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A business classic endorsed by Dale Carnegie, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling is for anyone whose job it is to sell. Whether you are selling houses or mutual funds, advertisements or ideas - or anything else - this book is for you.
When Frank Bettger was 29, he was a failed insurance salesman. By the time he was 40, he owned a country estate and could have retired. What are the selling secrets that turned Bettger's life around from defeat to unparalleled success and fame as one of the highest-paid salesmen in America?
The answer is inside How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling. Bettger reveals his personal experiences and explains the foolproof principles that he developed and perfected. He shares instructive anecdotes and step-by-step guidelines on how to develop the style, spirit, and presence of a winning salesperson. No matter what you sell, you will be more efficient and profitable - and more valuable to your company - when you apply Bettger's keen insights on:


The power of enthusiasm
How to conquer fear
The key word for turning a skeptical client into an enthusiastic buyer
The quickest way to win confidence

©1947 Prentice Hall Press. First Fireside Edition: 1992. Renewed 1977 by Frank Bettger. All rights reserved (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
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By Kindle Customer on 12-30-16

A True Classic

This book is the best book I've ever read (heard) on the topic of selling and self improvement. Frank Bettger makes selling easy to understand and gives practical assignments that are sure to improve not only your power of persuasion, but also your life. I highly recommend this book for everyone, as selling (helping people overcome their fear of change and take action on solutions to improve their lives) is a valuable tool for all of us to master.

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By Brennan Collins on 03-15-17

Not just for sales!

I am not a sales person, and I found this book to be very enjoyable and helpful. The stories and tips can help in so many different situations and roles. From convincing someone to see your side of an argument to just good ol' people skills. Highly recommended.

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By Tfd on 09-10-17

Best book on selling I've read so far

Very in depth explanations of timeless principles and techniques. The narrator did a good job of bringing the book to life .

This book is a classic I'm surprised that people don't talk about it more. Some of the ideas are applicable to more than just sales; like improving your memory, organising informaion etc.

This books covers everything from giving a structure of the sale to breaking down the individual steps. It also discusses the psychology at work during key moments of the sales.

I will be recommending this book to my friends

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By George on 09-09-17

educative and interesting

Enjoyed the book, made plenty of notes. Even though the book is quite old it is very practical and applies to many situations presently.

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By Venus on 07-05-17

Great fundamental principles

Great book. No one should miss it. These fundamental principles will guide you forever. Love it

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