The Like Switch {AUDIO}

Posted by Jordan, 05 Aug

Whether we are trying to strike up a conversation at a networking event, meeting someone at a bar, or just talking to your barista, the art of talking to strangers comes alive every day.

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Our guest is former FBI Special Agent, author, and professor – Dr. Jack Schafer. In the past, Dr. Schafer has developed spy recruitment techniques, interviewed terrorists, and trained agents in the art of interrogation and persuasion.

Today, he shares strategies, techniques, and tools you can employ to get people to like you for a minute or a lifetime. We aren’t just discussing how to talk to strangers, but why doing so can improve our lives and increase our happiness.


  • What is the friendship formula and how does it increase other people’s ability to like you?
  • What are three “friend signals” you can practice to project likeability?
  • What signals can you look for to know whether or not good rapport has been established?
  • What is a “curiosity hook,” and how can you use it to attract others with common interests?
  • If the golden rule of friendship is to make people feel good about themselves, how do you go about doing that?
  • How do you use empathic statements to listen more, talk less, and still gain interest in the conversation?
  • Why learning the C.A.R.E acronym is important to ensure you are maintaining focus on others – and not yourself.

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned Social Dynamics expert and coach. For 11 years, he hosted The Art of Charm Podcast - regularly in the iTunes top 50 and downloaded over four million times a month. Now Jordan interviews the world's top performers - from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers at The Jordan Harbinger Show, consistently holding in the iTunes top 100 after just a few weeks. You can also interact with Jordan on Facebook or Instagram.

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