Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2004
CD ISBN 1565118332 $24.95 Four CDs
"Everyone sells something," says Steve Chandler as he persuades listeners of the value of developing good selling skills no matter what one's position in life. Using quirky stories and a myriad of motivational quotations, he makes the listener eager to try his tactics. His simple, sensible techniques make it easy to envision oneself actually selling products, services, or ideas. Ironically, Chandler reads much of the text in a monotone, but when he allows himself to read with feeling, his voice shines. Overall, his narrative deficiencies do not interfere with his valuable message (except when he attempts female voices). A short, upbeat musical selection at the beginning and end of each CD energizes the material and inspires listeners to believe in their ability to develop strong sales skills. J.F.M.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]