The Charisma Myth

The Charisma Myth

How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

eBook - 2012
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The charisma myth is the idea that charisma is a fundamental, inborn quality--you either have it (Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs, Oprah) or you don't. But that's simply not true, as Olivia Fox Cabane reveals. Charismatic behaviors can be learned and perfected by anyone. Drawing on techniques she originally developed for Harvard and MIT, Cabane breaks charisma down into its components. Becoming more charismatic doesn't mean transforming your fundamental personality. It's about adopting a series of specific practices that fit in with the personality you already have. The Charisma Myth shows you how to become more influential, more persuasive, and more inspiring.
Publisher: New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2012.
ISBN: 9781101560303
1101560304
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Summary: The charisma myth is the idea that charisma is a fundamental, inborn quality--you either have it (Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs, Oprah) or you don't. But that's simply not true, as Olivia Fox Cabane reveals. Charismatic behaviors can be learned and perfected by anyone. Drawing on techniques she originally developed for Harvard and MIT, Cabane breaks charisma down into its components. Becoming more charismatic doesn't mean transforming your fundamental personality. It's about adopting a series of specific practices that fit in with the personality you already have. The Charisma Myth shows you how to become more influential, more persuasive, and more inspiring.

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ricardohdz
Jan 31, 2018

A practical book to get better on how to handle different personal and professional situations with charisma. This skill (as other) can be learned and improved with practice and takes advantage of the malleability present in all humans. Without delving too much into the psychology behind charisma, the author offers tips, insights and exercises Ono how to start practicing little actions that produce charisma.

The book touches multiple topics such as body language, voice, visualization and metal models. Each chapters its devoted to one of these. This is good material to get you started on charisma, and there are many other that can help you dig deeper into the practice of all these traits that contribute to this skill.

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tj_is_cool
Aug 18, 2015

Great book and it had a number of practical action items.

BetsH Aug 07, 2015

So many great ideas, now to put them to use. Its going to be difficult to remember them but worth it. The author knows all the secrets to social success

bolsen13 Apr 09, 2015

This book was alright. I gave it a 3.5/5 stars. It had some useful tips and some practical advice, but it also had a few rather bizarre and unhelpful tips (such as "imagine people have angel wings" which I found hard to take seriously). Overall it was decent. Gets boring / dry about halfway through. Ended up just skimming the last 2 chapters.

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6675tap
Aug 22, 2014

Beware of a book promoted with buzz terms, as is this one.

Read the subtitle and the Description with your eye on the lookout for the stem scien-.

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jmarynowski
May 01, 2013

Full of practical tips and exercises.

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