Already have. The narrator had a good voice.
Not an extreme reaction, but I worked some of these theories into my everyday life.
I am a happy, contented person. Love reading sci fi fantasy novels and well written business books.
Can be learned
Her voice is so pleasing to the ears.
Have to listern again to fully grasp and remember all the techniques need to work on.
Growing up in the household of a Baptist minister I had witnessed many newly ordained ministers begin their trial sermons stumbling, loosing track of their thoughts, and standing in only one spot through out their entire delivery, become this fireball energetic orator that walked down the aisles looking people in the eye, touching some on the shoulders as he passed by while instinctively exciting others to jump out of their seats and yell hallelujah; all within less than a years time. So yes, these skills can definitely be taught and mastered. The ministers I grew up around were also taught to move between the three phases of charisma mentioned in the book depending on the given situation they were faced with: from friendly charisma when greeting new people, to authoritative when heading a church auxiliary meeting, to sympathetic while conducting a counseling session. They for the most part were taught through the guidance and tutorship of the more experienced senior pastors. Not only them, but members of the congregation such as myself have had the privilege of learning these valuable skills just by watching them.
Because of this I for one have never had a problem with public speaking, even going so far as to comfortably ad lib my words when spontaneously called to the front of a room or group. So yes, the methods in this book can definitely be taught to most anyone.
Prior to this book I listened to another audiobook that spoke on another type of personal characteristic titled: "The Introvert Advantage," by Marti Olsen Laney, which shed a positive light on the characteristics and traits of socially Introverted people. Coupled together with this book even the inwardly projected introvert could learn to work the room or audience with ease.
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I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their people skills, and understanding a bit more about human nature and interaction.
Loved the book and will listen to it again, great buy.
The presentation is logical and easy to follow. It answers many of the questions many of us have but do not know where to go to find the answers.
There are no characters in this book.
The rate of speech is excellent. It is easy to listen to and comprehend.
I learned so much from this book and would highly recommend it.
She talks about everything, not just energy, but posture, voice and she has good studies. Very helpful for everyday life, but especially for presenters and teachers.
Absolutely. The book begs to be listened to multiple times to let all of its truth sink in.
Very interesting concept!
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs... There were many parallels; however, the progression of charisma is clearly visible when applied to Steve Jobs.
Not very charismatic
I felt like the beginning was a little too graphic for my taste... A less harrowing example would've been preferred.
There was nothing wrong with Lisa's voice it was rather how mellow her voice was that contrasted with the charismatic subject of the book, I'm sure she does great on other subjects!
There is a science and practice of charisma, and this book makes charisma learnable and usable for anyone willing to invest the time and attention. Highly recommended.
I would try other books from the author, not the narrator
Several good practical tips in the first couple of chapters to increase inner confidence and how to translate it into charisma
While professional and easy to understand, she is ironically not very engaging or charismatic. I find my mind wandering and getting bored so that I have to keep backing up and trying to listen again. I'm actually going to get the book and not even finish the audio