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Franse bulldog luistert naar audioboek

Ik hou echt van luisterboeken. Zie het zelfs als één van mijn grootste hobbies!!! Sinds ik in 2013 Audible.com (onderdeel van Amazon) ontdekt heb is er geen houden meer aan: er wordt nauwelijks nog een boek in hardcopyversie gekocht. Alleen als het niet bij Audible te beluisteren is. Ik luister naar minstens drie audioboeken per maand, maar vaak zijn dat er meer. Vandeweek heb ik tijdens het schoonmaken twee hoofdstukken geluisterd van “How to connect in business in 90 seconds or less” , één van de luisterboeken van Nicholas Boothman. Gewoon lekker tijdens het stoffen 😉

Zes reden waarom audioboeken geweldig zijn:

  1. Je kunt écht multitasken! Ik kan op de gekste momenten luisteren naar een audioboek: tijdens het schoonmaken van de wc, het bladeren vegen in de volkstuin, het wegwerken van de was of het maken van avondeten.
  2. Audioboeken voegen een extra dimensie toe. Als je bijvoorbeeld naar “Do it! Marketing” luistert van David Newman kun je door de intonatie en zijn goeie grappen niet anders dan zelf mee lachen… Het boek (welke ik ook in hardcopy heb) is grappig, maar bij lange na niet het effect als het audioboek: die is hilarisch!
  3. Sommige boeken gewoon beter wanneer ze voorgelezen worden. Wie P. Harv Eker (Secrets of the Millionaire Mind) kent weet dat het een verrukkelijke spreker en performer is. De audioversie van zijn boek weet je op te zwepen, de duidelijk herkenbare nasale stem blijf je na het luisteren nog vaak als een echo horen… Het komt beter aan en zijn persoonlijkheid komt beter uit de verf.
  4. Je kunt ze makkelijk op reis meenemen. Een rit met trein, bus of vliegtuig gaat veel sneller met een lekker audioboek om te luisteren en je hoeft geen kilo’s papier mee te slepen.
  5. Het is de manier om mensen die niet van lezen houden aan “boeken” te krijgen. Voor mensen die moeite hebben met het uitlezen van een boek (dyslexie) is dit de manier om een boek “lezen” ook voor hen leuk en uitdagend te houden.
  6. Ik vind non-fictie interessanter wanneer ik naar luister. Een voorbeeld: ik heb Wuthering Heights van Emily Brontë wel vier keer in het Engels als gewoon boek geprobeerd te lezen maar was verveeld en geïrriteerd door het naar mijn gevoel ouderwetse en stijve Engels. Ik heb vervolgens het audioboek gedownload en nu is het één van mijn favoriete boeken!

Mijn luisterlijst

Voor wie wil weten waar ik de afgelopen paar jaar via Audible.com naar geluisterd heb, hier mijn “100+ luisterlijst” van ‘zakelijke’ luisterboeken:

  1. 15 Minutes on Passion and Purpose: How to Discover What Lights You Up and Pulls You Forward – Anne Marshall
  2. 6 Months to 6 Figures – Peter J. Voogd
  3. 80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More – Perry Marshall
  4. Adversaries Into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion – Bob Burg
  5. AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness – Gary Vaynerchuk
  6. Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service – The Disney Institute, Theodore Kinni
  7. Beyond Booked Solid: Your Business, Your Life, Your Way – It’s All Inside – Michael Port
  8. Book Yourself Solid, 2nd Edition: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for
  9. Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling – Michael Port
  10. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School – John J. Medina
  11. Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing – Roger Dooley
  12. Business Model You: A One-Page Method For Reinventing Your Career – Timothy Clark, Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur
  13. Business Networking: How to Build an Awesome Professional Network: Strategies and Tactics to Meet and Build Relationships with Successful People – Mike Fishbein
  14. Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention – Ben Parr
  15. Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion – Gary Vaynerchuk
  16. Customer Development for Entrepreneurs: How to Test Startup Ideas and Build Products People Love, Lean Startup Tactics, Book 1 – Mike Fishbein
  17. Developing a Million Dollar Message – Brendon Burchard
  18. Do It! Marketing: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Boost Sales, Maximize Profits, and Crush Your Competition – David Newman
  19. Do More Better, Faster, & Happier: How to Get More Energy, Increase Productivity, & Be Happy – Mike Fishbein
  20. Does My Marketing Work?: Unlocking the Answer by Using What You Know – Robert Thompson
  21. Duct Tape Marketing (Revised and Updated): The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide – John Jantsch
  22. Effortless Success – Michael Neill
  23. Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition – The Great Courses
  24. Email Marketing that Doesn’t Suck: Punk Rock Marketing Collection, Vol. 5 – Michael Clarke
  25. Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions – Guy Kawasaki
  26. Facebook Marketing That Doesn’t Suck: The Punk Rock Marketing Collection, Volume 3 – Michael Clarke
  27. Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation – Sally Hogshead
  28. Free Marketing: 101 Low and No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business, Online and Off – Jim Cockrum
  29. FREE: The Future of a Radical Price – Chris Anderson
  30. Goals Suck: Why the Obsession with Goal-Setting Is a Flawed Approach to Productivity and Life in General – M.F. Stone
  31. Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising – Ryan Holiday
  32. Growth Hacking with Content Marketing: How to Increase Website Traffic – Mike Fishbein
  33. Guerilla Marketing Weapons – Jay Conrad Levinson
  34. Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days – Jay Conrad Levinson, Al Lautenslager
  35. Guerrilla Marketing: Fourth Edition – Jay Conrad Levinson
  36. Guerrilla Selling – Bill Gallagher, Orvel Ray Wilson, Jay Conrad Levinson
  37. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products – Nir Eyal
  38. How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value through the Science of Fascination – Sally Hogshead
  39. How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less – Nicholas Boothman
  40. How to Get People to Do Stuff: Master the Art and Science of Persuasion and Motivation – Susan M. Weinschenk
  41. How to Not SUCK at Writing Your First Book: A Book on Writing for People who Hate Writing – Chandler Bolt, James Roper, Chelsea Miller
  42. How YOU Are Like Shampoo: The Breakthrough Personal Branding System Based on Big-Brand Marketing Methods to Help You Earn More, Do More, and Be More at Work – Brenda Bence
  43. Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers – Jay Baer
  44. Influence: Science and Practice, ePub, 5th Edition – Robert B. Cialdini
  45. Inspired Marketing – Joe Vitale, Craig Perrine
  46. It’s Not About You: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business – Bob Burg, John David Mann
  47. Lean Marketing – Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
  48. Lean QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Lean – ClydeBank Business, Benjamin Sweeney
  49. Michael E. Gerber – World’s #1 Small Business Guru Talks About ‘Passion’: Conversations with the Best Entrepreneurs on the Planet – Michael E. Gerber
  50. One Word That Will Change Your Life – Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, Jon Gordon
  51. Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine – Mike Michalowicz
  52. Search Engine Marketing That Doesn’t Suck: Vol.6 of the Punk Rock Marketing Collection – Michael Clarke
  53. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Live Keynote Speech – Harv Eker
  54. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth – T. Harv Eker
  55. Smarter Branding without Breaking the Bank: Five Proven Marketing Strategies You Can Use Right Now to Build Your Business at Little or No Cost – Brenda Bence
  56. SOUP: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture – Jon Gordon
  57. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek
  58. Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs – Norm Brodsky, Bo Burlingham
  59. The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd – Allan Dib
  60. The Brain Sell: When Science Meets Shopping; How the New Mind Sciences and the Persuasion Industry Are Reading Our Thoughts, Influencing Our Emotions, and Stimulating Us to Shop – David Lewis
  61. The Buying Brain: Secrets for Selling to the Subconscious Mind – A. K. Pradeep
  62. The Carpenter: A Story about the Greatest Success Strategies of All – Jon Gordon
  63. The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive – Brendon Burchard
  64. The Cosmic Blueprint: New Discoveries in Nature’s Creative Ability to Order the Universe – Paul Davies
  65. The Creative Thinker’s Toolkit – The Great Courses, Gerard Puccio
  66. The Customer Rules: The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service – Lee Cockerell
  67. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It – Michael E. Gerber
  68. The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: Why Now Is the Time to #jointheride – Darren Hardy
  69. The Entrepreneur’s Blueprint to Massive Success: Create an Exceptional Lifestyle While Doing Business on Your Terms – Peter Voogd
  70. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown: A 30-minute Instaread Summary – Instaread Summaries
  71. The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea – Bob Burg, John David Mann
  72. The Greatest Book on Coaching for Small Business – Terry Ostrowiak
  73. The Hard Hat: 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate – Jon Gordon
  74. The Inside-Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever – Michael Neill
  75. The Irresistible Offer: How to Sell Your Product or Service in Three Seconds or Less – Mark Joyner
  76. The Lean Entrepreneur: How Visionaries Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Markets – Brant Cooper, Patrick Vlaskovits
  77. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – Eric Ries
  78. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing – Marie Kondo
  79. The Morning Routine Blueprint: How to Wake Up Early, Energized and Motivated Everyday – Mike Fishbein
  80. The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work – Jon Gordon
  81. The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness – Linda Kaplan Thaler, Robin Koval
  82. The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage – Brené Brown
  83. The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field – Mike Michalowicz
  84. The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – John Jantsch
  85. The Science of Persuasion: Scientific American – Robert Cialdini, Scientific American
  86. The Seat of the Soul: 25th Anniversary Edition – Gary Zukav
  87. The Secret: T. Harv Eker – T. Harv Eker
  88. The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work – Jon Gordon
  89. The Shark and the Goldfish: Positive Ways to Thrive During Waves of Change – Jon Gordon
  90. The Thank You Economy – Gary Vaynerchuk
  91. The Think Big Manifesto: Think You Can’t Change Your Life (and the World)? Think Again – Michael Port, Mina Samuels
  92. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The Tell-it-Like-it-is Guide to Cleaning Up in Business, Even if You Are at the End of Your Roll – Mike Michalowicz
  93. The Ultimate Guide to Blogging: What to Write about, How to Promote Your Blog, & How to Make Money Blogging – Mike Fishbein
  94. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers: Summary & Analysis – Osmosis Jones
  95. Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers – Gabriel Weinberg, Justin Mares
  96. Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else – Jon Gordon
  97. Twitter Marketing That Doesn’t Suck: The Punk Rock Marketing Collection, Volume 1 – Michael Clarke
  98. Unleash the Power of the Female Brain: Supercharging Yours for Better Health, Energy, Mood, Focus, and Sex – Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
  99. Unmarketing: Stop Marketing, Start Engaging – Scott Stratten
  100. UnSelling: The New Customer Experience – Scott Stratten, Alison Kramer
  101. Video Marketing Pro: Professional Video Marketing Strategies that Boost Leads, Sales and ROI – Chris King
  102. Video Marketing That Doesn’t Suck: The Punk Rock Marketing Collection, Volume 2 – Michael Clarke
  103. What I Know for Sure – Oprah Winfrey
  104. What You’re Really Meant To Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential – Robert Steven Kaplan
  105. Where Startup Ideas Come From: A Playbook for Generating Business Ideas – Mike Fishbein
  106. Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis – Lessons from a Master – Brad Gilbert, Steve Jamison
  107. Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion – Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin, Robert B. Cialdini