We all know that networking is important, and that forming relationships with others is a vital part of success. But sometimes it seems like networking removes all emotions from the equation and focuses only on immediate goals... whereas the kind of relationships that have true staying power, give us joy, and support us in the long run are founded on simply liking each other.
This book, featuring activities, self-assessment quizzes, and real-life anecdotes from professional and social settings, shows readers how to identify what's likable in themselves and create honest, authentic interactions that become "wins" for all parties involved. Readers will discover how to:
The worst thing we can do when trying to establish a personal bond with someone is to come across as manipulative or self-serving. Authentic connections go much deeper - and feel much easier - than trying to hit self-imposed business card collection quotas. This book presents a new paradigm that shows how even the most networking-averse can network...and like it.
©2011 Michelle Tillis Lederman (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
"...show readers how to identify what's likable in themselves and create honest, authentic interactions that become 'wins' for all parties involved." (Foreword This Week)
"...basic drivers of likability are the same for most of us...11 Laws of Likability has summarized these nicely...How high would you score on the likability scale?" (Forbes.com, Martin Zwilling)
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I don't know if there's a name for the narrator's speech pattern, but IT IS SO ANNOYING. The first part of each sentence is okay, but he does something with EVERY last syllable. Like if the last word in the sentence was "end", he'd do something like "ennnNNNnndah"I couldn't listen to more than 10 minutes of the book.
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I hesitate to write this review as I have not finished the book. I don't know that I will be able to finish the book; the narration is so bad it is distracting and I honestly couldn't tell you whether the message of the book is good because I can't concentrate on it. I hate to say that, because it sounds terrible. But this is one book I wish I had not gotten on Audible! I may try to get a copy and read it. I'm sure the gentleman who narrated it has many talents, but narration IS NOT among them. His cadence reminds me of Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island. Oh well...
"Good book, bad narrator"
This is so painful to listen to. I don't understand how they didn't hear the way he reads this. I do like the content but I can't handle the way Erik ends a sentence.
"I can't make it through..."
After listening to a podcast interview with the author, I was very excited for the content of the book. However, the narrator was extremely hard to listen to. His speech pattern is so choppy and for lack of a better word, "condescending". I hate to rate a book based on the narrator, but others would be better off buying a hard copy.
The author's voice is perfectly charming. She should have done the narration personally.
I wish I could have made it further into the content to answer this question.
It is a very simple and basic book with matter of fact comments, which in itself is not bad for an audio book way to long with way to little fact. If there is an Abridged version I think it would be good. I did listen to the lot as I think the points are valid just not the right length,
yes - just in audio format too long
Boredom after a while .
"Very slow moving"
The author takes very long time to bring the point across. Very hard to listen to/follow.
In my opinion, this book was mostly just platitudes... so
"This is a great book about building relationships and the results thereof"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to putting the 11 laws into action. I think you will like it also.
Even if you think you know yourself well, this book will open your mind to some new ideas. I had a question during a 'test' I took at the author's website and she responded promptly, made sure I had received the results and made every effort to make the experience as easy and as positive as possible. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone looking for a bit of insight into who they as well as how others see them. A positive experience all around!
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