The 11 Laws of Likability

  • by Michelle Tillis Lederman
  • Narrated by Erik Synnestvedt
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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:


Start conversations and keep them going with ease
Convert acquaintances into friends
Uncover people’s preferences and tweak their own personal style to enable engaging, reciprocal interactions
Create follow-up and stay in others’ minds long after the initial meeting

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.

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What the Critics Say

“…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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Customer Reviews

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Annoying speech pattern

Was The 11 Laws of Likability worth the listening time?

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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- Larry

Narration is really bad.

What disappointed you about The 11 Laws of Likability?

I can't concentrate on the message at all because the narration is terrible.


Would you ever listen to anything by Michelle Tillis Lederman again?

I don't even know. It is too hard to concentrate on the message in the book due to the poor narration.


What didn’t you like about Erik Synnestvedt’s performance?

The cadence is very distracting, to the point of not being able to absorb any of the content of the book.


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- Felicity

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-18-2011
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC