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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (194 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Sanders Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9781415925317
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Are you wondering how you can improve your relationships with your friends and family?

Are you curious how to get or keep the job of your dreams?

Do you want to become a more popular person?

This book will show you how to do all that by raising your likeability factor—or how much other people like you.

After all, life is a series of popularity contests. The choices other people make about you determine your health, wealth, and happiness. And decades of research prove that people choose who they like. They vote for them, they buy from them, they marry them, and they spend precious time with them.

The good news is that you can arm yourself for the contest and win life’s battles for preference. How? By being likeable.

The more you are liked—or the higher your likeability factor—the happier your life will be. This book will show you how to raise that likeability factor by teaching you how to boost four critical elements of your personality:

•Friendliness: your ability to communicate liking and openness to others

•Relevance: your capacity to connect with others’ interests, wants, and needs

•Empathy: your ability to recognize, acknowledge, and experience other people’s feelings

•Realness: the integrity that stands behind your likeability and guarantees its authenticity

What happens when you improve in these areas and boost your likeability factor?

•You bring out the best in others

•You survive life’s challenges

•You have better health—and even improve others’ health, too

•You outperform in your daily roles

•You win the popularity contests that define your life

Join me for a few hours and I’ll share the results of hundreds of thousands of pages of research, numerous seminars, and hundreds of interviews with people just like you! Together let’s build our likeability factor and improve our lives!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Conventional wisdom insists that it’s more important to be respected than liked. In this book Tim Sanders challenges that notion and reveals the awesome power of likeability. He shows us that if we want to garner support from our associates, earn the loyalty of our employees, lead our followers to a better future, be healthy, and finally achieve our life’s dreams, we must first be liked. In this important and necessary book, Sanders tells us why our likeability is the foundation of our success, and shows us how we can increase our own. Marcus Buckingham, author of First, Break All the Rules and The One Thing You Need to Know. . .
  • I think Tim Sanders hits the nail right on the head. If you just make them love you, they’ll be happy to love you. And I learned early in life that if you want people to love you you gotta make sure you love them back. George Foreman
  • Tim Sanders provides an insightful look at how developing likeability can allow you to influence others and be more successful. The Likeability Factor should be a part of everyone’s success library. It is a fast-paced, readable book. Grab a copy to use on your success journey! Peter Handal, CEO, Dale Carnegie & Associates Inc.

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Caves | 1/10/2014

    " Terrific read. Gave practical insights to interacting successfully with others "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josalyn | 1/9/2014

    " Half of this book could be skipped and the next half can be skimmed. There were some good points and it made you think about your behavior a little bit, but overall the writing wasn't fantastic. Very repetitive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 12/30/2013

    " It had some good things in it, but most everything talked about has already been talked about. So i guess i liked it, just wasn't amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan Mckenzie | 12/30/2013

    " Um...skip the first half and go to section II - increasing your likeability factor. Then skim that for the steps in italics, reading sections as you want more information. Much of it is common sense unless you are a Vulcan. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 12/23/2013

    " Like many management process improvement, career building books this is an easy to read, easily understandable perspective of how to increase success in the workplace. Works with encouragement/recognition to change office culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/5/2013

    " I know, like, DUH, we should all be likeable. But if you're looking for a business case for likeability, it's in here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody Phillips | 11/23/2013

    " Favorite quotation:"Likeable people surround themselves with a shield and a sword- a positive viewpoint of themselves and a huge collection of friends." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E | 11/20/2013

    " liked it! a lot of times these books can be ridiculous but I thought it was modern and well written and also emphasizes the larger picture of what CAN and DOES happen if you improve your likeability efforts (something i am working on....ok?) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lyddie | 11/19/2013

    " What I got from this book: I am unlikeable and that fact can't be changed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ron Christiansen | 7/28/2013

    " unfortunate book club pick by someone other than me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dr Cliff | 7/1/2013

    " I am trying to be more likable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francis | 8/14/2012

    " Sanders hit a home run on this one. Good for anyone who deals with people on a daily basis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 2/24/2012

    " Tim is one of my top writers that I like to read, however, with this book I was left a little less interested in the subject at the end than I was at the begining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 2/6/2012

    " There was more activity involved in this book than I realized, and since I didn't have time to do it, I probably didn't get as much out of it than I should. It's a great concept though and a quick and easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 10/15/2011

    " Read this while waiting for Love the killer app to come back to the Uni Library... Some good points but a little basic "

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

    " I found it to be very repetitive - stating the obvious. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ron | 3/3/2011

    " unfortunate book club pick by someone other than me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/9/2011

    " Terrific read. Gave practical insights to interacting successfully with others "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 12/2/2010

    " liked it! a lot of times these books can be ridiculous but I thought it was modern and well written and also emphasizes the larger picture of what CAN and DOES happen if you improve your likeability efforts (something i am working on....ok?) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 10/19/2010

    " It had some good things in it, but most everything talked about has already been talked about. So i guess i liked it, just wasn't amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 7/13/2009

    " Like many management process improvement, career building books this is an easy to read, easily understandable perspective of how to increase success in the workplace. Works with encouragement/recognition to change office culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dr | 1/29/2009

    " I am trying to be more likable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 7/9/2007

    " I know, like, DUH, we should all be likeable. But if you're looking for a business case for likeability, it's in here. "

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About the Author
Author Tim Sanders

Tim Sanders is a sought-after international speaker, a consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, and the author of the New York Times bestseller Love Is the Killer App. He is also the author of The Likeability Factor and Saving the World at Work. He is a former executive at Yahoo!, where he served as chief solutions officer and also leadership coach, and is now the CEO of Deeper Media, an online advice-content company. Tim has appeared on numerous television programs, including The Today Show, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, Reader’s Digest, Fast Company, and Business Week.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.