Brene has a way of connecting with the listener. Great story teller. Absolutely relatable, realistic, and empathetic. I loved her definitions of empathic and sympathetic. Something I've felt for a long time. Her story is interesting, and her "guidelines" are practical but still holds weight in being life-changing.
May be... It was good but I don't usually listen to books again unless it was amazing.
I liked how relatable Amy Jo, and her story is very honest. There was nothing in the book that was crazy groundbreaking, but she understands that herself. She is open, candid and honest. Her examples of working with different client's also really help to open up what it is about social media that is so attractive and can be so beneficial for people.
Depends on the friend. If they wanted to be more "likeable" at work or in life, I would. I didn't feel like it was all about charisma but more of a step-by-step process is bettering yourself, growing your presence, and being more likeable (which in the end is being charismatic). If you know yourself (your strengths and weaknesses) well, then the rules and practices in this book will definitely benefit you, because you will know where to focus the work. It's defnitely a book I will come back to for future situations and refreshers on her advice. I wish I had a hard copy but thankfully, she has some great PDFs on her website that serve as good refreshers.
Olivia Fox offers great, applicable ways to become more "charismatic" .I like the way she laid out the book. She gives a formula. Start with yourself and these tips, then move onto these more advanced tips. Some of the advice (esp in the beginning) is pretty standard but she does offer some good yet simple suggestions that I had never thought of or implemented before.
The narrator (and I'm assuming Fox herself) has a way of giving instructions without sounding condescending. She also recognizes some "practices" may be awkward at first but to work through it. That made her advice resonate with me more, because she realizes "self-help" or other strategies to improve your life can be cheesy and uncomfortable. But she assures and explains what this practice will do, how it can be used, and examples of it being used.
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