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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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    Jerome 01-25-15
    Jerome 01-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good"

    But nothing new, boarders on spiritualism sometimes. Besides that many stories about how she coached oh so important people. Büsi still worth a listen

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    Joshua Kolden 01-24-15
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    "Good, not great, poor performance"

    The religious ideas and references are annoying and distracting but that's mostly only early in the book. The reading is almost comically *not* charismatic, very flat almost robotic.

    However much of the advice is well considers and helpful.

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    Amazon Customer 01-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Very good pointers to enhance your charisma."

    This was a very good read/listen. I would recommend supplementing this book with other titles like Crucial Conversations, One minute manager series and the like.

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    Shaun A. Sullivan Los Angeles (for now) 01-24-15
    Shaun A. Sullivan Los Angeles (for now) 01-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Boring but informative"

    Boring but informative. I implement the concepts, I see results. I'm disappointed the author didn't narrate the book because I would've liked to gauge her charisma level.

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    Eric 01-22-15
    Eric 01-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great balance"

    I loved this book. there was a great balance of stories, exercises, and reference to research to make it very easy to digest and implement this book.

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    Alison Smith Fairfax, CA 01-18-15
    Alison Smith Fairfax, CA 01-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Okay"

    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".

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    Alessandro 01-15-15
    Alessandro 01-15-15 Member Since 2014

    46, father of two, son of two continents. A skeptic in Rome. That's me bathing, next time please knock...

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    "Worth the listen"

    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.

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    Mr. Berner 01-15-15
    Mr. Berner 01-15-15
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    On the same level of "how to win friends and influence people" by Dale Carnegie. Worth your time and effort.

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    LesL SETX 01-10-15
    LesL SETX 01-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    Great book full of usable tactics. I am going to listen to it again. Commentator was easy to listen to.

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    Jack Buyer Dallas,TX 12-21-14
    Jack Buyer Dallas,TX 12-21-14 Member Since 2015

    Jack

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    "Identifying the penultimate destinations !"
    Would you try another book from Olivia Fox Cabane and/or Lisa Cordileione?

    Not if it is in the same genre


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Build a convincing story from uncharismatic to charismatic .


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Not really intriguing enough


    What did you take away from The Charisma Myth that you can apply to your work?

    Being a gorilla !!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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