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.
The book is about interacting warmly with others, but includes other self-help topics about controlling yourseful in difficult situations. I don't plan to follow the author's step by step plan, but the book really made me think about several things I can change about myself. I plan to reread it more thoroughly and do some of the exercises.
The only negative I have is that it is a little padded with information and exercises that are found in most self-help books, but there is enough on-topic to think about to make this a recommended listen.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Some excellent tips and some research to back it up. She could have mentioned more of the research but I think her focus was to do less citation and more anecdotes. Very sound advice and I think it works.
After listening for several hours to the author speak about why charisma is important, and list examples of people who are known for their charisma, the book goes from dull to ridiculous. One of the tricks to "mastering charisma" is to close your eyes and imagine all your stresses, worries and responsibilities lifted off of your shoulders by a higher power. If you actually feel better after this ludicrous exercise, you might like this book. It is not for people who value self respect. It is long on exercises designed to wish away your anxiety and sadly short on practical tips. These type of self help books are a dime a dozen, and the majority of the book is the author talking about how successful her method is. What that method actually is, and how to employ this method remained a mystery. Try "The Like Switch" instead. That book is utterly practical, pragmatic and full of completely reasonable advice that is easy to apply to your daily life.