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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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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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    "Politics are too hard left for my taste."
    Would you try another book from Olivia Fox Cabane and/or Lisa Cordileione?

    No


    Has The Charisma Myth turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Maybe, but I will keep looking.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Performance was the strong point.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not for a person like myself.


    Any additional comments?

    After the first few chapters I requested a refund. She is too hard left for my taste. If she is going to get in to politics, at least be bipartisan if you want bipartisan money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joy Casey Solana Beach, CA 11-06-12
    Joy Casey Solana Beach, CA 11-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A very valuable book!"
    Where does The Charisma Myth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks as a definite favorite. It is a stand-out book.

    It started a little slow, but then the author went on to give EXCEPTIONAL advice.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book! Nearly anyone could benefit from this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jen Russellville, AR, United States 08-11-13
    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Freddie T 09-18-14
    Freddie T 09-18-14 Member Since 2010
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    "This is a really poor book,save your money on this"
    What character would you cut from The Charisma Myth?

    The whole book ,if you dout me go read it and see how poor it is.


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    JH 07-09-14
    JH 07-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice techniques,be careful to use them"
    What made the experience of listening to The Charisma Myth the most enjoyable?

    The pleasant narrator's voice, and the author offered several short but effective therapy to help increase charisma level.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I'll update after listen to the ending.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I decided not to keep this book is because it will derail me from the right track. Thanks the author did lots of research about human being, history, culture and etiquette and offered lots of exercises. With that said, I'll still return the book is because it somehow will make me want to use everything in the book to serve my favor instead of God's favor, and eventually I know I'll be fooled by my own understanding and my smart. I'll write more in the future if more comes up.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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