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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,265 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chet Holmes Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781455189106
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Blow away the competition—and your own expectations—using advice that starts with one simple concept: focus!

There are countless books, seminars, and consultants that offer the secrets to everlasting business success. After heeding their advice, perhaps you manage your time more efficiently, write a compelling pitch letter, or close a few more deals. But after a week or a month, you revert to your old bad habits and mediocre performance, until the next hot new program comes along. The only lasting way to enhance your productivity and growth is to focus on a handful of basic concepts and repeat them week after week—and teach your staff to do the same.

This book shows how to tune up virtually every area of your business, systematically, with just a little disciplined focus. Spend an hour per week on each “impact area” of your business and you will be astonished at how much you can accomplish.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Chet Holmes is one of the greatest teachers of marketing, sales, and business success in the world today. This incredible book will supercharge results in every part of your business.”

    Brian Tracy, author of The Way to Wealth

  • “This book will be a classic for as long as businesses seek to improve their profits, their sales, and their futures.”

    Jay Conrad Levinson, author of the Guerrilla Marketing series

  • The Ultimate Sales Machine [is] a book that puts it all together to help you dramatically increase your sales if you are wise enough to follow its advice.”

    Michael Gerber, bestselling author of The E-Myth

  • “Chet has the best material I’ve seen for how to attract an army of top producers and how to get the most out of them once you get them.”

    T. Harv Eker, bestselling author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

  • “No hype or theory here. Chet offers sound, yet simple, business advice to grow your business stronger than ever!”

    Tom Hopkins, author of How to Master the Art of Selling

  • The Ultimate Sales Machine is an amazing book that will powerfully change the way you do business. Chet Holmes is a one-of-a-kind talent, and this incredibly practical book is the embodiment of his highly successful approach.”

    Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust

  • “Chet not only knows more and better ways to grow sales than probably anyone, but even more important, he has the systems that make his concepts realistic and easy to implement. Most of the books I’ve read on business growth are interesting. But this man’s material is out-of-the-park great.”

    Loral Langemeier, author of The Millionaire Maker’s Guide to Creating a Cash Machine for Life

  • “Reading Chet Holmes’ book can turn your business into a high-performing, massively profitable, superior money-making force in whatever field or market you compete in…It’s essential reading for anyone craving business greatness and prosperity.”

    Jay Abraham, author of Getting Everything You Can out of All You’ve Got

  • “This is by far the best sales book I have ever read, and I have read hundreds. As someone who runs [more than] fifteen companies and employs more than six hundred people, I can honestly say this is a book I will refer to for decades to come.”

    A. Harrison Barnes, CEO of Juriscape

  • “Anthony Heald’s pleasing voice and perfect diction are just the start of what he brings to this outstanding business lesson. Along with his obvious confidence at the microphone, his smart-aleck tone stands up well to the author’s assertive writing and magnifies the impact of his ideas…Holmes is an original thinker, and his exercises have an energizing edge.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helena | 2/14/2014

    " Loved the bit about taking my clients scuba diving. Relevant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marc | 2/4/2014

    " Totally overrated, nothing new here. How did Holmes get all those heavy weights to write those glowing endorsements and liner notes? Must be an insider's club: I'll write a great blurb for you, if you write one for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 2/3/2014

    " Great ideas. Lots to think about. I hope I can implement the ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Anderson | 1/27/2014

    " My heart is heavy. My soul is saddened, today. Chet Holmes died Sunday Aug 12, 2012. He was a great teacher, speaker and the highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Calzaretta | 1/24/2014

    " Maybe the best organizational book I've ever read. I've bought 15 of these and have begun distributing them to co-workers and clients. Will keep this on my desk going forward. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 1/20/2014

    " Don't waste your time or money. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 1/20/2014

    " Top five of all time for me. The first chapter on time management was a game changer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradhusser | 1/14/2014

    " Good book that teaches more than just how to sell, many themes can be applied to life and professional pursuits. However, I would only recommend this book to readers that like this type of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis Sinclair | 1/7/2014

    " I read this book several years ago prior to beginning my short career as a car salesman. I had heard about it from a friend and felt the information within was practical and useful. Some of the tips made the book worth the buy however a lot of this book is common sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philippe Dame | 12/1/2013

    " Tactical sales guide that gives you hope for reaching any prospect. Some approaches are not own my style but it's interesting to read nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich Krafsig | 11/26/2013

    " Keeps you interest, useful for foundational understanding of sales success. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Snyder | 11/25/2013

    " If you have the "pigheaded determination" to take action on the recommendations in this book, you will become an ultimate sales machine. Good stuff if you are motivated easily and will follow successful recommendations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 10/30/2013

    " GREAT book! Creative, resourceful solutions with enough tactical instruction that you can actually implement or adapt these ideas to grow your business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice Tuck | 5/15/2013

    " Some great advice and practical examples in here for anyone to implement. A book full of common sense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will Green | 3/19/2013

    " Very entertaining and very useful information. Recommended for anyone in sales, business owners, and/or customer service. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugh Stearns | 8/7/2012

    " As a small business owner I found this book to be more than just a manifesto on sales it deals with most areas of business. Like most business books, it is less about learning something new than it is about an articulation that allows you to better integrate and implement a body of knowledge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Cole | 7/27/2012

    " So far, well written and practical. Strategic rather than theoretic approach..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 6/2/2012

    " Very practical step by step book for a driven relational salesperson. Highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antti Akonniemi | 4/24/2012

    " Best book on sales I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce Flanagan | 2/28/2012

    " An excellent book, a great book for entrepreneurs "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Coscia | 1/28/2012

    " So far, a very honest sales tutorial. Easy to tell this guy was a real manager. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard | 1/10/2012

    " I heard commercial after commercial for this book and figured I had to read it. I did so as an audio book. It was rather disappointing. There was little that was new and it came across as a bit pompous. I had to push myself to finish it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 1/3/2012

    " One of the best sales books that I have read in recent years. This book can be used to craft a sales and growth strategy for any company or individual that is directed with 'pig-headed determination.' "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jary | 6/2/2011

    " Just starting but so far very practical information about improving your sales effort, whatever your industry by one of the top leaders in the field - Chet Holmes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 3/5/2011

    " An excellent book, a great book for entrepreneurs "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antti | 2/7/2011

    " Best book on sales I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugh | 12/21/2010

    " As a small business owner I found this book to be more than just a manifesto on sales it deals with most areas of business. Like most business books, it is less about learning something new than it is about an articulation that allows you to better integrate and implement a body of knowledge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 10/15/2010

    " Top five of all time for me. The first chapter on time management was a game changer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marc | 9/19/2010

    " Totally overrated, nothing new here. How did Holmes get all those heavy weights to write those glowing endorsements and liner notes? Must be an insider's club: I'll write a great blurb for you, if you write one for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 9/6/2010

    " GREAT book! Creative, resourceful solutions with enough tactical instruction that you can actually implement or adapt these ideas to grow your business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 7/13/2010

    " So far, well written and practical. Strategic rather than theoretic approach..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 1/20/2010

    " This book was recommended to me and I would consider it a must read for anyone who is considering becoming a career in sales.

    It is basically a self help book on how to become very successful in sales. I intend to now purchase the book and then to reread. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reuben | 9/6/2009

    " Chet covers the whole gambit: I guess that's why the title says 'Ultimate'. ;)
    What I really liked about this book (although not all applicable for me) were the killer examples and the straightforwardness of his strategy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradhusser | 8/22/2009

    " Good book that teaches more than just how to sell, many themes can be applied to life and professional pursuits. However, I would only recommend this book to readers that like this type of book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 7/7/2009

    " Don't waste your time or money. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 6/10/2009

    " If you have the "pigheaded determination" to take action on the recommendations in this book, you will become an ultimate sales machine. Good stuff if you are motivated easily and will follow successful recommendations. "

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About the Author

Chet Holmes has worked with more than sixty of the Fortune 500 companies as a strategic consultant. Industry Week named him one of the top twenty change experts in the country. His client list includes Wells Fargo, Apple computer, Dean Whitter/Discover, Merrill Lynch, and many more.

About the Narrator

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.