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The Charisma Myth Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Moira 06-12-15
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    "excellent book"

    loved it!!! practical and helpful on every level. recommend this book highly for desired improvement

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    J. Phillips Alabama 06-05-15
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    "Surprisingly good"

    Honestly thought that with the covet it would be very basic and not thorough.. Wrong.. Lots of good tips and ideas you can implement immediately..

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    Justina MacDowell 06-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great content"

    The content, exercises and concepts are gold. The performance isn't bad but didn't grip me much. I enjoyed this and would recommend it.

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    Chelsea G 05-19-15
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    "good book"

    This was very interesting and easy to listen to and learn from. has many useful tips.

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    N. Gautreaux 05-15-15
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    "Excellent"

    The best coverage I have ever read on managing your internal state. In my top five best personal development books.

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    David Wilmington, DE, USA 05-07-15
    David Wilmington, DE, USA 05-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Very useful on many levels"

    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.

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    Andy 05-04-15
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    "Ninja tricks to better yourself."

    Great tips including the "why, how, who and when". Loved and began implementing it immediately in personal and professional situations. Thanks Olivia!

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    Digital Dilema USA 04-30-15
    Digital Dilema USA 04-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Needed resource"

    So much meat to this subject that it will require multiple times to consume all that was offered.

    Chew slowly.

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    Alex Seattle, WA, United States 04-27-15
    Alex Seattle, WA, United States 04-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Requires a belief in magical thinking"

    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.

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    Hakan 04-26-15
    Hakan 04-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "good stuff..."

    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.

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