The Likeability Factor: How to Boost Your L-Factor and Achieve Your Life's Dreams

The Likeability Factor: How to Boost Your L-Factor and Achieve Your Life's Dreams

by Tim Sanders
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The Likeability Factor: How to Boost Your L Factor and Achieve Your Life's Dreams 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
C R A C K . . . That's the sound of Tim hitting it out of the park again! I¿m a huge fan of Tim's first book, Love is the Killer App, and couldn't wait to get my hands on the Likeability Factor. There aren't many non-fiction business or self-improvement books I haven't read, and I'm always a little skeptical. If I can get one new idea or strategy from a book it's worth it for me to read it. Well, having read the Likeability Factor, I can tell you there are tons of new ideas I'm taking away. The premise is deceptively simple . . . the more people like you the more successful you will be in business and in relationships. The real genius is Tim's thorough breakdown of the different components that make up 'likeability.' Rather than approach it like a textbook, he gives insightful real-world examples and stories. Chapter Six is an absolute goldmine and worth a hundred times the cost of the book. Tim shows you step-by-step how to become more likeable. I loved the 'My Personal History' exercise. I can't wait to read whatever Tim¿s working on next!
TMU-OP More than 1 year ago
The Likeability Factor is a classic self-help book. Tim Sanders provides readers with excellent tips on how to improve their life. What sets this book apart from other books in its genre is the easy application of its advice. The book is divided into two parts; the first one explains the L-Factor and the second section teaches us how to use it to our advantage. Overall the novel provides excellent tips that will allow the reader to live a happy and successful life. A great buy if your L Factor is feeling a little low.
mrp-op More than 1 year ago
Tim Sanders' novel, The Likeability Factor, is a "self-help" type of novel in which the four aspects of being likeable are discussed. Sanders uses many real life examples of likeability and its counterpart, un-likeability. Using these real life experiences and examples, he illustrates why people would want to be likeable because likeable people succeed and un-likeable people find success harder to accomplish. There are four elements to likeability: friendliness, relevance, empathy, and realness. Sanders shows his audience that there is always room for likeability at work, at home, and around others. He also explains that people choose who they like, so make it you by increasing your likeability. Sanders also goes into detail on how likeability not only brings out the best in someone, but also in others around that person. Sanders goes onto great detail later in the novel on how to improve your own likeability. He re-explains the four elements of likeability, and, with great detail, explains them and offers suggestions and real life examples for likeability improvement. When you improve these areas, you improve your likeability factor. In doing so, you bring out the best in others, you can have an upper hand tackling life's challenges, and you can improve your own health and prosperity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tim Sanders' The Like-ability Factor is a book which I highly recommend. There are five key points that I took from it, and I feel that anyone who reads this should take note of the same aspects. Of these five aspects 'which are Choices, Work, Bringing out the best in others, the elements of likeability, and Truthful with others' I found that the elements of likeability were the most important piece to take to heart. In this work there are several ideas and attitudes which are recommended in order for someone to become more likeable. The three attitudes that I took and analyzed were Friendliness, empathy, and realness. Mr. Sanders express that through these, and other, attitudes one can further their likeability and become a happier person. Not only will your life be easier and more pleasurable to lead, but people will be drawn to your kindness. I have found this book to be both eye-opening and inspiring to change for the more likeable style of living.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book boasts that it will help you learn how to increase your 'L factor'. You have to read all the way to chapter 6 (about 130 pages into a 230 page book) before it even starts to address how to increase your likeability. I would definately try another book on the subject before even thinking of this one. It is an okay book (3stars), but I feel compeled to give it 2 stars for 'disappointing' due to the length of irrelevent pages in this book. It's much like buying a book to learn how to cook really good Italian food, and the first half of the book is about how people mess up recipes and bumble around in the kitchen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought it as a book-on-CD, having read an article in Time magazine reviewing it. It was described as more or less an up to date version of Dale Carnegie's books, and as such, I hoped to learn useful tips and reminders about the personal aspects of doing business. I found the CD to be very basic and the examples quite superficial, to the point of boring and useless. The author recorded in his own voice which didn't make it any better. There are valid principles in this book and I could see it as potentially good for interested teenagers. But not adults.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a timely book - When The Likeability Factor hit the shelves this year I snapped it up to read his second book to see what had transpired with Sanders since his 2002 book. In an age of mistrust and exhaustion in business - Sanders book is music to the heart. I really enjoyed his references, citations and reading list to support his book. I've passed this new book on to friends who need this message of encouragement more than ever. The Likeability Factor is not a passive read - it asks us to re-examine ourselves as well. In times like these - we need a message of upliftment and how people can focus on being likeable! I recommend Sanders book for one reason. It is a sincere and positive book for right now. Looking forward to his next book. The message doesn't need to be complicated. It needs to be simple and clear. Being Likeable matters! Thanks for this reminder, Tim Sanders - that it does matter and it does change business and people within it. Keep writing!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Tim Sanders creates a simple but inspiring message for his reader. Having seen Tim present at one of our company events some years ago I was drawn to his first book 'Love is the Next Killer App' and was not disappointed. I eagerly awaited his follow-up 'The Likeability Factor' and on a recent business trip while flying from London to San Francisco I was easily able to read and digest the key messages he transmits to his reader.He clearly demonstrates techniques to improve your 'Likeability Factor' and sets the baseline by allowing you to understand the 4 key elements of likeability - be friendly, have relevance, show empathy but above all - be real !! I would recommend it to everyone - the world would be a better place !
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tim Sanders has written a wonderful followup to 'Love is the Killer App'. Likeability is a character trait many of us take for granted in our dealings with those around us. Tim Sanders has extensively researched the topic and presents a wide range of examples of how likeability gives a person the edge in life's everyday 'popularity contests'. This is a great book and will make you think differently about the way others perceive you and give you practical tips on boosting your likeability.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tim Sanders has just released his follow up to his excellent bestseller, 'Love is the Killer App.' He's guaranteed another bestseller with, 'The Likeability Factor.' The book offers four traits that can contribute to a person's likeability. The great thing about the four traits; friendliness, relevance (do you connect on interests or needs?), empathy and 'realness' (genuineness or authenticity), is that they all reside somewhere within us. Even if they aren't quite evident at all times I believe they are the building blocks of who we are and how we were made to relate to each other. Each trait can be nurtured within all of us to raise what Tim calls the 'L-Factor'. If you read it with a marketing eye, I think they also apply to the likeability of your product or service. How is the tone of your marketing communications? Is it friendly? Or is it technical and cold? How does your product or service relate to the people you are attempting to sell to? Does it meet their interests or needs? Or, are you just shotgunning and hoping to hit a few here and there? How does your product or service meet with who your prospects are at their core? Are you tuned into them with a feeling of empathy for what they desire? Click on over and pick up a copy of this book. You'll really like it.
AF-OP More than 1 year ago
This book tells people what it means to be likable. Whether it is by Tim Sanders' four key elements, or by his use of examples, he gets a message across. This book is great in the sense that someone finally tried to describe something which is normally treated without definition. Tim Sanders defines likeability in his four essentials: friendliness, relevance, empathy, realness. These key points make a lot of sense considering how friends communicate in real life. Although, Tim Sanders' usage of examples did appear to be repetitious because for every topic he would introduce, an explanation including multiple examples would follow. In the beginning of the book, it was great to have examples because he introduces why some people appear to lead a miserable life as a result of unlikeability, but as you read further into the novel, it becomes redundant. Taking everything into consideration, I would still recommend this book to any sort of audience. It really opens you eyes and shows you why some of your friendships are weak while others are strong.