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.
The book was really good in terms of theorical and practical tools of the subject.
i've learnt much from it.
the only deficiency was the lack or too little existence of story, which the book itself revealed as a tool of charismatic presentation.
recommend it for the ones who thinks her/himself not taking from life as much as deserves.
I gained insight on how charismatic people think and act. Readers should use this as an adjunct to the print edition; some exercises are better done with audio others are more suited for print.
Another way to get the most out of this book- revisit chapters that appeal to your nature.It's up to the reader to figure out how to use these lessons contextually.
It was okay. She made some good points. Most of this though is commonsense stuff. Probably wouldn't recommend using a credit for it.