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Key Person of Influence

The Five-Step Method to Become One of the Most Highly Valued and Highly Paid People in Your Industry
Narrated by: Michael Maloney
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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Every industry revolves around Key People of Influence. Their names come up in conversation. They attract opportunities. They earn more money. Many people think it takes decades of hard work, academic qualifications and a generous measure of good luck to become a Key Person of Influence.

This audiobook shows you that there is a five-step strategy for fast-tracking your way to the inner circle of the industry you love. Your ability to succeed depends on your ability to influence. Start now by listening to this audiobook.

©2014 Daniel Priestley (P)2016 Creative Content

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book for entrepreneurs

a good book, practical , insightful and inspiring, every business people should read it, love it.

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Encouragement to strive and great info on how to

A great encouragement to become a master at something and some fantastic tools on how to promote that, taking advantage of current technology.

My only word of caution or concern comes from the area of people falsely believing they have something amazing to share with the world before they've done the work/hard yards to truly become a master or worthwhile teacher of it. The book addresses this area briefly but I think could do a better job of encouraging better, continued passion around mastery in one's chosen field.

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eye opener

fantastic perspective of success and a paved journey to becoming the person you might like to be

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Such an epic book

This book is the bomb. Well written, well read, inspiring, practice, easy to absorb, good stuff!!! Highly recommend!!

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Inspiring. Well narrated and engaging.

I would recommend this to anyone looking to expand their personal profile, or simply looking to find a new direction in life.

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very timely and very easy to listen to.

loved it and would recommend to entrepreneurs and people aspiring to get out of their day jobs and be entrepreneurs.

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stick with it.

overwhelming at first, but the message gets easier to absorb the longer you listen to it

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  • 05-02-2017

A MUST LISTEN. Enough said.

This book will be THE MOST valuable book for your business IF you put it into practice. I don't care what business you're in, or what other books you've read, Key Person of Influence is an essential methodology if you're wanting to build your personal brand.

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Great Book

Great incentive to move forward on someone's career. Very nice narration as well. Really enjoyed the book!

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A little bit general, but good.

More detail would have been helpful... its got a lot of big concepts which take quite a lot to implement and execute well.

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  • Dawn
  • 26-11-2018

Love this book!

Easy listen. Engaging. Outlines a step-by-step process that seems highly doable. Can't wait to start.

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  • Merrin Pearse
  • 02-06-2018

Beautiful in its simplicity

What a refreshing reminder of how business is changing and the simple (in terms of what is required) steps it takes to be known in your industry.

Having listened once now it is time to repeat the listening and to complete the exercises.

This book has given me a nice new boost of energy to make a positive difference to the way I live and how I am rewarded along the journey.

Thanks Daniel

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  • Marcia
  • 16-08-2019

Highly recommended...

Great book. Very informative and useful. I will definitely use many of these tips.

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  • 9thwunda
  • 29-07-2019

Powerful

This book really opened my eyes to what fuels influence. Very nicely done, would recommend this to any start up.

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  • Mark C. Manderson
  • 12-07-2019

Decent read

Top takeaways:

You're thinking from five years ago has become your baggage of today. You must continue to expand and grow consciously. 

How can you become MORE VALUABLE TO OTHERS? 

No longer can you give the general pitch. 

MUST BE MICRO NICHE AS PEOPLE BUY FROM ALL OVER NOW. 

Write a book and make some products to be an expert. 

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  • Irina Sh
  • 03-04-2019

interesting and inspiring with todays life example

It was a journey to listen this book. it went in one stand from start to finish. This book is very interesting and I filled with real life stories that all of us can relay and take it further as life giude lines for improvement. I really enjoyed and recommend!

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  • nazieh
  • 10-12-2018

Great book

Very structured and has clear actions listed that can be taken. Really enjoyed it and would recommend.

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  • GKS
  • 28-10-2018

Awesome outstanding book with 5 step and insights

Awesome outstanding book with 5 step and insights ...Pitch publish product profile and partners...perfect action items list

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  • Kris Peeters
  • 16-11-2016

Undiluted snake oil

The author offers an easy 5 step plan to fortune and success. Everybody can do it. As a bonus, there is a hidden message in the book which he refers to often. In the epilogue he tells you to keep searching for the hidden message, which, if found, will turn you into a super productive successful key person of influence?

Does that sound too good to be true? That's because it is. He collects a bunch of personal experiences and platitudes, not hindered by any research, and simply claims over and over again that success will follow.

He probably means his own success. When he sends the snake oil to many people. I didn't learn anything from this book. The only good thing is that it was very short. So I didn't waste too much time on this.

My tip, read books from actual leaders or people who've actually done the research. Eg Jim Collins, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Eric Schmidt, Jocko Willink. Real insights from real leaders. Nuanced and humble. No simple 5 step plan to success. But the truth.

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  • Florence b
  • 05-08-2016

Full of banalities. Waste of time

This book had really good reviews so I downloaded it.
First of all, the narration was not good.
Secondly the content was full of banalities and really general knowledge. He spends a whole chapter self-congratulating himself by saying how this book will make you rich and the method is amazing. But there is no content - nothing!
Most of the advice he gives is really common sense things that everyone knows now. He recommends using social media and publishing content... Well, this is obvious. 16years old people know this without having to buy a book! So why bother with this book?
What a waste of time!!!!

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  • Jenny Lukas
  • 17-03-2016

A must hear/read book in order to survive and thrive in the 21st century

This book has given me the big kick I need to become a key person of influence.

It's given me a renewed sense of purpose.

I've mind mapped sooo many ideas and actions as well as stories from my past that this book has made me think of that makes what I do unique.

Brilliant.

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  • Simon
  • 29-04-2016

Excellent!!

This is an excellent audio book. Gives you so many ideas & possibilities. It's given me direction and actions to get moving! Will be listening to it many times yet!

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  • heraldicrose
  • 20-03-2016

quite captivating

If you need a good talking to with a strong theme and a decidedly positive 'you can do It' message, then this is for you. a good, well thought out narrative with clear vocabulary, step by step guidance with examples and all delivered with a clarity of conviction.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-05-2017

Too informative

I was almost discouraged by the top 2 comments which had negative reviews. Still went ahead to listen to the book and oh my!! I don't regret it at all. so much great content. Will have to listen to it again to soak it all in.

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  • Catherine
  • 21-07-2016

Simple, clear, inspiring

What made the experience of listening to Key Person of Influence the most enjoyable?

The narrator's voice is beautiful and makes this book a pleasure to listen to. Daniel's ideas are simple, but profoundly effective, as anyone who follows his method can testify. They are illustrated with engaging stories, explained with clarity, which makes it an enjoyable "read" and helps you to imagine yourself actually doing what he suggests, which is hugely motivating. Thank you Daniel for writing such a valuable book.

What does Michael Maloney bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

What a gorgeous voice - beautifully read, with gravitas and sincerity. Thank you Michael.

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  • SCOTT MCCARTHY
  • 19-05-2016

loved this book

I really liked this book. The ideas and philosophy contained within stood out to me as a very modern way to promote yourself and your business.

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  • aficionada-uk2
  • 28-04-2016

Amazing!

life changing perspectives for me. Learning to be a key person of influence in a micro niche is exactly what I dreamed of and now Daniel has given me the confirmation and strategy to pursue this with vitality!

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  • Paul -Cardiff
  • 28-03-2016

Rubbish:

Over simplistic, just nonsense. And the fact the author claims there's a 'hidden' meaning to the book! Yeah because Machiavelli, cook books, let's face it no manual for success should have anything hidden. This is a transparent ploy to make the reader think this junk is more impressive than it is. AVOID this nonsense. If you haven't been unconscious for the last twenty years you've already passed this one. It is truly awful and truly rubbish. You have been warned!

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