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 )
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.
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.
I gained insight on how charismatic people think and act. Readers should use this as an adjunct to the print edition; some exercises are better done with audio others are more suited for print.
Another way to get the most out of this book- revisit chapters that appeal to your nature.It's up to the reader to figure out how to use these lessons contextually.
It was okay. She made some good points. Most of this though is commonsense stuff. Probably wouldn't recommend using a credit for it.
I will listen to this book again, it was informative and engaging. Worth the time and money I put into it.
The narration is excellent. Olivia Cabane dispels many myths about charisma. This well researched and entertaining audio will have you rethinking everything you thought you knew about the charisma.
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