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The Like Switch Audiobook

The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over

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Publisher's Summary

From a former FBI Special Agent specializing in behavior analysis and recruiting spies comes a handbook filled with his proven strategies on how to instantly read people and influence how they perceive you, so you can easily turn on the like switch.

The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI's National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you.

In The Like Switch, he presents these techniques for how you can influence, attract, and win people over. Learn how to think and react like your favorite TV investigators from Criminal Minds or CSI as Dr. Schafer shows you how to improve your LQ (Likeability Quotient), "spot the lie" both in person and online, master nonverbal cues that influence how people perceive you, and turn up or turn down the intensity of a relationship.

Dr. Schafer cracks the code on making great first impressions, building lasting relationships, and understanding others' behavior to learn what they really think about you. With tips and techniques that hold the key to taking control of your communications, interactions, and relationships, The Like Switch shows you how to read others and get people to like you for a moment or a lifetime.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2015 John Schafer, Ph.D. and Marvin Karlins, Ph.D. All rights reserved.; 2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Blobsquatch 07-04-15
    Blobsquatch 07-04-15 Member Since 2013

    I am a male in my early 50's. At this point I only listen to non-fiction audiobooks, primarily those dealing with spirituality and self-improvement. Audiobooks have had a huge positive influence in my life over the past year!

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    "Learn and practice to improve your life"

    This book is loaded with great information on reading people and building relationships. The techniques are simple to understand. While reading, I was amazed at the physical cues I've been missing for years when dealing with others. I'll be listening to this book again and again to help me improve the quality of my relationships.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    J. Kennington 02-13-15 Member Since 2016

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    "So far the best audiobook I've heard!!"

    Has really taught me how to relate with people and why I usually don't get anywhere. Wonderful book for me

    32 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Megalicious Denver, CO 01-16-15
    Megalicious Denver, CO 01-16-15

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    "Excellent!"

    Excellent book! Very informative. Although I knew some of the information presented, most of it was new to me.
    The author wrote in an easy-to-understand style. (This is not written like a textbook.) Dr. Schaefer has a way with words, occasionally peppering The Like Switch with a great phrase. I like that!
    A lot of information was presented. (I will definitely reread this book.) However, the information was revisited/reinforced throughout the book. (The author's teaching background shows here.) At times this was a bit frustrating as I wanted to keep going. However, I do/did realize the importance of reinforcement. (I want to remember this stuff!) I just got a little impatient.
    The narrator did a great job too. Great inflection, speed and just pleasant voice.
    If I were to give this book a numerical grade, I'd give it a 97-98. Awesome!

    58 of 63 people found this review helpful
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    James Mildura, Vic, Australia 04-02-15
    James Mildura, Vic, Australia 04-02-15 Member Since 2016

    Committed to making a difference in the moment.

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    "Informative and insightful"

    Narrator delivers a terrific performance on the authors techniques on how to win friends and influence people, with elegant explanations of of a simple formula of frequency, duration, proximity & intensity. Well worth the read/listen.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Phil Peterson Houston, TX USA 05-14-16
    Phil Peterson Houston, TX USA 05-14-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Recommended"

    Only one criticism: the audiobook doesn't appear to come with the PDF referenced by the author several times throughout the book, which evidently has some visual learning tools. That said...
    Excellent, excellent book that does exactly what it says it will do, and more. The author very clearly teaches you how to:
    • get almost anyone to like you
    • quickly determine if circumstances will disallow you to become friends, & techniques for overcoming these situations
    • know when someone is lying (or prone to lie) in nearly any situation
    • bring out the best in yourself & others
    • avoid being taken advantage of, both in person & online
    • get the best possible deal when negotiating or making a purchase
    Highly recommended.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Jones 11-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Very informative , PDF on audible website...."

    saw a lot of reviews saying it didn't have a downloadable PDF as mentioned, in the audible book, if you log in to audible website, look in your library, under titles there is a link that says PDF, worked for me....

    66 of 76 people found this review helpful
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    Pearlsnaps 05-13-16
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    "Absolutely fantastic!"

    Take the time to absorb the information. You will improve your life and communication skills. Some of the techniques are used in the modern intelligence world. This book takes interrogation techniques of gathering information and empowers you to really understand others better. Great book!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    leanne bryant 04-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't tell anyone you read this book!"

    Seriously. Read and re-read it. Implement the ideas. Experiment with your friends, co-workers, neighbors and strangers. So much fun and this stuff really works!

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    Paul 06-23-15
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    "Great listen. No NEED for PDF"

    So I've listened to this twice already. I skip through and find things I forget and I use them in everyday life now. With GREAT effect! When he mentions the PDF they are just pictures. You can very much imagine them if you just think about how you would react in the situations presented. There really is no need to the PDF. It doesnt hinder the book. Worth spending a credit on if you want to think differently about how to talk to people. 5 stars

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    Alex 04-12-15
    Alex 04-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Manual for Human Interaction"

    A great insight into a broad variety of human relationships from sales to significant others. It's the behind the scenes insight into building rapport, developing relationships and strengthening long term relationships. The second best thing to reading minds, no magic pill simply a very applicable set of tools to developing relationships.

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    "Quite worthwile."

    No groundbreaking news, but a concise and well delivered verbalisation of what probably many of us have as intuition plus some additional impulses. No regrets.

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    "Simple and Amazing"

    Great structure, amazingly simple tips and great reader. I recommend to listen and even read this book. Switch on your like switch

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    "An essential book on communication"

    I understand why a previous reviewer said this is an updated How to Win Friends and Influence People. Great content with no fluff. Highly recommended.

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    "Very well done, well read and written."

    I recommend this book to anyone. is a brilliant listen. Love every second of it.

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  • Allan
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    "this is a very, very good book!"

    really good book that has helped me in multiple ways. loved it and have listened through twice already.provides useful, priceless life skills.

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