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
"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 )
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.
Photographer at large
This is probably the best book on personal human to human relationship management that I have ever read.
Super job, but you can tell that some portions were over dubbed much later. The dubs are at a lover volume level.
Yes...you can but I am on the second listen and will be looking forward to the third and fourth.
Really amazing good...must read.
I am a middle aged male who thinks radio is bubble gum for the brain, so I listen to books in the car. At least one a month.
Yes, this is time well spent. I would recommend this book.
It starts off good, but really drops off as the concepts that you are learning become really basic in the middle. The foundation is good.
I don't thing that I have listened to a book with more injected words. It is just too many. It is understandable that changes were made and they did not want to re-record the entire book, but the edits really add no value and it is mostly just one or two words each time. It is almost a demonic kind of injection...:)
People must believe that you have the power to effect them and if you are fully present, with warmth, you got charisma.
I was able to put the content to work immediately. I would highly recommend it be read (listened to, an ongoing debate I have with my peers) in an environment where you can write down information. I listened on my commute and feel I missed certain things. I will be listening again.
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.
This book has very helpful ideas for becoming for charismatic.
Pause after someone else talks so the person thinks you were listening rather than waiting to talk.
It is an interesting subject that I had not thought much about. The author has studied and is an expert on the subject of charmisa. She talks about who has it, different types, and how to get it. I'm finding it very intersting.
I think reading the book would be good too, because she refers to some charts and boxes that probably have bullet points that you miss with the audio. But I'm busy, I would never have time to read the book, so the audio is best for me.
I know I will listen to it again, there was a lot of information in there, and I'm always multi-tasking while I am listening,
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