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About Henry Devries
Along with his best-selling books -- "Self-Marketing Secrets," "Client Seduction," "Pain Killer Marketing," and "How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett" -- the buzz-building tools of Henry DeVries have been used to dramatically increase revenues and leverage marketing budgets for two decades.
He is president of Indie Books International; marketing faculty and assistant dean of continuing education at the University of California, San Diego; and founder of the New Client Marketing Institute.
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Storytelling helps consultants and coaches persuade on an emotional level. Maybe that is why companies like FedEx, Kimberly-Clark, and Microsoft are hiring storytelling experts to teach their executives to tell relatable stories. Nothing is as persuasive as storytelling with a purpose, and readers will learn the techniques of telling a great story employed by Hollywood, Madison Avenue and Wall Street.
- How you can add persuasion power to presentations
- Eight great metastories you need to tell
- The art and science of storytelling
- Three key characters of persuasive stories: hero, nemesis, and mentor
- Why you should not be the hero of your own stories
If you want lessons on how to improve your persuasion power, with a dash of wry humor thrown in, then Persuade With a Story! is the book for you.
Silver Winner--Tops Sales World's Best Sales and Marketing Book
Revealed: the winning blueprint for making deals like The Oracle of Omaha
Warren Buffett didn't become the world's third wealthiest individual on his investing instincts alone. Buffett is a master dealmaker. In fact, one of his greatest single successes came when he closed multiple deals to own 100 percent of the Government Employees Insurance Company--also known as GEICO.
Highly successful dealmakers themselves, Tom Searcy and Henry DeVries have been studying Buffett's unique approach for many years. Now, they reveal the secrets of the Oracle of Omaha. How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett gives you the 101 top deal-making maxims of a legend in his own time. Here's just a small sampling of what's inside:
Warren Way #22: Choose quality.
"It's better to own a portion of the Hope diamond than 100 percent of a rhinestone."
Warren Way #41: Deal making is a no-called-strike game.
"You don't have to swing at everything--you can wait for your pitch."
Warren Way #75. Think long term.
"Our favorite holding period is forever."
Warren Way #92. Don't do deals just to do deals.
"We don't get paid for activity, just for being right."
Warren Way #98. Think for yourself.
"My idea of a group decision is to look in the mirror."
Warren Way #99. Be honest in your deal making.
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it."
Searcy and DeVries round it all out with an abundance of their own expertise--approaches that, added up, have generated billions of dollars in new sales.
Take the advice in this hands-on guide and learn How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett.
How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett reveals the method behind Buffett's near-mythic deal-making prowess. Guaranteed to help you come out on the right side of every deal!
"Tom Searcy and Henry DeVries have done a masterful job of distilling Buffett's wisdom into a highly readable book you’ll want to refer to again and again. A must-have for dealmakers!" -- Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level
"Almost anybody interested in deal making will find something of interest here. Simply the most important new book on deal making and big account sales strategy." -- Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
"Read this inspiring, advice-filled book to discover how you can leverage Warren Buffett's deal-making strategies to negotiate and win big contracts." -- Jill Konrath, author of SNAP Selling and Selling to Big Companies
"This book is Dale Carnegie reconfigured for the business world." -- Thomas Barnett, contributing editor at Esquire and author of Great Powers: America and the World After Bush
"This is the first book we've read that truly explains how Buffett thinks and how his lessons can be applied