known companies that have a relationship with an opt-in list. The offer allowed people to buy a book and get tickets to an event featuring 5 high value speakers. Each speaker was briefed to give a 45 minute talk that had at least 3 take away points of value and NOT to sell anything. At lunch time, we spent less than 10 minutes introducing our companies flagship service. At the end of a full day of content, we finished up with 20 minutes of case studies of our clients and an invitation to do business with us if you saw value in the full day event. Considering the two tickets were free with the book, I would hardly call it a hard sell. I'm always surprised when people react so negatively when a company encourages people to do business. Of course that's what we want, we do amazing work with our clients. We didn't come knocking on your door on a Sunday, we invited you to a free event with 5 world-class speakers. The overwhelming feedback we received from participants that day was that it was amazing value. We also had an independent filming crew who filmed all day for their show on entrepreneurship who said they had "loads of great content they could use" (not what they would have said if it was one big sell).
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jul 2011 23:25:42 BDT
E. D. Costello says:
Hmm. The whole thing smacks of the network marketing scams of the early 90s, with conferences and the rest. I always think when people say 'Buy my book and learn how to become a multimillionaire', if their secret works, why would they waste time writing books, tirelessly marketing them and flying round the world to sell tickets to conferences? Why don't they just get on with being a multimillionaire? Sorry, Key Person of Influence? But as a journalist I'm naturally cynical, no doubt.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Aug 2011 18:31:52 BDT
Francis J. Wood says:
Exactly. Critics are mostly failed writers, artists etc and business consultants are mostly people who couldn't make it in business or didn't have the bottle to start up their own business.
It they truly wanted to teach people then after they made their millions they would offer free courses or courses that were strictly non profit - by "strictly" not even charging people for their time.
Fat chance of that happening.
As a journalist you are a realist not a cynic even if your profession has deservedly got a hammering these days.
Posted on 5 Sep 2011 02:18:26 BDT
Daniel Priestley says:
Where did I ever say "buy my book and I'll teach you to be a millionaire"???
A few times a month I'm asked to speak at conferences and events (as most authors are). I also run events myself in conjunction with the book (as many authors do). We ran a promotion that said "Buy the book and get a free ticket to an event". You're drawing a long bow here in what your saying.
My guess is you haven't read the book. The book directs people to advance themselves in 5 key areas... 1. Pitching ideas 2. Publishing content 3. Productising ideas 4. Developing a profile 5. Forging appropriate joint ventures and partnerships... Does that sound like "get rich quick" material??? ... Anyone who's read my book or seen me speak knows your claims are spurious.