The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

December 27, 2017 - Comment

What if charisma could be taught? 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

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What if charisma could be taught?

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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Brian Sharp says:

The best book of its kind I’ve ever read I read a lot of books in this genre – call it “professional self-help.” I’ve spoken professionally a few times now about leadership and communication, and for my most recent one just a few months ago I did a ton of reading research and a lot of it was books like this one. Most of them are mediocre. I began reading The Charisma Myth expecting more of the same, frankly: platitudes, some common sense stuff, the kinds of advice that will only make sense to people who don’t need it. I was just…

SP Lovingston says:

You too can learn to be charismatic Olivia teaches you that anyone can have charisma. And for the most part, she is correct. By learning her techniques and accepting that you need to get out of your comfort zone, you can start to build better relationships and more directly influence how people perceive you. Use some of her tactics on an almost daily basis now.

isnt says:

It has really helped me a lot to build my confidence and has given me a better edge in many aspects of my life I’m a huge fan of this book and have read it cover to cover. It has really helped me a lot to build my confidence and has given me a better edge in many aspects of my life. I’ve recommended this book to so many people who have also read it and love it. The exercises in each chapter are simple and effective and really help drive the points in the book home. I look forward to future books!

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