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Power Questions Audiobook

Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others

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Publisher's Summary

An arsenal of powerful questions that will transform every conversation.

Skillfully redefine problems. Make an immediate connection with anyone. Rapidly determine if a client is ready to buy. Access the deepest dreams of others. Power Questions sets out a series of strategic questions that will help you win new business and dramatically deepen your professional and personal relationships. The book showcases 35 riveting, real conversations with CEOs, billionaires, clients, colleagues, and friends. Each story illustrates the extraordinary power and impact of a thought-provoking, incisive power question. To help listeners navigate a variety of professional challenges, over 200 additional, thought-provoking questions are also summarized at the end of the book.

In Power Questions you’ll discover:

  • The question that stopped an angry executive in his tracks
  • The sales question CEOs expect you to ask versus the questions they want you to ask
  • The question that will radically refocus any meeting
  • The penetrating question that can transform a friend or colleague’s life
  • A simple question that helped restore a marriage

When you use power questions, you magnify your professional and personal influence, create intimate connections with others, and drive to the true heart of the issue every time.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Amazon Customer
    Kennesaw, GA United States
    14/05/13
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    "Good book but performance is lacking."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is a good book if all it does it change your perspective and cause you to rethink your questions before you ask them.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator sounds like a computer generated voice. I found it almost intolerable.


    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Seth
    pittsburgh, PA, United States
    1/10/13
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    "Not worth the money!"
    What disappointed you about Power Questions?

    the book did not have enough useful info, it was too long for what is was


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    there should have been more useful questions


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stacy Ryan Marketing Expert
    Houston, TX USA
    8/12/12
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    "A Good Listen...Worth Two (Or More)"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are definitely some thought provoking questions here that could help someone truly stand out in a personal or professional setting. The stories add interest and context to the questions, and often left me asking questions of my own.

    I will definitely be giving this audiobook another listen (or two) to help the information sink in.


    Any additional comments?

    While I like the fact that the two authors alternate narrating chapters of the book, one of the authors reminds me a bit of Tommy Chong, which is a bit distracting at times.

    Also, it would be nice to have a PDF reference sheet of all the questions to review now and then, rather than having to stop what you're doing and write them down. I started to write them down, and then I realized I had missed questions because I was too engrossed in the stories.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • C. Palmer
    Tacoma, WA, United States
    11/01/13
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    "Not worth it"

    This book is superficial, and way overpriced. Also, too many religious references.
    There is little of value here. It's more like a pamphlet you would find in the waiting room of a psychologist's office.

    15 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • edharris
    United States
    4/02/13
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    "Great Stuff!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I purchased the hard copy for myself and two others, because the other 297 questions are not on the Audible book.


    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Rune Vendler
    Copenhagen S, Denmark
    2/03/14
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    "Decent book, horrible narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Power Questions to be better than the print version?

    No, absolutely not. The content is decent and can be inspiring, but the narration by one of the authors is so horribly bad that I just stopped listening and never finished the book. I went out and got the print version instead. Another problem with the audiobook is the lack of an index of all the questions.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I never reached the ending.


    What didn’t you like about Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas ’s performance?

    One of them (I don't know which) was OK, the other was terrible, in fact so bad that I stopped the audiobook.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. Its structure (many chapters, each on a separate 'power question') means it's best enjoyed in little bites.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Basim
    United States
    6/01/13
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    "Loved this book"

    I loved this book because it explores a subject that is not covered by many text books. I learned a leadership skill (leading by questions puts you in control of the conversation). The book is narrated by both authors, so you don't really get a chance to get board; as the book takes you from one story to another.

    This is one the best books I bought at Audible :)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Glenn
    Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
    17/06/13
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    "Excellent Audio on Questions"

    I was already sold on the importance of questions before listening to this audio. While there were some great new questions, it was more the way he presented them that gave me a different angle and made them sink in a little deeper. Highly recommended.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Shar
    21/08/16
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    "Excellent way to learn how to connect with others!"

    I was hooked from the introduction! The authors did a great job reading and retelling their experiences dealing with Power Questions. I found the information (and questions) applicable and was constantly challenged to dig deeper. The stories they share are relatable and intriguing! I plan to pick up anything else Panas or Sobel have published!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    12/08/16
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    "Too big of a contrast between the two readers."

    I love the concept and I will definitely use intelligent questioning going forward. there were some really powerful stories in the book as well. it got harder and harder to listen to every other paragraph

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Nicolas
    4/03/16
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    "cool stuff"

    I really liked the stories around the actual questions as it gives the context of when to ask what. however I am a bit skeptical about the dogma and the whole 'change your life to be happy' connotation. Some questions are very powerful at a subject matter but are absolutely neutral in their connotation and do not necessarily always have to relate to the 'purpose of life' matter.
    all in all yet I learned some new questions to use, which is exactly what I would wish from an audiobook

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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