Why the #AskGaryVee Audiobook is a Whole New Book
When it comes to reading out loud, I am atrocious. Really, truly terrible.
For whatever reason, I can’t seem to get it down.
If you give me a piece of paper to read from, or any kind of notes, I freeze up. I can’t do it. It becomes impossible for me to perform. A while back I had to read a commercial on a radio show before being the guest, and they gave me a piece of paper with everything I had to say. I completely botched it. I kept messing up. Finally, one of the guys on the radio show suggested I lose the paper and just talk.
That did the trick.
In fact, one of the big shifts I’ve made in 2015 is to schedule a lot of 5 and 7 minute meetings with my staff instead of them just emailing me because I don’t read fast enough for the value of my time. It is better for me to hear it in person, aloud.
Even reading my daughter a bedtime story feels a bit intimidating. I’m still a bit hesitant. If I had to just come up with the greatest story off the top of my head, I would be calm. But hand me a copy of Goodnight Moon and I’m a mess.
So as you might imagine, when it came time to record the audiobook for my newest book #AskGaryVee, things weren’t looking great. I was nervous about it. I hadn’t done an audiobook for my last book so it had been a while. I was nervous.
So what did I do?
I just answered the questions all over again.
Because the format of the #AskGaryVee book is Q&A, it was so easy for me to hear the question and then answer right on the spot. No reading necessary.
That’s why the audiobook is a whole new book. My answers remain the same, but the examples I give, the anecdotes, the way I explain things, the format in which I answer: all that changed.
And, I’m gonna be honest, some of the answers probably changed to. It will be interesting to see who can point out places I say different things. 🙂
Not sold on it? Check out some snippets from the audiobook in this video here, and make sure to download a copy if you’re intrigued:
Still not convinced? Maybe this list of guests who helped me record the audiobook will do the trick:
Featured Guests on the #AskGaryVee Audiobook
Shonduras (Shaun McBride)