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Official Review: F*ck Sales Let's Talk by Anthony Robert

Post by Tomah » 09 Jan 2020, 11:59

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "F*ck Sales Let's Talk" by Anthony Robert.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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It’s not hard to summarize Anthony Robert’s F*ck Sales Let’s Talk from the title alone: a no-nonsense guide to sales with an irreverent sense of humor, not mincing words in the slightest. The book aims to be “informative so you know you can actually benefit and entertaining so you’ll read the damn thing.” In my opinion, it succeeds on both fronts.

The book is divided into short chapters, each spanning one or two pages on average. The lessons are meant to be short and to the point, wasting no time on sophisticated theory or robust frameworks. A consistent message throughout the book is that selling might not be easy, but it’s not rocket science: as long as one follows a few common-sense guidelines and works hard, success will come.

As any reader is made immediately aware, the book thrives on humor. With amusing quips like “This isn’t the Looney Tunes and no one is going to reach through the phone and slap the sh*t out of you for calling them” also come plenty of profanities. This is a refreshing change of pace from the usual business book, but if you have a problem with highly informal language, it might be better to avoid the title.

Pragmatism dictates the author’s approach to sales. His advice is direct and practical, and he offers scripts and templates for prospecting, appointment calls, emails, and all sorts of situations. One minor downside is that, as a result, the tips are rather basic and might not benefit seasoned professionals and beginners who need extra help. For example, while the book provides useful advice on how to read people, it might not be enough for readers who struggle with this topic. Since there are entire books written on this and other subjects, the author could have at least recommended materials for further reading.

Sadly, there are more than ten instances of missing punctuation as well as misspelled and missing words. There are also many questionable omissions of commas that make for awkward sentences: “I find myself hitting my goal which is sales tenacity paying off.”

Since we’re talking about the negatives, I’ll also point out that the book can feel rather disorganized, especially towards the end. Rather than being divided into topics and subtopics, all of the chapters lie right next to one another. This is troublesome because there are about ninety chapters in total, and it’s hard to navigate through them like this. Also, the chapters towards the end feel disjointed and repetitive.

Despite the poor editing and the organizational issues, F*ck Sales Let’s Talk remains an excellent resource for salespeople. I rate it 3 out of 4 stars and recommend it if you’re new to sales; men in their twenties and thirties should find the language particularly appealing. For obvious reasons, I don’t recommend it to young audiences.

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Post by Rayasaurus » 10 Jan 2020, 17:08

Although I'm not a salesperson, I think this book would be entertaining enough to be worth the read! Thank you for the well-written review.

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Post by rumik » 10 Jan 2020, 21:57

I don't think this book is for me since I have no connection to sales, but it sounds like a nice read for beginners interested in the topic. Thanks for the great review!

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Post by Katie Canedy » 11 Jan 2020, 00:09

Language isn't a problem with me, so I would love to read this one! I have added it to my Bookshelves. I am in school for business, but sometimes a textbook just isn't enough. I think that I would benefit from the tips given in this one.
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Post by Kanda_theGreat » 11 Jan 2020, 04:01

My disdain for profanity has many at times been labelled as puritan, but I'll stand my ground and therefore skip this book.
Thank you for the review.
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Post by Irene_A » 11 Jan 2020, 11:18

I do like a straight to the point business type book but if it's lacking extra guidance for a beginner like me, it would not be my first choice of read in that arena. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Tomah » 11 Jan 2020, 11:33

rumik wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 21:57
I don't think this book is for me since I have no connection to sales, but it sounds like a nice read for beginners interested in the topic. Thanks for the great review!
Katie Canedy wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 00:09
Language isn't a problem with me, so I would love to read this one! I have added it to my Bookshelves. I am in school for business, but sometimes a textbook just isn't enough. I think that I would benefit from the tips given in this one.
Kanda_theGreat wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 04:01
My disdain for profanity has many at times been labelled as puritan, but I'll stand my ground and therefore skip this book.
Thank you for the review.
Irene_A wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 11:18
I do like a straight to the point business type book but if it's lacking extra guidance for a beginner like me, it would not be my first choice of read in that arena. Thanks for the review.
Rayasaurus wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 17:08
Although I'm not a salesperson, I think this book would be entertaining enough to be worth the read! Thank you for the well-written review.
It's definitely an entertaining read, even if you're not that interested in sales. Thanks for the comments!

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Post by unamilagra » 11 Jan 2020, 14:58

It sounds like with a little organization, this book could be a handy guide for someone looking for a primer on sales. I like that the tone is not as dry as most books of this type. Great review!

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Post by Tomah » 12 Jan 2020, 11:20

unamilagra wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 14:58
It sounds like with a little organization, this book could be a handy guide for someone looking for a primer on sales. I like that the tone is not as dry as most books of this type. Great review!
Indeed, the tone definitely makes this title stand out among sales books. Thanks for the comment!

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Post by Wyland » 12 Jan 2020, 14:19

I think Ii like the book from the author's tone. Probably the only reason I am going to read a book on sales right now. Thanks for the great review.

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Post by sanjus » 12 Jan 2020, 23:56

A correct guide to sales with an irreverent sense of humor can be found in the book "F*ck Sales Let's Talk" by Anthony Robert. It is nice thing to get valuable tips as well as entertainment at same time. Thanks for your honest review.
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Post by Tomah » 13 Jan 2020, 14:12

Wyland wrote:
12 Jan 2020, 14:19
I think Ii like the book from the author's tone. Probably the only reason I am going to read a book on sales right now. Thanks for the great review.
sanjus wrote:
12 Jan 2020, 23:56
A correct guide to sales with an irreverent sense of humor can be found in the book "F*ck Sales Let's Talk" by Anthony Robert. It is nice thing to get valuable tips as well as entertainment at same time. Thanks for your honest review.
It's definitely an informative and entertaining read. Thanks for the comments!

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Post by Prisallen » 13 Jan 2020, 15:14

This certainly is a different kind of self-help book. You rarely see this much profanity in this genre. It sounds interesting but is not something I need to read about. Thank you for a well-written and informative review!

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Post by Tomah » 14 Jan 2020, 12:10

Prisallen wrote:
13 Jan 2020, 15:14
This certainly is a different kind of self-help book. You rarely see this much profanity in this genre. It sounds interesting but is not something I need to read about. Thank you for a well-written and informative review!
It's certainly a unique read. Thanks for the comment!

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