It was informative and the narrator had a very charismatic voice.
The audio periodically cuts in and out- the voice becomes hard to hear, then really loud. It's not constant, but it is certainly a distraction when you're trying to focus on the narrator's directions
I love books that helps me grow.
This book was great! Line after line it kept me engaged. The readers voice was pleasant. some readers can make a book hard to listen to. you don't have to worry about that with her. This is one book I can say I took a lot from and I will reach new heights because of it.
tHANnks for making me a FIGHTER!
i am completely satisfied with this purchase. its worth listening, and is got great tips to show confidence and be more confident. I would listen to it every week =) a must for people who look for social skills and more confidence
I got a few helpful pointers, but not enough to make me glad that I spent the time listening to the book.
An interesting compendium of personality traits and personal characteristics that tend to promote the perception of charisma, the book misleads, in the end, because imitation is not sustainable in the long term. Either you have it or you don't.
Still, it can't hurt to be aware of some of the pitfalls mentioned. The knowledge can come in handy in certain situations, if you can remember them at the time. It's also amusing to later watch charismatic people and try to determine which of the devices mentioned in the book are at the root of their appeal.
Although the reader has a pleasant enough voice, her delivery is one of the most soporific I have ever encountered. Don't listen to this at bedtime unless you want to use it in lieu of counting sheep.
As others have mentioned, if you want to take full advantage of the exercises in the book, you need to have printed material in front of you. For this reason, and because of the poor reader, I suggest anyone still interested in using the book read it in print, not in audio.
I really did enjoy this audio. I will definitely be listening to it over and over again.
And for those who could not see the poorly placed link to the workbook.
Not sure what is going on with the audible.com web team but they could at least make it a link and place it higher up on the page.
Maybe by Olivia Fox Cabane but not if read by Lisa Cordileione!
The subject matter is very common but it is all very educating.
No. Unfortunately whilst she has a nice voice for the purpose of Narration very little effort has been put into rehearsing the structure. She leads sentences that need pauses into each other and ones that require to lead there are gaps. It is like it has been written with random punctuation. I am shocked really that the Author didn't listen to it before it was released considering the subject matter. Even the producer/editor should have picked up on it .It makes the Author seem very unprofessional and does not inspire you to seek further works.
Why would a professional narrator do such a shoddy job? Does she not want any more work?
Anyone who likes interaction between people really would benefit and anyone who wants to know how not to read aloud.
Redo the narration, same person but done properly
I felt other reviewers may have expected too much from this book or may not be open to the idea of taking responsibility for ALL the messages sent forth in every human interaction. Deliberately controlling body language and speech in order to gain the cooperation of others is not a violation of ethical human behavior codes. This book reminded me of specific ways in which I need to be more careful. I felt it was well worth the time invested.
This book can change the way you interact with people in your daily life. If you want to be charismatic, this is the book you grab!!
I love audio books, fiction and nonfiction. I seem to be drawn to the Scandinavian writers and their narrators.
I was skeptical about a trait such as charisma touted as one that could be earned. I think I was wrong. The book was laid out logically and made effective use of powerful examples. Ms. Cobane should be making money hand over fist as a consultant.