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 )
Nice reminders. Nothing groundbreaking. I've read many self-help, leadership, and spiritually oriented books, it doesn't have the depth I was looking for.
For more concrete and actionable information, try "Executive Toughness" or Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People".
46, father of two, son of two continents. A skeptic in Rome. That's me bathing, next time please knock...
This is not the most inspiring book I've "listened" to (and maybe it's also due to the narrator) but it's worth the time.
Not if it is in the same genre
Build a convincing story from uncharismatic to charismatic .
Not really intriguing enough
Being a gorilla !!
When the toast turns brown it is ready to be eaten !! Picking up the visible indicators of an end state to a goal isn't exactly a guide book worthy of read or listening to.
I have tried several of the "skill" type books and detested them. This was simple everyday stuff that I really enjoyed!
I had a disagreement with my director and actually utilized lessons from this book to better handle our interaction and it turned out very positive. The greatest part it was simple and remembering that a smile on your face goes a long way to project it in your voice.
Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.
Olivia Fox Cabane is a management consultant, a sketchy profession that is loved, hated, and feared by organizations. The profession is loved because it offers opportunity for objective assessment of management strengths and weaknesses. An outside consultant offers newly hired leaders an expedited assessment of an organization’s management quality. It is hated because expense is often greater than benefit. Internal organization leaders abdicate part of their responsibility by hiring outside consultants.
Consultants have no skin in the game. Consultants make recommendations and then leave. They leave uncertainty in their wake because managers fear losing their jobs based on outsider assessment.
However, Cabane’s book, “The Charisma Myth” is a refreshing and encouraging dissection of the best that consultants can offer struggling managers. Though considerably more focused than consulting work done by management development gurus like Peter Drucker, Cabane is a life line to struggling managers that underestimate and under-utilize their innate abilities. Cabane avoids clichés and speaks directly and clearly to all human beings that wish to be leaders and/or good managers.
Yes, over and over, because it has so many techniques to learn how to be charismatic
Yes, but has so many information that I wouldn't recommended
Love her voice!!!
One of the best audiobooks I've listened to but the topic and stories can be dull. I have been listening in small doses and find it very helpful in day to day life and work.
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