How I Raised Myself from Failure, Paperback

How I Raised Myself from Failure Paperback

4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


What are the selling secrets that raised Frank Bettger from initial failure to unparalleled success, and fame, as one of the highest paid salesmen in America?

Encouraged to tell his story by admiring colleague Dale Carnegie, Bettger reveals his proven success formula so that you too can work magic with sales - and multiply your income and happiness a thousandfold!

Inside you will find instructive examples and step-by-step guidelines on how to develop the style, spirit, and techniques of a first-rate salesperson.

No matter what you sell, your on-the-job performance and profits will increase dramatically when you apply Bettger's keen insights on: * The power of enthusiasm * How to conquer fear * The key word for turning a sceptical client into an enthusiastic buyer * The quickest way to win confidence * How to deliver a winning sales talk * Seven golden rules for closing a sale


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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  • Category: Sales & marketing
  • ISBN: 9780671794378



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I read this book after I became a Mary Kay consultant, and was surprisingly impressed by the book's simple, yet powerful messages about hard work, people skills, and the importance of attitude and image. Even though I'm not a Mary Kay consultant anymore, this is a book worth keeping. I can see rereading this book and applying its principles to other areas of my life.

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Rating: 3.5 of 5Useful ideas, especially with regards to the power of enthusiasm. Important reminders, such as salespeople can't know too much, but they can talk too much. Bettger's story was an inspirational one and I appreciated the numerous examples of failures turned success, not just from his own life but from other highly successful business people.Only complaint would be the outdated ideology of men-only salesforce. Perhaps that has been updated since my library's 1986 copy.
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I am not a salesperson, but this book is a good lesson in life since we all "sell" something at some point in our lives (ideas, wants, needs, etc).