Few actors could be better suited than David Tomlinson for the role of a doltish viscount unintentionally entangled in politics, and this brisk 1949 satire was a huge success both for the accomplished character player and his similarly gifted co-stars, Cecil Parker and eighty-year-old film veteran A.E. Matthews. The Chiltern Hundreds is directed by John Paddy Carstairs - whose later career encompassed a string of box-office hits with the likes of Frankie Howerd, Norman Wisdom and Tommy Steele - and is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. Young Viscount Tony Pym wangles National Service leave on the pretext of standing as a Tory candidate for a local seat held by his family for generations. The request is a ruse to enable Pym to marry his wealthy American fiancée while she's still in England, but his masterplan backfires when he finds himself swept into an election campaign and beaten by Labour's Mr Cleghorn - who is then made a peer. In an attempt to save face, Pym decides to stand again - as a socialist. It all proves too much for the Pyms' loyal, true-blue butler, Mr Beecham... Special Features: Image Gallery
The real secret to career success and what it takes to get ahead is EQ. Unequaled is the client service professional's guide to getting ahead and achieving professional goals. You're smart and hardworking, but guess what - so is everyone else. So how do you stand out? You need to distinguish yourself in order to get ahead, but simply being good at your job is not enough. Moving up is about soft skills, networking, client connections, emotional intelligence, and your personal reputation. This audiobook is a frank and candid guide to what it really takes to succeed in the field, packed with insights, stories, and actionable tips based on the author's 40 years at Morgan Stanley. You'll learn how to lead, when to follow, and how to build the reputation you need to get ahead in a competitive field. This audiobook shows you how to step up your relationships, strengthen your soft skills, and build your brand for success. Differentiate yourself and expand your career Build relationships through planning and preparation and deliver commercial results Lead effectively, increase productivity, and build a better work environment Build, enhance, and leverage your personal brand to support your own success Network effectively to find mentors and sponsors Realizing your career goals means being visible, having influence, and crafting a reputation as a valuable contributor while delivering outstanding results. Unequaled shows you how to adapt yourself, collaborate with colleagues, influence clients, and become an excellent boss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002262/bk_gdan_002262_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s time to reinvent your sales life.Your sales career is good but not great. Your customers like you but don’t love you. Every potential customer does not want to talk to you (the salesperson), even if they need your product or service. You keep reading the same sales books and listening to the same CDs and podcasts. Everyone is telling you to do the same old things. You're ready to make a change. In his trailblazing and wonderfully refreshing book, Allan Langer takes on the outdated, overused, and utterly ineffective sales philosophies of the past and kicks them to the curb. Today’s customer’s do not want a sales pitch, do not want to be coerced, and absolutely do not want to be “closed".In this audiobook, you will learn to sell more than you ever have in your career and to sell customers a product or service and actually feel good about yourself doing and also to never use a "sales pitch" again. The 7 Secrets to Selling More by Selling Less will not only change you as a salesperson but will also change the life of your customers as they will go from hating salespeople to only wanting to do business with you.Whether you are brand new in the profession or a seasoned veteran, the book will be the best investment you can make in your career, and in yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Langer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163318/bk_acx0_163318_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Horst Schulze created a culture of service that should be a role model for all of us. By committing to the highest standards of professionalism - and creating the right systems to achieve them - he inspired thousands of people to embrace and embody the core ideal of sheer unadulterated excellence. Schulze now shares his story, and his methods, so that the rest of us can be uplifted and taught by the master himself. (Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, co-author of Built to Last) "Horst Schulze's influence on my family and our business is undeniable. His approach to customer service revolutionized the hotel industry and set a high bar for all of us. His new book, Excellence Wins, weaves Horst's personal story with the practical wisdom he's gleaned from an incredible career of servant leadership. It's a must read for leaders and anyone passionate about serving people." (Dan Cathy, chairman and CEO, Chick-fil-A) CEOs. Leaders without titles. Startups. Corporations. For-profits. Nonprofits. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do - you want to become the best. You want to win, every time. Horst Schulze knows how to win. In Excellence Wins, Schulze, in his absolute no-nonsense approach, shares the visionary and disruptive principles that have produced immense global successes over the course of his still-prolific 50-year career. As the co-founder and former president of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., Schulze fearlessly led the company to unprecedented multi-billion dollar growth, setting the business vision and people-focused standards that made the Ritz-Carlton brand globally elite. Schulze's principles are both versatile and utterly practical to leaders of every age, career stage, and industry. You don't need a powerful title or a line of direct reports - you have everything you need to use them right now. If you're searching for the blueprint to beating the compet 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Wagner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/003002/bk_zond_003002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The former EVP of Walt Disney World shares indispensible rules for serving customers with consistency, efficiency, creativity, sincerity, and excellence. Lee Cockerell knows that success in business - any business - depends upon winning and keeping customers. In 39 digestible, bite-sized chapters, Lee shares everything he has learned in his 40-plus-year career in the hospitality industry about creating an environment that keeps customers coming back for more. Here, Lee not only shows why the customer always rules, but also the rules for serving customers so well they'll never want to do business with anyone but you. For example: Rule #1: Customer Service Is Not a Department Rule #3: Great Service Follows the Laws of Gravity Rule #5: Ask Yourself "What Would Mom Do?" Rule #19: Be a Copycat Rule #25. Treat Every Customer Like a Regular Rule #39: Don’t Try Too Hard As simple as they are profound, these principles have been shown to work in companies as large as Disney and as small as a local coffee shop; from businesses selling cutting-edge technologies like computer tablets to those selling products as timeless as shoes and handbags; at corporations as long-standing as Ford Motors and those as nascent as a brand-new start-up. And they have been proven indispensible at all levels of a company, from managers responsible for hiring and training employees, setting policies and procedures, and shaping the company culture to frontline staff who deal directly with clients and customers. Chock-full of universal advice, applicable online and off, The Customer Rules is the essential handbook for service excellence everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Cockerell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003440/bk_rand_003440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you an amateur photographer or someone who wishes to turn a hobby into a professional career? Perhaps, you have studied and earned a degree in photography, but you have yet to find a job that allows you to make a full time income? If this sounds like you, then you have found the right book to help you generate income from your photography skills. What galleries and professional photographers want is to see an established portfolio and online presence. They want to know you are capable of gaining attention from your target audience. Things have also changed in the industry, where anyone can start to publish their work online and make a little income from it. Your goal to make a full time income is admirable and possible, even if there is someone with better artistic skills. Selling any product is about marketing. If you truly want to generate income, then you need a marketing tactic that will get you noticed, have a good call to action, and ensure that you can make the sale final. Think of your photography business as needing to make sales, which means you need people, and people want truth in advertising, with an interesting gimmick that gets their attention. It doesn't matter if the product or service is brand name, when you have a decent product or service to sell. In this book, you are going to learn about the top ways you can make money full time with your photography skills. You will also learn the following: The four main markets you should choose from in starting a photography business A list of the investments you should make, including tips and tricks; this includes camera, lighting, backdrops, etc. How do you legalize your business? What about licenses? Permits? Taxes? What is LLC? A step-by-step guide on how you can promote your business Should you declare copyright on your photos? Best printers according to reviewers Wha 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terrence Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070477/bk_acx0_070477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you an amateur photographer or someone who wishes to turn a hobby into a professional career? Perhaps, you have studied and earned a degree in photography, but you have yet to find a job that allows you to make a full time income? If this sounds like you, then you have found the right book to help you generate income from your photography skills. What galleries and professional photographers want is to see an established portfolio and online presence. They want to know you are capable of gaining attention from your target audience. Things have also changed in the industry, where anyone can start to publish their work online and make a little income from it. Your goal to make a full time income is admirable and possible, even if there is someone with better artistic skills. Selling any product is about marketing. If you truly want to generate income, then you need a marketing tactic that will get you noticed, have a good call to action, and ensure that you can make the sale final. Think of your photography business as needing to make sales, which means you need people, and people want truth in advertising, with an interesting gimmick that gets their attention. It doesn't matter if the product or service is brand name, when you have a decent product or service to sell. In this book, you are going to learn about the top ways you can earn money full time with your photography skills. You will also learn the following: What to sell How to market your products Tips to ensure sales Mistakes to avoid And much, much more! You will also be given different ways to look at the methods of selling your photography, with benefits and disadvantages highlighted to help you determine the best method to start your business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terrence Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068928/bk_acx0_068928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What's the best way to succeed at work? Make sure your boss succeeds first. Today's typical workplace may be less formal and more inclusive than those of the past, but one thing hasn't changed: The boss is the boss. A veteran of the U.S. Army, William Smullen spent 50 years leading - and being led by - some of the toughest people in the business. Over his career, he served at every level from platoon to division and at the highest levels in the Pentagon, as well. In business terms, that's the equivalent of running a very small business to sitting in a corporate C-Suite. Smullen's final public-service assignment was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. As chief of staff, one of his main responsibilities was to ensure Secretary Powell kept his positive image and was successful in everything he did. Now, he shares the lessons he learned working in some of the world’s most demanding organizations. In Ways and Means for Managing Up, he tells you everything you need to know to effectively "manage your manager" in ways that help both you and your boss succeed and rise within your company. In 50 short yet informative chapters, Smullen shares his hard-won insight, such as: View your relationship with your boss as a partnership Think of your boss as a brand Never allow your boss to be surprised Help your boss manage risk or crisis Be a strategic asset your boss counts on Whether you're good friends with your manager or have trouble coexisting in the same office, your success depends on his or her success. This has always been true, and it will always be true. You serve yourself well when you serve your boss well. Take your career to new heights by learning and applying the Ways and Means for Managing Up. It can serve as a survival guide, a road map, or a blueprint for people at every level in an organization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000160/bk_graw_000160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ultimate guide to relationships, influence and persuasion in 21st century business. What is most important to your success as a sales or business professional? Is it education, experience, product knowledge, job title, territory, or business dress? Is it your company's reputation, product, price, marketing collateral, delivery lead times, in stock ratios, service guarantees, management strength, or warehouse location? Is it testimonials, the latest Forbes write up, or brand awareness? Is it the investment in the latest CRM software, business 2.0 tools, or social media strategy? You could hire a fancy consulting firm, make the list longer, add some bullet points, put it into a PowerPoint presentation, and go through the whole dog and pony show. But at the end of the day there will be only one conclusion None of the above! You see, the most important competitive edge for today's business professionals cannot be found on this list, your resume, or in any of your company's marketing brochures. If you want to know the real secret to what matters most in business, just look in the mirror. That's right, it's YOU. Do these other things matter? Of course they do, but when all things are equal (and in the competitive world we live in today, things almost always are) People Buy You. Your ability to build lasting business relationships that allow you to close more deals, retain clients, increase your income, and advance your career to rise the top of your company or industry, depends on your skills for getting other people to like you, trust you, and BUY YOU. This break-through book pushes past the typical focus on mechanics and stale processes found in so many of today's sales and business books, and goes right to the heart of what matters most in 21st century business. Offering a straight forward, actionable formula for creating instant connections with prospects and customers, People Buy You will enable you to achieve a whole ne 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001964/bk_acx0_001964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.