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The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism | [Olivia Fox Cabane]

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.
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What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.

The Charisma Myth is a mix of fun stories, sound science, and practical tools. Cabane takes a hard scientific approach to a heretofore mystical topic, covering what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are, and how to handle them.

Please note: The accompanying workbook for this title is available at http://AskOlivia.com/book/exercises/.

©2012 Olivia Fox Cabane (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Fox Cabane's distinct writing style...makes listening to each chapter both informational and fun. Each exercise is practical and easy...If you are interested in increasing your ability to be charismatic in your unique setting or employment, this audiobook will give you direct skills to use" (PsychologyToday.com )

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    Robert Calgary, Alberta, Canada 10-29-12
    Robert Calgary, Alberta, Canada 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The elements of charisma de-constructed"
    What did you love best about The Charisma Myth?

    What a fantastic book! Olivia has managed to de-construct the elements of charisma and explain them with the help of fascinating stories and the results of ground breaking science. I especially liked how she provides a ton of useful examples and exercises to help solidify each major topic; after applying these, I can honestly say that I noticed a big difference in my own level of charisma and confidence in general.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was fascinating to learn that the secret to great focus and charisma can start with your toes!


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    Jim las vegas, nv, United States 09-09-12
    Jim las vegas, nv, United States 09-09-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Awesome, Practical and Helpful"
    What made the experience of listening to The Charisma Myth the most enjoyable?

    This is a great book that gives practical examples of what you can do to change your thoughts and mindset. I have read and listened to several books and this is one of the best!
    Charisma Myth is the Title however it is so much more than just charisma. Finally a book that actually makes sense and is not so hard to understand!
    Well Done


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    Jen Russellville, AR, United States 08-11-13
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    "I can't make myself listen it's so boring."

    If you need more sleep this is the book for you. Otherwise, I'd steer clear.
    It is all things I already knew.

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